For those of you who have never heard of VIBOOKCRATE it’s a Canadian book subscription box! VIBOOKCRATE has multiple types of boxes ranging from quarterly/seasonal to jr boxes for kids. Today I’ll be unboxing the Fall box which is for adults and young adults. Each seasonal box comes with two books that are NOT new releases and a few extra goodies! Oh yea, and all the companies in the box are CANADIAN! Canadian company using other Canadian companies, I love it! For this particular box all the companies included happen to be located in BC. Unfortunately they only ship within Canada at the moment but if you are Canadian and would like to try out their Winter box or maybe one of their junior boxes for your kids you can use my rep code: JEST10 to save 10% on your order, this code is good for ANY box.
As always with my unboxings here is an overview of what was included!
Fall Cozy Reads
I have already read the YA books and I absolutely loved it, Moira Fowley-Doyle is one of my favourite authors and one of the only auto-buy authors for me. 10/10 recommend reading this book and her other on Spellbook of the Lost and Found, they are both books for this time of year!
YA – The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
A bewitching, dark and beautiful debut novel about a girl living in the shadow of a mysterious curse.
It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.
The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.
But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?
Adult – First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
It’s October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree… and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store.
Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted confections — rose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and minds — are singularly effective, the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts.
Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby — a namesake for her wonderful Henry. Yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has.
Sydney’s daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to.. if only he could see it, too. But how can he, when he is so far outside her grasp that he appears to her as little more than a puff of smoke?
When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, the Waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost.
Lose yourself in Sarah Addison Allen’s enchanting world and fall for her charmed characters in this captivating story that proves that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It’s where the real story begins.
There were 5 other items included in the box and the first two were a handmade mug cozy (drink sleeve) created by Coastal Mist Creations. and this VIBOOKCRATE exclusive Dash of Magic tea by Books N Leaf. The tea is flavoured Buttercream and caramel and sounds absolutely delicious so I cant wait to try it!
The next two items were a lip balm and bookmark. The lip balm “Kiss me I’m Canadian” was made by Shea Butter Market which is supposed to be a spicy maple cinnamon flavour. The laminated bookmark was created bu Bibliophile Belle’s Boutique and it features a checklist of items perfect for reading.
The final item included in the box was a book sleeve! Each sleeve was handmade by Kristen the owner of VIBOOKCRATE, there were multiple prints you could have recieved and I ended up with this beautiful patter which I am so happy with! The sleeve is large enough to fit a thick regular size hardcover and paperback books.
The next box is the Winter box and the theme is Frosted Kisses & Warm Wishes. if you would like to purchase a box use my code: JEST10