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LitCube November “Sorting Hat” Box Review

Lit-Cube is a monthly subscription box curated by Peggy and her team 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

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<–This is what it looks like on the inside, after you first open it! The anticipation is exciting. This months theme was “Sorting Hat” and the quote on the card says “happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Ahh, I just love this theme!!

Check out my other Lit-Cube reviews and book box subscription reviews !

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This month is just chalk full of Harry Potter goodies, and when they announced the theme last month I was already ready for it!

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The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant and illustrated by Josie Portillo.

Published: April 28th 2015 by Random House Books for Young Children

Goodreads Summary:

A creepy Victorian house, secretive aunties, and a great escape combine in this debut that is part Mysterious Benedict Society, part Roald Dahl. Join the League. . . .

Anastasia is a completely average almost-eleven-year-old. That is, UNTIL her parents die in a tragic vacuum-cleaner accident. UNTIL she’s rescued by two long-lost great-aunties. And UNTIL she’s taken to their delightful and, er, “authentic” Victorian home, St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

But something strange is going on at the asylum. Anastasia soon begins to suspect that her aunties are not who they say they are. So when she meets Ollie and Quentin, two mysterious brothers, the three join together to plot their great escape!

This book has a retail value of $16.99, on Amazon you can purchase it for $14.37.

This definitely has that middle school feel for it, and it looks like it’ll be a quick fun read.

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Look how fun the back is! Those attack poodles do look very vicious! If you enjoy this book, the second one is already out and the third one will be released next year.

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Can we just take a moment and admire this scarf? This was exclusively designed for Lit-Cube, and has a value of $14.99. I am so glad that we got a cold front this weekend, my outfits will now be complete with this scarf!!!

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The snackable this month is some old fashioned candy by Giliam. I found a pack of 80 sticks for only $16.00, making one piece have a value of $0.20. Lit-Cube sent out two different flavors, I received Rum and Butter (Butterbeer), and the other one was Rootbeer. Definitely something you would find in Fred and George’s shop!

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One of the exciting items in this month box was this exclusive House Handbook Organizer.

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I like that each week is customizable, that way if I forget to use it it won’t matter!

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I love the quote on the back of the organizer. Since this was designed and manufactured exclusively for Lit-Cube, I can’t find it anywhere online. The info card says that this has a value of $34.99, and it seems accurate for that price. It is very well made and seems as if it’ll be very sturdy in my book bag.

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So not going to lie, I was seriously hoping that this would contain my Hogwarts letter. Heck I would have been okay with my acceptance to Ilvermony!

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Although it wasn’t my acceptance letter, I will accept the planner stickers from Nerdy Grl Designs! I mean look how cute these little stickers are, and they will go perfectly with my new planner! These were designed by the shop owner herself, and they have a value of $3.99.

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The last HP item in the box are these adorable nail decals by Nail Glams! Thankfully they came with instructions or I would not have been able to apply them =/. She has many different HP sets on her site, so this is obviously a custom order. She is also having a sale right now of buy 2 sheets get 1 free! This particular set has a value of $5.99.

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Overall this box has an estimated value of $75. This is probably hands down my favorite box from Lit-Cube. I honestly would have been just happy with the book items! I wish I could have been sorted into Gryffindor, but I am happy with my Slytherin scarf and planner!

Did you get a Lit-Cube this month? What house were you sorted into?

Next months theme is…

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This will include 2  hardcover books (one a new release and the other is not the classic book). There will also be a signed bookplate and exclusive content from the publisher! This is so exciting! Just in time for the 4th season of Sherlock in January!

If you are a new subscriber you can use the coupon code thankful2016 for $5.00 off of your first box! This code expires 11/24/2016 so if you think you want this box don’t hesitate to buy it!!

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I am currently working on my master's degree in Environmental Science. I am an avid reader as well as a movie enthusiast! I currently live at the bottom of Texas with my husband and three dogs.

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