I’ve been a subscriber of Book Riot’s Quarterly box since it started, but I’ve been feeling like the quality of each box has slowly declined. So when I found out about Lit-Cube, a monthly subscription box, I decided to try it out. I recently cancelled a monthly music subscription, and after deducting the amount I had been spending on that, what I’d be paying for Lit-Cube would be about the same as what I was shelling out for Book Riot’s Quarterly boxes ($55, four times a year). I would also be getting more for my buck. However, if I hadn’t cancelled that other subscription, I wouldn’t have subscribed to Lit-Cube, since it’s $34.98 a month, and I couldn’t afford that and the other sub. To be fair, from what I’ve seen, that’s about average for monthly subscription boxes.
Every Lit-Cube box is put together around a theme. Book Riot’s Quarterly box does the same, but the difference is that Lit-Cube’s themes are considerably more fun. You’re not going to get Literary Fiction with Lit-Cube, so if that’s what you’re looking for, stick with Book Riot. For this month, Lit-Cube’s theme was titled “Immortal Kiss”. Yep, that’s right, vampires! I don’t think Lit-Cube could have picked a better theme for the month I decided to give it a try, since, while I love all things vampire, I’m a bit picky too. Here is what was included in this month’s box:
- Hardcover Edition of Tentyrian Legacy by Elise Waters ($19.99)
- “Only Dracula Can Truly Love You Forever…” Lit-Cube Exclusive Lined Journal ($9.99)
- Cotton and Silk “Holiday Skulls” Infinity Scarf ($9.99)
- Lippincott Soap Company “Bite Me” Black Cherry Lip Balm ($9.99)
- 5×7 Dracula-Inspired Water Color Print ($6.99)
- Book Swag including a “Time Warper” series Pocket Mirror, a Ball-Point Pen that looks like a syringe, an Erin Hayes Autographed Bookmark, and QR Coded Bookmarks for other free and discounted ebooks.
Even if I don’t end up liking the books (I haven’t read them yet), all the other stuff makes this vampire-themed box worth the money I paid for it. December’s theme is “You’re a Mean One, Grinch.” I’m looking forward to it 🙂