July Book Box Guesses!

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

No longer a monthly box, but will have Special Edition boxes.

Belle Book Box

bi-monthly, check August for the next box!

Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

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.

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~ JULY BOX THEME ANNOUNCEMENT ~
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July’s theme is Greek Mythology. There will be items based on Poseidon, Athena, Medusa and Persephone/Hades.
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What’s in the box:
~ Booksleeve (You pick the size)
~ Mug Rug
~ Bookmark
~ Scrunchie
~ Prop Item
~ 2 additional items
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Boxes will go on sale July 1st at 7pm central. Boxes will be $50 plus shipping. Set your alarms, these boxes will be extremely limited!!
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Want exclusive sneak peeks at items in this box? Join the Book Gizmo facebook insiders group (link in bio). Sneak peeks will be posted in the group soon.

Book Hooked Box

My life goes completely sideways the moment I meet the mysterious Braxton. Sure, he’s ridiculously hot, but he’s also the reason I’ve been kicked out of school and recruited into Gray Wolf Academy—a remote island school completely off the grid. I never should have trusted a face so perfect.

But the reality of why Gray Wolf wanted me is what truly blows my mind. It’s a school for time travelers. Tripping, they call it. This place is filled with elaborate costumes and rare artifacts, where every move is strategic and the halls are filled with shadows and secrets.

Here, what you see isn’t always what it appears. Including Braxton. Because even though there’s an energy connecting us together, the more secrets he keeps from me, the more it feels like something is pulling us apart. Something that has to do with this place—and its darker purpose. It’s all part of a guarded, elaborate puzzle of history and time…and I might be one of the missing pieces.

Now I have all the time in the world. And yet I can’t shake the feeling that time is the one thing I’m about to run out of…fast.

The Bookish Box Adult

*do not personally support*

For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame.

Then, we died on their swords.

All of that changes the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world once again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice but to flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my twenty-first birthday as a free woman.

Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.

But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-consuming passion, our bond strengthens as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line.

My heart.

The Bookish Box Darkly

*do not personally support*

*this author has made homophobic remarks in the past*

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

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Introducing our DARKLY EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION set of THE OFF-CAMPUS SERIES by @ellekennedy33 🥅 Most of you guessed correctly in our teaser post, and we’re so incredibly excited about these luxe editions! ❤️

Our Exclusive Luxe Edition set will include:
🏒 – Hardcover editions of The Deal, The Mistake, The Score, and The Goal
🏒 – Signed by Author @ellekennedy (with a custom signature page illustrated by @llstarcasterll)
🏒 – Front Dust Jackets by @byhangle
🏒 – Reverse Dust Jackets & Character Art by @sage.and.other.herbs
🏒 – Custom Endpages by @llstarcasterll
🏒 – Custom Stenciled Edges by @llstarcasterll
🏒-  Foiled Hard Case Stamp by @llstarcasterll

🍕  This Exclusive Luxe Edition Set will be $150.00 (US Shipping included) 
🍕  This set is due to begin shipping in September!

🚨 – JULY 15TH at 10AM PT: Early access for active @thebookishbox subscribers (open to all current YA and/or Adult monthly box subscribers). Sales will be limited to ONE SET PER CUSTOMER during early access. 

🚨 – JULY 18TH at 10AM PT: Public on-sale date 

👀 – THE LEGACY (book 5) will be sold at a later date, and priority will be given to customers who directly purchase this set (books 1-4) through our website thebookishshop.com!

( Beautiful Announcement ART by @llstartcasterll )

What are some of your FAVORITE contemporary romances that you’d love a special edition for? 📚

Three Powerfully Alluring Vampire Men
And One Queen to Rule Them All

All Mina ever wanted was to escape her father’s control. Half human, half vampire, she lived eternally torn between two worlds, never fully experiencing the pleasures of either—until her father chose her as the pawn in his latest political move, gifting her to the darkly powerful and dangerously seductive Malachi Zion.

Malachi is not a vampire to be trifled with. He rules with an iron fist and has a reputation for the darkest of sins. But the longer Mina spends with him, the more she realizes he’s not the monster she first thought—and as fear bleeds into lust, then trust, then something more, Malachi opens Mina up to a world she never knew could be hers for the taking: including the love of Malachi’s two closest friends and companions.

Now surrounded by all three men, the center of their shockingly seductive world, Mina may finally have the power to face down her father and take back the life—and crown—that by all rights should be hers.

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. 

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Hello Darkly Fam! 🖤 A while back we posted a TEASER trailer of our upcoming Darkly Exclusive Luxe Edition and many of you guessed right! 🙌 We are happy to announce we will be releasing an Exclusive Luxe Edition of COURT OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN by Katee Robert @katee_robert 🩸

We’re absolutely obsessed with this story and are so excited for you to see how stunning it’s going to be! 😍

Our Hardcover Exclusive Luxe Edition will include:
🖤 Digitally Printed Signature by author @katee_robert
🖤 Foiled Dust Jacket by @byhangle
🖤 Custom signature page by @thiago_bianchini
🖤 Stenciled Edges by @byhangle
🖤 Reverse Dust Jacket Art by @harteus
🖤 Foiled Hardcase Stamp by @thiago_bianchini
🖤 Custom End Pages by @petraholikova_
🖤 Custom Overlay Illustration by @harteus

COURT OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN has the following:
🌶  Gothic vibes 🩸
🌶  Vampires with wicked mouths and a magic touch 🧛‍♀️
🌶  Morally gray characters
🌶  I hate you but let my 🍆 love you!
🌶  Polyamorous romance with lots of group activities ⚔️ 🔥🌶😏
🌶  Queer characters participating in group activities!
🌶  Forced proximity with GROUP. ACTIVITIES.
🌶  Oaths of Fealty and a deal with a demon
🌶  Did we mention group 🔥 activities 🔥?

🩸EARLY ACCESS (for active monthly box subscribers): July 29th 10am PT
Please Note: Early subscriber-only access is only available for the first 24 hours, and there will be a limit of one book per customer.
🩸 GENERAL PUBLIC ACCESS: August 1st 10am PT

Our edition of Court of the Vampire Queen will be priced at $38 (including US shipping) and will ship in October.

The Bookish Box YA

*do not personally support*

Keera is a killer. As the King’s Blade, she is the most talented spy in the kingdom. And the King’s favored assassin. When a mysterious figure called the Shadow starts making moves against the Crown, Keera is forced to hunt the masked menace down.

She crosses into the magical lands of the Fae, trying to discern if her enemy is Mortal, Elf, or a Halfling like her. But the Faeland is not what it seems, and neither is the Shadow. Keera is shocked by what she discovers and can’t help but wonder who her enemy truly is…

The King that destroyed her people? The Prince that tortures them? Or the Shadow that threatens her place at court?

As she searches for answers, Keera is haunted by a promise she made long ago. A promise not only to save herself but an entire kingdom.

The Bookish Box Special Editions

“I was nothing but a road to Midas. A means to get to where he wanted to go, and I paved that path in gold.”

My life has been made up of gilded lies. But death has been shaped from rot.

Like a phoenix caught fire, I will need to rise from the ashes and learn to wield my own power. Because my wings may have been clipped, but I am not in a cage, and I’m finally free to fly from the frozen kingdoms I’ve been kept in.

Yet the world doesn’t want to let me.

That’s the thing when you turn against a king—everyone else turns against you.

Good thing I have a different king in my corner.

But even with the dark threat of Slade Ravinger, the other monarchs are coming for me.

So I will fight for him and he will kill for me, and if we need to become the villains, then so be it.

Because so long as I live in this world, I won’t be used again.

Please note: This is an adult fantasy series with dark elements that may be triggering, including past emotional and physical trauma, violence, adult language, and explicit romance. Read at your own discretion.

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Hey Bookish Fam! The time has come to announce our EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION of GLOW!!✨Book 4 in The Plated Prisoner Series by @ravenkennedybooks 🖤

Who is excited for the release of GLOW this month?! 🙌 We love this series so much!

Here’s everything you need to know about our EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION:
✨ LIMITED AMOUNT WILL BE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (these will be first come, first serve, once hand signed editions sell out, we will offer printed signature copies)
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER by @morgana0anagrom
✨CUSTOM END PAPER ARTWORK by @morgana0anagrom
✨PRINTED HARDBACK IMAGERY WITH TRANSPARENT ARTWORK OVERLAY DUST JACKET
✨STENCIL SPRAYED EDGES

🖤 FIRST ACCESS: Anyone who purchased books 1-3 will have first access on JULY 1ST at 10AM PT!
🖤 EARLY ACCESS: Active Subscribers will get EARLY ACCESS on JULY 4TH at 10AM PT!
🖤 GENERAL PUBLIC ACCESS: JULY 5TH at 10AM PT!

🖤 Our EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION will be $38 USD and is estimated to ship in September!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a LIMITED amount of signed versions, so it will be first come, first serve. After those sell out, we’ll be offering a printed signature. The listings will be SEPARATE, there will be one listing for the hand signed and one for the printed signature!

What are some of your favorite tropes in GILD, the first book of the series? 🥰

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Pack your bags, Bookish Travelers, we’re going on an adventure! 

The Bookish Box is excited to announce our Fictional Wanderlust Collection! 🗺 Join us, as we explore the different fictional worlds and immerse yourself in the pages with amazing goodies from our favorite worlds! 📍To begin this new collection we will be starting with the one and only MAAS WANDERLUST Collector’s Box! 

💫 Join us in traveling the worlds of Sarah J. Maas, including items from the lands of A Court of Thorns and Roses, Crescent City, and Throne of Glass! Don’t worry about your luggage, we have you covered to take home gorgeous keepsakes and beautiful souvenirs! This box will include exciting, high quality LUXE items such as a full sized blanket of our favorite High Lord and Lady, a tea pot from our favorite gossip in Prythian, a Book Nook with a glimpse into the alleys of Erilea, and SO MUCH MORE! This box is perfect for our MAAS TRASH Bookish Fam and we just know you’re going to LOVE IT! 🥰

The Maas Wanderlust Collector’s Box includes 11 high quality items! 🙌 We’ve partnered with some of the best artists to bring you the most amazing souvenirs from these lands! This box includes a retail cost of $400, but don’t you worry! We got you the traveler’s discount of $215 USD (US shipping included)!

These items are highly requested items with everything from items to the packaging to make you feel as though you’ve traveled through these MAAS fictional worlds! 🌙

✨ EARLY ACCESS (active subscribers): Friday, July 22nd at 10AM PT
✨ GENERAL PUBLIC: Monday, July 25th at 10AM PT 

These boxes are limited in quantity, but are sure to bring you endless adventures and delight!

The Maas Wanderlust Collector’s Box is estimated to ship in late August! 🏔

Which book by Sarah J. Maas @therealsjmaas is your favorite? 📚 Let us know in the comments!

Caffeine and Legends

July Theme: Answer to No One

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July’s box will feature a high fantasy with some epic world building, a neat magic system, and a dash of the paranormal. It is a new release, first in series hardcover, with a signed bookplate. If you enjoy good world building and epic battle scenes with a strong female protagonist, you’ll enjoy this one!

The coffee we selected fit perfectly with the abilities of the main character. The tea box will include two, one ounce loose leaf teas to try this month, and the drinking chocolate and bonus items fit within the fun adventures in the book!

Fans of Mistborn or The Black Magician Trilogy will enjoy this one!

The Clover Crate

Dark and Shimmer

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

Find the second star from the right, and fly straight on ’til morning, all the way to Neverland, a children’s paradise with no rules, no adults, only endless adventure and enchanted forests – all led by the charismatic boy who will never grow old.

But Wendy Darling grew up. She has a husband and a young daughter called Jane, a life in London. But on night, after all these years, Peter Pan returns. Wendy finds him outside her daughter’s window, looking to claim a new mother for his Lost Boys. But instead of Wendy, he takes Jane.

Now a grown woman, a mother, a patient and a survivor, Wendy must follow Peter back to Neverland to rescue her daughter and finally face the darkness at the heart of the island… 

Once invited, always welcome.
Once invited, never free.

Captain James Hook, the immortal pirate of Neverland, has died a thousand times. Drowned, stabbed by Peter Pan’s sword, eaten by the beast swimming below the depths, yet James was resurrected every time by one boy’s dark imagination. Until he found a door in the sky, an escape. And he took the chance no matter the cost.

Now in London twenty-two years later, Peter Pan’s monster has found Captain Hook again, intent on revenge. But a chance encounter leads James to another survivor of Neverland. Wendy Darling, now a grown woman, is the only one who knows how dark a shadow Neverland casts, no matter how far you run. To vanquish Pan’s monster once and for all, Hook must play the villain one last time…

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

We are excited to announce JULY’s Drinking Vessel box is based off one of our favorite fandoms…. The Zodiac Academy. 

This vessel will be perfect for anyone who wants to be part of the Almighty Sovereign Society. This vessel will one we have never done. A glass can shape.  

*** 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 June 5th for subscribers. Boxes ship end of July. 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

*This will be the last box*

I’m not entirely sure with this one, so here’s my guess:

The first in a YA political fantasy duology about a fierce princess determined to bring lasting peace to her kingdom regardless of the cost to her heart.

Princess Charis Willowthorn is the dutiful sword of Calera. Raised to be ruthless and cunning, her only goal is to hold her war-torn kingdom together long enough to find a path toward peace with their ancient foe, Montevallo, even if the cost is her own heart.

When violence erupts in the castle itself and an unseen enemy begins sinking Calera’s ships, Charis realizes a threat much greater than Montevallo is coming for her people. So she forms a plan. By day, she is Calera’s formidable princess intent on forging an alliance with Montevallo. By night, she disguises herself as a smuggler and roams the sea with a trusted group of loyalists, hunting for their new enemies. And through it all, there’s the one boy she can’t have—who guards her life but steals her heart.

But her enemies are much closer than Charis realizes, and her heart isn’t the only thing she has left to lose

Fable Nights

THREE YEARS
Since I ran away for the night, danced in New York streets, and almost got killed in an alley by two thieves. Until he showed up and saved me.

THREE DAYS
Since I threw a drink at the man my father expected me to marry, then found myself slammed against a wall with Penn Everett’s seductive voice whispering a proposal I couldn’t refuse.

THREE HOURS
To fall into hate with the man who reminded me of so many things and hid so much behind his lies. He couldn’t be the man who saved me three years ago…but there’s something so familiar…

THREE MINUTES
For our relationship to switch from no-strings to marriage. He announced it to my father—he’s ecstatic. He told my friends—they’re shocked. But he didn’t ask me, he commanded me—and I’m livid.

THREE SECONDS
For his lies to slowly steal my heart and make me believe, hope…trust.

THREE BREATHS
For his truth to destroy me.

Details:

We are ecstatic to share with you all…another of our worst kept secrets!

A stunningly beautiful collaboration Fabled Nights (Fabled Nights) with the amazing Pepper Winters (@pepperwinters) of one of our favourite duets!

Pepper Winter heartbreaking beautiful Truth and Lies Duet including both Crown of Lies and Throne of Truth.

Why do you need these editions of Fabled Nights TRUTH AND LIES DUETt?
👑 Gorgeous foiled dust jackets
👑 Stunning naked hardcovers luxe silver foiling
👑 Digitally printed edges
👑 Custom designed end-papers
👑 Signed bookplates for each book

The duet will be available for AUD$95 + shipping.

The Truth and Lies Duet will be available on our website for EARLY ACCESS pre-order at 4pm on Wednesday July 6th 2022 at 4pmAWST/6pm AEST.

Please note: This set is a pre-order NOT a subscription. This set is expected to ship in OCTOBER 2022.

How amazing these books will be?
👑 Stunning HARDBACK EDITIONS: Both book will be exclusively printed in hardcover.
👑 Each book has an individually designed dust jacket that contrasts and completes the set.
👑 Each book in the set has its own NAKED COVER with individual exclusive luxe individually designed 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.

This set is not part of the FABLE CRATE monthly subscription.

This Fabled Nights release is a SPECIAL EDITION PREORDER duet only.

You will need to signed up to EARLY RELEASE LIST to receive an EARLY ACCESS EMAIL.

The set will be available to the public in a general sale on Friday 8th July 2022 at 4pm AWST.

Your EXCLUSIVE TRUTH AND LIES DUET is expected to ship OCTOBER 2022.

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

Faecrate

Book:

My life goes completely sideways the moment I meet the mysterious Braxton. Sure, he’s ridiculously hot, but he’s also the reason I’ve been kicked out of school and recruited into Gray Wolf Academy—a remote island school completely off the grid. I never should have trusted a face so perfect.

But the reality of why Gray Wolf wanted me is what truly blows my mind. It’s a school for time travelers. Tripping, they call it. This place is filled with elaborate costumes and rare artifacts, where every move is strategic and the halls are filled with shadows and secrets.

Here, what you see isn’t always what it appears. Including Braxton. Because even though there’s an energy connecting us together, the more secrets he keeps from me, the more it feels like something is pulling us apart. Something that has to do with this place—and its darker purpose. It’s all part of a guarded, elaborate puzzle of history and time…and I might be one of the missing pieces.

Now I have all the time in the world. And yet I can’t shake the feeling that time is the one thing I’m about to run out of…fast.

E-Book:

In the land of Barracks, the economy thrives on the barter of their citizens’ most precious commodity—a human heart. Each year, the Heart Reign festival is thrown for those who have become of age to trade their hearts for their deepest desires.

And this year is Adelaide Tye’s year to trade.

After despising Heart Reign for years, Addie endures her Extraction and discovers that her heart isn’t gray and dying, like all other hearts in Barracks, but bright red, alive, and teeming with power.

With a warning from the extractor of hearts, Addie rushes through Heart Reign to make her choice—trade her heart to Schism, the monster who took her brother years before, or go in search of the Mender—a mythical man said to purify hearts and save her own heart. Either decision will rip her away from the one man who has always been by her side.

Knowing there is only one real choice to make, Addie jumps through Schism’s red door and is thrust into a dark and dangerous realm where she is faced with making a trade she may not survive.

For fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Faecrate Special Edition

Spicy enemies to lovers NA/adult fantasy romance for fans of Labyrinth and Sarah J. Maas.

There are three rules to surviving the Fae—and I’m about to break every single one.

Rule #1. Never cross into Faerie.

When I’m chased across the enchanted border and caught by its sinister ruler of the sky, the pretty trickster with a clever tongue offers me a deal.

Rule #2: Never bargain with a Fae.

But I don’t have a choice. For thirteen days, I have to survive in his mountainous maze of crooked bridges, deceptive stairways, and devious inhabitants. Refuse, and my sisters will suffer as punishment.

Rule #3: Never fall for the enemy.

I should have known my sexy captor wouldn’t play fair. The deeper I plunge into this dangerous world of Solitary Fae, the more I’m entangled in their ruler’s seductive web of desire—and the forbidden temptations he offers.

The price of losing this wicked game is everything I love. But winning might just cost me my heart.

WARNING: This is steamy NA/New Adult fantasy romance with explicit sexual content and language. For mature readers 18+.

For fans of Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Holly Black, Laura Thalassa, Raven Kennedy, and CN Crawford.

Kiss the Fae is the first book in Natalia Jaster’s spicy fantasy romance series, Vicious Faeries. If you like slow burns, heavy steam, enemies to lovers, and sexy anti-heroes, be prepared to swoon for the villain.

Details:

It’s time to announce our next Exclusive Edition Set for our Opus Collection! We’re so excited to share that we are creating Exclusive Editions of Natalia Jaster’s VICIOUS FAERIES! This will include all four books: Kiss the Fae, Hunt the Fae, Curse the Fae, and the upcoming fourth installment, Defy the Fae! If you’re searching for a spicy enemies-to-lovers fantasy romance, then you better set your alarms! ✨

What to expect with this Exclusive Edition Collection:

🧚🏻 Exclusive ALL NEW and STUNNING covers by @deerlordhunter (not the artwork in the second slide- those are the original covers!)
🧚🏻 Full color artwork on the hardcovers by @duckhymn
🧚🏻 SIGNED books (all four books will have signed tip in pages)
🧚🏻 Stamped pages edges

REMINDER: These are NOT YA books! As these are a part of our Opus Collection, these are in the NA/Adult Romance category!

👉🏻 These Sets will be priced at $95 USD and are estimated to ship in December 2022/January 2023! Remember that you can also use the Shop Pay payment option on checkout!

🚨 Active Seelie & Unseelie Subscribers will be sent an Early Access email for sales to open on JULY 21st at 5pm EST. Active Subscriber means that the July 15th renewal (for August kits) was NOT SKIPPED. You will also have another chance to become a subscriber once we open subscriptions for August crates on July 1st! All orders placed during Early Access that DOES NOT qualify for early access will be canceled and refunded.

🗓 Public Access (which means for anyone- you do not have to be a subscriber!) will open on JULY 22nd at 5pm EST!

⏰ We have set a reminder on this post for the PUBLIC ACCESS Sale Opening so be sure to tap that 🗓 icon on the lower left corner and hit “Remind Me” so you’ll get a reminder a day before and on the day of the Public Access Sale!

A great evil has come to the kingdom of Dàxi. The Banished Prince has returned to seize power, his rise to the dragon throne aided by the mass poisonings that have kept the people bound in fear and distrust.

Ning, a young but powerful shénnóng-shi—a wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making—has escorted Princess Zhen into exile. Joining them is the princess’ loyal bodyguard, Ruyi, and Ning’s newly healed sister, Shu. Together the four young women travel throughout the kingdom in search of allies to help oust the invaders and take back Zhen’s rightful throne.

But the golden serpent still haunts Ning’s nightmares with visions of war and bloodshed. An evil far more ancient than the petty conflicts of men has awoken, and all the magic in the land may not be enough to stop it from consuming the world…

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A KINGDOM FALLS. AN ANCIENT EVIL RISES.

You’ve all been wondering, so today we’re letting the tea out of the teabag (we tried, okay? 😂)! We are so happy to announce that we paired with @judyilinauthor to bring you the enthralling conclusion to her Book of Tea Duology, A VENOM DARK AND SWEET! 🍵✨

These editions of A Venom Dark and Sweet will have:

🍵 A gorgeous and completely pastel Fae Crate Exclusive cover which will pair well with our edition of A Magic Steeped in Poison that we’ve featured in our March “What Lies Within” Crates

🍵 The cover will also have an exclusive block foiling design on the title to add a pop of color that would look so good on your shelves

🍵 A signed bookplate

⬅️ SWIPE LEFT to see a side-by-side comparison of the standard cover and our stunning pastel version! 🚨 Please note that these are just digital mock-ups of the cover, but our final ones will have that gorgeous peach foiled title that will stand out from the cover opposed to blending!

These editions will be priced at $18.99 and are estimated to ship in August/September 2022! We will NOT be reprinting A Magic Steeped in Poison, but you can snag one now from our Past Items Sale!

🗓 EARLY ACCESS will start on July 7th at 5pm EST. Only active subscribers and those who purchased our March 2022 “What Lies Within” crate will qualify for Early Access. All orders placed during Early Access that did not qualify for early access will be canceled and refunded.If we have any stock left available, PUBLIC ACCESS will start on July 8th at 5pm EST. Set your alarms now because you don’t want to miss this!

Fairyloot Adult

Hart is a marshal, tasked with patrolling the strange and magical wilds of Tanria. It’s an unforgiving job, and Hart’s got nothing but time to ponder his loneliness.

Mercy never has a moment to herself. She’s been single-handedly keeping Birdsall & Son Undertakers afloat in defiance of sullen jerks like Hart, who seems to have a gift for showing up right when her patience is thinnest.

After yet another exasperating run-in with Mercy, Hart finds himself penning a letter addressed simply to “A Friend”. Much to his surprise, an anonymous letter comes back in return, and a tentative friendship is born.

If only Hart knew he’s been baring his soul to the person who infuriates him most – Mercy. As the dangers from Tanria grow closer, so do the unlikely correspondents. But can their blossoming romance survive the fated discovery that their pen pals are their worst nightmares – each other?

Fairyloot YA

In this thrilling and epic YA fantasy debut the only hope for a city trapped in the eye of a cursed storm lies with the daughter of failed revolutionaries and a prince terrified of his throne.

Vesper Vale is the daughter of revolutionaries. Failed revolutionaries. When her mother was caught by the queen’s soldiers, they gave her a choice: death by the hangman’s axe, or death by the Storm that surrounds the city and curses anyone it touches. She chose the Storm. And when the queen’s soldiers—led by a paranoid prince—catch up to Vesper’s father after twelve years on the run, Vesper will do whatever it takes to save him from sharing that fate.

Even arm herself with her father’s book of dangerous experimental magic.

Even infiltrate the prince’s elite squad of soldier-sorcerers.

Even cheat her way into his cold heart.

But when Vesper learns that there’s more to the story of her mother’s death, she’ll have to make a choice if she wants to save her city: trust the devious prince with her family’s secrets, or follow her mother’s footsteps into the Storm.

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Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

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We are thrilled to present to you the FairyLoot Exclusive Edition of ‘They Both Die At The End’ by Adam Silvera, brought to you in collaboration with @simonkidsuk and @adamsilvera!

We adore this touching and heart-filled story, as we know a lot of you do too, and it’s one we could re-read again and again!

What is so special about this book?
✨ EXCLUSIVE DUST JACKET WITH CUTOUTS: This exclusive cover has some of the dots cut out, which shows the hardcover underneath. We have never done a dust jacket with this cutout effect before!
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: The title is printed on the hardcover in foil
✨ DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGES: Digitally sprayed edge with solid colour sprayed edge at the top and bottom
✨ CUSTOM ENDPAPERS: Endpapers to match the new design
✨ FLIP BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS: In the top right corner, there will be a flip book illustration of Mateo and Rufus
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: This will be signed by Adam Silvera!

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a book, they will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to many countries worldwide). They Both Die At The End Exclusive Edition will be available for £22.99 GBP / $30.99 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around December.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on July 13th at 1pm BST, and if we have copies remaining, they will be available to the public on July 14th at 1pm BST in the Fairy Trove. Please note that stock is limited, and if we sell out we will not be able to get any more.

Are you as in love with this edition as we are?

Gorgeous graphic by @blanca.design

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, book one of The Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.

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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Thank you all so much for your patience whilst we rescheduled the sale for The Way of Kings Exclusive Set! There was an issue with the books which we needed to resolve prior to selling and did not want to set a new sale date until we were confident that this could be rectified. We’re happy to say that everything is sorted now!

Please note that these editions will no longer come with custom designed endpapers, but they will have the GILDED edges! In case you didn’t know, gilded edges are done by hand using gold leaves, which takes a lot of time and means that we now expect to ship this Exclusive Set in September/October to allow time for the edges to be completed.

THE WAY OF KINGS EXCLUSIVE SET is brought to you in collaboration with @gollancz and @brandsanderson and 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.

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 September/October. Early Access emails will be sent to all active subscribers on July 19th at 1pm BST and if there is stock remaining then they will be available to the public on July 20th 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!

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design.

Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

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We are so thrilled to present to you the ‘The Hating Game’ Mortal Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @Sallythorneauthor and Piatkus (@yourswithlovex)!

We love stories set in fictional worlds, but sometimes it’s the books that are closer to home that feel magical too. FairyLoot are thrilled to be officially introducing the new Mortal Edition collection: YA and Adult contemporary books/sets with the stunning customisations that you have come to know and love from FairyLoot! We cannot wait to grow this new collection with you and for you to see what else we have planned. And psst… there might be a YA Mortal Edition Set announcement coming later this week!

If you enjoy contemporary romances, then it’s very likely you have heard of ‘The Hating Game’ (or maybe you’ve already read it or watched the movie!). The story of Lucy and Joshua was so much fun and has always stuck with us, so we decided this had to be the very first book in our new Mortal Edition range!

What is special about this Mortal Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE HARDBACK EDITION: This Demi hardback edition will be exclusive to FairyLoot
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER: Exclusive colourway changes to the cover
✨FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Gorgeous foil design underneath the dust jacket
✨OMBRE SPRAYED EDGE: Ombre sprayed edge with a matching solid top and bottom sprayed edge
✨SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: Each book will be hand signed by Sally Thorne

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a copy, it will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to many countries worldwide).

The Hating Game Mortal Edition will be available for £21.90 GBP / $28.90 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around October/November.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on July 6th at 1pm BST, and if we have stock remaining, they will be available to the public on July 7th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove.

Are you as excited about our new Mortal Edition range as we are?

Gorgeous graphic by @blanca.design 😍

From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change–one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires…

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… ‘The Gilded Wolves’ Exclusive Edition Set, brought to you in collaboration with @roshanichokshi and @hodderscape!

Set in 1889 Paris with an impossible, magical heist, The Gilded Wolves is a series we love and we are so excited to share this Exclusive Edition Set with you!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition set?
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVERS: Exclusive colourway changes to the new covers
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Exclusive character art foil on the front of the hardcover by @taratjah
✨ STENCILLED EDGES: Gorgeous two coloured stencilled edges with a sprayed top and bottom edge! The edges line up to create a beautiful design
✨ ENDPAPER ART: Six character art endpapers illustrated by @taratjah
✨ SIGNED BOOKPLATES: Each book will come with a bookplate hand signed by the author, Roshani Chokshi!

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

The Gilded Wolves Exclusive Edition Set will be available for £72 GBP / $98 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around August/September.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on July 25th at 1pm BST, and if we have sets remaining, they will be available to the public on July 26th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove.

Do you love these books as much as we do?

Beautiful graphics by @blanca.design 😍

In this volume we’ll see the Heartstopper gang go on a school trip to Paris! Not only are Nick and Charlie navigating a new city, but also telling more people about their relationship AND learning more about the challenges each other are facing in private…

Meanwhile Tao and Elle will face their feelings for each other, Tara and Darcy share more about their relationship origin story, and the teachers supervising the trip seem… rather close…?

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We are thrilled to present to you the FairyLoot exclusive edition of ‘Heartstopper: Volume Three’ (Heartstopper #3) by Alice Oseman, brought to you in collaboration with @teambkmrk and @aliceoseman!

This is the third volume in the beloved Heartstopper series, where we continue to follow Nick and Charlie in their journey. Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. As their feelings get more serious, Charlie and Nick will need each other more than ever before.

So, what is special about this edition?
✨ Foil on the dust jacket
✨ Sprayed edges
✨ Foil on the hardcover
✨ Custom Endpapers
✨ Signed by Alice Oseman
*Please note, we only have signed editions available and these are limited. Once we sell out we will not be able to get any more.

It will be available for £19.99 GBP / $26.99 USD + shipping from the Fairy Trove (we ship to many countries worldwide) and the books are expected to ship in January/February 2023.

On July 28th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to customers who purchased Volume 2, and at 1pm BST the same day Early Access will be sent to active subscribers. If we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on July 29th at 1pm BST.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this beautiful edition!

📸 Beautiful graphics by @blanca.design ✨

Feminist Book Club Box

“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you’re going to actually build power in order to be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you want to.”

What if social transformation and liberation isn’t about waiting for someone else to come along and save us? What if ordinary people have the power to collectively free ourselves? In this timely collection of essays and interviews, Mariame Kaba reflects on the deep work of abolition and transformative political struggle.

With chapters on seeking justice beyond the punishment system, transforming how we deal with harm and accountability, and finding hope in collective struggle for abolition, Kaba’s work is deeply rooted in the relentless belief that we can fundamentally change the world. As Kaba writes, “Nothing that we do that is worthwhile is done alone.”

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

Everyone knows the tale of Rapunzel in her tower, but do you know the story of the witch who put her there?

Haelewise has always lived under the shadow of her mother, Hedda—a woman who will do anything to keep her daughter protected. For with her strange black eyes and even stranger fainting spells, Haelewise is shunned by her medieval village, and her only solace lies in the stories her mother tells of child-stealing witches, of princes in wolf-skins, of an ancient tower cloaked in mist, where women will find shelter if they are brave enough to seek it.

Then, Hedda dies, and Haelewise is left unmoored. With nothing left for her in her village, she sets out to find the legendary tower her mother used to speak of—a place called Gothel, where Haelewise meets a wise woman willing to take her under her wing.

But Haelewise is not the only woman to seek refuge at Gothel. It’s also a haven for a girl named Rika, who carries with her a secret the Church strives to keep hidden. A secret that unlocks a dark world of ancient spells and murderous nobles behind the world Haelewise has always known…

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches.

Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her.

Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante’s dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all?

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Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation — also known as Babel.

Babel is the world’s center of translation and, more importantly, of silver-working: the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation through enchanted silver bars, to magical effect. Silver-working has made the British Empire unparalleled in power, and Babel’s research in foreign languages serves the Empire’s quest to colonize everything it encounters.

Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, is a fairytale for Robin; a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge serves power, and for Robin, a Chinese boy raised in Britain, serving Babel inevitably means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to sabotaging the silver-working that supports imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide: Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence? What is he willing to sacrifice to bring Babel down?

Babel — a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal response to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of translation as a tool of empire. 

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August themes will be updated on Monday July 4th. In the meantime here’s a look at our next special editions! Our additions of Babel will come with a custom exclusive cover illustrated by @c.e.illo and will be approved by RF Kuang and team.​​​​​​​​
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Goldsboro Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fellowship

In the first book of a visionary fantasy trilogy with its roots in the mythology of Africa and Arabia that “sings of rebellion, love, and the courage it takes to stand up to tyranny” (Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree), three women band together against a cruel empire that divides people by blood.

The Final Strife is the real deal: epic fantasy turned on its head in the most compelling way imaginable.”—Kalynn Bayron, bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead and This Poison Heart

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Book Riot

Red is the blood of the elite, of magic, of control.
Blue is the blood of the poor, of workers, of the resistance.
Clear is the blood of the slaves, of the crushed, of the invisible.

Sylah dreams of days growing up in the resistance, being told she would spark a revolution that would free the empire from the red-blooded ruling classes’ tyranny. That spark was extinguished the day she watched her family murdered before her eyes.

Anoor has been told she’s nothing, no one, a disappointment, by the only person who matters: her mother, the most powerful ruler in the empire. But when Sylah and Anoor meet, a fire burns between them that could consume the kingdom—and their hearts.

Hassa moves through the world unseen by upper classes, so she knows what it means to be invisible. But invisibility has its uses: It can hide the most dangerous of secrets, secrets that can reignite a revolution. And when she joins forces with Sylah and Anoor, together these grains of sand will become a storm.

As the empire begins a set of trials of combat and skill designed to find its new leaders, the stage is set for blood to flow, power to shift, and cities to burn.

Illumicrate

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Once upon a time, the kingdoms of Wales were rife with magic and conflict, and eighteen-year-old Mererid “Mer” is well-acquainted with both. She is the last living water diviner and has spent years running from the prince who bound her into his service. Under the prince’s orders, she located the wells of his enemies, and he poisoned them without her knowledge, causing hundreds of deaths. After discovering what he had done, Mer went to great lengths to disappear from his reach. Then Mer’s old handler returns with a proposition: use her powers to bring down the very prince that abused them both.

The best way to do that is to destroy the magical well that keeps the prince’s lands safe. With a motley crew of allies, including a fae-cursed young man, the lady of thieves, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy, Mer may finally be able to steal precious freedom and peace for herself. After all, a person with a knife is one thing…but a person with a cause can topple kingdoms.

Illumicate Afterlight

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August box information in the August post!

Illumicrate Special Editions

The prophecy of the nameless god—the words that declared Malini the rightful empress of Parijatdvipa—has proven a blessing and curse. She is determined to claim the throne that fate offered her. But even with the strength of the rage in her heart and the army of loyal men by her side, deposing her brother is going to be a brutal and bloody fight.

The power of the deathless waters flows through Priya’s blood. Thrice born priestess, Elder of Ahiranya, Priya’s dream is to see her country rid of the rot that plagues it: both Parijatdvipa’s poisonous rule, and the blooming sickness that is slowly spreading through all living things. But she doesn’t yet understand the truth of the magic she carries.

Their chosen paths once pulled them apart. But Malini and Priya’s souls remain as entwined as their destinies. And they soon realize that coming together is the only way to save their kingdom from those who would rather see it burn—even if it will cost them.

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We’re thrilled to reveal our Illumicrate Exclusive edition of The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri (@tashasuri), the sequel to The Jasmine Throne!

Our Illumicrate Exclusive edition comes with digitally printed edges (on all 3 edges!), embossing on the hardback, and a signed bookplate. The book is priced at £20 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping in August/September.

We will be holding a presale for anyone who received our May 2021 ‘Change Your Stars’ box or book only and our active subscribers. Details of when the presale is will be emailed out on Wednesday 20 July (the actual presale will not take place that day). If any copies remain, they will go on general sale on Thursday 28 July at 4PM BST.

The Librarian Box

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

Nerdy Book Box

THE SERIES
House of Bastiion is the first installment in the award-winning epic fantasy series, The Haidren Legacy. An immersive adventure armed with dark politics, sharp objects, and bickering characters, this treacherous saga packs a legendary punch for adult and NA readers alike. Perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, George R.R. Martin, and Sabaa Tahir, this savage series is not for the faint of heart.

BEHIND THE MASK OF DUTY AND POWER, NO ONE IS WHO THEY SEEM…

After the Forgotten Wars ravaged the world and turned it to ash, the realm of Orynthia has thrived. To bring peace to their territories, the Houses of Pilar, Darakai, and Boreal forged an accord with Bastiion, founding a Quadren of advisory to the throne. Each generation, a single haidren is appointed to this coveted chair. But in a land of war and deceit, peace should never be trusted.

When Luscia Tiergan, al’haidren to the House of Boreal, reaches the age of ascension and takes her seat in court, she is driven into a maze of political traps and dark secrets. Her reputation soiled by seclusion and alleged sorcery, Luscia soon uncovers a pattern of forgotten children, slain in the streets of Bastiion.

Ascending from an upbringing rooted in cruelty and suspicion, Zaethan Kasim, al’haidren to the House of Darakai, quickly clashes with Luscia, the newcomer in his midst. His position in Darakai threatened by an old rival, Zaethan is forced into an uneasy alliance to gain the upper hand. As death spills across his second home, Zaethan must set aside his hatred to secure his claim and protect the blameless.

Following a disturbing stream of innocent blood, Luscia and Zaethan learn they are not alone as they race through the heart of Orynthia, the House of Bastiion.

Content Advisory detailed on the THL website. Direct link provided under “Questions” below.

No Shelf Control Book Box

Novellous

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

NovelTea Chest

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

Obsidian Moon Crate

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

Obsidian Flame Crate

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Once Upon A Book Club Box Adult

Casting light into one of the darkest periods of World War II, acclaimed author V.S. Alexander’s powerful historical novel tells of two Jewish sisters of Polish descent who unite in a fight to save their family from the Warsaw Ghetto.

It’s not just a thousand miles that separates Hanna Majewski from her younger sister, Stefa. There is another gulf—between the traditional Jewish ways that Hanna chose to leave behind in Warsaw, and her new, independent life in London. But as autumn of 1940 draws near, Germany begins a savage aerial bombing campaign in England, killing and displacing tens of thousands. Hanna, who narrowly escapes death, is recruited as a spy in an undercover operation that sends her back to her war-torn homeland.

In Hanna’s absence, her parents, sister, and brother have been driven from their comfortable apartment into the Warsaw Ghetto. Sealed off from the rest of the city, the Ghetto becomes a prison for nearly half a million Jews, struggling to survive amid starvation, disease, and the constant threat of deportation to Treblinka. Once a pretty and level-headed teenager, Stefa is now committed to the Jewish resistance. Together, she, Hanna, and Janka, a family friend living on the Aryan side of the city, form a trio called The War Girls. Against overwhelming odds and through heartbreak they will fight to rescue their loved ones, finding courage through sisterhood to keep hope alive . . .

Once Upon A Book Club Box YA

After spending most of high school as the quiet girl, Ellie Kobata is ready to take some risks and have a life-changing summer, starting with her Anti-Wallflower List—thirteen items she’s going to check off one by one. She’s looking forward to riding rollercoasters, making her art Instagram public (maybe), and going on an epic road-trip with her best friend Lia.

But when number four on Ellie’s list goes horribly wrong—revenge on Jack Yasuda—she’s certain her summer has gone from charmed to cursed. Instead of a road trip with Lia, Ellie finds herself stuck in a car with Jack driving to a magical convention. But as Ellie and Jack travel down the coast of California, number thirteen on her list—fall in love—may be happening without her realizing it.

In The Charmed List, Julie Abe sweeps readers away to a secret magical world, complete with cupcakes and tea with added sparks of joy, and an enchanted cottage where you can dance under the stars.

Owlcrate

*do not personally support*

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.

But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.

Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

Owlcrate Special Editions

Not every love is meant to be…

After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she’ll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away.

But when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Only this time, the rules have changed. Jacks isn’t the only force Evangeline needs to be wary of. In fact, he might be the only one she can trust, despite her desire to despise him.

Instead of a love spell wreaking havoc on Evangeline’s life, a murderous spell has been cast. To break it, Evangeline and Jacks will have to do battle with old friends, new foes, and a magic that plays with heads and hearts. Evangeline has always trusted her heart, but this time she’s not sure she can. . . .

Details:

We’re thrilled to reveal that we will be doing an exclusive edition of THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER by Stephanie Garber! This is the highly anticipated sequel to Once Upon a Broken Heart.

Our OwlCrate exclusive edition features a gorgeous exclusive cover, a reversible dust jacket with artwork by @jemlin_c, an exclusive foil design on the hardcover case by @paperbackbones, as well as exclusive end pages by @paperbackbones. All of the books will also be signed by @stephanie_garber!

As an extra bonus, each book will also come with a lovely matching wooden bookmark designed by @in.the.reads!

Books will be $19.99USD plus shipping. This will be a completely separate book from our regular OwlCrate subscriptions and must be purchased individually through our shop.

We anticipate shipping these books out mid-late September.

We will be giving all active subscribers the first chance to purchase our special edition of The Ballad of Never After, as well as anyone who ordered Once Upon a Broken Heart from our shop! We will send an email TOMORROW, June 11th, at approximately 12:00PM PST to all active subscribers containing the date/time of when books go on sale next week.

If books haven’t sold out within 24 hours of going on sale, we will then send the private link to our newsletter subscribers. And if we have any remaining books after another 24 hours, we will open the sale to the general public.

Know someone who is awaiting this sequel? Tag them in a comment so they don’t miss out on this awesome release!

P.S. Still haven’t read book one? We have less than 50 copies of OUABH left in our shop – grab one while you still can!

graphic by @themichellegray

Pride Book Crate

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets The Inheritance Games in this Black LGBTQ+ royal romp full of heart-swooning romance, scandalous secrets and one hell of a mystery.

James has been a prince all of his life, and since he was born, he’s been thrust into the spotlight as the first Black heir to the throne. But when his father unexpectedly dies, James is crowned king at seventeen. Now, the secrets he could keep as a prince with no real responsibility – namely, his sexuality and hidden relationship – are rocked as his life irrevocably changes.

When his boyfriend suddenly goes missing, the royal secrets and scandals that only he knows start to leak online. And when it becomes clear that whoever is behind the messages isn’t going to stop anytime soon, James begins to question everyone around him .

Details:

Hello Pride Book Craters!

As you know a lot has been going on behind the scenes here at PBC. With the cost of living rising we have decided to create a ‘lite’ version of our boxes. Our boxes are a luxury but we want them to be affordable and a treat for all.

We are proud to introduce our first PBC lite box – A ROYAL SECRET which features the amazing THE KING IS DEAD by @notagainben (synopsis in comments)

Our A ROYAL SECRET box will also include an exclusive PBC collectible pin, an interview with an indie author and an item from a fabulous independent business.

Subscribers will have early access (emails being sent tomorrow) and general sale is 21.06.2022 🌈 👑 ♥️

Rainbow Book Crate

Book:

Santi has only had his heart broken one time, and it was all his fault. When he accidentally leaked his internet best friend Memo’s song, and it became an overnight hit, Memo disappeared—leaving their song’s cult fame, and Santi, behind.

Three years later, Santi arrives in Los Angeles with a mission: get over the ghost of Memo. Thankfully, his new school and its wildly-talented Sunshower marching band welcome him with open arms. All except for his section leader, the prickly, proud, musical prodigy Suwa. But when Santi realizes Suwa is trans, then Suwa realizes Santi takes his identity in stride, both boys begin to let their guards down. Santi learns Suwa’s surliness masks a painful, still raw history of his own, and as they open up to each other, their friendship quickly takes on the red-hot blush of a mutual crush.

Just as Santi is feeling settled in this new life, with a growing found family and a head-over-heels relationship with Suwa, he begins to put together the pieces of an impossible truth—that he knows both more and less of Suwa’s story than he’s been told. Their fragile fresh start threatens to rip apart at the seams again when Suwa is offered the chance to step into the spotlight he’s owed but has always denied himself. Now, Santi and Suwa must finally reckon with their dreams, their pasts—and their futures, together or apart.

E-Book:

Kris Starr used to be famous. Rock and roll. Sold-out shows. Literal magic. Empathic talents and screaming fans.

But he has a problem or two. He’s having a hard time writing new music. It’s Midwinter, which means he’s surrounded by depressing holiday cheer. And he’s in love with Justin, his manager, who has a talent for rescuing almost- or once-famous bands … and who’s hiding secrets of his own.

Justin Moore, on the other hand, is very good at keeping those secrets — he’s had to be for years. One secret involves a demonic inheritance that would make him a target of suspicion. Another involves his past.

And the third involves Justin’s feelings for Kris Starr, rock and roll icon and now his client … and a powerful empath of his own.

Book Club Pick:

Rainbow Crate Special Edition:

Rainbow Crate and K.D. Edwards, author of The Tarot Sequence, have teamed up on our very first special edition!

In November 2022, Rainbow Crate will release an exclusive, limited-run hardcover edition of THE EIDOLON, a tie-in adventure starring Max, Quinn, and Anna from THE HOURGLASS THRONE that’s never been seen before.

Information about this edition:
☀️First limited run of 1,000 units
☀️Exclusive Hardcover edition
☀️Hand-signed bookplates by KD Edwards
☀️Exclusive cover art by @oblivionsdream with gold foiling
☀️Exclusive endpaper art with artists to be announced
☀️Stenciled edges
☀️Foiling on the naked hardcover
☀️Forward by the author
☀️Series glossary
☀️Content warnings
☀️A map of New Atlantis

This is a PREORDER and is expected to ship in November 2022. You can place your preorders by going to the link in our bio!

In the epic conclusion to K.D. Edwards’ first blockbuster trilogy in The Tarot Sequence series, readers followed Rune on a race against time as an age-old threat rose to threaten the city of New Atlantis. Now, for the first time, we present to you what really happened to Max, Quinn, and Anna in the Hourglass Throne’s base of operation, a sprawling underground ghost trap known as The Eidolon.

The Eidolon is the first in a brand-new collection of stories called The Tarot Accounts. Set in the same universe as The Tarot Sequence, these new stories will be told through the various points-of-view of Rune’s found family. In partnership with Rainbow Crate, the world’s largest queer subscription box service, The Eidolon will be available in print exclusively here, in a limited-edition hardcover containing unique artwork, a series glossary, a map of New Atlantis, and so much more! Hurry to place your preorder now, as the first edition is limited to 1000 copies worldwide. This book is not part of our normal monthly subscription and must be purchased separately.

The Eidolon Exclusive Hardcover Edition is available for $24.99 + shipping and is expected to ship around November 2022.

Also, coming soon… exclusive matching hardcovers of the first Tarot Sequence trilogy! Stay tuned for a future announcement for those!

Satisfiction Box

A lush tapestry of dreams, myth, and magic–perfect for fans of Holly Black, Roshani Chokshi, and Margaret Rogerson.

Seven years ago, Tanvi was spirited away to the subterranean realm of Nagalok, where she joined the ranks of the dream runners: human children freed of all memory and emotion, who collect mortal dreams for the entertainment of the serpentine, immortal naga court.

But when one of Tanvi’s dream harvests goes awry, she begins to remember her life on earth. Panicked and confused, she turns to the one mortal in Nagalok who might be able to help: Venkat, the dreamsmith responsible for collecting the dream runners’ wares and shaping them into the kingdom’s most tantalizing commodity. And as they search for answers, a terrifying truth begins to take shape–one that could turn the nagas’ realm of dreams into a land of waking nightmare.

From the author of the Indie Next selection and Andre Norton Award finalist Star Daughter, this stand-alone contemporary fantasy, inspired by the nagas and garudas of Hindu mythology, is full of slow-burning romance, haunting intrigue, and shimmering magic.

The Big Book Box

England, 1882. In Victorian London, two children with mysterious powers are hunted by a figure of darkness —a man made of smoke.

Sixteen-year-old Charlie Ovid, despite a lifetime of brutality, doesn’t have a scar on him. His body heals itself, whether he wants it to or not. Marlowe, a foundling from a railway freight car, shines with a strange bluish light. He can melt or mend flesh. When two grizzled detectives are recruited to escort them north to safety, they are forced to confront the nature of difference, and belonging, and the shadowy edges of the monstrous.

What follows is a journey from the gaslit streets of London, to an eerie estate outside Edinburgh, where other children with gifts—the Talents—have been gathered. Here, the world of the dead and the world of the living threaten to collide. And as secrets within the Institute unfurl, Marlowe, Charlie and the rest of the Talents will discover the truth about their abilities, and the nature of the force that is stalking them: that the worst monsters sometimes come bearing the sweetest gifts.

With lush prose, mesmerizing world-building, and a gripping plot, Ordinary Monsters presents a catastophic vision of the Victorian world—and of the gifted, broken children who must save it.

In medieval Moldova, two women from opposing backgrounds fall in love.
But this is a world where a woman’s role is defined by religion and class. To make a life together means defying their families, the law, and the Church. The closer they become, and the more they refuse the roles assigned to them, the more sacrifices they have to make. While Mira’s rebellion puts her life in the gravest danger, Elina must fight to change her legal status to ‘son’ so she can inherit her father’s land and change their destiny.

Set in Stone delves into the past to uncover a story which is just as relevant today: the desire to forge your own path while constantly having to resist a patriarchal fear of women’s strength – and how ultimately love can help you choose your own truth.

Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, winter has set in – her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat. On Thea’s birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from the past begin to overwhelm the present.

Nella is desperate to save the family and maintain appearances, to find Thea a husband who will guarantee her future, and when they receive an invitation to Amsterdam’s most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed – perhaps this will set their fortunes straight. And indeed, the ball does set things spinning: new figures enter their life, promising new futures. But their fates are still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she wonders if the miniaturist has returned for her . . .

A gruesome curse. A city in upheaval. A monster with unquenchable appetites.

Marlinchen and her two sisters live with their wizard father in a city shifting from magic to industry. As Oblya’s last true witches, she and her sisters are little more than a tourist trap as they treat their clients with archaic remedies and beguile them with nostalgic charm. Marlinchen spends her days divining secrets in exchange for rubles and trying to placate her tyrannical, xenophobic father, who keeps his daughters sequestered from the outside world. But at night, Marlinchen and her sisters sneak out to enjoy the city’s amenities and revel in its thrills, particularly the recently established ballet theater, where Marlinchen meets a dancer who quickly captures her heart.

As Marlinchen’s late-night trysts grow more fervent and frequent, so does the threat of her father’s rage and magic. And while Oblya flourishes with culture and bustles with enterprise, a monster lurks in its midst, borne of intolerance and resentment and suffused with old-world power. Caught between history and progress and blood and desire, Marlinchen must draw upon her own magic to keep her city safe and find her place within it.

One blustery night in 1928, a whale washes up on the shores of the English Channel. By law, all whales belong to the King, but twelve-year-old Cristabel Seagrave has other plans. She and the rest of the household and their guests–her sister, Flossie (known affectionately as The Veg); her brother Digby, the long-awaited heir to Chilcombe manor; Maudie Kitkat, maidservant; Taras, a hot-tempered visiting artist–build a theatre within the whale’s skeleton. Cristabel is an orphan, mostly ignored by her feckless step-parents and brisk governesses. But within the Whalebone Theatre, she is fully at home and in charge, and her imagination comes to life.

As Cristabel grows into a headstrong young woman, chafing against expectations, World War II rears its head. She and Digby become British secret agents working undercover in Nazi-Occupied France on separate missions–a more dangerous kind of play-acting, it turns out, and one that threatens to tear the family apart.

The Whalebone Theatre is a sweeping, transporting, completely irresistible novel, full of warmth and charm, humor and poignancy, passion and adventure–a story of love, bravery, lost innocence, and self-transformation

Unplugged Book Box Adult

In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with The Woman in the Library, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

Unplugged Book Box YA

As the abandoned son of a Lascar—a sailor from India—Heathcliff has spent most of his young life maligned as an “outsider.” Now he’s been flung into an alien life in the Yorkshire moors, where he clings to his birth father’s language even though it makes the children of the house call him an animal, and the maids claim he speaks gibberish.

Catherine is the younger child of the estate’s owner, a daughter with light skin and brown curls and a mother that nobody talks about. Her father is grooming her for a place in proper society, and that’s all that matters. Catherine knows she must mold herself into someone pretty and good and marriageable, even though it might destroy her spirit.

As they occasionally flee into the moors to escape judgment and share the half-remembered language of their unknown kin, Catherine and Heathcliff come to find solace in each other. Deep down in their souls, they can feel they are the same.

But when Catherine’s father dies and the household’s treatment of Heathcliff only grows more cruel, their relationship becomes strained and threatens to unravel. For how can they ever be together, when loving each other—and indeed, loving themselves—is as good as throwing themselves into poverty and death?

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