Novel Editions Review - January 2017 - Canadian Book Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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** January 2018 - This box is no longer in business **

What is it? Novel Editions  
How Much? $44.99/month, plus tax and $9.61 shipping. Save on 3 month terms. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? A recently released novel as well as 3 related items and a note from the curator.

Novel Editions is a Canadian subscription box for book lovers. Each month, Novel Editions sends a carefully curated box of bookish items. Expect to receive a fiction novel released in the last 6 months, 3-4 items that are relevant to the book, plus a note from the curator explaining why she chose the book. The founder, Alex, spends a great deal of time each month curating the perfect box to bring joy to subscribers.

Boxes ship the first week of each month via Canada Post. Shipping is a flat rate $9.61 across Canada. A single month subscription is non-recurring, so you need to sign up again the following month. The 3 month terms are pre-paid and non-recurring and shipping is included in the total cost.

Mid-month, Alex releases a Book Club Guide on the Novel Editions Blog. There is also a Novel Editions Book Club Facebook Group where subscribers can share their thoughts and join in an online monthly book chat. With these features, Novel Editions really is a complete "book club in a box". I took part in the November Book chat, featuring a guest appearance by the author of November's featured book. It was a great experience and it really solidified my love for this subscription!

The theme for January is Enchantment.

The items in this box are as equally enchanting as the included book. They connect with the novel and also offer a little bit of relaxation and magic after a busy holiday season!

Product Listing

Northern D'lights Bubble Truffle Scoops (3, $12)
This company is based in Saskatchewan and creates artisan bath and body products. Bubble Truffles are "moisturizing bath melt and luxurious bath bomb in one".  They're made with organic cocoa butter, shea butter, and mango butter.

This personalized box included the following little items...

Tealyra Blooming Tea (4, ~$9.50)
These flavoured green teas include blueberry, passion fruit, jasmine, and vanilla.

These "blooming" tea balls are so cool. It's made with special handwoven Chinese tea and flowers.

And they are very pretty to watch unfurl in the teapot!

New Moon Tea Co. Lavender Sleep Sachet (~$4)
This sachet can be placed under your pillow, hung from your headboard, or placed on your bedside to help relax you to sleep. Alternatively, place it in a drawer or cupboard to freshen linens.

I love how the book is wrapped like a gift. It keeps the book a surprise while the other items are unboxed. The card says this novel is "mystical, historical, and a little eerie". 

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay ($34.95 retail)
From the publisher:
The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide Thom (Moth from The Virgin Cure) has left her life in the sideshow to open a tea shop with another young woman who feels it's finally safe enough to describe herself as a witch: a former medical student and gardien de sorts (keeper of spells), Eleanor St. Clair. Together they cater to Manhattan's high society ladies, specializing in cures, palmistry and potions--and in guarding the secrets of their clients. All is well until one bright September afternoon, when an enchanting young woman named Beatrice Dunn arrives at their door seeking employment.
     Beatrice soon becomes indispensable as Eleanor's apprentice, but her new life with the witches is marred by strange occurrences. She sees things no one else can see. She hears voices no one else can hear. Objects appear out of thin air, as if gifts from the dead. Has she been touched by magic or is she simply losing her mind? Eleanor wants to tread lightly and respect the magic manifest in the girl, but Adelaide sees a business opportunity. Working with Dr. Quinn Brody, a talented alienist, she submits Beatrice to a series of tests to see if she truly can talk to spirits. Amidst the witches' tug-of-war over what's best for her, Beatrice disappears, leaving them to wonder whether it was by choice or by force. 
     As Adelaide and Eleanor begin the desperate search for Beatrice, they're confronted by accusations and spectres from their own pasts. In a time when women were corseted, confined and committed for merely speaking their minds, were any of them safe?

This sounds like a very interesting book! I like the historical aspect. Unfortunately I haven't found time to read it yet, but it's next on my list.

The January Novel Editions included one hard cover novel, plus three additional items. The retail value of this box is just over $60 Canadian. It's another thoughtfully curated box. All the extras are from small Canadian companies and they fit the theme perfectly. I can't wait to start reading the book!

Interested in trying Novel Editions? Use promo code cdnboxaddict to save 10% off the December box (I paid $52.93 CDN, including tax and shipping, minus the discount). Code is not valid on 3 month terms. Also remember that the monthly subscription does not renew, so you will have to order again to get the next box.

The theme for February is Nature and the box will feature two books both by Canadian Aboriginal authors plus 3 additional items. This January box is still available for purchase as well. The January book club chat on Facebook is scheduled for February 7th, so there is still time to order the Enchantment box and take part in the chat!

If you enjoyed this review and decide to sign up, please let Novel Editions know that Canadian Box Addict referred you. Simply enter "CDNBOXADDICT" in the "Note to Sender" section at checkout. Your referral is much appreciated!

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Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 


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