My eBook inBox was refilled on January 31. eBook inBox is a service run by the same owner as the Lit-Cube book subscription box, but it’s purely electronic. Every month they send you an email with a link to your online inbox full of e-books. They promise at least 3 full-length novels plus digital bonuses like art prints, coloring pages and extra books and novellas tailored to your reading preferences. Here’s what was in my January shipment.
The first book in my inbox was Style by Chelsea M. Cameron. It looks like a young adult LGBT romance, coming of age story. While I don’t read a lot of contemporary YA, I do enjoy them on occasion and this one has promise. It sells elsewhere for $4.99.
The next novel in my box was Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton. It claims to be a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Interview with the Vampire which are two of my all-time favorite books. I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint. It looks like it involves a love triangle, which isn’t my favorite scenario, but if the plot makes up for it those books can still be good. Apparently this is a bonus e-book because it’s older than 90 days. You’d pay $2.99 for it on Amazon.
Somniare is a YA fantasy romance by D.T. Dyllin. The premise sounds interesting – a teen is murdered and forced to dwell amidst living nightmares in a dream world without using her magic. The plot seems original compared to the glut of paranormal romance available on the market. I’ll give it a try. It’s worth $2.99.
The last book in my inbox was Catalyst by Kristin Smith. This one looks like a dystopian sci-fi novel for YA. While there a lot of these for sale these days, I usually enjoy them. In this one, a single “normal” girl navigates a world full of people genetically modified to be superior. I’m hoping it will be a good read. It costs $3.99 online.
In addition to the books in my box were two downloads. One is a watercolor style art print with a quote from Stephen King that reads, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” The other is a coloring page with a Jane Austen quote. Both are a fun addition to this month’s shipment.
So, adding up the books this month, they had a total value of $14.96 which is almost twice the $7.99 price of the service. Not bad, and that’s before the art print and coloring page. Every month they seem to add in plenty of extras. In December I received seven books, and this month I received five plus the bonus prints. The value always exceeds the goodies, which is excellent.