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Unplugged Book Box is a monthly new release book and self care subscription box. Each package is themed and includes a seasonal assortment of bookish self care items in addition to a new release book. There are two different subscription options; the first is the Young Adult Box which includes 4-6 items as well as one hardcover new release for $34.99 monthly, there’s also the Adult Fiction Box which includes 4-6 items as well as one hardcover or paperback book for $39.99 monthly. Use code GETUNPLUGGED for 10% off of a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Unplugged Book Box ships worldwide from the US, shipping is calculated at checkout. NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.
Subscription Box Unboxing
Subscription Box Review
Our first glimpse inside the June, “Create your Own Sunshine” themed box. We love that the boxes are customized for the theme of the box. This one is from Elizabeth Akers Allen.
Everything that we received in our June Unplugged Young Adult Book Box. This box commemorates the Summer Solstice with some cheery, upbeat items! Our, “Create your Own Sunshine” themed box questions whether we are loving ourselves for who we are and loving ourselves as we are!
So what is all this stuff?
Our box insert.
The reverse lists each of the items that we received along with social sharing contests that Unplugged Book Box runs each month where subscribers can win FREE Boxes!
In addition we also receive a theme spoiler for July, “Stars are Only Visible in Darkness”.
As well as an insert for the monthly playlist and the monthly recipe. We think this is such a nice extra touch in a self care box like this one!
Just so we’re clear there is a song on here from Bird and the Bee which makes our heart so happy!!
The first item in our box is this herbal tea inspired by The Raven Cycle. This tea was made exclusively for the Unplugged Book Box.
This blend includes; Green Rooibos, Rooibos, Blueberry Flavor, Raspberry Leaves, Blueberries, Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Cranberries, Blue Cornflowers, Caramel Flavor, Vanilla Flavor and Marigold Flowers. The back of our package also includes steeping instructions.
Another Unplugged Book Box Exclusive is this pouch from Novel Grounds. We find this extremely fitting for a, “Create your Own Sunshine” themed box. The foiled letters are bright and fun and we think this would be a great way to store either pencils or makeup!
The inside is lined with a durable gray liner that appears to be waterproof.
Our next item is an enamel pin inspired by one of the co owners favorite cartoons … Sailor Moon. The symbols represent the Sailor Scouts – Neptune and Uranus.
This fun pin was designed by the Unplugged Book Box team and has a fun celestial pattern. The shape appears to be a bit like a geode and it’s the first of a set of 3 enamel pins that subscribers will receive in their Unplugged Book Boxes.
Our first bath goodie in this box is a shower steamer from Bubble Princess. Not only is this packaged beautifully but it also smells amazing to us! If you’ve never used a shower steamer before all you have to do is place it in a place in your shower that won’t receive direct moisture and allow the drops to hit it and release it’s gentle aroma!
This vendor includes a subscriber only coupon for free shipping off anything in their shop!
Inspired by the book Carry On by Rainbow Rowell we have a sharply scented (to match the character it depicts) pomegranate and sass scented sugar scrub. This product rounds out the 2 bath items that came in the June installment of Unplugged Book Box. This was made for Unplugged Book Box by Typewriter Hearts and smells amazing.. we can’t wait to use it.
The formulation contains no dyes which is nice if you have any sort of sensitivity to dyes. There was also a subscriber only discount for 15% off Typewriter Hearts shop purchases.
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
Our book for this month is a coming of age tale that follows three teens who traverse the year 1989 and confront sexuality along the way. This book also came with a signed bookplate as well as a handwritten letter from the author.
Our letter from the author explains how these characters have been inside him since he was a young man and that they’ve finally been put into print to remind us to love each other as well as ourselves despite our fear and shame.
Our signed book plate.
The cover art for this book is really cool. The story sounds sad yet … we have a feeling the ending will come together and leave us with an finish we’ll find satisfying!
Reza is our real protagonist and is probably closely related to Abdi as a young man. We cant wait to read this book!
So in summary
Presentation: Everything was packaged well (and individually wrapped which we really like) and arrived to us perfectly in the June installment of the Unplugged Book Box.
Quality: We love that they source the items in these boxes from smaller, independent shops and many of the items are exclusive to the box that they’re in! If you love items that are based on themes and elements from popular books this is definitely the subscription box for you!
Curation: This, “Create your Own Sunshine” themed box had a lot of great items and we love how well they fit into the theme for the month. The whole premise of this box was to be who you are and to do it with joy and that really comes across with the items that they included!
Unplugged Book Box $34.99+
Unplugged Book Box is a great way to get a fun assortment of self care items in addition to a new book. The June Box was a great box that really made us smile!