The candles are so amazing - they have an incredible smell! And the themes are so creative!
I think this is a really good box, the items are pretty good. I have been getting cheap small notepads that I am not a fan of though. Compared to other book boxes, the candle that comes is smaller also.
Got to love the books they include (once two books) and fun extras - personally always love the socks, magnets, stickers, sweet little candles that smell amazing! Customer service is phenomenal because you are talking straight to the owner, designer, packer, shipper!!
Loved this box. Good book and fun extras! Will be buying again.
I have yet to be disappointed by a SpearCraft read. The book choices are excellent! And I love the unique, usually exclusive items included. There's mostly great stuff - You may get a tote bag, mug, bookmarks, handmade soap or candle, gorgeous art prints, cute jewelry, a letter from the author, etc. I've noticed the image scaling of some of the paper bookmarks is a little weird and "stretched" looking. Love that they have a no-book option where you can still get all the goodies, and it's a little cheaper if you're on a budget or worried about duplicate books from other sub boxes.
Loved my first box. Can’t wait to see what the next one intails.
This review is specifically about the April 2018 box, Pirates and Pan. 10/10 for theming and execution. This month featured two books, Traveler by L.E. Delano and its recently released sequel Dreamer. Both books are paperbacks, which is fine because they were not advertised to be hardbacks. The box came with a signed bookplate, author letter, and tons of publisher swag. I’m in love with the #Shelfies Before Selfies pin from Swoon Reads. The items fit the theme perfectly and are fitted to the Peter Pan and Pirates of the Caribbean fandoms. As a diehard fangirl this was a dream come true. SCBB always has unique items, and this month was no exception. The jewelry pieces, art print, candle, monthly magnet, and other items were just what I needed to geek out after a hard week’s work. My mood instantly turned around from receiving this box. The pin in the box was sincerely Disney-caliber quality (I used to work at Disney World and I would not be able to tell it apart from typical pins from the front). That item alone now retails for $16.99 from the creator’s shop! Ahhhhh! It was all so good! As always, excellently curated.
Overall, SpearCraft Book Box is an excellent box. The items are good quality, and often a bit different than what you usually get in box boxes. They are a bit more creative, on the whole, which is nice. I would recommend it.
Price: $32.99 USD plus shipping for the one-time box I purchased. They also offer a no book box option in their shop section that is cheaper. Subscriptions are also slightly discounted, with the price being $29.99 plus shipping. There are also a ton of discount codes (one of which I used) courtesy of their fabulous reps on Instagram.
Products: This box is a monthly handmade book subscription box that sends recently published Young Adult novels and a variety of handmade goodies.
Ships to: USA and international!
So the first thing I pulled out of the box was the theme card which details all of the items in the box. I used this helpful item to help me write this review because there were SO MANY items in the box!
One of these things that really sold me on buying this box is that the box has Sherlock Holmes merch and I love Sherlock anything. One of the Sherlock items that really blew me away was the Sherlock inspired ribbon bookmark by MarkedBooks on Etsy (@marked.books)! It has this beautiful design, but it will unclasp to show a magnifying glass on the inside! Perfect for those small prints in books sometimes. The other Sherlock inspired items included a Sherlock Holmes magnet (maker unknown), a beautiful Sherlock Holmes inspired necklace with the quote “I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles” by Sir Author Conan Doyle, and TWO magnetic Sherlock inspired bookmarks! The bookmarks come from WeTheDreamingDesigns on...
So excited to get February's Steampunk Book Box! What a great job finding items that work with the theme-and the goggles are an awesome surprise! The book is from a brand new author, while there's a necklace and magnet from The Infernal Devices-excellent mixing and matching. Very pleased.
Great concept! I overall enjoy this box and would get it again. Really enjoy the uniqueness of this company and how they don't follow all the "trends" some boxes do! As a self-proclaimed book box expert, I've tried TONS!
Some of the items seem a bit messy or careless, like the creator didn't take the time to perfect certain elements (candles with wax residue dripping on the side or crumbled inside, messy and stretched labels, wicks off-center... but they still generally smell great and burn alright).
Overall, I'd definitely try again!