If you don’t already know, I’m a Book Case Club representative. What this means, is that every month, I promote and review their monthly subscription box!
Book Case Club is a monthly book subscription box that sends 2 books per month, for just $9.99. They have several genres, and are super affordable! They don’t come with any additional items, but that’s okay, because you always get 2 books!
I am currently subscribed to 2 of their boxes: the Strange Worlds Case (sci-fi & fantasy) and the Teenage Dreams Case (YA). I love both of them! I’m never disappointed with the books I receive.
All boxes Ship on the 1st of each month, regardless of when you signed up. So if you sign up on the 20th of May, you’ll get the June box, and it’ll ship on June 1st.
Book Case Club currently only ships within the United States.
Now that I’ve got that intro out of the way, let’s talk about the March Sci-Fi & Fantasy Box!
This month, the 2 books I received were The Crown of Connemara by Stephen Leigh, and The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.
Let’s start with The Crown of Connemara!
The Crown of Connemara is a contemporary (urban) Celtic fantasy that follows a young Irish-American musician named Collin, from Chicago, who’s passion is traditional Irish music, and an Islander from Ireland’s west coast, named Maeve. We don’t get much to go on, but from what I understand, Islanders are considered outcasts and are blamed for any weird happenings. Collin travels to Ireland and meets Maeve, and they discover that they are connected in ways that Collin never imagined.
I was also told that this book might have faeries in it. That makes it worth reading in my opinion.
Now, the book does only have 3.5 stars on Goodreads, but if you know me, you know that I never go with the public rating. There are a lot of great reviews for this book, and what some enjoy, others might not.
But if this seems like something you’d be interested in, definitely check it out!
The Library at Mount Char is more confusing every time I read the description, but that makes me want to read it even more. Since I’m having a hard time coming up with a paraphrased summary, I’m just going to post the Goodreads summary.
Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill in this astonishingly original, terrifying, and darkly funny contemporary fantasy.
Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for.
After all, she was a normal American herself, once.
That was a long time ago, of course—before the time she calls “adoption day,” when she and a dozen other children found themselves being raised by a man they learned to call Father.
Father could do strange things. He could call light from darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible.
In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn’t gotten out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient Pelapi customs. They’ve studied the books in his library and learned some of the secrets behind his equally ancient power.
Sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing. And if God truly is dead, the only thing that matters is who will inherit his library—and with it, power over all of creation.
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her.
But Carolyn can win. She’s sure of it. What she doesn’t realize is that her victory may come at an unacceptable price—because in becoming a God, she’s forgotten a great deal about being human.
As a big fan of Neil Gaiman, I’m going to say HECK YES to this book. It sounds so good, and totally creepy, and apparently it’s funny too (probably in a twisted humor way).
Also, let me just say that the cover is SO COOL (and the texture of the cover is awesome).
If this book seems like it’s up your alley, check it out!
So overall impressions of the March box.
First, I’m digging the choices. A Celtic fantasy, and a creepy thriller fantasy? Yes yes yes!
As always, the box arrived on time, and was packaged well.
Both books are hardcover adult novels priced (respectively) at $26, and $25.95. The total value of the books in March’s box is a whopping $51.95. So for $9.99, you get a $50 value! (Side note; adult books are so expensive compared to young adult. Am I the only one who notices this?)
5 out of 5 stars! I’m really happy with the picks for March!
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