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Book Box Club | Unboxing August 2018

Hello, hello, and welcome to Liz unboxes things, even if it is a little later than she was planning on doing it. I really am a little behind with unboxings and that has irritated me for the past couple of weeks, so, expect quite a few over the next few weeks because I have some amazing things to unbox for you. I really need to show these incredible boxes a little more blog love because it takes me so long to unbox them on here and that is completely unfair to the hard work that went into creating them. I missed out on the July crate because I wasn’t sure the witchcraft theme was something I was interested in, but I’m back!

Book Box Club is a secret society YA subscription box that is sent monthly and features a specially selected, hot-off-the-press YA book release selected by the ladies in the know and owners Libby and Kate. The box features 4-6 specially curated bookish items, is wrapped beautifully and delivered reliably on time, and features an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ invite to chat with the author whose book features in the box.

Theme: Tech Tribes


Jinxed Amy McCulloch

Description: At an elite tech academy only the highest achieving students, with the most sophisticated robotic companions are welcome. So when awesome engineer Lacey Chu missed out on a place at her dream school she’s devastated. And then she discovers Jinx: a high-spec, high-maintenance robot cat Baku and her dreams seem possible once again (if only she can only keep Jinx under control)!

I’d never actually heard of this book prior to receiving it in this box, but after looking into it, I’m surprised it hasn’t crossed my radar. I don’t usually read many contemporary novels based on tech and STEM, but the robotic and animalistic elements really appeal, and I’m excited to pick this up.

This book came with a Clubhouse invite, as all Book Box Club boxes do, personally addressed to me that had an invititation to join an exclusive chat with the author Amy McCulloch.


Robot Socks

I think anyone that knows me knows how much I love socks, so these beauties were ripped open and in my feet the day after they arrived. They’re soft and adorable and bright and I love them.

If you’re interested in finding out more, check out Joe Cool’s Facebook Page.

Lunar Chronicles Coaster

I don’t know much about this series, but this quote is absolutely awesome and the perfect thing to have on your table.

This is a Book Box exclusive commissioned by the gals themselves.

Ada Lovelace Sticker

Nothing like a motivational lady to have stuck on notebook is there!! Love this.

If you’re interested in finding out more, check out Victorian Store on Red Bubble.

Jinx Necklace

This is one of my favourite things in the box, is clearly cleverly ties into the book and is so cute and delicate. I love origami necklaces and this is adorable.

It’s also a Book Box exclusive commissioned by the gals themselves, aren’t we lucky!

BB8 Magnetic Bookmark

I love Star Wars, and like everyone else was completely taken in by BB8. He’s the most adorable companion in the film, and will make an adorable reading companion on a bookmark too.

If you’re interested in finding out more, check out Rachel Norline Art on Etsy!


Invent The Future Mug

This bright and colourful mug is perfect to sit on a desk. I love using mugs as penpots (I think they look better than actual pots made for the purpose, don’t @ me) and think this is going to be perfect for just that!

If you’re interested in finding out more, check out Alicia Jo’s Instagram.

Bookish Goodies

This month, Usborne Publishing, Hacette Children’s, and Simon & Schuster have added in some extra bookish goodies into the mix. There are two amazing bookmarks, one which matches the box’s book perfectly, some samplers for future titles, and a poster. The bookmarks especially are top draw, I’m gaining quite the collection now which is coming in handy for the multiple books I seem to be attempting at once at the moment.


The item(s) of the month for this month’s box are:

Jinx Necklace and Robot Socks

Coming soon: September’s Book Box Club unboxing! The theme is Into the Wild!

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Book Box Club | Unboxing June 2018

Hello and welcome back to another Book Box Club unboxing. I didn’t actually get the July crate, I wasn’t 100% sure a book based on witchcraft was for me, and although the items in it look amazing, I am kinda glad I took a month’s break. I have already ordered August’s box, and the September theme has been released and ticked the boxes, so I thought it was probably time to officially unbox June’s crate. I may have been all about the stargazer theme and really liked the April Fallen Angels box, but I think this is my favourite so far. The items are a little more my speed, and it featured TWO books, both of which sound awesome. I should be saving money guys, why do you make such enticing boxes?!

Book Box Club is a secret society YA subscription box that is sent monthly and features a specially selected, hot-off-the-press YA book release selected by the ladies in the know and owners Libby and Kate. The box features 4-6 specially curated bookish items, is wrapped beautifully and delivered reliably on time, and features an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ invite to chat with the author whose book features in the box. Continue reading “Book Box Club | Unboxing June 2018”

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Book Box Club | Unboxing May 2018

Welcome back to Liz unboxes things! Yep, I am finally getting around to posting unboxing Book Box Club crates from months ago that frankly are too good to deserve such a shamefully long time between delivery and review, but here we are anyway! I recently reviewed April’s Fallen Angels box, the first I received, and it was really great. I signed up for a single month subscription with the absolute thought that I’d probably cancel it. Now, this isn’t because the box isn’t great – it really it – but rather because I am trying to reduce the amount I am spending ahead of holidays in the second half of the year. The I saw the theme and decided that I absolutely had to have it…

Book Box Club is a secret society YA subscription box that is sent monthly and features a specially selected, hot-off-the-press YA book release selected by the ladies in the know and owners Libby and Kate. The box features 4-6 specially curated bookish items, is wrapped beautifully and delivered reliably on time, and features an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ invite to chat with the author whose book features in the box.

Theme: Stargazers Continue reading “Book Box Club | Unboxing May 2018”

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Book Box Club | Unboxing April 2018

Guys, I did a thing and signed up to another subscription because my Wizarding World Loot Crate and Willoughby Book Club ones are about to run out and I decided that I wanted to sign up to something. I had a bit of a hunt round and after thinking about it and doing some research, I opted for Libby and Kate’s secret society. The ethos is right up my street and it includes some awesome things. It’s also based in the UK which is handy for me as shipping costs put me off many box subscriptions, and the previous boxes looked awesome!

Yes, this says April, because I am super behind with things like reviews and I need to sort that out. So here, have an unboxing of a super awesome box. *Psst* Libby and Kate pack these boxes so prettily!!

Book Box Club is a secret society YA subscription box that is sent monthly and features a specially selected, hot-off-the-press YA book release selected by the ladies in the know and owners Libby and Kate. The box features 4-6 specially curated bookish items, is wrapped beautifully and delivered reliably on time, and features an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ invite to chat with the author whose book features in the box.

Theme: Fallen Angels Continue reading “Book Box Club | Unboxing April 2018”

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Lootcrate Unboxing | March 2018

On this Tuesday evening that kinda feels like a Monday, I bring you this month’s edition of Lootcrate Unboxing. And look, it’s on time(ish)! I know that I’ve moaned over the last 2 posts about about the late arrivals of the boxes, and that last time I decided to cancel my subscription, so this week I am going to do nothing but praise this pretty good crate. This month’s theme is Enchanting Essentials, and unlike the past 2 crates, I did have a spy at the contents on Instagram to see if there was anything I could put on my wall as part of my gallery collection (spoiler: there was). There were lots of Lootcrate exclusives in this box, and lots of things I really liked!

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep.

Let’s check out this month’s box: Continue reading “Lootcrate Unboxing | March 2018”

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Lootcrate Unboxing | January 2018

Hi-de-hi campers. This Sunday I bring you another edition of Lootcrate unboxing! Yep, you’re probably wondering why it says January in the title, and probably want to nudge me to tell me it’s March. It was late, again (but more on that later). This month’s theme was The Ties That Bind Us, and just like last month, I decided to stay away from looking on Instagram and Twitter for Spoiler’s. The postman handed me this as I walked out of the door on the way to work, I literally tore into it as soon as I was in the driver’s seat!! I have to say, the more crates I receive, the more and more impressed I become with the packaging/crate itself. This month, when the box was dismantled and refolded, it created the Weasley Family Clock, which given the theme could not have been more appropriate. Pretty awesome, eh?!

Once again though, I have going to have to have a little bit of a complain, which is a huge shame. Just like November’s crate, this one arrived substantially late. We all received an email back in mid-January stating that there would be a delay. I was pretty annoyed and upset, as the excuse was feeble and thin at best (again) and the apology was made with the aid of a Loot Vault credit. You’re probably thinking that’s great, and it is if you live in America, but the colossal amount they charge in postage makes the credit fairly useless for a UK customer. C’mon guys, think of the global fan-base here!! I was quite annoyed by the responses (or lack there of on Twitter), the ones I did get were short, defensive, and lacking any form of apology. The messages on the chat reply, in the gentleman’s defence, were understanding, but if I am brutally honest, I don’t care if he is also a fan who receives the box, I want a good reason why it’s delayed, and a valid reason as to why UK customers are at a disadvantage with the Loot Vault apology when we pay more to receive out crate in the first place.

Finally, we get to the crate itself. Once again, I know without a doubt it has been curated with care and thought, however, throughout the marketing, payment stages, it states clearly to expect 5-7 items, many of which are exclusives, and this month didn’t seem to meet those criteria. I do love the crate, but it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth to pay so much, have it delivered nearly two months late, receive poor customer service, to then actually receive less items that promised.

So, before I actually introduce this month’s items, I just wanted to tell you something. I have a 3 box subscription, of which this is the first of this cycle. I’ve paid up front for the next two boxes, but I have come to the sad decision to end my subscription. Prior to receiving these crates, I was signed up to receive Loot Wearables for over a year, so I’ve been a loyal customer for quite a while, but don’t feel like they offer a service that is value for money, or of good enough quality to maintain such an expenditure. Please, enjoy this and the next two unboxings, and if you have any other suggestions of subscriptions to sign up to, I’d appreciate it!

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectables, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep.

Let’s check out this month’s box: Continue reading “Lootcrate Unboxing | January 2018”

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Unboxing Loot crate | September 2017

It’s that time again, where I sit anxiously waiting for the shipping information to yield an actual parcel on my doorstep. This time round, I wasn’t in the house when my box was delivered, so I had to escape to the local post office the following morning and pick the box up, before waiting A WHOLE DAY knowing it was in my car, ready to be opened. I know, what self control! This time, the box was much thinner, but larger in size, and I knew from spying others Instagram posts, that it would transform into a ‘Back to School’ style trunk! And this edition contains all Loot crate exclusives, which makes it even more magical.

Loot crate is a monthly subscription box full of exclusive collectibles, apparel and gear delivered to your door. I am currently subscribed to receive the Wizarding World crate, a bi-monthly subscription that brings the magic of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts right to your doorstep. Let’s check out this month’s box:
Continue reading “Unboxing Loot crate | September 2017”