I am so excited because my very first Lit-Cube subscription box came in while I was on vacation, and I could not wait to get home to open it! For those that don’t know. Lit-Cube is a monthly subscription box that sends you a book, a wearable, and other little bookish goodies.
The cost: $29.99/month + $4.99 s/h to U.S. and $14.99 s/h to Canada
<–This is what it looks like on the inside, after you first open it! The anticipation is exciting. This months theme was “Wonderland”, I’m assuming it is because the Alice Through the Looking Glass directed by James Bobin will be released in theaters at the end of the month.
This was the first item out of the box that I pulled out. It says “You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
This is a Lit-Cube exclusive “Wonderland” shirt that has a value of $19.95
The next item I pulled out was the paperback book “Alice Takes Back Wonderland” by David D. Hammons. This came with a letter from the author!
On Amazon you can purchase this book in paperback form for $16.99.
After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy.
Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real.
But all is not well in Wonderland.
The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful.
But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl?
Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows.
Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace.
With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland.
After I read the book, I’ll make sure to link my review here.
Update: Finished the book! Check out my review here!
If you have the subscription you can also read the first chapter of book 2, that hasn’t even been released yet! Lit-Cube sent out an e-mail with the link, so make sure you check it out or maybe it’s on their website.
Here are a couple of little goodies from the box. At the top is a custom Alice in Wonderland makeup bag, with a $12.99 value.
On the far left is a custom bookmark made by Star In My Pocket from Etsy, this has a $3.25 value. The last two items are Wonderland 5×7 art prints also by Star In My Pocket, with a value of $12.99 (I am assuming together). On her Etsy shop, you can purchase these two as 8×10 prints for $10.00 each.
So far, not so bad.
These are the last two items out of the box. The item on the left is an exclusive Through the Looking Glass pocket mirror, with a value of $8.99. The cookie was made Sweets by Steph, and has a $3.50 value. (update (5/26/16): The cookie was delicious.)
All in all, not a bad box. The total for this subscription is $34.99, but has an overall value of $78.66.
What do you think about this box? Has anyone read Alice Takes Back Wonderland?
Next months theme is the Roaring 20’s! If you don’t have a subscription already, you can use the code SPEAKEASY10 to take 10% off of your first box! Everyone loves coupons!