Friday, October 14, 2016

October BookCase.Club Review and Coupon

Back in elementary school one of my favorite times (okay, my absolute favorite time!) was the Scholastic Book Fair. I have always loved books and still can't get enough of them. BookCase.Club is a fantastic book subscription that brings me that new book excitement that I used to have as a kid during book fair time!

*Disclaimer: This box was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.

NOTE: The Tsum Tsums in these photos did not come with the box, but I added them as fun props.

BookCase.Club sends a curated book case to you every month for only $9.99! Their standard case comes with two books for that price, and shipping is $5. Two brand new books for only $14.99?! That's an excellent price, in my opinion.

There are eight different themes to choose from, all of which come with two novels, except for the Read to Me and Quarterly Cookbooks cases:
  • Thrill Seeker - mystery/thriller
  • Strange Worlds - sci-fi/fantasy
  • Read to Me - children's picture books (4 total)
  • Blind Date - paranormal romance
  • Booking for Love - romance
  • Quarterly Cookbooks - two cookbooks every three months

You can subscribe month-to-month for $9.99, as previously mentioned, or $28 for three months, $54 for six months, and $100 for 12 months.

I reviewed the Thrill Seeker case back in June of last year (you can read that review here), so this time I wanted to try the Strange Worlds Case. I've really been into science fiction and dystopian worlds lately, so I knew this case would be perfectly suited for me.

The books I received are The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce (hardcover) and Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher (paperback). I don't have a preference for hardcover versus paperback, so receiving one of each is fine by me.

Here's a blurb of The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit from Amazon:
Against the wishes of his family, David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English town. It was at this very resort that David's biological father died fifteen years earlier. But something undeniable has called David there, a deeper otherworldliness that lies beneath the surface of what we see. And as David joins an eclectic group of staffers, strange occurrences take hold, including the vision of a lonely, blue-suited man wandering the town.
And for Beyond Redemption:
Violent and dark, the world is filled with the Geisteskranken--men and women whose delusions manifest, twisting reality. High Priest Konig seeks to create order from chaos. He defines the beliefs of his followers, leading their faith to one end: a young boy, Morgen, must Ascend to become a god. A god they can control.

But there are many who would see this would-be-god in their thrall, including the High Priest's own Doppels, and a Slaver no one can resist. Three reprobates--The Greatest Swordsman in the World, a murderous Kleptic, and possibly the only sane man left--have their own nefarious plans for the young god.

As these forces converge on the boy, there's one more obstacle: time is running out. When one's delusions become more powerful, they become harder to control. The fate of the Geisteskranken is to inevitably find oneself in the Afterdeath. The question, then, is: Who will rule there?
I think both books sound really interesting. Beyond Redemption definitely is more out-there, based on the blurb, but I can't wait to dig in to both!
Bottom Line: If you love books I highly encourage you to try BookCase.Club! They're a really affordable book subscription and they have plenty of themes to choose from, so you'll definitely find something to suit your fancy.

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