Lit-Cube is back this month with their one year anniversary box! In honor of their mascot, this month’s theme was Anniversary of the Dragon. Ummmm dragons?? Hell yeah! So of course my expectations were high knowing that not only would this box contain awesome dragony items (yes – I just made up my own word to fit my purposes here), it would also include exclusive items due to the anniversary. Peggy, the founder of Lit-Cube, does a great job of informing subscribers of new content and hints of what to expect in your box (the created anticipation kills me sometimes!), but she also posts a lot of info on Instagram (@litcube). If you’re like me and spend an immeasurable amount of time with the #Bookstagram community, then having those updates on Lit-cube’s page is super convenient! She also periodically hosts rep searches, giveaways, and polls, so staying informed is really a bonus to yourself as well. For more information on Lit-Cube, check out my first unboxing review.
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Okay now onto what we’ve all been waiting for ….. *drum roll* …. the UNBOXING. This month was amazing again just like last month. I was so pleased with each item and could tell that Peggy put a lot of thought into this special anniversary box. One of my favorite components of Lit-Cube’s boxes is that there are usually items included that are only for Lit-Cube boxes – meaning you can’t buy them anywhere else. How special is that to know you will have at least one unique item each month? So here are the results of April’s unboxing:
Readable: Slayers by C.J. Hill
“Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.
The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?” – Goodreads
Our readable this month sounds like a wonderful dragon tale. It’s been officially added to my TBR pile in May so keep an eye out for my review. Or better yet – read along with me! I always enjoy good book adventure company. My hope for Slayers is that the main heroine, Tori, isn’t a whiney damsel in distress sort of character. I know the abstract says she’s “smart but spoiled,” but hopefully that just means she starts off whiney and becomes a bad ass dragon slayer.
Snackable: Fatman’s Beef Jerky (Smoky Chipotle)
Beef Jerky …. BEEF JERKEY!! Let me disclose here that the two most hungered items in my house are reese’s peanut butter cups and beef jerky. So you can imagine how excited I was to see this item as our snackable this month. After my initial excitement, I had to plan out how to hide this from the rest of the house – ha! I was not about to let my beef jerky get taken away from me. The only slight downside to this is that the flavor is Chipotle and I am a wimp when it comes to spicy. On the “what’s inside your cube” card, it mentioned that Black Cherry was the other flavor sent out in the boxes, but luck of the draw on that one was not on my side. Anyway, I gave the beef jerky a shot – I mean, I am not going to let a little thing like spice take away my satisfaction of jerky. To be honest, I felt like the jerky was a little thin for my taste. The flavors were great, it could have just used a little bit thicker cut. It’s still jerky though so of course I downed the whole thing anyway.
Wearable: Dragon Bracelet
How freaking adorable is this dragon bracelet?? Not only is it a super cute accessory, it looks great in #bookstagram photography. The wrapping of the bracelet is leather and everything seems to be structured well and in high quality. This item fits perfectly with this month’s theme!
Color This Journal
See photo of journal below. The Color This Journal is adorable. It includes 80 writing pages and 16 additional coloring pages spread throughout. I find coloring to be therapeutic and these pages are definitely adult coloring to offer more fun and creativity. My one concern is that I don’t see how the journal (just the style of it really) fits with the theme, but it’s so cute and I love it so much that I don’t necessarily care. I’ll still use this frequently anyway – I was actually planning to move my blog notes over.
EXCLUSIVE: Colored Pencil Set
See photo of colored pencil set below. This is an item created solely for Lit-Cube subscribers and was only ever produced for this month’s box. Can’t beat exclusive items right? These are very simplistic, natural looking colored pencils that come in a neat round carrying tube. On the cap of the tube is a built-in pencil sharpener and I am all about efficiency, so kudos for that design! Obviously this is in out box to accompany the adorable Color This Journal (ya know, in case you’re like me and have zero colored pencils in the house – oops!).
EXCLUSIVE: Lit-Cube Plush!
Do you follow @litcube on instagram? Well you should. Because then you would know that they have an adorable book-drunk dragon as their mascot (featured on each box) and they recently had a poll/competition to name the little guy. The winning name: Stacks! In honor of their anniversary this month, we received our very own Stacks – a custom-made little plush dragon stuffed animal who looks just like his picture. He’s made himself a home guarding all of the colorful books on my bookshelf (I mean he needs to feed his book addiction somehow right?!). So thrilled that we were able to receive such a unique item in our boxes.
Overall this month’s anniversary box met my expectations. May’s Theme: Alice in Wonderland. Eek!! I think I am more excited for May’s theme than I’ve been yet. There are so many possibilities for what could be inside and none of them would disappoint.
Total Box Valued: $50.90
Check out my unboxing video on my YouTube Channel as well.