UNBOXING: APRIL 2017 ONCE UPON A YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB BOX

 

image

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:

alb-divider

MIXED MEDIA MEMORIES

alb-divider

 

image

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.

image

I will start with revealing the book in this box. As you can see the book was:

The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato

 

image

This service includes a quote card in each of their boxes with a  quote directly from their book of the month.

image

On the back of the quote card is a reminder not to open the gifts until you get to the corresponding pages.

image

There is a monthly newsletter sent out

image

It has the dates of the readalong and discussion questions to make this an interactive experience.

image

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.

image

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.

image

The third gift is in pink plastic with a brown bow and states that it is to be opened on page 196.

image

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.

alb-divider

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.

image

There are little page tabs on the book telling the reader when to open their gift.

image

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.

image

The next gift is to be opened on page 143.

image

It was a little button on a necklace like the one Megan wears around her neck.

image

The third gift is to be opened on page 196.

image

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.

image

The fourth and final gift was to be opened on page 250.

image

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.

alb-divider

image

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

 

alb-divider

 

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s