Since Fanmail took a month off for SDCC16 and recovery, I decided to try out a different subscription box, My World of Books. Honestly, I only chose this one because the curator had announced that the book was going to be A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchett. And I LOVED that book!
This is a newer box and hasn’t been around very long, which shows in the packing (nothing included to keep objects stable during transport). However, the quality of the items was great, and they arrived with no damage. I do wish the items matched the book more, but the items included were fun and practical. There’s a notebook covered in orchids, a dragonfly necklace, bookmarks, and butterbeer lip balm. Also included was a double-sided flyer featuring two self-published authors, Angela Bouquet and Kory M. Shrum. Both authors have the first books in their respective series available for free through a variety of ebook distributors. And Angela had signed her side!
I enjoyed the curator’s inclusion of her recommended exciting August 2016 fantasy releases. If I understand it correctly, she makes one of these charts for each month and posts them on her social media, which is pretty cool! I was already excited for several of these titles, but there are some new ones that I need to go research.
Overall, I feel like I got my money’s worth with this box and lots of neat things to try out and explore. This is definitely a subscription box to watch and support! Check it out at My World of Books.