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!
I always like the little bookmark inclusion. It’s both informative and useful!
Triple Moon [Summer on East End #1] by Melissa de la Cruz 
After they cause a terrible accident at their old high school, twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are sent to live with their “aunt” Ingrid Beauchamp in North Hampton, on Long Island’s mist-shrouded East End. Because the twins cannot control their powers, their father begs Ingrid to tame them over the summer, before the White Council exiles the girls to Limbo.
Trouble continues to bubble and boil when the girls meet the younger Gardiner boys, who are just as handsome and sexy as their older kin. But all is not as it seems. As Ingrid helps the girls learn to control their magical impulses, Mardi and Molly have just this summer to figure out how to grow up, how to love, and how to be a family.
Uh, I LOVED Witches of East End!! I didn’t realize it was originally a book, so now I have to read that series THEN read this series!
I am also really happy to see that Melissa de la Cruz was given the okay to tie up some loose ends after the tv show was canceled.
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley 
Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.
So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She’s even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won’t risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty… no matter how much she wants him.
As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.
Now time’s running short. Sam must decide who she can trust… and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.
Ehhh… I dunno about the “fiery attraction to her drill sergeant” part. I’ve been preferring middle school fiction for a while because YA fiction that I find seems to be 99% ridiculous meant-to-be romance, and 1% plot, whereas middle school fiction is more adventure, fantasy, and friendship.
Okay, and because I pretty much stopped using my computer since graduating from grad school, I’ve got A LOT of pictures for posts [uhhh going back to more than a year ago]. SO here’s September as well =D
Box: September Teenage Dreams Case
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin 
730. That’s how many days I’ve been trapped.
18. That’s how many days I have left to find a way out.
DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible….
JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister….
MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She’s about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window…..
In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.
This sounds interesting, and also FINALLY I GET SOME DIVERSITY!!!! I haven’t read all of my Bookcase.club books, but I think every month I complain about the lack of a diversity, which is a big issue in YA.
Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory 
From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.
Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the “sensitives” who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school.
On Harrison’s first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knifewielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources—and an unusual host of allies—to defeat the danger and find his mother.
This sounds really interesting! I am looking forward to reading this one.
Uhm, I totally love books with maps!!
SQUEEEE!!! Look at this gorgeous tentacle art!
Nothing dirty here, folks!
Oooooer! And it’s on the beginning of every chapter =D
September books and their awesome covers!
Verdict: Wow, I’m really impressed with August and September! I really am looking forward to reading Harrison Squared and the YA Witches of East End [after I read the original series though!].
What do you think? Have you read either book? Let us know!
Disclosure: I was sent this box in exchange for my honest review, there are no referral links.