August Litcube Book Box Review

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I had previously subscribed to one box, from Litcube, It was the “Time Travel” box. While it was cute, I wasn’t super impressed. However over the past month or two, I feel Litcube has been bringing their A game.So I wanted to subscribe again, at least for the next two months. September’s theme is “Southern Gothic Romance” and that was just screaming “Subscribe To Me”, so I did. Litcube is $34.95 and free shipping in the U.S. Without further ado.

This months theme was “I’d Rather Be A Mermaid”

Mer-Charmer, by Amy Bearce (with a signed book-plate)-Fourteen-year-old Phoebe Quinn is surrounded by magic, but she can’t muster any of her own. Her sister is a fairy keeper. Her best friends are merfolk. And all she does is dishes and housework. When Phoebe finds out a terrible sea creature is awakening that preys upon the peace-loving merfolk, she becomes determined to help them, even though it means going with Tristan and Mina to their home deep in the sea. 

Beneath the waves, Phoebe learns she’s more like her sister than she realized. The merfolk are drawn to her, and she can sense the magic of the sea all around her. Magic is finally at her fingertips, but that’s precisely why the stirring dark power under the waters decides it wants her most of all. Now she must not only help the peaceful merfolk escape this ancient enemy, she must master her out-of-control powers. If she fails, she will die and darkness will rise and enslave the merfolk once more. But embracing her full power could cost her the very people she loves the most. (from Amazon) This is actually book #2 of the series, which is kind of annoying. However they are providing an e-book to subscribers, for free. But if you’re like me, you want the matching set. So I am going to add the first book, to my “to buy” list.
Monstrous Beauty, by Elizabeth Fama Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost 140 years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean―but, in Elizabeth Fama’s Monstrous Beauty, powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago. (from Amazon) 
Everly Drink Packets http://goeverly.com/
Litcube exclusive Mermaid Beach Towel (which is actually so soft, my twins are using it as a snuggle blanket)
Litcube exclusive Mermaid Travel Cup (so cute, it looks like a soda can)
and Like I mentioned above, the bonus e-book “Fairy Keeper) Book #1 in the “World o Aluvia Series”