Now in Books November 2021 Review: Land & Sea and On The Hush

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From diverse stories and characters to fun story-related activity suggestions and curated music playlists, there are just so many things to look forward to in every Now in Books box! Our November 2021 review covers two subscriptions: the Young Adult Books & Music box and the Fiction Books & Music box. The YA box takes us to LAND & SEA, while the Fiction box introduces us to a character who keeps many things ON THE HUSH!

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Books & Music: Fiction 

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris ($14.49) With a premise that everyone has something to hide, this legal thriller has a fast-paced storytelling style that keeps the reader engaged. The protagonist, Ellice Littlejohn, is the lone black lawyer in their firm. She found her boss dead one morning and after that, it started to get harder for her to keep her secrets. The novel tackles racism, sexism, and harassment in the workplace, and most importantly, black women empowerment. This is the author’s debut work and it’s quite impressive!

Included with the book is the On The Hush playlist which matches the story’s suspenseful mood really well. The discussion questions are also well-put-together, helping readers reflect on what they had just read. If you liked All Her Little Secrets, the guide has several book and series recommendations.

Books & Music: Young Adult

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen ($15.19) This young adult fantasy novel showcases African mythology and history and takes us to the fantastical world of mermaids! The protagonist is a black mermaid named Simidele, who is admirable for how strong and fearless she is. This is also the author’s debut work, with lyrical prose and beautiful descriptions that easily evoke images of the sea. This is a great read for any YA fantasy fan and for anyone looking for diverse representation in mermaid stories!

Aside from the Of Land & Sea playlist and the book and streaming recommendations, the book club guide for Young Adult Fiction Books & Music box also has a recipe and a fun crossword puzzle.

Now in Books delivers the best and the most diverse reads! It’s great for anyone who wants to expand their personal book collection and even for people who simply like to receive monthly book surprises. I love that there’s an option to get the books with a guide, it’s a great help in enhancing the reading experience. For people who prefer to read without the guide, no worries because it’s also possible to get just the book.

Now in Books is a book subscription that caters to fans of YA and fiction. They promise to send books that feature new authors, diverse stories and characters, and engaging narratives relating to social issues. There are currently 4 plans available. Two are book-only plans, while the other two offer an immersive experience through playlists, guides, and additional activities.

  • Young Adult ($16.99) – one newly released young adult novel each month
  • Books & Music: Young Adult ($19.99) – one gift-wrapped young adult novel, specially curated music playlist, book club guide, discussion questions, and a fun activity like recipes or puzzles each month
  • Fiction ($19.99) – one newly released fiction novel each month
  • Books & Music: Fiction ($24.99) – one gift-wrapped fiction novel, specially curated music playlist, book club guide, discussion questions, and a fun activity like recipes or puzzles every 3 months

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