Q: Do you think you will ever do these pointed more towards men or gender neutral themes? My husband would love something like this. More scifi or horror or historical fiction that is not femanine.Asked by Shanellroberson, July 2020
Hi there! We are a female-owned and operated company so our boxes are curated to what we know and love. We currently don't have plans to offer gender-neutral or male-oriented adult or young adult boxes, however our upcoming middle grade boxes (ages 7-13) will be gender-neutral and perfect for young readers of all ages!
Q: Are the "gifts" actually usable items, or are they just story related trinkets??Asked by Heather C., March 2020
They've done a lot of different items including household stuff, kitchenwares, accessories, purses, jewelry, and recreated historical artifacts. You can see their past box archive on their main website and see all the gifts they've done in the past.
Q: Are the books always some type of romance or love story?Asked by Trish O., May 2019
Book genres range each month, though the only time we've included a specific romance book is in our Valentine's Day box! Most other month's we've included mystery, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and magical realism in our adult box, while young adult is a bit broader, featuring fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, mystery, and more!
It main genre isn't romance but there may be a love interest or romance within the books. The adults box is usually historical fiction, contemporary, magical realism and thriller-like book. YA box are broader like Logan said. Mystery, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Fantasy, etc.
Q: How do I subscribe to the Young Adult version of this club? Can’t find it in the young adult category.Asked by Paula R., November 2020
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This was amazing. I'm already an avid ready and I hate stopping when I get into a book....unless it's for a book related gift! The gifts were incredibly thoughtful and were great quality. So many great things from the author that I was not expecting and I very much enjoyed the book that I probably would not have picked out on my own. This is more than worth it!
Awesome subscription everyone i have put on to this loves it
Overall this is a genius idea of a book box. It is exciting to wait to open up a "present" at that time of the novel. You want to read faster just to get to open the gift! If I could offer any suggestion, it would be to have more items that can be used after the book is done. Some are casually looked at but then honestly they are put in the drawer or trash. And they are great Items that go with the novel but not anything you can use in life. There has been some journals, umbrellas, etc that can be used. But there are no many. Maybe the geniuses dreaming up the items can try and include 1-2 items that can be used after the book is finished. I am a repeat buyer who is ordering her first Christmas boxes! Very excited. I also ordered the scary halloween box. Only reason I didn't order the sweet too is it is a sequel of a book I haven't read yet. So wouldnt be able to read it.
Very entertaining read. Quality of gifts was a little disappointing. Great book which is the most important thing.
This was SO COOL! I just got my first box a week ago and I've just finished the book and opened all of the gifts. The shipping was delayed quite a bit but with the pandemic and supply shortages going on, I get it. But I really loved it. The book was a three out of five stars for me but with the corresponding gifts I think I'll remember the story forever. Really great concept. I'll continue to support this company for as long as I'm able <3
When I got my OUAB box I had several books that I needed to read so it took me a few weeks to get to started. I’m sure by now that everyone has already opened their box which is why I’m comfortable sharing the photo of my opened surprises. It really was a lot of fun to get stuff that tied in with the story.
I recommend this box.
I’ve received 5 books from Once Upon a Book Club. I absolutely love each and every one of the books and the surprise that come with the different pages. My daughter and also love the books so after reading each book we make sure we put the surprises back what they came in.
Thank you Once Upon a Book Club,
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A beautiful, poetic, genuine, bittersweet story about the exhilarating journey of a love song which saves people’s souls and gives them a real reason to move on and see the magical beauty of life. With heart-wrenching emotion, this novel explores what it means to be lost, what it means to be found, and the power of music to bring people together. On sale now through December 14th and shipping at the end of December!
An utterly amazing story of great courage, love and endurance. A true masterpiece. A hauntingly beautiful and tragic novel based on a true story, this tale by an award-winning author is incredibly well-researched as it tells a story rarely told in historical fiction. On sale now through January 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box will ship at the end of January.
In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, this former competitive snowboarders' debut novel is the perfect winter whodunit to curl up with in front of the fire - best with all the lights on and the doors locked!
Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Past and present are beautifully interwoven in this dramatic historical fiction that hosts a sprinkling of magic and mystery; a true gem--a thoroughly original, page-turning blend of historical and women's fiction. On sale now through March 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box will ship at the end of March.
Beach Read combined with Eat Pray Love, this novel will take you on an unexpected adventure to paradise. A triumphant debut novel that is filled with humor, loss, love, and moments that will have you reaching for the tissues, this is a phenomenal tale of empowerment and finding yourself that was absolutely one of our favorite books of the year! On sale now through April 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box will ship at the end of April.
Can you love someone you don’t remember? Thought-provoking and emotionally resonant, this is a novel that will make you consider the haunting reality of love and loss, and the indelible marks they leave behind. A fast-paced, well-written, smart and sexy novel that has the intelligence and heartbreak of love in a surveillance state as many beloved classics. On sale now through June 14th. Boxes ship at the end of June.
Set in the thick of the Paris Resistance movement during WWII, this exciting novel tells of the deep involvement of Catherine Dior and two young women who risked their lives to support her efforts. Filled with mystery, intrigue, suspense, romance, and stunning details outlining the history of these incredible women, this box is one we cannot wait to share with you! On sale now through July 14th. Set to ship at the end of July.
Featuring a gorgeous retelling of Cinderella with a splash of The Bachelor, this Rom-Com focuses on body positivity and self-love! On sale until August 14th.
A cold case, an abandoned mansion, family trauma and dark secrets lie at the heart of a renowned author's remarkable new novel as she is featured for the second time in Once Upon a Book Club's adult box. On sale now through September 14th.
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