A couple of months ago, I was craving something new and surprising so I signed up for a couple of new subscription boxes (one of them being Uppercase, you can see my review of that here) and another being the Book Riot Quarterly Box.
The Book Riot Quarterly Box is not a normal subscription box – it doesn’t come once a month like most do.
Like the name says, it comes quarterly – every 3 months. Each box is $50.00 and comes curated with hand-picked items relating to stories and culture, along with a personal letter explaining the theme of the package and each object included. It’s definitely geared toward adults, so no YA books have been included in any of their shipments that I’ve seen. I signed up for it back in late September and have been waiting anxiously ever since. I came home Saturday evening to a surprise waiting on my doorstep!
In my box this month, I received a total of 5 items – 2 that I consider to be books, and 3 bookish items. The first, a graphic novel/comic book, is Ms. Marvel #1; Meta Morphosis by G. Willow Wilson and illustrated by Adrian Alphona. I’m not usually a graphic novel type of person, but I was very happy to see this! I’ve heard things here and there about Ms. Marvel and now I can see for myself what she’s all about.
The next book I received is Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. This is the Goodreads summary: What makes a marriage? Is it the end of fairytale romance? It might be if your husband is the writer Mr Fox, who does devilish things to the heroines of his stories. His wife is unable to change his ways, but when his imaginary muse, Mary Foxe conjures herself one sunny afternoon and confronts him, things take an unexpected turn. It sounds pretty interesting to me and I’m excited to read it!
Other than those, I also received a really nice, knit gray beanie with BOOKS woven in yellow around the brim, a box of Shakespeare candy, and some literary temporary tattoos. I think overall the box was pretty good, worth the $50.00 for sure in just the quality of the beanie and the 2 books. I think I’ll continue my subscription at least through Spring. Be on the look out for future reviews!