I was recently asked by the lovely people from Rainbow Book Box if I’d like to receive a sample box of their upcoming bookish subscription service. Rainbow Book Box is a new YA subscription, specialising in diverse books. Meaning each month their box will contain a new YA release, written by BAME, LGBTQAIP+ and disabled authors. The moment I heard that this was book box focusing on diverse books and authors, I couldn’t have been more excited. I jumped at the chance to receive one, as it’s not something I’ve seen many bookish subscription services focus on. It was so refreshing to find a company actively searching for diverse books and authors to support. With that being said, let’s get on into the box because it was pretty fab…
Upon opening the box, I had no doubt that I would be in for a treat. How could there possibly be any doubts when the first thing you see is a mermaid?!
The first two items I received in the box were a pair of adorable mermaid scale socks and an utterly gorgeous mermaid card from Jasminerebecca,which I have to admit, I’m slightly in love with and I will definitely be checking out more of her work. (It turns out, mermaids are still 100% the way to my heart and I still 100% blame The Little Mermaid for that…)
The last two goodies were both bath related, which feels very fitting for a mermaid themed box. The first item being a ‘Siren Song’ bath bomb, which I have already used and can confirm, smelt incredible. The second product was the ‘Mermaids Cove’ bubble bar and in all honesty, I’m in a dilemma as to when to use it because currently, I can’t bare to part with its cuteness…
Lastly, the book. It came all wrapped up in a bow, which I was not expecting at all but was so lovely. It felt like receiving a present and made opening the box that much more exciting.
The book we we received was Like Water by Rebecca Podos and I couldn’t have been more excited upon unwrapping it. I’d had my eye on it for a while, as it sounds fantastic and I’d read some really positive reviews from U.S reviewers who’d managed to get an early copy! From what I’ve heard, Like Water has a diverse cast of character regarding race, gender, sexuality and mental illness. Books with mental illness representation are some of my favourites (as long as they’re done well!), so I’m very much looking forward to this and I’m keeping my fingers crossed I love it as much as I adore its gorgeous cover.
If this sample box is anything to go by, I think Rainbow Book Box is definitely a bookish subscription service to keep an eye on. From a gorgeous new release, to some equally lovely goodies, I’d 100% recommend it. It’s £27 per box, with January’s box ‘Light’s, Camera, Action!’ currently available to pre-order.