Brand new Book Subscription box from ‘Crime on the Pages’ – July 2016 Unboxing / Review and Book giveaway!

Ok, so here’s some honesty. I just wrote a 7 paragraph long opener about this post and, then, deleted it because who wants to read 7 paragraphs before they get to the unboxing in a subscription box post. So intro coming up, which contains a money off code and a more brief explanation.

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to introduce you to the brand new, very shiny ‘Crime On The Pages‘ subscription box (July is their first ever box) as I’ve been hoping for a UK based book subscription box for so so long and was so happy to see one arrive. So much so that I subscribed instantly because I was far too excited and wanted to make sure I got the first box. At a later date, though, I saw that they were looking for a rep and I just had to apply, though thought I had no chance, but what do I know! I paid for this box but as of next month I am the official rep for this fabulous start up brand, and I couldn’t be happier.

If you decide to subscribe then you can use the code PETITMOI (until 28th September 2016) to get 5% off your first box/order. Each box will contain a new release crime or thriller novel along with at least two booky bits, as you’ll see the box for July was fantastic and very imaginative. There’s no spoilers because each month is paid for in advance, so if you subscribe before the 28th July then you’ll get August’s box, but from 29th July onwards you’ll get Septembers box.

And, if an exciting new book box wasn’t enough, don’t forget to stick around for the book giveaway, at the end, for a hard back copy of Hollie Overton’s ‘Baby Doll’ as I already had a pre-release copy from a few months ago. But anyway, after a slightly shorter ramble, here’s to the box.

Firstly, can I say, how lovely are these personalised notes. And, no, mine isn’t because I’m a rep, we all got a hand written note from the brains behind ‘Crime on the Pages’ and I think that’s a really, lovely detail.
As you’ll have seen, if you read the note, this month’s box contained two books (rather than the standard, one) as a thank you to those who have supported the company in their very first month.
I have to admit there’s something really, rather, lovely about a book wrapped in tissue paper. It made it feel even more special.
This is the book that will be the giveaway item, below, as I already have a copy so I wanted to share the love. This is a hard back and the book is fantastic. It’s not the easiest subject matter in the world but it’s very well written and an intriguing and enthralling story. If you enjoyed ‘The Room’ then this is the book for you.
I haven’t started reading ‘False Hearts’ by Laura Lam, yet, as I am waiting until Ethan goes to Devon as there’ll be a little less work to do and, as such, hopefully a bit more reading time. The book sounds utterly, utterly intriguing though and I feel like this could be one of my books of the year.
I absolutely love the idea of getting a plain, wooden, book mark for us to design ourselves. I have to be honest and say that artistic skill is not mine, but I have a super duper amazingly crafty Mum and she’s going to work her magic on this and surprise me with what she does. If you want to see what she makes of this then don’t forget to follow me over on Instagram:
I, instantly, loved this booky confetti from ‘Very Vintage Boutique’. You can be, absolutely, sure you’ll see this in the background of future photos. I’m considering keeping it scattered in a pretty dish on the side once we have our rooms sorted.
Relaxing with a good book, and a candle, is a favourite of many book worms so this was an obvious choice to go in the box.

 

But this ‘Crime Fiction Reader’ which was made especially for the box by the lovely lady over at A Hand Made Emporium. It has a cute little book set in to the top and a really lovely, fresh linen scent which I am really looking forward to enjoying once my current candle burns itself out.
And, last, but not least, we have this note book with a William Wordsworth quote on. I like note books, a lot, I like all stationery but note books are one of my favourites. And who doesn’t need a note book laying around, be it for your shopping list, your ‘to be read’ list or to pen your own book. A welcome addition to my, already, over sized collection of note books!
I think you can see why I loved the box. Even without the additional book the items are really nice and I think, especially considering the value of a new release, hard back book, the box is really reasonably priced. I just don’t know how I’ll cope until next month’s box, I already want to know what’s in there! Don’t forget, if you subscribe (here), then you can use my code PETITMOI for 5% off.
And, well done for waiting so long, here’s the giveaway. As always, enter with the rafflecopter below. The twitter entry is mandatory but there’s a number of non-mandatory entries as well. Terms and conditions are below the widget and good luck!
– You must be 18 or over to enter the giveaway
– The Giveaway is open to the UK only.
– The winner will be picked, randomly, via Rafflecopter
– There will be one winner
– The winner will have 28 days to respond to my email informing them of the win, if they do not respond another winner will be drawn.
– The winner will win a hard back copy of the ‘Baby Doll’ book.
– The giveaway runs until midnight on 2nd August 2016.
– Crime On The Pages didn’t ask me to include them as an option in the giveaway but I am really intent on helping them as I think they’re great so I chose to add them as an option.

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38 Comments

  1. beautyqueenuk July 20, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I think this is such a fabulous idea and Baby Doll is on my wishlist to read, so this is an ideal box for me x

  2. sue price July 20, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Mine was The girl in cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, really good read and thoroughly enjoyed it, although there was one tiny bit at the end which didn't ring true & bugged me a bit

  3. Susan Smith July 20, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Daughters of Shame a very good true story

  4. Isis1981uk July 21, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    The Passage by Justin Cronin – terrifying!

  5. Ruth Harwood July 22, 2016 / 6:35 am

    I read War and Peace the other week – fabulous, though a little long and absorbing!

  6. Janine Atkin July 23, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    im reading game of thrones at the minute. my partner has been bugging me for ages to watch and i said it wasnt my kind of thing, so he bought me the books instead as he knows i cant resist books. and he was right. im hooked.

  7. Hannah Ingham July 27, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    I'm reading Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children and it's amazing!

  8. Kirsty Hosty July 28, 2016 / 7:41 am

    I'm currently reading Miss Peregrine, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs it's brilliant follows on from Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

  9. Anonymous July 29, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Lee Child books with Jack Reacher – great crime thrillers. (@PeanutHog)

  10. Janet Howell July 29, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    You can never own too many books and crime is my favourite genre.

  11. moonray July 30, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  12. ziggy2407 August 1, 2016 / 12:03 am

    I love crime fiction but at the moment I'm reading "Forgive Me" by Lesley Pearse – trying hard to get through to be read pile.

  13. Rebecca Powell August 1, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I read The Hunger Games trilogy – it was fantastic

  14. Sheila Howes August 1, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I'm loving the idea of the "Crime on the Pages" subscription box – my idea of heaven! I don't have a favourite, but I'm about to read "In a Dark, Dark Wood' by Ruth Ware.

  15. Jayne Kelsall August 1, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    I've just read The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus , fab book .x

  16. sheridarby August 1, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I recently finished The GoldFinch by Donna Tartt – a truly wonderful book

  17. Barbara Handley August 1, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I read Ruth's Journey the imagined sequel to Gone With the Wind by Donald McCaig.

  18. TRACY HANSON August 2, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Not a recent book (but I've just read it again) but loved Sacrifice by Paul Finch. A great read and something different if you like crime.

  19. HayleyT August 2, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    My favourite recent read was Christobel Kent, Crooked House.

  20. nicola james August 2, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    currently reading a street cat named bob

  21. Jo McPherson August 2, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I have just read The Evil Beneath by A J Waines, it was full of twists and turns and I thoroughly enjoyed it

  22. Anonymous August 2, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Stephen King – The Shining. Chilling and thrilling. (Ruth Wollerton)

  23. Bella RoEll August 2, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    My favorite new read is After By Anna Todd, with all the sarcasm, rudeness, drama, and romance. I love it!

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