Authentic Books Review July 2022

Authentic Books is a monthly subscription box service that brings together self care with an immersive book experience.

Boxes are full of quality goodies from small US-based artisans and boutiques that are not only connected to the book but focus on each of our five senses (sight, smell, taste, sound, touch). 5% of the profits from each box supports children’s education. They kindly sent us this box for review.

Subscription Details

Authentic Books subscribers have 3 options to choose from….

Mini Experience – A great starter membership that includes…..

  • Custom bookmark
  • Monthly booklet (discussion questions, book related recipes, interactive quizzes, and more)
  • Sight: Pick from two newly released hardcover books (or be surprised!)
  • Smell: Hand poured artisan candle
  • Sound: Custom music playlist
  • Heart: 5% of your membership will be donated to the Malala Fund

Full Experience – Everything in the Mini Experience plus….

  • Taste: Choice of tea or cocktail
  • Touch: Artisan made beauty/self-care item

Premium Experience – Everything in the mini experience plus….

  • 2 Taste items: Choice of tea or cocktail AND chocolate
  • 2 Touch items: Artisan made beauty/self-care items

Here’s a closer look at the July Authentic Books. We are reviewing the premium experience.

Things We Do In The Dark

“When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom—covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her—she knows she’ll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it’s not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it’s only a matter of time before someone from her long hidden past recognizes her and destroys the new life she’s worked so hard to build, along with any chance of a future.

Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes, known as the Ice Queen, was convicted of a similar murder in a trial that riveted Canada in the early nineties. Reyes knows who Paris really is, and when she’s unexpectedly released from prison, she threatens to expose all of Paris’s secrets. Left with no other choice, Paris must finally confront the dark past she escaped, once and for all.

Because the only thing worse than a murder charge are two murder charges.”

Canvas Bag: The product card mentions a canvas bag…’s actually super cute. It says “Introverted……but willing to discuss books and true crime.” However, I didn’t see one in my box so maybe it was only for certain subscribers?

Trophy Wife Candle: Trophy Wife has notes of intoxicating vanilla, sandalwood and amber. Our candles are always hand stirred and poured in the Authentic Books studio using non-toxic ingredients.

Tea: For the “taste” category subscribers can receive coffee, tea or a cocktail mix. I would be happy with any of them and this month I received a lovely Chamomile Lavender tea from Chai Diaries.

Linen Spray: Ice Queen has notes of sophisticated red currant and juniper. Our new linen sprays are great to spray your favourite reading chair. Every bottle is hand-poured and packaged with care.

Bath Bomb: An infusion of red raspberry and rum, topped with a garnish of fresh mint and lime. Lather in the intoxicating brilliance of Ruby, our raspberry and wild mint-scented, plant-based, luxuriously foaming bath bomb. Garnished with gomphrena buds.

Rainier Cherry Truffle Bar: Fresh dried cherries and praline pecans in dark chocolate, featuring 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa. A Northwest favourite.

Authentic Books Review July 2022 – Final Thoughts

It has been a few months since my last Authentic Books review and I almost forgot how much I love this box. They do such a wonderful job and I really love the concept – quality goodies from small US-based artisans and boutiques that focus on each of our five senses (sight, smell, taste, sound, touch). We have the book for sight, the candle for smell, the tea and chocolate bar for taste, the linen spray and bath bomb for touch, and a Spotify playlist at the back of the product booklet for sound. They really do have all the details covered and provide such an amazing unboxing experience. Authentic Books is one of my favourite book subscriptions.

-AYOB Sarah

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