The YA Chronicles Unboxing: June 2016

I’m a little late with this unboxing but at least I’m here! I really enjoy this subscription company so I’m excited to share with you what was in the June box. I’m trying to savour all the items in this box because I’m not getting the July one unfortunately. I decided against it because I won’t be at home so it’ll be all the more exciting for my return in August!! That doesn’t mean I haven’t ordered any subscription boxes for July . . . but you’ll just have to wait and see what I mean about that. 

The YA Chronicles are an Australian subscription box company who release one box per month. In these boxes are several items: one new YA (young adult) release and a handful of other relatively AWESOME items. They’re such a lovely company and always doing their best to please!

A quick disclaimer: I’m afraid I did the clever thing of not taking a photo of the card that comes with the box to tell me where everything is from. That’s currently at home where I am not so I can’t tell you where all of these items come from. Once I am home, if I remember, I’ll add them in but other head over to the official page and have a scout around to find the stores!

A Quick Overview

Here’s a quick look at almost all the things that were in this box. I admit I was being lazy and failed to actually get all the things in this shot so I apologise but you can definitely see everything individually below. This month’s theme was Pride Week and I think it was a pretty cool box. It’s not my favourite so far but there are some things in this one which I absolutely love.

The Book

You Know Me Well
by Nina LaCour

Genre: Contemporary, LGBT+
Author: Nina LaCour
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Text Publishing
Pages: 250 {paperback}

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.
That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other—and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

I’m really excited to read this book. I think it’s going to be a really beautiful novel if a little sad in parts but I’m just excited to have a look in and see what it has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised by this book in the box because I’ve managed to overlook it until this point – I think the title didn’t grab me because it does sound like your bog-standard contemporary, let’s hope it delivers!


 A Poster

I really love this little poster that came in the box. I love the pride colours because they’re so fun together, aren’t they? But this is just a lovely quote and something that looks absolutely fabulous amongst all my books. I’m very quickly becoming a poster addict.

 A Necklace

The necklace that came with this box is Mortal Instrument themed. I was pretty excited to get this because I’ve finally started that series so can join in with the oh-my-gods. It’s one of the ruins and, if I remember rightly, is for bravery, I think. I’ll be sure to wear this around town like the cool kid I am.

A Wristband

This . . . ehhhh I wasn’t so excited about this one. It’s one of those rubber bands that you wear as a bracelet and has a little quote/writing on it. It says “read diverse books” but I’m afraid because the band itself is black and the writing is in dark colours I literally could not get a good photo of it. So I shall give you a moment to conjure up the image in your minds.

A Tote Bag!

It’s getting to the point where I could potentially make a swanky dress out of all the tote bags that I have. This one I particularly like. It reads, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”, and is a quote from E. E. Cummings. A beautiful quote indeed!! One can never really have too many tote bags.

I think that was a pretty successful box. I enjoyed almost everything in it and I’m super sad that I won’t be getting July’s box. Alas, one can’t have everything in life. I can’t wait to read the book and stride around the place wearing all my fancy new gear!

July’s theme is:

Ladies Who Slay

I think it’s fairly obvious why I’m upset about missing out on this one – how AWESOME does that theme sound?! Gah! Amazing.

Missed last month’s box? Take a peek . . .


Want to join in on the fun in July? Visit their website . . .

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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