I have been subscribed to several YA book boxes over the years and Shelflove Reads is one of my favorites. It is very appealing that this box is around general fiction, because so many of YA boxes are focused on fantasy. The bookish items that come along with the book have always been the highest quality and beautiful. I look forward to my box every month.
Being unable to edit my previous review, I thought I would include an update and hope that you will make the choice for yourself. After my experience with Shelf Love, they were very forthcoming in making things right. They not only refunded my money, but sent the crate to my friend ANYWAY. My friend really enjoyed the products, although not entirely sure what she got. Then, not long after that, I received an email from the company offering to send me a complementary crate for me to try out, myself. I took up that offer because I believe in second chances. Within 48 hours of sending a reply with my address, the box was on my doorstep. Inside was a Harry Potter dust jacket, a beautifully made/high quality rainbow scarf, a nice simple wax warmer, a delicious "fruit loops" smelling wax melt, an interesting book that I have never heard of (but looked fun), a mirror, bookmarks, and a necklace. For the $40 the crate cost, it really does include many items that feel like they all value much higher. The only issue I had is that the wax warmer did not come with a tea light (as I don't have any). But that is a small issue. My friend was happy with her box, and I am happy with their efforts to make things better and verifying that the quality of the box contents are pretty great. They definitely are not a scam, and I think (being new) they will work out some kinks.. but offer a great crate for book lovers. It's worth trying out if you love YA books and bookish things.
I sent my payment of almost $40 in the VERY first week of April, fully expecting to be included in the April 2018 box. When the April boxes went out, my box (meant to be delivered to a friend mid April) was not included. When I inquired, they came up with some B.S. excuse as to why I had signed up "too late" to be included (hah!) However they said the May 2018 boxes would be going out at the begining of May. Well, here it is May 21st and no box to be seen. Just excuses after excuses. Finally, 11 days ago I got a notification that the box was on its way. Guess what, it still says "pre-shipment" 11 days later. I am pretty much assuming that I will never receive my box and I shouldn't have to wait 2 months to receive a MONTHLY subscription. I had high hopes but at this point, I had sent an email requesting my money back. Do not even bother with this company!