Once Upon A Book Club Box is a subscription service that I have been keeping my eye on. I loved the idea of an interactive subscription service with a read-a-long and gifts that you opened as you got to certain parts of the book. The gifts link into the story and add the extra element. When I heard that this subscription service was starting a Young Adult box I immediately jumped on it. This is the first Young Adult box that this subscription box has sent out.
Before I get to the unboxing lets take a second and appreciate this box. It is amazing… I love that it looks like a storybook.
The theme for this box was:
MIXED MEDIA MEMORIES
This is a look at what is inside the box when it is first opened. Everything is packaged neatly and you can even see some of the gifts.
I will start with revealing the book in this box. As you can see the book was:
This service includes a quote card in each of their boxes with a quote directly from their book of the month.
On the back of the quote card is a reminder not to open the gifts until you get to the corresponding pages.
There is a monthly newsletter sent out
It has the dates of the readalong and discussion questions to make this an interactive experience.
The first gift is this little green pouch. As you can see, on the pouch is the page number when you are meant to open the gift.
The next gift comes in this little blue and white polka-dot wrapping paper and is to be opened on page 143 of the book.
The third gift is in pink plastic with a brown bow and states that it is to be opened on page 196.
The fourth and final gift in this box is again wrapped in pink plastic, this time with a gold bow. It is to be opened on page 250.
I have waited to do this unboxing post until I have finished the book. Review here. This means that I have gotten the full experience of the box by opening the gifts on their respective pages. I am now going to show off what each gift was and its correlation to the book. If you don’t want to be spoiled for the gifts for any reason I suggest you stop now. Otherwise, lets have a look.
There are little page tabs on the book telling the reader when to open their gift.
The first gift on page 28 was a pair of embroidery scissors in the shape of a crane. These are extremely specific to the ones described in the book and are too cute.
The next gift is to be opened on page 143.
It was a little button on a necklace like the one Megan wears around her neck.
The third gift is to be opened on page 196.
Inside the gift was a backpack, wallet and card. This is being opened in the point in the book where Megan opens her bag and wallet to pull out a card for a detective.
The fourth and final gift was to be opened on page 250.
Inside were these pair of gloves which I am in love with. The gloves have something to do with Megan’s gift but you will have to read the book to find out what.
So far I have read the book, opened the gifts and watched two of the five readalong videos. I love the interactive quality of this box which is something totally unique. Linking the gifts to the story being told in the novel is another unique element that sets this box out from the others. I have really enjoyed this box.
The theme for the May YA box is:
Hurricanes & Heart-Ache
Keep Calm and Read On,