Quarterly YA Literary Box Unboxing [CC]


Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel! So today’s video is going to be a very special unboxing for Quarterly. Recently, they contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in getting a box for review and I, of course, said yes! If you’re not familiar with Quarterly, they are a book subscription service; however, this one is a little bit different from the other subscription services out there because, as the name suggests, it actually only comes every quarter – so about every three months you got a box. It is a little bit pricier than other subscription services; however, with the subscription service you do get three books that are personally curated by the author for that quarter as well as extra little bookish goodies as well also curated by the author. I’ll definitely have all the information linked down below for you guys to check out if you’re interested, but I’m gonna get started unboxing this. I already opened – oh! that was my address ^^’ I already opened the box just to get ready for this because I don’t want to struggle for, like, 10 minutes and waste a lot of memory space… I’m just going to go ahead and get started and then I’ll just kind of tell you guys about the subscription service a little bit more as we get – OH! First, I’m going to pull out this which is beautiful by the way. This particular box is the YA Literary Box. They also have more of a general fiction box; however, for me you guys – you guys know. This particular box was curated by Beth Revis who you guys might know from the Across the Universe trilogy. So this is basically a letter explaining why she picked what she picked for this box. OK, i’m definitely going to read this after I am done unboxing everything. The first thing I see here is a signed bookplate with Beth Revis signature on it. Very lovely, I love these kind of things! Next up – should I start with the books or should I start with the goodies? I’m gonna start out with books because those are those are you most excited! So, the first book in here is Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer this tells the story of sixteen-year-old Jam who is having a difficult time dealing with the death of her boyfriend and an effort to help her parents actually sent her away to boarding school. In this boarding school she starts this journal writing assignment based on Sylvia Plath that “starts her on a path to self-discovery” is what the back says. So now the next book is The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis. I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen this one. I’m so very intrigued. Apparently it’s about a girl named Emmy whose best friend passes away from a chronic heart condition, and she decides to try and contact her in the afterlife because she made a pact with her friend before she passed away to meet each other on the other side. I honestly haven’t heard about this one but the premises very interesting. Then the last book in this is Beth Revis’ own book. This their newest release which was released earlier this year, I believe, and it is A World Without You. this book much like the previous two deals with death and grieving and mental illness. This is about a seventeen-year-old named Bo who believes he can travel through time. He believes that he saw the Titanic sink, that he was in a bloody battlefield during the Civil War – and when his parents sent him away to a school for troubled youth he befriends a young girl named Sophia. However, Sophia ends up committing suicide which leaves Bo convinced that she is actually stuck somewhere in time waiting for him to save her. There are little annotations included in the book as well which I personally love little details like that. Particularly for a book like this that deals with mental illness grief and loss and acceptance of that loss – I think it will just be really interesting to read the annotations from Beth to just give a little bit more insight into what she was thinking or just even little tidbits about the characters or anything like that. I definitely love that personalized aspect to it that just kind of helps you get into the author’s mind as they were writing this I love things like that so if you are a fan of that, that is definitely one aspect that is in my opinion very unique about this box. So I definitely feel like all of these books deal with death and grieving and trying to come to terms with reality and trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not, so I’m definitely very intrigued by these three books. Now I’ll show you guys the extra goodies that came with it. The first thing that grabbed my attention here is this cable photo holder which I love! I love hanging photos everywhere in my room. I have a little wall dedicated to photos, so this I love. This looks like Thor’s hammer! Anyone? No? so this is magnetic – oh! OK this is even cooler I thought it was! So these are little magnets that – hold on let me show you. You hang this from your wall or wherever you put it in your room, and it comes included with this little magnets that you can just hook your photos onto. I’m definitely going to get some use out of this because I just printed a whole bunch of BTS photos last night coincidentally – um, just for no reason just for funsies.

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