PageHabit June 2017 Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Historical Fiction

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PageHabit delivers your next book sensations. The subscription costs $29.99 per month, and you can choose from a variety of genres available like Mystery, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, and Young Adult Fiction. PageHabit also gives back to the community – each month, they partner with different organizations to make sure that children around the world have books to read.

DEAL: Save $10 off your subscription! Use this link to get the deal.

The book is protected by tons of brown paper squiggles.

A letter from this month’s author, Martha Conway.

This month, PageHabit is making sure that children from Zambia will get books to encourage literacy.

It also includes an infographic-style trivia about Zambia.

Everything in my June 2017 box!

I picked Historical Fiction this month. My box include one (1) newly released book, plus several bookish goods.

FYI – the bookish goods are the same over all the subscriptions. Here are the books in the other subscriptions (all hardcover prices):

The Underground River by Martha Conway ($18.06).

Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving runaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love.

It’s 1838, and May Bedloe works as a seamstress for her cousin, the famous actress Comfort Vertue—until their steamboat sinks on the Ohio River. Though they both survive, both must find new employment. Comfort is hired to give lectures by noted abolitionist, Flora Howard, and May finds work on a small flatboat, Hugo and Helena’s Floating Theatre, as it cruises the border between the northern states and the southern slave-holding states.

May becomes indispensable to Hugo and his troupe, and all goes well until she sees her cousin again. Comfort and Mrs. Howard are also traveling down the Ohio River, speaking out against slavery at the many riverside towns. May owes Mrs. Howard a debt she cannot repay, and Mrs. Howard uses the opportunity to enlist May in her network of shadowy characters who ferry babies given up by their slave mothers across the river to freedom. Lying has never come easy to May, but now she is compelled to break the law, deceive all her new-found friends, and deflect the rising suspicions of Dr. Early who captures runaways and sells them back to their southern masters.

As May’s secrets become more tangled and harder to keep, the Floating Theatre readies for its biggest performance yet. May’s predicament could mean doom for all her friends on board, including her beloved Hugo, unless she can figure out a way to trap those who know her best.

I like the premise and the period details, plus the protagonist seems a very interesting character too. I’ve read good reviews about this book and it really is promising!

“In 1838, you could be hanged for helping a runaway.” That sounds so scary, and so intriguing at the same time. Can’t wait to find out if May is going to make it!

They even included some notes in the book!

It makes the whole reading experience better and it makes the subscription feel “personal.”

They used sticky notes, so there’s nothing to worry about. You can easily remove the notes if you want them to.

Holbrook Jackson Bookmark – Amazing typography.

Any bookworm will agree with this quote!

Sticky Notes – These are so handy!

Can be used as page markers or to write your own reading notes.

“Read More” Pin – A nice bookworm pin that subscribers will definitely dig.

Frank Zappa Quote Custom Pouch Bag – I couldn’t have said it better myself! This pouch is enough to carry several pens, highlighters, and sticky notes.

Although the value of this month’s box isn’t quite impressive, I am still looking forward to see future boxes. Page Habit is a new subscription and understandably, there is lots of room for improvement. What I like about this subscription is that subscribers can choose from a variety of genres, which means you won’t receive anything that is not right up your alley. Also, Page Habit gives back to the community! Their advocacy is to give books to children around the world so that they will discover the wonders and joys of reading – isn’t that such a good thing?

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  • Catherine

    To me, the value is there because of the author’s notes that are included in the book. This is the only subscription I know of that does this, and I think it’s great idea. 🙂