Bought this as one of the Black Friday sale items. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but it looked interesting. My 21 year old daughter who DOES NOT READ looked at the box and was intrigued. I ended up giving her the box with the rule that she couldn’t open the gifts until the pages indicated. She was hooked. She read through to the first two gifts on the first night and said that they fit the story perfectly. The next night she said there was a plot twist that had her ‘shook’. Each night she is looking forward to reading more of the book. I wish I would have seen these when she was in middle school. The gifts got her hooked, but this book has kept her entertained enough to continue reading. She is now looking on the website to see what other books she might be interested in next.
I really love it!
The book was excellent. I read it in one sitting! But the quality of the gifts was lackluster. Only the first item of three was a nice quality item. The last gift was very faded and you couldn't even see the printing on it, while the storyline had been all about the vibrancy of that particular item. I feel like the idea is amazing, but the execution leaves something to be desired. I was trying a stand alone box to see if I wanted to subscribe and I won't be.
I'm not quite done yet, but I am loving this box!! The book was terrifying for the first 25%. It's still spooky at times, and what great twists! The first gift made me laugh out loud. I loved it! I can't wait to get to the final gift!
Loved this book. It was creepy, it had mystery, and I couldn’t wait to find out the ending. It would make a great movie. 🖤
Book Clubber Testimonials
I love Once Upon a Book Club. Each month offers a book with a collection of gifts that bring the words on the pages to life. My collection is growing and I even had to purchased new book shelves. I love the boxes!Lake Charles, LA
Once Upon a Book Club is a reader’s delight. The concept of this book box is so unique, it combines your love of reading with the joy opening presents.Oceanside, NY
The gifts truly bring the story to life and perfectly match what’s happening in the story. For example-the main character might have gotten a bracelet from her best friend in the story. And then you get that bracelet as a gift! It’s so fun because it’s an immersive experience.Elmhurst, IL