Saturday, November 21, 2015

BookCase Club Review, November 2015 + 10% Discount Codes!

It's not that I don't have enough books to read.  In fact, quite the opposite.  My collection is really an embarrassment of riches with shelves and floors overflowing with books waiting to be read. But there's just something irresistible about getting a mystery book box in the mail, especially when you have the opportunity to choose the genre.

BookCase Club sends two novels each month (four for children's books) based on your preferences.  Currently, you can choose from the following categories:
  • Blind Date (paranormal romance)
  • Strange Worlds (sci-fi, fantasy)
  • Teenage Dreams (young adult)
  • Thrill Seeker (mystery/thriller)
  • Read To Me (children's picture books)
  • Booking For Love (romance)
The terms available are:
  • Month to month - $9.99
  • Three month prepay - $28.00
  • Six month prepay - $54.00
  • Twelve month prepay - $100.00
Shipping for all plans is $5.00 per case.  The books are shipped on the first day of each month, regardless of when you sign up.  You are re-billed on the tenth of each month. The BookCase is shipped via USPS Media mail.

Since I'm well past the young adult stage, have had it up to here with vampires and don't care for sci-fi, my choice was Thrill Seeker.  My first BookCase arrived less than two weeks after ordering.  Here's a first look:

Inside were two books and a charming welcome note from "Katie".  

I'm not sure if this is really hand written but it sure does look like it.

Both of the books I received are brand new hardcovers with dust jackets.  The number lines on the copyright pages indicate that these are first editions but "First Edition" is not specifically stated, so I'm not sure about that.  One of the books has a black remainder mark across the bottom of the pages.

The first book is "Seven For A Secret" by Lyndsay Faye, published 2013, 442 pages, retail price $26.95.  I am not familiar with this author but the Civil War era plot involving slavery and police corruption is intriguing.

Although I've maintained a disciplined reading log for the past eleven years, it doesn't include a single Stephen King title.  I KNOW I've read Stephen King novels but the last one must have been many years ago.  So I was glad to see this Stephen King title, "Mr. Mercedes", published in 2014, 436 pages, retail price $30.00.  How can your eye NOT be drawn to a book cover dripping in blood?  The jacket blurb says "In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three unlikely and winning heroes try to stop a crazy killer from blowing up thousands".  This plot sounds like an eerily familiar juxtaposition of the recent massacre in Paris and the three American heroes who thwarted the terrorist attempt on a Paris-bound train this past August.  I'm sure that's just a coincidence, but it certainly got my attention.

I'm not sure just how much personal curation goes into BookCase Club boxes but these two books clearly fit the genre I chose.  They are the type of books I might pick up in a book store and the fact that they both have great dust jacket art doesn't hurt. (Yes, I am shallow like that.)  The mix of one well known author and one lesser known author also appeals to me.  

To get a 10% discount on your BookCase Club order, use codes bookwarehouse or cratejoy during checkout.  I am guessing true book lovers will have as little restraint as I did with respect to this box and that's not a bad thing.

So many books; so little time!


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post does not contain referral or affiliate links.

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