Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Best Damn Book Box June 2016 Review

The Best Damn Book Box is a book subscription box that includes a recently released young adult novel and several bookish goodies. Every box centers around a theme. 

Price:  $39.99 per month if you subscribe monthly, or $89.99 prepaid every 3 months, or $169.99 prepaid every 6 months.

Shipping:  $6.99 to the U.S., $10.99 to Canada, and $19.99 for international shipping.

The Best Damn Book Box

The theme for June was 'Mother of Dragons'

The June box came with an information card detailing all the items inside.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (hardcover)

I've heard a little about this book on Booktube so I'm excited to start reading it.

Retail Value:  $17.99

Goodreads Rating:  3.78 stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Mother of Dragons Coaster by Pigsey Art

This is a cute coaster!  I received cute ornaments in my Through The Looking Glass Box from Pigsey Art.  I love their products.

Jon Snow Bookmark by Marquis du Soleil &
Jon Snow Wax Melt by Once Upon A Wick

I love this Jon Snow watercolor bookmark by Marquis du Soleil.  The art work is gorgeous.  I haven't used the wax melts by 
Once Upon A Wick yet but they smell wonderful.

Targaryen Necklace by The Best Damn Craft Shop

This is a cute necklace.  Subscribers either received a Targaryen necklace or a Stark necklace.

Mother of Dragons Art Print by Marquis du Soleil

This is a pretty art print that would be nice to frame.  I love A Game of Thrones and Daenerys is one of my favorite characters on the show.  She kicks butt!

Game of Thrones Magnetic Bookmarks by Nerdy Girl Designs

I love magnetic bookmarks and these ones by NerdyGrlDesigns are awesome.  Subscribers received two of the characters from A Game of Thrones.  I'm happy I received Jon Snow and Khal Drogo!

Mother of Dragons Button Pin by Infinity Designs

A Daenerys button pin!  Yay!

The Bad Seed Pin &
Crystal Crowned Bookplate

The last two items were a pin for The Bad Seed by Michael Lackey and a Crystal Crowned bookplate, the final book in the 'Air Awakens' series by Elise Kova.

My Thoughts:  June's box took a long time to get here (I think I received this sometime in August) but I liked everything that was inside the box and subscribers did receive an extra goodie because of the shipping delay.  I know the owner of The Best Damn Book Box had a recent death in the family so I understand why this box was late.  Also, I think they recently changed how they ship everything so hopefully shipping will be faster in the future.  
I can't wait to read The Crown's Game!  I don't know when I'll be able to read it though since I have so many books on my 'To Be Read' list.  Ugh..  It sounds like a really cool book.  I loved the bookish goodies included in June's box and I thought they went along nicely with the theme.  My favorite goodies were the magnetic bookmarks, the cute coaster, and the beautiful watercolor bookmark.  Unfortunately, I had to cancel this box but I prepaid for three months so I will be getting the July and August boxes.

Go to The Best Damn Book Box for more information or to subscribe and use coupon code BESTDAMNBOX to get 10% off at checkout.

1 comment:

  1. It's September 7th and I still don't have my July (Neverland)box and August (Oz) box. I also ordered a horror box back in June and I haven't yet received that box. In my opinion, that is way too long to wait for a subscription box.