There are so many different monthly subscription boxes out there – especially book themed ones. How do you know which to choose? What if you only want the books and not the extra fluff? Well, Yureka is one that I’ve stuck with for the longest. I had tried them all: Best Damn Book Box, Owlcrate, Uppercase, Book of the Month, and The Nocturnal Reader’s Box (still a faithful subscriber!).
The unique thing about Yureka is that you answer a very thorough questionnaire when you sign up. It asks you everything from books you love, books you hate, what would go on a deserted island with you, and so much more! Then you can pick the type of subscription – one paperback, one hardcover, two paperbacks, and so on. I have the three paperbacks subscription.
I’ve always loved what I’ve gotten because it’s books I probably wouldn’t have chosen for myself off the shelf at a bookstore. I’ve also gotten some that I’ve really wanted, but just never got around to grabbing a copy. Plus, you always get book plates and bookmarks!
Check them out here: Yureka Books
Here’s my June package!
PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay
Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.
Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.
Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?
DEAD LAST by James W. Hall
April Moss writes obituaries for the Miami Herald. Her son, Sawyer, also a writer, has been scripting a cable TV series called “Miami Ops” and has been using his mother’s work as a central element of the show’s storyline. In “Miami Ops,” a serial killer is using obituaries published in the local paper as a blueprint for selecting his next victims.
But midway through the season, a copycat appears off-screen, a real-life killer who is using the same strategy to select victims. When this serial killer crosses paths with the reclusive Thorn, he has no choice but to leave his sanctuary in Key Largo and join forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating the murders.
In addition to the show’s head writer, April’s other son, Sawyer’s twin brother, works on “Miami Ops” as the lead actor. Could one of them be involved in the killings? Or are they orchestrated by the director of the TV series, an aging mogul who badly needs a hit? And what about the female star of the show, a deliciously strange young woman who seems willing to do anything to promote her career.
Thorn walks into this hotbed of entertainment business intrigue totally unprepared for the life-altering shocker he’s about to face. This loner from Key Largo has brought down his share of killers, but he’s never confronted one that was his own flesh and blood.
With the pacing of a thriller, and the lyrical prose for which Hall is renowned, this story pits Thorn against a killer—or killers—whose motives are as elusive as their identities.
NEMESIS by Anna Banks
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora’s gift may be able to save Tarik’s kingdom. But should she risk exposing herself and her growing feelings for her nemesis?
You definitely should check them out! It’s a great way to get new books specific to your likes, and you won’t get the extra stuff that comes in the other subscription boxes. It’s also very reasonably priced – considering the retail prices of most books now.