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This month’s theme is “From Olympus With Love”
Full box spoilers after the jump.
Tea by Riddle’s Tea Shoppe
flavors: peach, apple, apricot
Pin banner by Michelle Gray
Double sided woodmark by In The Reads
Inspired by Circe and Song of Achilles
(mine is warped and appears to be water damaged so you’re only getting to see the ‘best’ looking side)
Lunar Calendar Tapestry by Eden Cooke
Letter board kit with Hermes pouch
Book of the Month: Lore by Alexandra Bracken & monthly pin (Icey Designs will be creating monthly pins from now on)
The cohesion of the box is nice. I do love black & gold. The box is also better than the past few months.
I am largely disappointed with the lack of fandoms though. Also, if you’re only going to include one ‘proper’ book fandom for a YOUNG ADULT box, WHY would you select an adult fiction title? [The woodmark is based on Circe/Song of Achilles which are adult titles] Why not go for something teen friendly (Percy Jackson anyone?).
[Are teens even subscribing/getting this box any more? I know adult women are a large part of the audience (& make up a huge share of YA book purchases) but can we stop with the blatantly adult titles for items?]
The pin banner is smaller than the other one they sent out a while back. The tapestry is pretty enough but only good for one year? Felt board is okay-ish item. Glad they included the Hermes pouch so it doesn’t totally look like something from Wish/Aliexpress.
All in all, not awful but I think I’ll continue with skipping boxes for a while.
February’s theme is Magic Unleashed. You can see my prediction for February’s book boxes here.