Over the summer, I had some extra money and was luckily able to subscribe to OwlCrate. OwlCrate is a really popular YA book subscription service and I honestly really loved getting that box every month and seeing what awesome goodies it had inside. Now that I’m back in school though I’m not working as much, so I had to cancel my subscription for now. I decided to put together a list of some other book subscriptions that look good and that I’d like to try in the future just to kind of see what’s out there and maybe get some feedback from any of you who may have tried these boxes. 🙂
My plan for over the summer was actually to get OwlCrate for April & May and then switch over to Uppercase for June, July, and August. I ended up liking OwlCrate so much that I didn’t bother, but I’d still love to get Uppercase. At first, I wanted to switch to this one because it’s cheaper but it also just looks like a great box. I like that you can choose whether to get just the book or to get the swag too.
This is honestly the one that I would try out first out of all of these. I may actually see if I can do this while I’m in school because there are some really great discount codes that I’ve seen floating around. 🙂 What I really like about this box is that you get to choose what book you receive (out of a group of pre-selected books). And if none of the books they have available for that month sound interesting to you, you can skip it. So you never have to worry about getting a book you don’t want. The only downside (depending on how you look at it) is that you don’t get any swag, just the book (I don’t think – correct me if I’m wrong). Another great thing about this subscription? FREE SHIPPING. Hallelujah.
I’m honestly doubtful that I’d ever pay for this since it’s not based in the US and the shipping is incredibly expensive ($18!). But I’ve heard a lot of great things from subscribers and looking at their past boxes, it looks like you get quite a bit of stuff each month – plus, of course, a shiny new book. 🙂 If I ever have the money, this would be a fantastic box to try out.