This is my newest subscription...although I've had it for a few months, but I picked the quarterly model. There's also a monthly model and multiple genres. I picked quarterly (even though I'd prefer monthly) because this is a British based box and I wanted to cut down on the shipping cost. I ordered in January and the box shipped out for February. Their website is functional and takes all sorts of payment. I can't remember how I stumbled upon this subscription (maybe Instagram?) but I liked how the extra goodies aren't....cheap junk. I've received my second quarterly box (this May) so I figured I'd post this last one.
I have the crime and mystery quarterly box (about 48 GBP), but they have a crime and mystery monthly box (about 25 GBP) and a quarterly science-fiction and fantasy (about 48 GBP).
For the quarterly boxes, we get books (three), author interviews/questions and answers, etc, and a little extra item. The books are signed and are first edition (usually hardback).
They begin the subscription the month before, so February Box opened January first, the May box on April first. The other two boxes are August and November.
The first item is a 100% cotton pouch with a cute little saying on it. It's actually quite large. I kept this because it's quite sturdy although I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for. I had my bookmarks in it but I moved the bookmarks to a mug instead.
This is a bespoke lip balm from Lovely Skincare. The flavor is raspberry coconut. I didn't mind the smell so I kept this as well. I'm not normally a huge fan of coconut--probably too many coconut rum nights in college to be honest--but this isn't overwhelming.
The second book is I Will Miss You Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid. This is another new author! It's a nordic noir (Norwegian!). This is a hardback with signed bookplates. What a cover though! Very creepy!
The author content is a letter from Heine Bakkeid. I've kept all these author content creations with the book because I want to read them before and after I've read the book.
I never know where to put the bookplate...even though I think the normal place is the same page where author's tend to sign. I don't know what prevents me.
The last book is A Dark Matter by Doug Johnstone. This was a paperback with a signed bookplate.
The author content was a letter from Doug Johnstone. This is a new author as well but oh my gosh...this book is about these women who become funeral directors AND private investigators. I'm not sure if there's any comedy but holy cow. I'm kinda amazed by it all (in a good way). What a plot.
I haven't read any of these yet...which seems ridiculous but I've reorganized my to be read (TBR) pile in a new way so things have been moved around quite a bit.