Right off the bat, this book box is significantly different from the others I’ve tried in that it’s just books. Every month there are 5 books you get to choose from, and if you would like you can add up to 2 more on for $9.99 each. Almost immediately after you make your selection your book is shipped, and, for me, it arrived in just a few days. They’re almost always running promotions, so this month I got a free book, provided I remain subscribed next month. Other times I’ve seen them giving away an extra book when you subscribe (and they have some Black Friday deals going right now).
Oh. My. Gosh. Selection was so hard this month! I only wanted to go for one book, but there were four that really caught my attention:
I ended up choosing Artemis by Andy Weir, as I LOVED The Martian Chronicles, but I may end up grabbing the rest of them eventually. His style of humor is spot on what I enjoy, so I was laughing all the way through that book, even though it’s about quite a desperate situation. I’m hoping that Artemis includes some of the same.
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
I’m very happy with Book of the Month. I think next month I may end up getting one or two more of these, if the selections aren’t all so good again! If you haven’t checked them out, I highly recommend that you do!
Are you subscribed to Book of the Month? What are your thoughts? Have you read any of this month’s books?