Yureka Books is a subscription service that mails out a variety of new condition books based on your personal preferences instead of a theme. You fill out a questionnaire of your likes and dislikes and they choose novels specifically for you each month. You can choose from several options offering differing amounts of books. I’m trying out a three-month subscription from their three book option to see how accurate the service is. Read on to see the details and get a valuable coupon code worth 15 percent off.
Everything was shipped in this large bubble mailer. Nothing arrived bent or torn, so the mailer did its job.
Inside the mailer, the books were wrapped in pretty blue tissue paper with a Happy Holidays label. There was also an envelope with my name hand written on it. The label let me know that I’d received a bonus book as a holiday gift, which was a spectacular surprise.
Within the envelope was a letter written just for me explaining the book choices. There were also three bookplates to add my name to the books if I choose to. The bookplates were large and attractive and made me think more seriously about labeling the books in my home library.
The first two books in my bag were Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige and The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy. The first is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz and the other is a spooky paranormal tale. I haven’t read either of them yet, but they were on my To be Read list on Goodreads.
That’s a great thing about Yureka Books. You can connect them to your Goodreads account, if you have one, from their questionnaire so you’re more likely to get something you really want to read. If you don’t have Goodreads, no problem. They ask very detailed questions about the books and genres that you enjoy so you’re bound to get something you’ll like.
The last two books in the bundle were my new release hardcover selection, Heartless by Melissa Meyer and a softcover version of V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. Unfortunately, I had already bought these two novels for myself. Both look like great stories, so I’m going to be passing them along as Christmas gifts to a couple of friends who love to read fantasy as much as I do. No harm, no foul.
Overall, this bag of books was amazing. They chose novels that I most definitely want to read. They were dead on for my tastes and even included an extra book, which goes above and beyond everyday service. They’re an awesome choice for people who just want great reads, minus a theme or additional goodies that other services offer. They also donate part of the proceeds to local libraries, which is wonderful. You can even nominate your own hometown library for them to collaborate with.
The options offered start at $17 for two paperbacks and go up to $40 for one hardcover and two paperbacks or just four paperbacks. Shipping to the United States is free. With Amazon discounts, the four books I received still added up to more than the cost of the service. Plus, I got a book concierge to pick out books that fit my specific tastes which really adds to the value. You don’t get the same generic box as every other subscriber. It’s really tailored to you.
If you’re interested in signing up for the Yureka Books service, click here for more information. As a bonus, they’re offering 15 percent off the first month for our readers with the code JESSE15. Happy reading!