Wildest Dreams Book Box (January 2018) - Into the Jungle

Recently, I told you all about a new UK YA book box that offers monthly goodies straight to your door every month. The first official Wildest Dreams Box had the theme "Into the Jungle" and I was extremely excited about this. I had a feeling that I knew what book was going to be included in the box, so I went and cancelled a book that I had on pre-order. I'm glad I did because my instincts turned out to be true! 

An overview of the basic contents of the box - the book wrapped up, some gold coins and some tea bags

Today I will be unboxing the first official Wildest Dreams Book Box to show you what you can expect from future boxes. Every box comes with a newly released YA book, as well as a bath/beauty product and a tea. You can also expect notes from the authors and some other bookish goodies. 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

My first impressions of the packaging of the January box were very positive. The contents were in a nice study brown box with a printed postage label on the front. There was also a sticker with the Wildest Dreams Book Box logo on the box seal. It looks very professional and you can easily see what you are taking delivery of. It made me excited to open it straight away. I couldn't wait to see what was inside.

WHAT'S INSIDE THE JANUARY BOX?

The items inside this month's box were wrapped in green tissue paper, with a small sticker sealing it closed. I was so excited to open up the box and see the goodies that I totally forgot to take photos of it all wrapped up! To keep the book a secret for longer, it is wrapped up separately in brown paper, with another sticker with the box branding.

The first thing that I noticed were some chocolate coins (which my husband quickly claimed) and some tea bags. I thought this was a lovely touch as the tea that comes in each box is a loose leaf tea. I already have a really cool Mr. Tea infuser which I love, but the tea bags are very useful for people who don't typically drink loose leaf tea.

After checking out the chocolate coins and tea bags, I delved in to see what other products were in the box and I knew as soon as I saw them that my predictions for the book of this month were spot on. Everything in the package was dinosaur themed...and I just so happen to love anything to do with dinosaurs!

The tea scattered on a marble background, with the tube lying on top of a leaf

DINO DNA - TOFFEE APPLE TEA

The first thing that I noticed in the box was this month's tea, which was appropriately named "Dino DNA". This month's tea was toffee apple flavour, a flavour of tea that I haven't tried before, but soon discovered that it was delicious! The flavour wasn't too overpowering, but you could definitely taste caramel and apple. I love Rooibos tea so it was a huge bonus to see that this was the base for Dino DNA. The tea was provided by Rosie Lea Tea and I think that they did an amazing job and made the tea look like it wouldn't be out of place in a jungle. It really did look like the ground in a jungle, and transported me straight into the setting on this month's book.

TEA-REX ROOM SPRAY

The next item in the box wasn't hard to miss as it is a full size product! This month's bath/beauty goodie was created by Geeky Clean and is a room spray which again has a jungle/dinosaur theme. The scent of the room spray is Green Tea, which makes the product name incredibly clever. The product is called Tea-Rex. It really does smell amazing, and the scent lasts ages. I sprayed it in my living room at about 7am and at 6pm I can still smell it. Geeky Clean's products are also vegan which is an added bonus. 

There was also a book plate and note from this month's author in the box.

THIS MONTH'S BOOK REVEAL

The corner of the brown paper opened to reveal the top corner of the back of the book. A leaf and some tea in the background.
A close up of the cover of the book. Eyes can be seen peaking through some leaves that I have placed on top

THIS MONTH'S BOOK IS: 

THE EXTINCTION TRIALS BY S.M.WILSON

I am so excited that this is the choice for this month! As I said, I already has this on pre-order but when I thought this could be a possibility with this month's theme I had to quickly cancel. 

the cover of the book can be seen with some leaves surrounding it. some of the tea is scattered around, as our some gold coin chocolates. Everything is on a marble background.

Here is a what is written on the back of the book:

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.


In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters - human and reptilian - they can't afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other...

I am so excited to read this book and I think it will be moving up my TBR pile pretty quickly. I think that this is going to be a book that I really enjoy, and I'm expecting it to get lots of stars when I come to review it.

a close up of the box contents, with a focus on the room spray.

That was everything in this month's box, and I really do think this box is great value. The cost of the box is £18 including postage and packaging, and I think that you get your money's worth. The fact that the book is a new release is also something to help persuade you to purchase the box. I know that people worry that they may already own the book, but as the theme of the box is released before hand, I think that narrows down the options for the book. Also because it is a new release you may not have got your hands on a copy of the book yet. 

I loved everything that was in the Wildest Dreams book box this month and you should definitely go and subscribe soon as I know that they are becoming very popular! 

PRICE BREAKDOWN 

I thought it might be helpful to break down the price of the items in the box to show you the value of the finished box for this month. Here are my calculations:

DINO DNA TEA - £2.88 (calculated from breaking down the cost of the harry potter tubes which is 4 for £11.50)
TEA-REX - £7.00
BOOK - £7.99 (RRP)

That means that the main items in the box come to roughly : £17.90

This doesn't include the exclusive book plate and author's note that was in the box. Plus the gold coins that my husband claims. Plus this includes postage. The author's note and bookplate are priceless, and postage for this type of box would be between £3.40 and £5.50 depending on the weight of the box. If you were to buy all items separately, you would have to pay postage for each item so the price of the box is a bargain. I love that you get an exciting new book every month too, a book that you wouldn't necessarily pick up for yourself.

If you did purchase this month's box, what were your thoughts? What was your favourite product?

SARAH HUGHES
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6 comments

  1. Oh what a fab idea. I love all the different subscription boxes you can get these days. Will have to look into that book as well!

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  2. The Toffee Apple tea sounds amazing! So good that you got a book you were already after too. Sounds like a book that would be right up my street too!

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  3. Well this is different! It's not a subscription box I've ever heard of! The book sounds interesting! What a lovely array of items! :D

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  4. What a great box! I love that you can get so many different subscription boxes these days! X

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  5. This sounds right up my street! Love the idea and intrigued by that book! xo

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  6. I love reading so this subscription box sounds perfect for me! I’d get so excited waiting for the parcel to arrive and see what goodies I got! Haha.

    Rachael xx

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