Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Down the Rabbit Hole Book Box (April 2021)

Hello Lovelies,


I have a thrilling new book box to share with you and it’s the Down The Rabbit Hole Book Box. This book box is a bit unique because it’s a box that’s been curated around a dark read (more about dark reads in a bit). As someone who has always loved dark, gothic novels, I was intrigued by this book box.  

Here’s a little more about the box before we dig in.


What is Down the Rabbit Hole Book Box? Down the Rabbit Hole Book Box is a monthly book box that sends you one dark, mesmerizing, and gripping read (either paperback or hardback) along with 4-6 individually wrapped gifts that’s been curated around the book.


Price: $34.99 (plus shipping) at the moment this is only offered in the US

Use the coupon code SIMPLYANGELA10 for 10% off your first box or a year's subscription. This code is not an affiliate code.

How is it shipped and packaged? The box is shipped via USPS and the last two months it has arrived  in a plastic poly mailer. The box itself contains shredded paper packaging that protects the items inside. Each item inside the box (other than the book and pamphlet) is individually wrapped and numbered.

What is a dark read? Per their website, they define dark books as a book without a happy ending. The books we will choose for you will have scary and dark plots, not so nice protagonists that will leave you questioning the world as it is.  There will be no books with happy endings coming from us!

Genres included (but not limited to): Southern Gothic | Dark Fantasy | Psychological Thriller | Horror | Mystery | Dark Fiction | Crime

Because of the content of the dark reads, the website does recommend that this book box is for those 18 years of age and above.

Can I find out the title of the book? Unlike other companies, Down the Rabbit Hole Book Box makes it easy to discover the title. Each month hints will be revealed on their website and Instagram. You can also email the company directly to discover the title. 

Each month you receive a pamphlet that tells you the theme of the month, a little about the author, and how to open your gifts. Because this is an Immersive Experience Book Box, it’s best to open the gifts as you read (you’ll find a little sticky tab on the page telling you which gift to open).

What is an Immersive Experience Book Box? It’s a box that’s been curated to pull the reader further into the sensory experience of the story with sounds, scents, tastes, and objects of interest from within the story. While items like candles, drinkware, and jewelry could be included, it also includes story specific items such as letters, photos and such. 

Here’s what’s in April’s Down the Rabbit Hole Book Box.


April’s Book: Death on the Nile (A Hercule Poirot Mystery) by Agatha Christie (paperback)—When I heard April’s theme, I had a feeling this was the book and I couldn’t have been more excited. This was actually next on my ‘to buy’ list so I can read it before the movie comes out next year. Very happy to have this and I love the cover!

April’s ThemeMurder and Betrayal Among the Pyramids

Item #1—Earl Grey Agatha ChrisTea from Tea Book

Item #2—Hercule Poirot Enamel Pin

Item #3—Newspaper

Item #4— Reticule

Item #5—Faux Pearl Necklace

Item #6—Scarf 

Also included is a bookmark, which happens to be a ticket for the cruise, and a card introducing you to Hercule Poirot. 

My thoughts on the April box: this has to be one of my favorite Down the Rabbit Hole boxes. The scarf is simply exquisite—I love tying these in my hair or hooking them on the strap of my handbag. The reticule is well made and I was actually looking for one to use with my Renaissance outfit so this is the perfect fit. The faux pearl necklace is a more of a choker-type, which I’m a bit too claustrophobic to wear but this will work great as part of my headdress for my Renaissance outfit. The enamel pit of Poirot is adorable and the newspaper article will make a fun addition to my book journal.


I’m always up for getting tea but can we just take a minute to appreciate the Agatha ChrisTea. How adorable is that?


One of my favorite things about this company is the thought and detail they put into each box. The themed labels, the art deco (nice quality) envelopes, and they even took the time to make a cruise ticket for the bookmark. They really do go above and beyond with each box and it’s truly one of my favorite bookish subscription boxes. 

Number of Items received: 6 Gifts (1 story specific and 5 bookish) plus the book.

OverallI loved the theme, the book, and how well matched each gift was not only to the book but also to the era of the book. April’s box was outstanding and bonus point because I was able to build-up my Renn Fest outfit!


The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life.


Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting’ nothing is ever quite what it seems…

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