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Book Crate Unboxing – LitJoy (October 2016)

I love LitJoy. For YA, it is my go-to crate. I mean the others do it well, but nobody does it like LitJoy.

What is LitJoy Crate?

LitJoy Crate is a monthly book box subscription for readers of all ages! Each box is thoughtfully curated with new release books and 2-3 quality book-themed items. Select from our children’s board book crate (ages 0-2), children’s picture book crate (ages 3-7), or our young adult book crate (ages 14+).


Kids, you will not regret subscribing to this crate. It isn’t catered to one type of reader. I’ve been subscribed now for two months, and have received historical fantasy and contemporary fiction.

Book crates are great for exploring genres that aren’t your favorite. I do have one small issue with this month’s crate, the issue being, I haven’t heard great things about the title.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. What did we get in this month’s crate?

We got:


The cover is beautiful, and of course it goes brilliantly with the rest of the book’s accessories, but I’m concerned about the substance, as I’ve heard pretty terrible things about this YA title.

We also received a temporary tattoo, personal letter from the author, and the author’s autograph.


It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn. An ideal next read for fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners.

  • Sucker 
  • Black Tea

The tea is actually amazing, and you might not be able to make out the description, but it says “Inspired by Iron Cast” beneath the title.

  • Edgar Allan Poe – The Selected Works (Mini Book)

Even if you don’t like Edgar Allan Poe, this mini book is amazing for bookstagramming, so there is that.

  • Edgar Allen Poe bookmark
  • Violin Pendant

I’m assuming this ties into the novel in some way, shape, or form. I’ll have to read to find out, which I’m sort of dreading.

  • Music Note Tea Infuser

This infuser is AMAZING. I didn’t know what it was, but then, because I’m not as stupid as I make myself seem, I figured it out, and tried the tea. The top of the note fits perfectly on the edge of your cup, and it cleans easier. I don’t like how big the holes are though. Bits of tea slipped out as I stirred and I don’t like eating spices straight, lol.


Great crate, as per usual.



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