Cost: $9.99/mo + $5 shipping
Coupon: CRATEJOY for 10% off your first box
What to Expect: “A selection of handpicked books based on your preferences. Boxes are shipped on the 1st of each month.”
When you sign up there are eight different options to choose from, but the Cookbooks and Military History boxes are quarterly. I get YA, though I think Strange Worlds, Thrill Seekers, and Blind Date all sound good!
Box: Teenage Dreams Case
BookCase.Club stops taking orders each month on the 26th, they ship on the 1st of the month, and bill starting on the 10th.
Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
On her eighteenth birthday, Lady Truthful, nicknamed “Newt,” will inherit her family’s treasure: the Newington Emerald. A dazzling heart-shaped gem, the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical powers.
When the Emerald disappears one stormy night, Newt sets off to recover it. Her plan entails dressing up as a man, mustache included, as no well-bred young lady should be seen out and about on her own. While in disguise, Newt encounters the handsome but shrewd Major Harnett, who volunteers to help find the missing Emerald under the assumption that she is a man. Once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dangerous adventure that includes an evil sorceress, Newt realizes that something else is afoot: the beating of her heart.
In Newt’s Emerald, the bestselling author of Sabriel, Garth Nix, takes a waggish approach to the forever popular Regency romance and presents a charmed world where everyone has something to hide.
I’m really excited to read this! We just got Frogkisser! by Nix, and while looking at his list I realized the library I work in has most of his other stuff as well. Plus, my 60 year old mother and 50 year old coworker both gave this book four stars, so I’ll probably enjoy it as well.
Quirky regency romance? Yes please.
I’m a sucker for the details, and look at these cute chapter decorations and titles! Love it.
I love books with footnotes! They’re usually quirky or descriptive, and these look to be French translations.
If I never have to read non-fiction with footnotes again, that’s fine by me because I’m done with grad school! =D
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
This is another author whose books I have seen at work, but have yet to read. In addition to co-writing The Spiderwick Chronicles, she’s also written The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Plus she’s got a series that she’s finishing and another that she’s just coming out next year.
Sheesh! Someone needs to calm down on the accomplishing-too-much pills. She’s making
the rest of us me look bad!
Verdict: This box is good for discovering new-to-you books. I’m looking forward to reading both of these books that I didn’t know existed [I believe both are from 2015], by authors I was interested in reading. I am also happy I finally got a Bookcase.Club review up, because they’ve been sending some decent books lately and I might have to go back and post a couple pictures from past boxes.
I’m also happy to see their changes to their box and website aesthetics–it makes the sub look way more legit!
What do you think? Are you into regency romance, fae romance, or burning romance to the ground? Let us know!
Disclosure: I was sent this box in exchange for my honest review, there are no referral links.