Book of the Month YA is a subscription box that delivers a new hardcover Young Adult (YA) book to your door every month.
Subscribers will get to choose their own book from a selection of five different titles handpicked by the Book of the Month YA team. You can expect to see a broad range of genres with a mix of both fiction and nonfiction titles. The subscription price includes one book, but you can also choose additional titles for an extra charge. New selections will be announced at the beginning of the month and subscribers then have until the 6th to choose their title(s). If you forget to choose, you’ll skip that shipment and be credited for the following month.
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Subscriptions are $14.99/month with free shipping (additional titles are $9.99 each). — For a limited time, you can get your first box for just $9.99 shipped with coupon code “FLEX“!
Let’s check out my August 2019 Book of the Month YA box!
The book was shipped in a bright pink box with the Book of the Month YA logo printed in white.
A peek inside!
The book itself was shrink-wrapped to a sturdy piece of cardboard to keep it from getting damaged in transit.
Enclosed was a note to subscribers letting them know about their affiliate program that allows them to earn money for every person they refer.
The image above shows all of the title choices for August:
- House of Salt and Sorrows (fantasy)
- Hello Girls (thriller)
- Mind Games (sci-fi/dystopian)
- The Downstairs Girl (historical fiction)
- Color Me In (contemporary coming-of-age)
I went with the thriller. 🙂
I’m not usually much for thrillers, but I chose this title anyway after seeing it referred to as a “darkly funny” teenage version of Thelma & Louise.
Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.
Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by.
One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they’re armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago.
All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can’t hurt.
Chased by the oppression, toxicity, and powerlessness that has held them down, Winona and Lucille must reclaim their strength if they are going to make their daring escape—and get away with it.
It sounds like a fun read, as long as I can look past the fact that the weatherman’s name is “Stormy”…
August’s box also came with two fun “bonus” items! The first was this handmade Book of the Month themed cookie with pink and yellow ombre frosting and a “BOTM” logo drawn in white icing.
The second bonus was this set of 4 “bookmoji” pins. I screwed up the focus a bit in that first photo, but I promise they’re super cute/non-blurry in person. 😉
I had previously reviewed the original Book of the Month subscription, so I was happy to see that they started a YA version of their model as well. August’s Book of the Month YA box included not only a nice hardcover YA title, but also a sweet treat and set of quirky accessories. Can’t beat that! 😀 — Remember, for a limited time, you can get your first box for just $9.99 shipped with coupon code “FLEX“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome