This week we received happy and sad post when the April/May/June We Read Box arrived – Happy because it was another amazing box but sad because it is the last, this is a real shame as they were consistently great boxes, full of amazing activites and above all awesome books! The current climate is impacting everybody hard but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still experience the box as past boxes and items are available in their shop! If you want to see a live unboxing it is currently pinned to my story highlights on Instagram. As always the items in the box were themed around this quarters featured book, The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski.
This book cover is beautifully colourful and Biba was immediately taken in by it, finding lots of different things to spot. The book came with a signed bookplate too. The book has been likened to the Train to Impossible Places which Biba loved!
Pack your suitcase for a magical adventure! Perfect for fans of Nevermoor and The Train to Impossible Places.
At the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, each suitcase transports you to a different world. All you have to do is step inside . . .
When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from ours. All you have to do to visit them is jump into the right suitcase. Then Flick gets the invitation of a lifetime: join Strangeworlds’ magical travel society and explore other worlds.
But, unknown to Flick, the world at the very centre of it all, a city called Five Lights, is in danger. Buildings and even streets are mysteriously disappearing. Once Flick realizes what’s happening she must race against time, travelling through unchartered worlds, seeking a way to fix Five Lights before it collapses into nothingness — and takes our world with it.
As I mentioned earlier the box items are themed to the book and this final box really knocked it out of the park. We absolutely adored the pin by Felfira Moon Designs, its just beautiful and picks out so many parts from the cover, the pin is double backed with locking pin backs too. The luggage tag is sturdy and we love the quote on it- Biba will certainly be using it when we get to on adventures again. To help us travel whilst staying home, we have our own literary passport with some book destinations to travel to and to make notes in – there are even spaces to pick your own adventures!
Sadly because of the pandemic the larger item in this box wasn’t able to be made, but that’s not to say that all is lost. The lovely people at We Read Box have added instructions for us to make it ourselves! The item is a “bookcase,” a suitcase shaped booksleeve to keep the book safe out and about. Included in the box was a ribbon style bookmark to be added into the case with mini spyglass charm. There is also a helpful instructional video on the website. These instructions can be found in the booklet which as always is full of fun ideas and a crossword!
This was a wonderful box and a perfect send off, Biba loved all the items as always and can’t wait to start reading the book! If you want to purchase this box or just the Pin or Luggage tag, they are available alongside of other past items and boxes in We Read’s Etsy store.
We are so grateful for all our time as reps and ambassadors, we’ve loved every second – good luck in the future Kirsty and Stacey ❤