October 2016 Book Case Club Thrill Seeker Subscription Box Review + 15% off Promo Code!

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Book Case Club
The Breakdown:
The Cost: $9.99/month + $5 shipping
2 Hardcover books from the category of your choice!
Ships via USPS | Ships to the US

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So what is Book Case?

“Book Case is a one stop monthly subscription service for book lovers. Each case will contain a selection of handpicked books based on your preferences that you’re sure to love.”

They currently have EIGHT different preferences you can choose from:

  1. Teenage Dreams (YA novels)
  2. Thrill Seeker (mystery/thriller)
  3. Strange Worlds (sci-fi/fantasy)
  4. Read to Me (children’s picture books – you get 4 with this subscription)
  5. Blind Date (paranormal romance)
  6. Booking for Love (romance)
  7. Quarterly Cookbooks
  8. Quarterly Military History

In short, it’s a great way to get introduced to some awesome new reads in your preferred category/genre of books!

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Nicely packaged – your hardcover books will definitely arrive safely.

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A quick summary of both books included.

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And now onto the books. 😀

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I chose the Thrill Seeker subscription and these are the two books I received this month!

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Ghost Shift by John Gapper

Summary from Goodreads: “The body of a woman who worked the overnight shift at the factory of a massive American tech company near Hong Kong is found in the marshes, bearing odd markings. Mei, an inspector for the Guangdong Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, is called out in the middle of the night to investigate—only to confront the most shocking discovery imaginable: the dead woman’s face is identical to her own.

At the same time, a retired American operative is secretly looking into the suicides coming out of the factory. When he and Mei encounter each other, both are surprised to learn they had no idea of the truth.

With that begins a full-throttle thriller catalyzed by long-buried secrets rooted in the turbulent history of China—and a stunning and dramatic family story.”

I am seriously intrigued by this book! It reads like a real mystery/page-turner and I think it’s awesome that Book Club selected a story that’s set in a modern day China (which, to me is super interesting because it’s not a location you see featured in a lot of books).

This is 100% at the top of my to-read list for the holidays and I can’t wait to see where it takes me (I really wish I had more free time to read, because I used to devour books as a kid). Props to Book Case for finding such a unique novel to send out! 🙂 The summary of this book has me thinking that the entirety of it will remind me of a cross between Castle and Elementary.

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The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Summary from Goodreads: “A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.

But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.

As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?”

Oh no… oh wow. XD This sounds really, really creepy (seriously, what is it about small twins that change the entire dynamic?). But that’s okay! One of my favorite authors is Stephen King so I feel equipped to take this one on! (and random fact but I used to love R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series as a kid). Don’t think I didn’t notice the twin theme, Book Case! First in the Ghost Shift (subtly) and now here in this book too. XD I don’t know why but this one is giving me American Horror Story vibes.

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Overall enjoyment: I haven’t picked up a physical fiction book in a few years now so I’m really excited to have not one, but TWO books to enjoy. 😀 I think Book Case did a great job finding such different books: one is set in modern day China, with the main protagonist being a strong Chinese female lead – the summary makes you want to find out why and what the bigger picture is; the other set in Scotland, on a small island (literally the opposite of such a large country as China), concentrating on one family – emphasizing such a intense creepiness with its premise that you can’t help but be pulled in.

If you’re interested in signing up, you can use Boxes15 to get 15% off your subscription! 😀

 

*Disclosure: The above item was complimentary and received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. I only review things that are in line with my interests and wouldn’t subject you, my dear readers, to boring products or subscriptions.

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