So I’ve only been meaning to do this for the past two months. No worries, right? I did really want to make sure that I hit this one because there were some big changes that started with the October box that this one sets up for nicely. On to the review, enjoy!

the box itself

overview

So the September box was the last of the original set up Second Star Books boxes which opens the way for the current launch boxes and the quarterly seasonal boxes. So it is the last monthly box to have the theme complementing second book or a lot of the other items like the wall hanging. This works pretty well for me because I haven’t been entirely sure what I was going to do with some of the previous boxes’ items. Onward though, and kindly forgive my messy desk.

wall hanging

I admit I don’t do a lot of wall art, mostly due to apartment living. I do really like this quote though. I feel like I need it on five separate coffee mugs. The pattern is also something I like, the sort of red smoke thing that’s going on. Plus the wall hanging itself is well put together and I feel like it’s something I might hang up in a library nook once I’m some place more permanent.

death market candle

The candle, the candle, the candle. I think I look forward to these as much as to the books themselves. The Mercado de la Muerte candle earns a special place in my heart for smelling like delicious cherry pie and thus, combined with its name, making me think of cyanide. Almond being mentioned as one of its component scents probably helps.

books

The books for the month include Rebecca Schaeffer’s Not Even Bones, something I’m definitely going to need to dig into, and a special custom cover edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I no longer have an excuse to not read that. Plus the signed book plate is awesome, I really like it when they match the cover or have thematically appropriate art on them.

Here’s where we get into new stuff. With the new boxes one of the items each month is going to be an exclusive Second Star Books enamel pin. The September box came with two, the floral heart for Frankenstein and the bloody scalpel for Not Even Bones, plus a pin buddy to display them and future pins on. These look awesome and I’m really looking forward to seeing what designs show up in future boxes.

I completely forgot to take a picture of the woodmark book mark, which is unfortunate because they always look nice.

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