What’s in my FictionCrate? | April 2017

Hey there!

I’m back this week with a new subscription service. ‘New’, not only because it’s the first time I’m trying it out, but because it is their First Ever Box!

FictionCrate is a monthly curated book subscription box where they send you a book along with other goodies. They have just launched, and the April 2017 box was their first one. FictionCrate currently has two options to choose from, Classic and Premium.

The Classic box is priced at Rs 499 for a one month fee where they send you a book and some assorted book goodies.

The Premium box is priced at Rs 699 and they send you a book and a custom t-shirt. I decided to opt for the Premium Box to check it out.

Here’s what I received:

Child of the River ~ Irma Joubert



Persomi’s dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa.

Persomi is young, white and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. Persomi’s world is extraordinarily small. She has never been to the local village and spends her days absorbed in the rhythms of the natural world around her. Her older brother, Gerbrand, is her lifeline and her connection to the outside world. When he leaves the farm to seek work in Johannesburg, Persomi’s isolated world is blown wide open. But as her very small world falls apart, bigger dreams become open to her—dreams of an education, a profession, and of love. As Persomi navigates the changing world around her—the tragedies of WWII and the devastating racial strife of her homeland—she finally discovers who she truly is and where she belongs.

A compelling coming of age story with an unlikely and utterly memorable heroine, Persomi’s English language publication solidifies Irma Joubert’s important place in the canon of inspirational historical fiction.

I received a paperback copy of ‘Child of the River’ by Irma Joubert. Irma is a South African author and has published 8 novels and a collection of short stories. Child of the River is the English edition of her book Pérsomi, which is a part of her best-selling Pontenilo trilogy: Anderkant.

Like I mentioned earlier, the FictionCrate team asks for your preferred genre, so I put in Historical Fiction or Chic-Lit. I, personally, wouldn’t have picked this book up at a store, but one chapter in, I must admit, the book is quite interesting and a very good choice by the FC team.



All I had to put in was my size for the t-shirt and I was worried for a moment because a lot of times I do end up getting a size too small. Fortunately, the tee was a perfect fit. It is 100% cotton so it is extremely comfortable.

Bookmark & Handwritten note.


The personalized handwritten note is a sweet touch to the box.

That’s all I received in the April 2017 FictionCrate box which was curated for me. To see what others have received head over to their Instagram

For the given price of Rs 699, I was quite happy with the products I was sent. If you find this post helpful, please don’t forget to share. Also, do check out FictionCrate on their website, and follow them on Instagram and Twitter for future Crate updates.




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