Book of the Month December 2017 Review

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Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription service. Each month you choose a book from 5 books selected by Book of the Month judges. The prices are usually cheaper than you'd find anywhere else. Plus, you also always have the option to skip a month. 

The English Wife by Lauren Willis
Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he's the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he's recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay's sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?
There were a lot of good choices this month, but I finally landed on The English Wife because I felt like it would be a fun and wintery read.

BOTM gives you the option to add up to two additional books for $9.99 each. Since I knew I'd have more downtime this semester, I went ahead and selected another book. This one has actually been on my to-read list for awhile.

The Power by Naomi Alderman
In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

BOTM includes a bookmark with each box. Sometimes it has a quote from an author or a note from one of the judges. This month, however, had a cute little snowflake design.

Also included in this month's shipment are these cute little stickers to decorate your box for a chance to win 6 months free!

Overall, I love this subscription! If you want to subscribe, use my referral link to get your first book for $9.99 + a free tote bag!

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