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.
Each month’s box has a different theme and the theme for December 2016 was ‘Strange New Worlds’, here is what was inside!
This month’s book was Flashfall by Jenny Moyer. Here is a little about the book:
‘Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations her people have chased cirium – the only element that can shield humanity from the curtains radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram, work the most treacherous tunnel, flying past flash bats and tunnel gulls in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, disturbing revelations make Orion question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall – beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it’
This is a US hardback edition so is not a book I’ve seen or heard of before. The premise sounds interesting and it was great to see it included a signed bookplate which is always lovely to receive.
Along with a book each month each box contains a selection of book themed gifts. This month these included a jewellery item created by House of Wonderland. This was a pair of stud earrings inspired by Peter Pan featuring Peter and Wendy. I really liked the silhouette design and that they are an item I have not seen previously. Next up was a bar of Court of Nightmares soap which was created exclusively for Nerdy Bookworm Box by Bookworm Candles and Crafts. This had a nice lavender scent to it but what I liked the most was the packaging which included a gorgeous beaded fairy charm!
As a fan of stationary I was happy to see the next item which was a notebook by Huck and Pucker. This was a good quality hardback notebook with elastic fastening, featuring the slogan ‘Bookish…and proud of it’. Then concealed within a sweet little drawstring bag was a lip balm from Literary Lip Balms. This particular lip balm named ‘Burrowy Xmas’ is (I think!) inspired by ‘the Burrow’ from the Harry Potter series. With its scent of orange and cinnamon this is a balm which is being debuted in the Nerdy Bookworm Box before being made available anywhere else which is pretty cool!
The final item was a pair of Shades of Magic art prints created by Nerdy Bookworm Box. Each one featuring a quote from the series. Also in the box was the regular ‘Owl Hoots’ mini-magazine with matching bookmark and Quest card to access exclusive online content, all of which include the wonderful artwork relating to this month’s theme. This was an interesting box with some nice items of which I particularly liked the soap and the lip balm.
The theme for the January box has not been announced as of yet but you can find the unboxing on my blog next month!
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!
To find out more or to order a Nerdy Bookworm Box for yourself you can check out their website here.