Awesome Blog Posts You May Have MIssed, Bookish

Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (August 17-24)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

I’ve also got a collaborative Pinterest board sharing blog posts by book bloggers here if you’d like to join. You’re welcome to pin your posts to the board. Please feel free to pin other book bloggers’ posts as well.

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy!

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Bookish, Round Up

The Middle Grade Book Subscription Box Round Up

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My YA Book Subscription Box Round Up has been wildly successful so I’ve decided to help out the younger readers out there. As a Youth Services “Librarian,” I read lots of juvenile and middle grade fiction. For those not familiar with the term, Middle Grade describes tweens or kids ages 9-12 years old. These boxes are designed with those readers in mind.

This list will be continually updated so feel free to check back. If I’m missing a box, please let me know!


Last updated: 8/24/19

The Big YA Subscription Box Round Up
My Personal Experience With Various Boxes
Round Up of Book Merch boxes [no books in box]

This article was started with the information I found online through unboxings, comments on social media, and information shared with me as well as my personal experiences. *Indicates summarized information (and opinions) from other people who have purchased the box in question.

Yes, it is true that some of the “good” and the “bad” may just be a one-time fluke. You might have subscribed to the box with no problems but other people had issues and problems worth bringing to attention. As with any purchase, do your own research. You can make your decisions about what works best for you. This article is simply meant as guide that gives information on all one one page to review.

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Book Review

Book Review: “Legendary”

“Legendary” by Stephanie Garber

Source: Library

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Summary: 

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister, Scarlett, from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice, but now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever…

Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . the games have only just begun.

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Unboxing

Unboxing: Owlcrate ‘Storms and Seas’ August 2019

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Price: $29.99 + Shipping [Discounts given with longer subscriptions & Rep codes]
US Based

This month’s theme is Storms & Seas.

Full box spoilers after the jump.

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Book Box Guesses, Bookish

Book Box Guesses: September 2019

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post!

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

Book Box guesses
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