So I just recently posted me overview for all the boxes since I starting purchasing them! You can find that HERE! On the 1st of April The YA Chronicles put their prices up due to a change in shipping costs or something for them. They did a poll on twitter I think asking whether people wanted it to go up $5 and the box stays the same or $10 and get some more items in the box each month. This is the first box that they has applied to and this box contained 5 bookish items.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX
The YA Chronicles is based in Australia so for me this is great, being Australian the shipping is pretty cheap and the box gets to me quickly!
Here is the link to their website!
It says on the website that there is international shipping, so I’m assuming they ship everywhere, so I’m sorry if they don’t ship to your country!
I will only be posting costing in AUD, so if you want to know what it would cost in your country then you can go here to convert it.
Cost of the Box: $39.99 AUD
Shipping to Aus and NZ: $9.99 AUD (this includes tracking)
Shipping internationally: $24.99 AUD (this includes tracking)
At the moment they have a Pride Box available which will include 1 new release hardcover featuring a gay male protagonist & a new release Australian debut novel featuring a bisexual female character. The box are released in May and the boxes will ship shortly after. The box will cost $34.99 + shipping. I haven’t purchased this yet but if I have some spare cash before its sold out then I will.
Also, this subscription box is not automatically recurring, so you do have to purchase it every month, which is good because it means you can easily pick and choose the themes that you want to purchase
In this box every month, you receive a new release paperback YA book, a TYAC bookmark with that month’s theme on the back and 2-5 other bookish items. Each month is themed and the theme is announced as soon as the subscription box goes on sale!
What I received
Volume twenty, Bippity Boppity Book
As always, I will write under each photo what is written on the description card that you get in the box. I’m also going to add pricing or a guess at pricing to see if this box is worth $50 AUD.
Harry Potter Inspired notebook
This month we’ve included for you an absolutely stunning Harry Potter inspired Notebook from Literary Emporium. There were six possible covers for you to receive: Magical Thinking, Potions, Advanced Spells, Divination, Magical Creatures, or Dark Forces.
This book is worth 4.00 GBP on their website, which is $6.65 AUD
A Darker Shade of Magic Magnetic Bookmarks
We love the A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy and so we’v included ADSOM magnetic bookmarks thanks to ReadAndWonder on Etsy. You will receive either Kell & Lila or Rhy & Alucard.
I haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic yet, can someone let me know which of that characters these are in the comments please!
On the ReadAndWonder Etsy page a set of 2 magnetic bookmarks are $4.00 AUD
The Night Circus Ticket
The circus arrives without warning, but fear not for you already have your ticket! Your night circus ticket was created for you by the lovely RedGoldSparksPress on etsy. It’s good for one entry so make the most of it.
You can purchase a set of 3 of these tickets on their etsy site for $10.20 AUD, so that is $3.40 each and we only get 1.
Niffler Key Chain
One of the best things to come from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is the niffler. We wish we could have our own pet Niffler and this Niffler Keychain is the next best thing.
I found a similar keychain for sale for $12.00 online. I couldn’t find any with hearts instead of coins as this was obviously specially made.
Cinderella & Fairy Godmother Print
With a theme like this, we just had to include something from Cinderella. This Cinderella and Godmother print from Loliefreta on Etsy is stunning with the use of colour on black. All of loliefreta’s prints are stunning so make sure to check out her shop.
On their etsy shop this costs $13.47
The Secret Science of Magic Playing Card
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
Welcome to the April “Bippity Boppity Book” box filled with all things magical! Our book this month is the wonderful The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil. This coming-of-age tale follows teenagers Sophia and Joshua. Sophia is genius-level smart but can’t quite figure out how to crack the code that is social interaction. Joshua spends his time honing magic tricks and planning how to win Sophia’s heart. In live and love, timing is everything.
A captivating novel about two extraordinary teens, and the unsolvable problem of life after high school.
Sophia is smart, like genius-calculator-brain smart. But there are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for, and the messiness of real life is one of them. When everything she knows is falling apart, how can she crack the puzzle of what to do with her life?
Joshua spends his time honing magic tricks and planning how to win Sophia’s heart. But when your best trick is making schoolwork disappear, how do you possibly romance a genius?
In life and love, timing is everything.
From Melissa Keil, the award-winning YA author of Life in Outer Space and The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl.
This book cost $19.99 on QBD at the moment. It isn’t available on Book Depository or I would have got their pricing.
I will just give this bookmark $2 in value because its not a handmade/homemade/hand designed print. It’s just a printed bookmark.
So for pricing this box is worth $61.51, so it is worth a bit over $50 (the $50 includes shipping within Aus) so that is pretty good and worth the money!
I don’t know if the book is something I will read, but maybe eventually! I’m not a big contemporary reader, so this book isn’t going straight to the top of my TBR pile. The magnetic bookmarks are cute but as I haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic yet I don’t know which pair they are yet. The niffler keychain is cute but he needs a nose! The notebook is interesting and I love how old it looks. The Night Circus ticket is a fun item, I haven’t read The Night Circus yet but plan to and the Cinderella print is really pretty and will go up on my wall by the end of today!