The creative minds behind Book of the Month reached out to me about their new YA box. They sent me a review box. [I’m now a BOTM affiliate! If you click the links in this article and subscribe, I get a small commission at no cost to you.]
Book of the Month YA is different than the book boxes I usually subscribe to. It’s literally just a book. Sounds like a great option for the bookworms who are growing fatigued with the stuff that comes in typical book boxes.
Book of the Month YA is US based and the box is $14.99.
Sound awesome? Jump below to take a look at the May review box I received as well as a break down of all the information you need to know about BOTM YA.
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu was one of the May titles.
I was also sent a BOTM cookie and enamel bookmoji pins! [These aren’t available in typical boxes.]
What I Like About Book of the Month YA
- Free shipping! Since BOTM YA is competing with Amazon, this is pretty much necessary. Who wants to spend $14+ on a book and then pay for shipping on top of that?
- You get to select your book. Towards the end of the month, BOTM YA will release the next month’s selections. As a subscriber, you can select the book you want or skip. No more ending up with a book you don’t want.
- You also have to option of adding other books to your box. You can select from the current month or previous months.
- Those additional books are only $9.99
- Variety of titles.
- I’m a huge fantasy/sci-fan. Most of the YA book boxes out there cater to readers like me.
- BOTM YA gives fans of other genres options.
- Past months genres have included: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Historical Fantasy, Memoir.
- You can do research on the titles right on the site. See below for an example.
What I Didn’t Like About Book of the Month YA
- Currently US only.
- This doesn’t directly affect me but I know I have many international readers.
- Book isn’t signed.
- Then again the books I buy at Barnes & Noble aren’t either. It’s really not a deal breaker.
- Book of the Month YA puts their logo directly on the book.
- It’s not really a bad thing and it’s not really in your face.
- I know some readers are VERY particular about their books so I wanted to point it out.
- If you don’t have an account, it can be tricky to see what the current month books are on the website.
As far as book only options go, this is a pretty great deal. It’s cheaper than other book box options, you get to choose your book, AND you have free shipping.