This month I received my second Nerdy Bookworm Box through the post. Nerdy Bookworm is a new, monthly subscription box service for book lovers specialising in fantasy and science fiction Young Adult titles. The Nerdy Bookworm Box costs £29.99 per box as a single purchase which includes free shipping in the UK and is also available as a subscription.
Each month’s box has a different theme and the theme for July 2016 was ‘Book Boyfriends’ which I was intrigued about, here is what was inside!
This month’s book was The Witch’s Kiss by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr. Here is more about the story from the blurb:
‘Merry is an average teenager. She’s also a witch. She is trying not to be, but she is.
Then Jack comes into her life and she can’t help falling under his spell. One problem – he’s part of an evil, centuries-old curse that Merry now has to break.
If Merry has lost her heart, will she lose her life too? Or can true loves kiss save the day?
Being a witch is dangerous – but being in love is even worse.’
I am a fan of stories features witches and this appears to have fairytale inspired elements so will look forward to reading this. Also included for this book was a bookplate signed by both authors.
Along with a book each month, each box contains a selection of book themed gifts. The first item I spotted was a ‘Rowan’ candle by William and Joseph. This candle is inspired by the character of Rowan Whitethorn from Throne of Glass and it has a masculine, musky scent. Next up was a ‘Rhysand’ bath bomb by Geeky Clean. Rhysand features in A Court of Thorns and Roses and this jasmine scented bath bomb has been produced exclusively for Nerdy Bookworm Box.
The next item I spotted was a scroll tied with a bow. Inside was a poster featuring a quote from Will Herondale from The Shadow Hunters – ‘It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.’ –This is a great quote and I’m sure one that a lot of book lovers will relate to. There was also a sticker inspired by The Shadow Hunters which features an illustration of Jace Wyland, designed by taratjah.
There was a lip balm which was presented in a little drawstring bag from Literary Lip Balms. This one had a minty smell and was inspired by Gansey from The Raven Boys. Lastly, there was a pocket mirror from Literary Emporium which featured a quote I recognised – ‘Real or not real? Real’ – This is in reference to Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games.
Once again I really liked the contents of Nerdy Bookworm Box. I thought that all the items worked really well with the theme and I was particularly impressed with how the fragrances of the candle, bath bomb and lip balm where inspired by quotes about the characters taken from the books. Admittedly, of those books featured I have only read The Hunger Games so readers who are more familiar with the characters will appreciate this box even more than I did.
Also this month there have been further improvements to the box itself with a new, brighter box with more prominent branding. Also, it included the first of the ‘Owl Hoots’ mini magazines in place of the contents card. This included an interview with the authors along with many more features to encourage further interaction between readers – photos, book club questions and a quiz. I will be getting this box next month and the theme for the August box is ‘Dystopian’ which I am excited about – I can’t wait to see what’s inside!
If you would like to see what was in June’s ‘Dark Magic’ box you can see my unboxing here. And if you would like to order a box for yourself you can use the code BOOKS015 to get 10% of your first box, you can check it out on their website here!