After five boxes I finally unsubscribed. I kept waiting to be impressed, but it never happened. Each box comes with a book (usually YA fiction), some stationary (notebooks, pens, highlighters, page flags, paper clips) an “inside look” (generic writing info from a guest author/editor) and some fun inspirational items (buttons, candles, coffee, tea, coasters, etc.). The inspirational items I loved, but the rest was underwhelming. I wish that instead of forcing a YA novel on us every month, they would send more books about *writing*. If I wanted to be in a book club I’d join one, so I don’t understand why they keep sending YA novels which don’t appeal to every author. The inside info is ok, but readily available online for free. The price just doesn’t feel justifiable.
This was my first box, and for the money, I'm very disappointed. A cheap, boring red pen (which I'll never use), an extremely flimsy door hanger which was already partly torn when I opened my box, and a tote bag. The tote bag was fine, and the book does look interesting. After seeing what the previous boxes had, I feel cheated. I will give next month's box a chance, but if it's like this, I'll definitely be cancelling.