Company: Wildest Dreams Book Box
Theme: Family Ties
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
‘The Weasleys’ inspired shower gel from Geeky Clean
‘The Carters’ English Breakfast Tea from Rosie Lea Tea
Far From the Tree tissues
Note from Robin Benway
This might be an odd thing to start off with, but I really appreciate that empty teabags in which to put the tea of month are included in the box! A lot of subscription boxes include loose teas and assume that you’ll have a tea steeper or something of that variety to use, and though I know I do have one sitting around somewhere, the chances of finding it when I want to use one of these teas? Zero. It’s thoughtful to include the teabags in the box and something I find very convenient. The branding on the tea is lovely and the The Hate U Give is such a fantastic book (currently doing a re-read) that it put a smile on my face to see an item themed on it in this month’s box. That it’s an English Breakfast tea? Even better.
I also love Geeky Clean’s products! As mentioned in a previous unboxing, I’m not a fan of Harry Potter, but I tend to favour citrus scents in terms of bath products, so, the shower gel being orange scented, it will get used! As an aside (of sorts), the colour scheme of this box was just my thing. I’m on an orange/pink/green kick at the moment.
I’d not heard of Far From the Tree before finding it in the box, but I’ll be looking to read it soon. I’ve read a lot of fantasy/sci-fi YA novels recently and I’ve started looking for more contemporary YA books to read. The novel is described as follows: ‘When 16 year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own mother. Her search leads her to two half-siblings she never knew existed. When these three siblings come together, they find in themselves the place they can belong, while the secrets they guard threaten to explode…’ Given that there are Far From the Tree branded tissues included, I’m going to take that as a warning that there will be tears! I’m still recovering from reading Brave Enough, so I might leave it a few days before jumping into this.
I subscribed to Wildest Dreams Book Box in February, so this is my second box. I’ve been impressed by both, particularly by the quality of the items included and just how reasonable the price is for what you get. It’s also great to see a more affordable UK-based subscription box, hopefully opening up more opportunities for young people to take out subscriptions and enjoy reading the books they receive. Great work.