April Book Box Guesses!

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Beacon Book Box

She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.

But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.

Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.

Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.

Beacon Book Box Special Editions

Jak’s life has only one meaning; break the curse or die trying.

Marius’s life has no meaning; not since he was cursed into the twisted, blood thirsty creature of night.

For years the witches have waited for their salvation, a way to return the magic that was sacrificed when the curse was first cast. Jak, a boy born with power that the witches have not seen in a century, is their prophesied saviour. The one who is to kill the creature, break the curse and restore magic to his coven.

Sent to the creature’s castle as the final Claim, Jak must get close enough to land the final blow. It is what he has trained all his life to accomplish.

Not all is as it seems when Jak uncovers secrets and half-truths. The creature is not the haunting beast he had been brought up to hate. Emotions war as new feelings are uncovered. For what is more dangerous than hate? Lust.

Lord of Eternal Night is a complete, M/M *stand-alone novel*, inspired by Beauty and the Beast… with added bite.

A witchy, atmospheric lesbian contemporary romance set in Salem—from the acclaimed author of Fans of the Impossible Life. Perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Becky Albertalli.

Seventeen-year-old Eleanor is the least likely person in Salem to believe in witchcraft—or think that her life could be transformed by mysterious forces. Ostracized by her classmates after losing her best friend and first love, Chloe, Eleanor has spent the past year in a haze, vowing to stay away from anything resembling romance.

But when a handwritten guide to tarot arrives in the mail at the witchy souvenir store where Eleanor works, it seems to bring with it the message that magic is about to enter her life. Cynical Eleanor is quick to dismiss this promise, until real-life witch Pix shows up with an unusual invitation. Inspired by the magic and mystery of the tarot, Eleanor decides to open herself up to making friends with Pix and her coven of witches, and even to the possibility of a new romance.

But Eleanor’s complicated history in Salem continues to haunt her, and she is desperate to keep Pix from finding out the truth. Eleanor will have to reckon with the old ghosts that threaten to destroy everything, even her chance at new love.

Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches is an atmospheric and romantic coming-of-age about learning to make peace with the past in order to accept the beauty of the present.

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The box will also feature the first four chapters of our epic Creative Director (@JDNetto)’s upcoming queer fallen angel fantasy novel, The Echoes of Fallen Stars: Immortal Crowns!

BOOKSLEEVES are back, and better than ever! The design will be inspired by SONG OF ACHILLES! 🌈

A stunning print will be featured as well, with artwork of some RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE characters!

Team Beacon values our commitment to featuring diverse stories and working with queer individuals. We are extremely proud that 50% of the authors we have featured so far this year are LGBTQ+, and will continue shining a light on these important identities.

Set your alarms for next Wednesday, April 13th, at 5 PM EST as there will be a limited number of boxes available!

Please note: both the first book pick and Immortal Crowns’ sneak peek feature MATURE ADULT CONTENT. There is a recommended reading age of 18+.

Belle Book Box

bi-monthly, see May’s post for the next box!

Belle Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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Featuring the Belle Curve series by @kkallen_author ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Preordering is available from Mar 15-Apr 15. Orders will ship out in this summer. Exact date to be announced at a later date.
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Book Box Club

All her life, Jani has dreamed of Elsewhere. Just barely scraping by with her job at a tannery, she’s resigned to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnifique comes to town.

The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travel—appearing in a different destination every morning. While Jani and Zosa can’t afford the exorbitant costs of a guest’s stay, they can interview to join the staff, and are soon whisked away on the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the marvelous glamour, the hotel is hiding dangerous secrets.

With the vexingly handsome doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa—and the other staff—from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d’hôtel. To succeed, she’ll have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a fate far worse than never returning home.

Book Gizmo Book Club Selection

She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.

But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.

Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.

Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.

Book Hooked Box

bi-monthly, check May for the next box

The Bookish Box Adult Box

River of Shadows (Underworld Gods, #1)

When 24-year old Hanna Heikkinen’s estranged father dies, she reluctantly makes the trip to Northern Finland for his funeral. Being in the enchanting land of ice and snow feels miles away from Hanna’s busy life back in Los Angeles, especially under the complicated circumstances.

But when Hanna discovers that her father’s body is missing, that’s when things really get weird. A mysterious man, Rasmus, tells Hanna the truth: her father was a powerful shaman who went into Tuonela, the Realm of the Dead, in order to barter for more life, and has been held captive by Tuoni, the God of Death. The only way her father can be freed is if she travels with Rasmus into the mythical underworld to rescue him.

Willing to do anything to have a second-chance with her father, Hanna accompanies Rasmus into the dark and bloody realm, traveling via the River of Shadows, stalked by dangerous creatures, monsters, and the living dead, until they finally come into the haunted kingdom ruled by Death and his family.

Only for her to be captured and held prisoner by the God of Death himself.

Turns out Death is intrigued by Hanna’s beauty and fierceness and makes a bargain with her. If she marries him, and spends an eternity in the Realm of the Dead as his wife, he’ll set her father free.

But even the most noble sacrifices come with hidden costs, and Hanna’s might involve the most unexpected of all things: her heart.

The Bookish Box YA Box

Gallant

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab crafts a vivid and lush novel that grapples with the demons that are often locked behind closed doors. An eerie, standalone saga about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Albert, and Garth Nix will quickly lose themselves in this novel with crossover appeal for all ages.

The Bookish Box Special Editions

In Olympus, you either have the power to rule…or you are ruled. Achilles Kallis may have been born with nothing, but as a child he vowed he would claw his way into the poisonous city’s inner circle. Now that a coveted role has opened to anyone with the strength to claim it, he and his partner, Patroclus Fotos, plan to compete and double their odds of winning.

Neither expect infamous beauty Helen Kasios to be part of the prize…or for the complicated fire that burns the moment she looks their way.

Zeus may have decided Helen is his to give to away, but she has her own plans. She enters into the competition as a middle finger to the meddling Thirteen rulers, effectively vying for her own hand in marriage. Unfortunately, there are those who would rather see her dead than lead the city. The only people she can trust are the ones she can’t keep her hands off—Achilles and Patroclus. But can she really believe they have her best interests at heart when every stolen kiss is a battlefield?

Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.

With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth… a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.

Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…

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🏺REVERSIBLE DUST JACKET by @sonia_ms_⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🏺EXCLUSIVE FOIL HARD CASE ARTWORK by @sarah_rebtine⠀⠀⠀

All those who received our edition of Electric Idol by @katee_robert in their February Adult box, will get EARLY ACCESS to buy Neon Gods & Wicked Beauty, even if you are no longer subscribed! ✨

✨Once our subscribers have had a chance to purchase, if there are any left, we will list them for the general public! ♥️

The following books will be listed SEPARATELY:
💫 Neon Gods $35 USD (US Shipping Included)
💫 Wicked Beauty $37 USD (US Shipping Included)

SALE DATE DETAILS:
💫 First Access: April 15@ 10AM PT (anyone who received Electric Idol in their February Adult Box)
💫 Subscriber Access: April 18th@ 10AM PT
💫 General Public: April 19th @ 10 am PT

I’m still just Alli, aka the half-human orphan fae, but my life is looking up for the first time. It only took me my whole 24 years.

But when Underhill—the ancestral home of the fae—shatters, making it impossible for any fae to enter, I’m the only one who knows who did it.

A secret that will be the death of me if I do nothing.

A brutal madness spreads through the fae as they lose their connection to Underhill, and to save my people, my only choice is to leave all I have fought for and go on the run.

Unless I figure out how the hell magic that has existed since the dawn of time was destroyed with a single touch, well, an entire life spent fighting to prove myself isn’t going to mean anything at all.

I must find the answer to the riddle of Underhill’s shattering.

Hunted by the very man I loved once upon a time.

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Hey Bookish Fam! 🖤 We’re so excited to finally announce our next SPECIAL EDITIONS! We absolutely love The Honey & Ice Trilogy and know you will too! It’s a new adult, fantasy romance, with a world of the fae, forbidden love, and a story that will leave you breathless for more! 🥰​​​​​​​​
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EXCLUSIVE LUXE SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS:​​​​​​​​
✨ Exclusive Hard Case Cover by @coverdungeonrabbit and @_zebb​​​​​​​​
✨ Signed by the Authors​​​​​​​​
✨ Custom End Papers @_zebb​​​​​​​​
✨ Interior Artwork​​​​​​​​
✨ Stenciled Edges @coverduneonrabbit​​​​​​​​
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The set will include:​​​​​​​​
🖤 A Court of Honey & Ash​​​​​​​​
🖤 A Throne of Feathers & Bone​​​​​​​​
🖤 A Crown of Petals & Ice​​​​​​​​
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The set will be $115 USD (US shipping included) and will be set to ship in August!​​​​​​​​
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✨Subscriber EARLY ACCESS: April 29th @ 10AM PT​​​​​​​​
✨General Sale: May 2nd @ 10AM PT ​​​​​​​​

Caffeine and Legends

April Subscription Theme:
Whispers of Revenge

·:·.☽✧ ✦ ✧☾.·:·.

April’s box features a beautiful new release hardcover. The story is set in a lush, gothic world filled with dangerous magic. Not for the faint of heart, this fantasy has elements of thriller and horror. It’s an unflinchingly intricate story that merges necromancy and political conspiracies, lead by an incredibly strong female main character.

The coffee, tea, drinking chocolate, and bonus items are all carefully curated, and nod to the strength of will of the characters in this book.

✦ You can subscribe anytime between now and April 5th for this box (or until we are sold out).
✧ Single April boxes are also available now.

Caffeine and Legends Special Edition Boxes

A fast paced YA Historical Fantasy
During an evening, promising adventure aboard a galleon, eighteen year old Giselle is marooned on a tropical island.
As she begins to uncover remnants of an ancient civilisation, she learns that she has travelled to a parallel world and that the island was veiled four hundred years ago to prevent an ancient evil from escaping.
As the mystery of the islands history unfolds, Giselle is drawn into a desperate quest for a key that will enable safe passage home aboard the galleon before it is used to unleash death and destruction throughout time and space.

The Clover Crate

I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, “These are the hands that buried my mother.”

For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.

When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making—she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning’s only chance to save her sister’s life.

But between the backstabbing competitors, bloody court politics, and a mysterious (and handsome) boy with a shocking secret, Ning might actually be the one in more danger. 

Dark and Shimmer

no box this month, see May

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

bi-monthly, see May’s post for the next box!

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

We are excited to announce April’s Drinking Vessel box will be having us  whispering, ” I claim you”. 
Rowaelin

This vessel will be the 3rd mug in our couples series! Art by Emsdrawthings

*** Boxes will be extremely limited. There will only be a few one time boxes.***
If you are a subscriber your spot is saved. Boxes renew on March 5th for subscribers. Boxes ship end of April. Please make sure your payment info is up to date. We do not hold boxes for non payment renewals. 

Erin Decker Creative

Going on break

Fable Crate

Ever since his mother was killed, seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal–to see illegal users of magic brought to justice. People who carelessly use extradimensional magic for their own self-interest, without a care to the damage it does to society or those around them, deserve to be punished as far as Cayder is concerned. Because magic always has a price. So when Cayder lands a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apprentice under a premier public defender, he takes it. If he can learn all the tricks of public defense, the better he’ll be able to dismantle defense arguments when he’s a prosecutor. Then he’ll finally be able to make sure justice is served.

But when he meets the three criminals he’s supposed to defend, it no longer seems so black and white. They’re teenagers, like him, and their stories are . . . complicated, like his. Vardean, the prison where Cayder’s new clients are incarcerated, also happens to be at the very heart of the horrible tear in the veil between their world and another dimension–where all magic comes from.

Fable Nights

The Fable Crate Special Edition

THE GUILD is a new series born from the Shadow Grove world. While some characters have been met in the existing MADISON KATE and HADES series, their cameos were not crucial to THE GUILD storyline.

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honeytrap

noun

a stratagem in which an attractive person entices another person into revealing information or doing something unwise.

Those who have reached a certain level within the mercenary guild, know that it’s not merely a job. It isn’t a hobby or a career or a fun pastime. It’s a calling. A fucking honor.

Being in the Guild is our life…. Or death.

Not everyone is created equal, and not everyone is truly cut out for the work we do. It’s not pretty, it’s not glamorous, and it’s sure as shit not moral or good. The weight of the sins we carry can become too much for some, and they crack.

When they do, they become a threat.

No one quits the Guild. Not really. Either they cut a deal to make themselves useful in another capacity, or they get eliminated.

But who, you might ask, can kill a killer?

Who scares the boogeyman into running and hiding?

Men like me.

The Guild is my life. My love. My very existence.

Anyone who poses a threat to that, is eliminated. No questions, no hesitations, no mercy.

Until her.

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The Guild series is a dark romance and contains scenes that may be uncomfortable or disturbing to some readers. Please use your own discretion as to whether this is the right series for you. None of the main characters are the “good guys” and their moral code does differ greatly from your usual romance heroes. Please don’t attempt to hold them to heroic standards, as they will fall short.

HONEY TRAP is book ONE of THREE in The Guild trilogy.

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We are so excited to announce our special edition set of THE GUILD in collaboration with the amazing @tatejamesauthor!

After the overwhelming response to HONEY TRAP and being such big fans, we couldn’t resist bringing you the complete set! Who wouldn’t want more of Danny, Leon and Kai?!

How amazing these books will be?
🖤 Stunning HARDBACK EDITIONS: All three books will be exclusively printed in hardcover.
🖤 Each book in the set has its own NAKED COVER with individual exclusive luxe GOLD FOILING designs.
🖤 Each book has a DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGE that matches the gorgeous custom endpapers.
🖤 CUSTOM ENDPAPERS both front and back are individually designed for each book.
🖤 Each book will include signed bookplates from Queen Tate James herself.
🖤 BONUS CONTENT: You will also receive a print of Tate’s Guild Spotify List
🖤 PLUS an extra special item that is totally ‘Danny’ inspired!

This set is not part of the FABLE CRATE monthly subscription. This Fabled Nights release is a SPECIAL EDITION PREORDER set only.

If you have signed up to our newsletter you will receive an EARLY ACCESS CODE on Thursday April 14th at 4pm AWST.

The Guild set will be available to the public on Friday April 15th at 4pm AWST.

There will be two options for purchasing this release:

Option ONE:
Dead Drop and Kill Order ONLY.
This will complete the set for those who already have HONEY TRAP.
This option (2 Books) will be available for $95AU plus shipping.

Option TWO:
FULL SET (Honey Trap, Dead Drop & Kill Order)
This is the full and complete GUILD set.
The FULL SET will be available for $135AU plus shipping.

Your EXCLUSIVE GUILD SET is expected to ship late-June/early-July 2022.

***PLEASE NOTE THESE BOOKS ARE ADULT. YOU MUST CONFIRM YOU ARE 18+ TO PURCHASE.

Faecrate

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Arek hadn’t thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom of Ere from its evil ruler. So now that he’s finally managed to (somewhat clumsily) behead the evil king (turns out magical swords yanked from bogs don’t come pre-sharpened), he and his rag-tag group of quest companions are at a bit of a loss for what to do next.

As a temporary safeguard, Arek’s best friend and mage, Matt, convinces him to assume the throne until the true heir can be rescued from her tower. Except that she’s dead. Now Arek is stuck as king, a role that comes with a magical catch: choose a spouse by your eighteenth birthday, or wither away into nothing.

With his eighteenth birthday only three months away, and only Matt in on the secret, Arek embarks on a desperate bid to find a spouse to save his life—starting with his quest companions. But his attempts at wooing his friends go painfully and hilariously wrong…until he discovers that love might have been in front of him all along.

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DREADFUL LIES.
UNEXPECTED LOVE.
IMPOSSIBLE TRUTH.

It only took one heartbeat to change my life—one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.

And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and bored to tears.

Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.

Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hallow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.

My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening—the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.

Faecrate Special Edition Box:

On the night of the Blood Moon, the Vampire Lord must die. But when it’s up to a forge maiden to deal the killing blow, her strike misses the mark. Now, bloodsworn to the Vampire Lord, she must survive by helping end an ancient curse. Loyalties are tested and the line between truth and lie is blurred. When her dagger is at his chest, will she be able to take the heart of the man who has claimed hers?

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We are ecstatic to be announcing that we will be working with the amazing @elise.kova again for an exclusive edition of A DUEL WITH THE VAMPIRE LORD! We cannot wait to continue on with the Married to Magic series and we also saw how much you loved the first two books! ✨

A DUEL WITH THE VAMPIRE LORD will have EXCLUSIVE EMBOSS details by @noverantale that would pair perfectly with our editions of A Deal with the Elf King and A Dance with the Fae Prince, an exclusive tip in page that will be SIGNED, and stamped edges! It will ALSO have exclusive artwork on the inside of the dust jacket by the amazing @gabrielle.ragusi!

✨ These editions will be priced at $29.99 and are expected to ship in August 2022. We have LIMITED STOCK and based on past sales, believe we will sell out rather quickly!

✨ EARLY ACCESS will start on April 18th at 5pm EST. Only active subscribers (DID NOT skip April 15th renewal), those who received our A Deal with the Elf King boxes in 2020 as well as any who purchased during the reprint/sequel will qualify for Early Access. All orders placed during Early Access that did not qualify for early access will be canceled and refunded.

✨ PUBLIC ACCESS: (which means for anyone- you do not have to be a subscriber!) If we have any stock left available, Public Access will start on April 19th at 5pm EST. Set your alarms now because you don’t want to miss this!

🚨 If you’re one of the people who received our very first edition of A Deal with the Elf King, we already sent out a newsletter to let you know that replacements are being made by our vendor to match the sizing of our second print run, which also matches the size of the sequel. You’ll get an address check email when those are ready to ship as we do not have an estimated shipping time frame yet. In the meantime, you can check the blog link in our bio for more information on these replacements if you did not see the newsletter! (Only sent to those who bought our first edition in our monthly boxes/Past Items Sale)

**A Duel with the Vampire Lord’s cover hasn’t been revealed yet so the photo in the graphic is a placeholder for the time being!

Fairyloot Adult

The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.

But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.

Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city.

But their defiance will cost them dearly.

Fairyloot YA

Blood Scion (Blood Scion, #1)

This is what they deserve. They wanted me to be a monster. I will be the worst monster they ever created.

Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will—she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.

Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.

Sloane rises through the ranks and gains strength but, in doing so, risks something greater: losing herself entirely, and becoming the very monster that she ahbors.

Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, this deeply felt and emotionally charged debut from Deborah Falaye, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Daughter of Smoke and Bone that will utterly thrill and capture readers.

Fairyloot Special Editions

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity.

Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar’s niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan’s motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war.

The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making.

Speak again the ancient oaths:

Life before death.
Strength before weakness.
Journey before Destination.

and return to men the Shards they once bore.

The Knights Radiant must stand again.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… THE WAY OF KINGS EXCLUSIVE SET, brought to you in collaboration with @gollancz and @brandsanderson.

We are huge fans of Brandon Sanderson here at FairyLoot, and The Stormlight Archive is one of our favourites! We are so excited to share these exclusive editions with you.

This set includes exclusive hardcover editions of The Way of Kings Part One and Part Two! We are happy to confirm that we will be doing matching editions for the rest of the series too.

What is special about these editions?
✨ HARDCOVER EDITIONS: Both books will be jacketless hardcovers.
✨ GILDED EDGES: Three-way GOLD FOIL gilded edge exclusive to FairyLoot!
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDBACK: Each book will come with beautiful foil designs as pictured.
✨ DETAILED ENDPAPERS: Both books will come with stunning endpapers.

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscription boxes and if you wish to order a set, they will be available in the Fairy Trove and we ship to most countries worldwide.

The Way of Kings Exclusive Set will be available for £49.99 GBP / $65.99 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around May/June. Early Access emails will be sent to all active subscribers on April 5th at 1pm BST and if there is stock remaining then they will be available to the public on April 6th at 1pm BST in the Fairy Trove.

What do you think? Are you as excited for these editions as we are?

*Please note that this is a digital mockup and the books are much thicker than pictured!

Kiva thought she knew what she wanted—revenge. But feelings change, people change… everything has changed.

After what happened at the palace, Kiva is desperate to know if her friends and family are safe, and whether those she wronged can ever forgive her. But with the kingdoms closer to the brink of war than they’ve ever been, and Kiva far away from the conflict, more is at stake than her own broken heart.

A fresh start will mean a perilous quest, forcing mortal enemies and uneasy allies together in a race against the clock to save not just Evalon, but all of Wenderall. With her loyalties now set, Kiva can no longer just survive—she must fight for what she believes in. For who she believes in. But with danger coming from every side, and the lives of everyone she loves at risk, does she have what it takes to stand, or will she fall?

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We are thrilled to present to you the FairyLoot exclusive edition of The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni, brought to you in collaboration with @lynettenoni and @hodderscape!

This is the third instalment in The Prison Healer series and we are so excited to bring you this gorgeous edition, which will match both The Prison Healer and The Gilded Cage!

What is special about this edition?
✨ Exclusive cover
✨ Stencil sprayed edges
✨ Artwork on the reverse of the dust jacket by @talia.nobel
✨ Foil on the hardcover with art by @talia.nobel
✨ Signed by the author

It will be available for £20.99 GBP / $27.99 USD + shipping from the UK and US Fairy Trove, which ship to most countries worldwide.

On April 12th at 1pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that ordered The Gilded Cage. We will then send out an Early Access email to all active subscribers at 2pm BST, and if we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on April 13th at 1pm BST. The books are expected to ship in October/November.

Feminist Book Club Box

A deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives.

Dystopia, apocalypse, gene-splicing, cloning and colonization are explored here by new authors and combined with proto-sci-fi and speculative writing of an older tradition (by W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin R. Delany, Sutton E. Griggs, Pauline Hopkins and Edward Johnson) whose first-hand experience of slavery and denial created their living dystopia.

With a foreword by Alex Award-winning novelist Temi Oh, an introduction by Dr. Sandra M. Grayson, author of Visions of the Third Millennium: Black Science Fiction Novelists Write the Future (2003), and invaluable promotion and editorial support from Tia Ross and the Black Writers Collective and more, this latest offering in the Flame Tree Gothic fantasy series focuses on an area of science fiction which has not received the attention it deserves. Many of the themes in Sci-fi reveal the world as it is to others, show us how to improve it, and give voice to the many different expressions of a future for humankind.

The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

Table of Contents:

An Empty, Hollow Interview by James Beamon

The Comet by W.E.B. Du Bois

Élan Vital by K. Tempest Bradford

The Orb by Tara Campbell

Blake, or The Huts of America by Martin R. Delany

The Floating City of Pengimbang by Michelle F. Goddard

The New Colossuses by Harambee K. Grey-Sun

Imperium in Imperio by Sutton E. Griggs

Seven Thieves by Emmalia Harrington

Of One Blood: Or, The Hidden Self by Pauline Hopkins

Space Traitors by Walidah Imarisha

The Line of Demarcation by Patty Nicole Johnson

Light Ahead for the Negro by Edward Johnson

e-race by Russell Nichols

Giant Steps by Russell Nichols

Almost Too Good to Be True by Temi Oh

You May Run On by Megan Pindling

Suffering Inside, But Still I Soar by Sylvie Soul

The Pox Party by Lyle Stiles

The Regression Test by Wole Talabi

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

Nettle & Bone

After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself.

Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, Marra is offered the tools to kill a prince—if she can complete three impossible tasks. But, as is the way in tales of princes, witches, and daughters, the impossible is only the beginning.

On her quest, Marra is joined by the gravewitch, a reluctant fairy godmother, a strapping former knight, and a chicken possessed by a demon. Together, the five of them intend to be the hand that closes around the throat of the prince and frees Marra’s family and their kingdom from its tyrannous ruler at last.

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

My Dearest Darkest

Finch Chamberlin is the newest transfer student to the ultra-competitive Ulalume Academy… but she’s also not what she seems. Months before school started, Finch and her parents got into an accident that should have left her dead at the bottom of a river. But something monstrous, and ancient, and terrifying, wouldn’t let her drown. Finch doesn’t know why she woke up after her heart stopped, but since dying she’s felt a constant pull from the school and the surrounding town of Rainwater, like something on the island is calling to her.

Selena St. Clair sees right through Finch, and she knows something is seriously wrong with her. But despite Selena’s suspicion, she feels drawn to Finch and has a sinking feeling that from now on the two will be inexplicably linked to one another.

One night Finch, Selena, and her friends accidentally summon a carnivorous creature of immense power in the depths of the school. It promises to grant every desire the girls have kept locked away in their insecure hearts―beauty, power, adoration―in exchange for a price: human body parts. But as the cost of their wanting becomes more deadly, Finch and Selena must learn to work together to stop the horror they unleashed, before it consumes the entire island.

Illumicrate

Portrait of a Thief

History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other countries, kept even now.

Will Chen plans to steal them back.

A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art history major and sometimes artist, the eldest son that has always been his parents’ American Dream. But when a shadowy Chinese corporation reaches out with an impossible—and illegal—job offer, Will finds himself something else as well: the leader of a heist to steal back five priceless Chinese sculptures, looted from Beijing centuries ago.

His crew is every heist archetype one can imagine—or at least, the closest he can get. A conman: Irene Chen, Will’s sister and a public policy major at Duke, who can talk her way out of anything. A thief: Daniel Liang, a premed student with steady hands just as capable of lockpicking as suturing. A getaway driver: Lily Wu, an engineering student who races cars in her free time. A hacker: Alex Huang, an MIT dropout turned Silicon Valley software engineer. Each member of his crew has their own complicated relationship with China and the identity they’ve cultivated as Chinese Americans, but when Will asks, none of them can turn him down.

Because if they succeed? They earn fifty million dollars—and a chance to make history. But if they fail, it will mean not just the loss of everything they’ve dreamed for themselves but yet another thwarted attempt to take back what colonialism has stolen.

With poetic language, a fun, commercial hook, and a plot that spans the Western world, Portrait of a Thief is both a cultural heist and an examination of the Chinese American identity, as well as a necessary critique of the lingering effects of colonialism that readers won’t want to miss.

Illumicrate Afterlight

Illumicrate Special Edition Boxes

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother, Fox, from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha—one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Details:

The box will contain all 3 books in the series with newly designed covers from Sourcebooks Fire (swipe to see them)! Don’t they look incredible?! The books also feature sprayed + stencilled edges, and embossing on the hardbacks. The first book in the series is signed by the author, Rin Chupeco. As well as the books, the box will contain 3 items inspired by the trilogy.

Important info:
✨The box is priced at £75 + shipping & VAT if applicable
✨It will be shipping in May/June
✨General sale begins Thursday 7th April at 4PM BST

We will be holding a presale for our active subscribers, as well as anyone who bought Illumicrate Archives: The Winner’s Trilogy, Illumicrate Archives: The Green Bone Saga and Illumicrate Collections: The Night Circus. Details of when presale is will be emailed out on Monday 28th March (the actual presale will not take place on this date).

The Librarian Box

All her life, Jani has dreamed of Elsewhere. Just barely scraping by with her job at a tannery, she’s resigned to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnifique comes to town.

The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travel—appearing in a different destination every morning. While Jani and Zosa can’t afford the exorbitant costs of a guest’s stay, they can interview to join the staff, and are soon whisked away on the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the marvelous glamour, the hotel is hiding dangerous secrets.

With the vexingly handsome doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa—and the other staff—from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d’hôtel. To succeed, she’ll have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a fate far worse than never returning home.

Nerdy Book Box

One Goddess. One mortal woman.

An entire world at stake.

Allee and Etienne have been friends since they first came to the Moxous school of Magics, but when they unwittingly release a terrible, ancient power their bond will be tested in the journey towards fixing their mistakes.

Delyth was raised to faithfully serve the Goddess Enyo at the temple where she was abandoned as a babe, so when the sword, Calamity, is thrust into her keeping, she faces the task of protecting the Goddess’s Vassal with equanimity. Only, no amount of training could have prepared Delyth for the strain on her loyalties caused by the beautiful Vassal herself; under enough pressure, even the beliefs of a lifetime will bend.

Love, friendship, and betrayal will all blossom on the path to Thlonandras in this first book of The Call of Calamity Series.

Nerdy Book Box Special Edition

Some fates belong to the shadows…

Olivia knows everyone at the guild is on high alert, but no one will tell her why. She’s certain the death of her boyfriend is behind it, but the truth is far worse. Darkness has come to the mortal kingdom. When the guild protecting them is attacked by vampires, Olivia is swept away from the safety of her home when her mom and best friend are taken.

Before she can get away, she’s captured by a vampire, Sebastian, who insists he’s protecting her. But when she’s taken to the City of Nightmares, the most dangerous place in the vampire kingdom she realizes she’s been made prisoner.

As she fights to survive in a world where mortals are nothing more than things to be fed on or traded, Olivia must use her wits and place her trust in the handsome, but deadly Sebastian, if she’s going to figure out a way to save her loved ones.

However, some of the world’s most vicious vampires want her dead. Others want her for themselves.

When the truth comes out, Olivia realizes the ones she loves have been shielding her from a fate worse than death. Can she escape the clutches of her bloody destiny, or will she succumb to the shadows?

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⭐️ EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION! ⭐️

We have teamed up with Rebecca L. Garcia for this EPIC special edition box. We have worked with Rebecca before, and we’re so honored to be able to feature her newly released book, Shadow Kissed!

This box will include:
• Exclusive Hardcover with art on the bare cover, exclusive dust jacket with purple and black rose stenciled edges.
• Black Rose Steel Tumbler with Book Quote from A&B’s Boutique NC
• Leatherette Notebook with Character Artwork
• Standard Sized Booksleeve with Character Artwork by @booknooksleeves
• 17×17 Pillow Case with Character Artwork
• 2 inch Exclusive Enamel Pin Designed by @nerdybookmama
• 8oz Exclusive Glass Candle from @nightshade.candles

This box is valued at over $200! It will definitely be a one-of-a-kind experience for any avid book collector. We hope you’ll love it!

PRE-ORDERS WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM APRIL 10, 2022 – MAY 10, 2022. SHIPMENTS ARE ESTIMATED AROUND END OF JUNE/EARLY JULY.

No Shelf Control Book Box

Years ago, the dark queen was executed by witches, her cultists hunted down like rats and forced into hiding. Their black magic buried and put to rest, all was well in the world … or so we thought.

Kitarni Barany, witch and shepherd of her flock, has always been different. There’s a darkness in her blood and a destiny beyond the border of her small village.

Corruption is spreading, and the whispers of cultists stir through the woods once again.

Betrothed to the heir of the Wolfblood Clan, she risks not only her life but her heart. United, they must stand against the cultists, or watch the Kingdom of Hungary fall.

Cursed by Death and controlled by Fate, Kitarni is forced to meet her demons … or die by them.

A story of succumbing to wicked desires, death, and the temptations of a deliciously dangerous love.
The Cursed and the Broken is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers dark fantasy romance perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Kerri Maniscalco. No broomsticks or cauldrons here, only magic of the darkest kind and dimples to swoon over.

Novellous

Quarterly box – check June’s post for the next box

NovelTea Chest

Book:

All her life, Jani has dreamed of Elsewhere. Just barely scraping by with her job at a tannery, she’s resigned to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnifique comes to town.

The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travel—appearing in a different destination every morning. While Jani and Zosa can’t afford the exorbitant costs of a guest’s stay, they can interview to join the staff, and are soon whisked away on the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the marvelous glamour, the hotel is hiding dangerous secrets.

With the vexingly handsome doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa—and the other staff—from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d’hôtel. To succeed, she’ll have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a fate far worse than never returning home.

Tea:

The April box will come with multiple mystery tea blends!

Obsidian Moon Crate

Quarterly box – see June’s post for the next box!

Once Upon a Book Club Box Adult Box

In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

Once Upon a Book Club YA Box

In the middle of Budapest, there is a river. Csilla knows the river is magic. During WWII, the river kept her family safe when they needed it most–safe from the Holocaust. But that was before the Communists seized power. Before her parents were murdered by the Soviet police. Before Csilla knew things about her father’s legacy that she wishes she could forget.

Now Csilla keeps her head down, planning her escape from this country that has never loved her the way she loves it. But her carefully laid plans fall to pieces when her parents are unexpectedly, publicly exonerated. As the protests in other countries spur talk of a larger revolution in Hungary, Csilla must decide if she believes in the promise and magic of her deeply flawed country enough to risk her life to help save it, or if she should let it burn to the ground.

Once Upon A Book Club Box Special Edition Box

Details:

Ah, Dearest Readers, This Author is pleased to report that the details surrounding the Once Upon a Book Club Bridgerton Volume 2 box have finally arrived.
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​The highly anticipated Volume 2 box will feature the final four titles in the Bridgerton collection including To Sir Phillip, With Love, When He Was Wicked, It’s in His Kiss, and On the Way to the Wedding. Each of these ravishing hardcover editions will feature exclusive cover artwork, stunning endpapers, and the second epilogue that pairs with the full stories of each Bridgerton child. Book 8 will also include the coveted short story Violet in Bloom!
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​In addition to the four gorgeous editions, readers will also receive a collection of eight wrapped gifts (two per book) to open as they read. These items will be stunningly detailed and can be used in your daily lives to remind each reader of the romance that consumed them while reading of the Bridgerton love stories.
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​Boxes will also include a signed bookmark from author, Julia Quinn, in addition to a few extra goodies not even This Author is privy to reveal!
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OUABC is also thrilled to share that there will be a separate preorder for books 1-4 available at the same time. Those seeking to complete their collections with The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, An Offer From a Gentleman, and Romancing Mister Bridgerton will be pleased to learn they will be able to obtain copies with all the special edition details, including having their copy of The Duke and I signed by author, Julia Quinn.
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​The full Volume 2 box contains a value of over $325 but will be available to you, dear readers, for $165 with free US shipping beginning on Friday, April 8th, 2022 at 3pm ET. The Volume 1 book editions will also be available as a set of four for $120 on Friday, April 8th, 2022 at 3pm ET. Individual books 1-4 will be sold for $35 each. Bridgerton is not part of a subscription and is available for all readers to purchase. Estimated shipping is late Fall, 2022.
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​This Author recommends joining the waitlist via the link in our bio. Those on the waitlist will receive the link to purchase at 2:30pm ET and earn themselves a 30 minute head start.

Pride Book Crate

If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept.

Shady Grove inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle’s tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness.

But when her brother is accused of murder, she can’t let the dead keep their secrets.

In order to clear his name, she’s going to have to make those ghosts sing.

Rainbow Book Crate

Book:

Two girls. One wild and reckless day. Years of tumultuous history unspooling like a thin, fraying string in the hours after they set a fire.

They were best friends. Until they became more. Their affections grew. Until the blurry lines became dangerous.

Over the course of a single day, the depth of their past, the confusion of their present, and the unpredictability of their future is revealed. And the girls will learn that hearts, like flames, aren’t so easily tamed.

It starts with a fire.

How will it end?

E-Book:

Balancing his career, his mental health, and getting his daughter to school on time, Wishes longs for another set of hands to duet life with. When Ronan proposes a childcare trade off, Wishes leaps at the opportunity. After all, single dads need to support each other, right?

Spending time with Ronan and his son gives Wishes’ life harmony, and thrusts him into panic mode. The timing between his grief and desire for Ronan is offbeat. He doesn’t know if he’s ready for a new love song, or if Ronan can Handel his secrets. Little does Wishes know, Ronan has a cacophony of secrets of his own…

Satisfication Box

bi-monthly box. See May for the next box!

The Big Book Box

In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet’s timeless message of love.

Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams’s search for Rumi and the dervish’s role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams’s lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi’s story mir­rors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He’s sick of being haunted by his family’s past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his little brother, a supernatural wind, and the bewitching girl at his new high school.

Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents’ expectations are stifling. When she begins to break the rules, she finds her life upended by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge.

As Hunter and Luna navigate their families’ enmity and secrets, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love…but time is running out, and fate will have its way.

In Charlie Hall’s world, shadows can be altered, for entertainment and cosmetic preferences—but also to increase power and influence. You can alter someone’s feelings—and memories—but manipulating shadows has a cost, with the potential to take hours or days from your life. Your shadow holds all the parts of you that you want to keep hidden—a second self, standing just to your left, walking behind you into lit rooms. And sometimes, it has a life of its own.

Charlie is a low-level con artist, working as a bartender while trying to distance herself from the powerful and dangerous underground world of shadow trading. She gets by doing odd jobs for her patrons and the naive new money in her town at the edge of the Berkshires. But when a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie’s present life is thrown into chaos, and her future seems at best, unclear—and at worst, non-existent. Determined to survive, Charlie throws herself into a maelstrom of secrets and murder, setting her against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, shadow thieves, and her own sister—all desperate to control the magic of the shadows.

With sharp angles and prose, and a sinister bent, Holly Black is a master of shadow and story stitching. Remember while you read, light isn’t playing tricks in Book of Night, the people are.

Rhea and her twin brother, Lexos, have spent an eternity helping their father rule their small, unstable country, using their control over the seasons, tides, and stars to keep the people in line. For a hundred years, they’ve been each other’s only ally, defending each other and their younger siblings against their father’s increasingly unpredictable anger.

Now, with an independence movement gaining ground and their father’s rule weakening, the twins must take matters into their own hands to keep their family—and their entire world—from crashing down around them. But other nations are jockeying for power, ready to cross and double cross, and if Rhea and Lexos aren’t careful, they’ll end up facing each other across the battlefield.

After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself.

Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, Marra is offered the tools to kill a prince—if she can complete three impossible tasks. But, as is the way in tales of princes, witches, and daughters, the impossible is only the beginning.

On her quest, Marra is joined by the gravewitch, a reluctant fairy godmother, a strapping former knight, and a chicken possessed by a demon. Together, the five of them intend to be the hand that closes around the throat of the prince and frees Marra’s family and their kingdom from its tyrannous ruler at last.

Unplugged Book Box Adult Box

The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.

But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.

Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city.

But their defiance will cost them dearly. 

Unplugged Book Box Young Adult Box

In the realm of Awara, where gods, monsters, and humans exist side by side, Miuko is an ordinary girl resigned to a safe, if uneventful, existence as an innkeeper’s daughter. But when Miuko is cursed and begins to transform into a demon with a deadly touch, she embarks on a quest to reverse the curse and return to her normal life. Aided by a thieving magpie spirit and continuously thwarted by a demon prince, Miuko must outfox tricksters, escape demon hunters, and negotiate with feral gods if she wants to make it home again. But with her transformation comes power and freedom she never even dreamed of, and she’ll have to decide if saving her soul is worth trying to cram herself back into an ordinary life that no longer fits her… and perhaps never did.

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