Today it is time for another Nerdy Bookworm unboxing! Nerdy Bookworm is a monthly subscription box service for book lovers specialising in science fiction and fantasy YA titles. It costs £29.99 per box as a single purchase which includes free shipping in the UK and is also available as a subscription at £28.99 per box for three months or £27.99 per box for six months prepaid.
Each month’s box has a different theme and the theme for November 2016 was ‘Magical Beasts’ which I was so excited about, here is what was inside!
This month’s book was Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast. Here is a little about the book:
‘Mari is an earth walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan, but she has been forced to turn from her duties, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save herself and her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating Tribe, strays across her path that Mari experiences something she has never felt before….’
I really like the sound of this book, particularly the idea of having an animal ally, and it appears to be the first in the ‘Tales of a New World’ series. At just short of 600 pages this is a huge book and a beautiful US hardback edition. The picture does not do it justice but the cover has a beautiful, shimmering effect with its colours changing in the light. It also has deckled edges which I love! It isn’t a book and author I am familiar with so am looking forward to reading it.
Along with a book each month each box contains a selection of book themed gifts. I was very excited for this theme as I love magical creatures and this box coincides with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which I adored!) And the first item is a candle inspired by Fantastic Beasts, a ‘Magizoology’ candle created by Stacks of Wax. This had a pleasant fragrance which included scents of vanilla, almond and coconut. There was also a ‘mystery item’ included this month with one of two items created by Meraki Candles featuring in the box. I received a set of three ‘Magical Beasts’ badges which feature quotes taken from Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials series.
As a fan of unicorns and dinosaurs I loved the next items I saw! One was a very cute ‘Believe in yourself’ coaster featuring a unicorn by Katie Abey. This was of a nice quality and I loved the design. Then there was a ‘Roarsome’ notepad which was an exclusive version of a design by House of Wonderland which was created exclusively for Nerdy Bookworm Box. Again I really liked the fun design and I always welcome cute stationary!
The final item was a set of ‘A to Z of unicorns’ colouring postcards by Neon Magpie. The set featured five different designs to colour, my favourite of which was the mermaid unicorn. Also in the box was the regular ‘Owl Hoots’ mini-magazine with matching bookmark and Quest card to access exclusive online content. I really liked this month’s box, am intrigued about the book and particularly love the unicorn based items.
I will be getting this box next month and the theme for the December box is ‘Strange New Worlds’!
If you would like to see what was included in previous Nerdy Bookworm boxes, you can find all my subscription box unboxings in my category archive!
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