August Book Box Guesses

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

When a vicious night terror lords over the waking world and the dream world, his greatest weapon, a winged assassin born of a nightmare, will have her vengeance.

Wren has spent her life doing the bidding of her cruel creator Para Warwick in the dream world known as the Reverie. When she learns of a weapon with the power to destroy him, she jumps at the chance to steal it. Her plan goes awry and she finds herself in the clutches of the rebellion and the rogue Alaric, a nightmare himself with twisted horns and dark magic. When a plea from a strange being known as a dreambreaker reaches them, the two ’mares find themselves thrown together in a desperate mission to save her before time runs out.

Meanwhile, in the waking world, Caine Fallon, son of King Warwick and Prince of Wolfhelm, prepares to wed Ila Enevoldson, the young queen from the wild kingdom of Galesborough. But Ila is more than a queen. She is a weaver, a protector of the ancient Boundary that separates the Reverie and the Wake. Three nights before their wedding, Caine catches Ila in the act of opening a portal to the dream world and follows her, landing himself in a universe stranger than he could have imagined—a realm where his father is more monstrous than he ever could have fathomed.

Now, the fates of four strangers will become intricately entwined, and the fate of their worlds will be sewn by their choices.

A stunning debut that is a fiercely imaginative, multilayered dark fantasy for fans of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Raised among a secret society of Witches, Shifters, and Elves, human-born Charlotte Ruzikova finds that she is the freak in her world of magic and monsters. When she stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of survival in this coming-of-age modern fairy tale is slim. After Charlotte captures the attention of the young Elven prince, her scorn results in an all-out war between light and darkness.

Charlotte knows no other home than the one nestled deep in the woods of the Czech Republic, where Witches draw spells of enchantment, Shifters throw tea parties, and Elves are the closest in kin. But as genocide and war threatens life as she knows it, Charlotte will fight for what she believes in…truth, bravery, and most importantly…love. Fighting with a coven of rogue monsters is tougher than it seems, but she will stop at nothing to save them…and she’ll do it before the sun comes up and light takes over forever.

Filled with Slavic folklore, Of Light and Darkness is the first part of an epic series not to be missed!.

Belle Book Box

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Our Jul-Aug featured authors are @authormrobinson and @kandisteiner​​​​​​​​
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Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

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For the month of August we have chosen Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater.
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Pictured is the design for the book club booksleeve. I’m doing something a little different this time around. In addition to booksleeves there will also be some accessories available in this print. Preorders open on Friday and all book club preorders come with a free bookmark.

Merida goes on an all-new, life-changing adventure in this original YA novel set several years after the close of Brave!

What if you had one year to save everything you loved?

ONE PRINCESS. Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her family—jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets— and her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday, love.

TWO GODS. But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest by way of Feradach, an uncanny supernatural being tasked with rooting out rot and stagnation, who appears in DunBroch on Christmas Eve with the intent to demolish the realm – and everyone within. Only the intervention of the Cailleach, an ancient entity of creation, gives Merida a shred of hope: convince her family to change within the year – or suffer the eternal consequences.

THREE VOYAGES. Under the watchful eyes of the gods, Merida leads a series of epic journeys to kingdoms near and far in an attempt to inspire revolution within her family. But in her efforts to save those she loves from ruin, has Merida lost sight of the Clan member grown most stagnant of all – herself?

FOUR SEASONS TO SAVE DUNBROCH – OR SEE IT DESTROYED, FOREVER.

Book Hooked Box

bi-monthly, check September’s post for details

The Bookish Box Adult

*do not personally support*

There were several things Vera was quite skilled at. Wielding a blade and pretending to be human were two of them. Following the rules and controlling her anger, were not.

Raised in the heart of the Matherin Empire, Vera spent most of her life forced to hide what she was and what she could do. Until one day, she foolishly confronts a strange male she spies tailing the Crown Prince.

Not only does the altercation not go as planned, but the male claims she possesses a power his people vitally need. He’s desperate to return home and refuses to leave without her.

Staying would give her a life she never thought she’d have but leaving could provide her with the only chance to learn more about her past.

The more answers she uncovers about herself, the more questions arise, and nothing is adding up. Vera must decide what to do, not only with her life, but with the ancient power inside her.

The Bookish Box Darkly

*do not personally support*

Wanted:
One (fake) boyfriend
Practically perfect in every way

Luc O’Donnell is tangentially–and reluctantly–famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he’s never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.

To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He’s a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he’s never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.

But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that’s when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don’t ever want to let them go.

Details:

Hello Darkly Fam! 🖤 We are so excited to formally announce our next Darkly exclusive luxe edition set of the LONDON CALLING SERIES by Alexis Hall @quicunquevult 🇬🇧

Boyfriend Material and Husband Material feature some of our beloved tropes:
🇬🇧 Grumpy/Sunshine
🇬🇧 Fake Dating
🇬🇧 Cinnamon Roll hero who’ll make you breakfast
🇬🇧 Swoon-worthy gestures of love
🇬🇧 Found Family
🇬🇧 Who did this to you?
🇬🇧 Lots of laughs, and ALL THE FEELS

This series is one of our favorite Queer Romance reads, and we can’t wait share the stunning art by @peaches.obviously !! *heart eyes*

Our gorgeous Exclusive Luxe Edition set will include:
❤️ Both books SIGNED by author Alexis Hall (featuring tip-in page illustrations by @peaches.obviously)
❤️ Foiled Front & Reverse dust jacket art by @peaches.obviously
❤️ Illustrated endpages by @peaches.obviously
❤️ Stenciled Edges illustrated by @peaches.obviously
❤️ Foiled Hard Case Stamp illustrated by @peaches.obviously

Our London Calling set featuring BOYFRIEND MATERIAL & HUSBAND MATERIAL will be available for preorder on:

🇬🇧 EARLY ACCESS: Friday, AUGUST 19th at 10AM PT for active @thebookishbox subscribers (for the first 24 hours only).

🇬🇧 PUBLIC ACCESS: Monday, AUGUST 22nd at 10AM PT.

This set is $75 USD (US Shipping Included) and is due to begin shipping in October!

The Bookish Box YA

*do not personally support*

After a night of magic turns deadly, Iris Gray vows to never let another person learn she’s a witch. It doesn’t matter that the Witches’ Council found her innocent or that her magic was once viewed as a marvel—that night on the lake changed everything.

Now settled in Washington, Iris hides who she really is and vents her frustrations by writing curses she never intends to cast. And while she loves working at the wildlife refuge she runs with her mother, she loathes Pike Alder, the witch-hating aspiring ornithologist who interns with them.

When Pike makes a particularly hurtful comment, Iris concocts a cruel torment for him. But just as she’s about to dispel it, an owl swoops down and steals the curse before flying far away from the refuge. The owl is a powerful amplifier, and if it dies, Iris’s dark spell will be unleashed not only on Pike, but on everyone in the region.

Forced to work together, Iris and Pike trek through the wilderness in search of the bird that could cost Pike his life. But Pike doesn’t know the truth, and as more dangers arise in the woods, Iris must decide how far she’s willing to go to keep her secrets safe.

The Bookish Box Special Editions

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We were meant to be seductive. We were designed to lure humans in.

Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind.

Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on… until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.

He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers something irresistible. So Fortuna reluctantly leaves her safe existence behind to step back into a world of creatures and power. 

It soon becomes clear that she may not have bargained with her heart, but her very life.

TRIGGER WARNING: This novel contains scenes or themes of sexual harassment, toxic relationships, and slavery.

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Introducing The Bookish Box Exclusive Luxe Editions of the FORTUNA SWORN SERIES by K.J Sutton @kjsuttonbooks 🖤 We absolutely love this New Adult Fantasy Romance series! 🐺​​​​​​​​
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We were meant to be seductive. We were designed to lure humans in.​​​​​​​​
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Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on… until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.​​​​​​​​
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He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers something irresistible. So Fortuna reluctantly leaves her safe existence behind to step back into a world of creatures and power. ​​​​​​​​
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It soon becomes clear that she may not have bargained with her heart, but her very life.​​​​​​​​
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FORTUNA SWORN SERIES SET INCLUDES:​​​​​​​​
🗡 Fortuna Sworn ​​​​​​​​
🗡 Restless Slumber​​​​​​​​
🗡 Deadly Dreams​​​​​​​​
🗡 Beautiful Nightmares​​​​​​​​
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This set will be $150 with US shipping included​​​​​​​​
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👑 Exclusive Cover @markcampbellart​​​​​​​​
🐺 Exclusive Cover Lettering designed by @kdpletters
👑 Reversible Dust Jacket Artwork @markcampbellart​​​​​​​​
🐺 Custom End Papers @markcampbellart​​​​​​​​
👑 Stenciled Edges @markcampbellart​​​​​​​​
🐺 Signed by the Author​​​​​​​​
👑 Exclusive Hard Cover Foiled Stamp @markcampbellart​​​​​​​​
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🖤 EARLY ACCESS: August 5th @ 10AM PT​​​​​​​​
🖤 GENERAL ACCESS: August 8th at 10AM PT​​​​​​​​
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This set will be $150 with US shipping included and is set to ship in early November. ​​​​​​​​

Two curses.
One prophecy.
A reckoning all have feared.

And a love more powerful than fate. All hail the king and queen of Hell.

Emilia is reeling from the shocking discovery that her twin sister, Vittoria, is alive. But before she faces the demons of her past, Emilia yearns to claim her king, the seductive Prince of Wrath, in the flesh. Emilia doesn’t simply desire his body, she wants his heart and soul—but that’s something the enigmatic demon can’t promise her.

When a high-ranking member of House Greed is assassinated, Emilia and Wrath are drawn to the rival demon court. Damning evidence points to Vittoria as the murderer and she’s quickly declared an enemy of the Seven Circles. Despite her betrayal, Emilia will do anything to solve this new mystery and find out who her sister really is.

Together Emilia and Wrath play a sin-fueled game of deception as they work to stop the unrest that’s brewing between witches, demons, shape-shifters and the most treacherous foes of all: the Feared.

Emilia was warned that when it came to the Wicked nothing was as it seemed. But, have the true villains been much closer all along? When the truth is finally revealed, it just might end up costing Emilia her heart.

Details:

Hey Bookish Fam! Introducing our EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION of Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco @kerrimaniscalco 🖤 ( Book 3 in The Kingdom of the Wicked Series)​​​​​​​​
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The time has finally come to announce all the details of our exclusive luxe edition of Kingdom of the Feared!! We’re so excited about this stunning edition! 😍​​​​​​​​
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EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION DETAILS:​​​​​​​​
💀 EXCLUSIVE COVER​​​​​​​​
💀 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR​​​​​​​​
💀 REVERSIBLE DUST JACKET @monolimeart​​​​​​​​
💀 CUSTOM END PAGES FEATURING CHARACTER ART @monolimeart​​​​​​​​
💀 HARDCOVER STAMP @monolimeart​​​​​​​​
💀 PAGE OVERLAY @monolimeart​​​​​​​​
💀 SPRAYED EDGES​​​​​​​​
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This exclusive luxe edition will be $38 USD (US shipping included)​​​​​​​​
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🖤 FIRST ACCESS: August 12th 10AM PT (customers who purchased Kingdom of the Cursed)​​​​​​​​
🖤 EARLY ACCESS: August 15th 10AM PT (current active monthly box subscribers)​​​​​​​​
🖤 PUBLIC ACCESS: August 16th 10 AM PT​​​​​​​​
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This edition is set to ship in late October.​​​​​​​​
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Caffeine and Legends

It’s Theme Announcement Day!
August Theme: A Decadent Betrayal

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August’s box will feature a dark but gripping urban fantasy, and is a new release hardcover. It melds multiple genres, including science fiction, thriller/horror, and gothic. Despite some of the darkness in this book, it leaves readers with an ultimate feeling of hope and the love that comes with found family.

August single purchase boxes will begin shipping around August 1.
As always, you can reach out if you’d like to know the title of the book!

The Clover Crate

Dark and Shimmer

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

*bi-monthly. Check September’s post for details*

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

We are excited to announce AUGUST’s Drinking Vessel box is the next of our couple series.  

Manorian!!

Art by @emsdrawsthings

Only 2 mugs left in the series. All mugs are officially licensed! 

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If you are a subscriber your spot is saved. Boxes renew on July 5th for subscribers. Boxes ship end of August.

Erin Decker Creative

Going on break

Fabled Co

USA Today bestselling author, Ella Fields, delivers a treacherously tender love story set in an all-new fantasy world.

I’d known exactly who he was—the Unseelie prince. But I hadn’t known just what he was.
I’d been fooled.

The creature I’d formed a tentative friendship with in my family’s dungeon was not the gentle, intriguing prince I’d thought him to be.
He was a monster. A bloodthirsty beast.

And I’d helped him escape my uncle’s clutches.

Such a betrayal called for severe consequences, and the price of releasing the biggest threat our kingdom had faced in hundreds of years was not one I would survive.

But upon discovering my uncle’s foiled plans for their prince, the Unseelie demanded vengeance, and an agreement was made.

My savior and my doom returned, and this time, he wasn’t leaving without me.

Regardless of how I loathed him, the deceitful and dangerous male was my last hope. Yet when he looked at me, touched me, dared to love me, the beliefs I’d worn as armor began to melt.

I couldn’t let that happen.

Though avoiding fate would prove impossible when the only way to save my life was to surrender it by marrying the monster who’d destroyed it.

This enemies to lovers romantasy contains mature content. It’s a complete standalone and not connected to any other Ella Fields novel.

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There’s always been a mystery to Vika Hale’s life. Ever since she was a child, she’s had an unknown benefactor providing for her and her family, making sure that Vika and her sister received the best education they could. Now, Vika longs for a bigger life than one as a poor barmaid on a struggling planet, but those dreams feel out of reach. Until one day Vika learns that her benefactor was a billionaire magnate who recently died under suspicious circumstances, and Vika has shockingly been included in his will. Invited to live on a glittering neighboring planet, Vika steps into a world she can hardly believe is real.

The only blight on Vika’s lavish new life is the constant presence of Sky Foster, a mysterious young man from Vika’s past who works for her benefactors. She doesn’t like or trust Sky, but when she narrowly escapes an explosion and realizes someone is targeting the will’s heirs, Vika knows Sky is the only one who can help her discover the identity of the bomber before she becomes their next victim. As Vika and Sky delve into the truth of the attacks, they uncover a web of secrets, murder, and an underground rebellion who may hold the answers they’ve been looking for. But Sky isn’t who he seems to be, and Vika may not escape this new life unscathed.

In The Stars Between Us, Cristin Terrill sweeps readers away to a Dickensian-inspired world where secrets are currency and love is the most dangerous risk of all. 

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AN INESCAPABLE CITY. THREE DEADLY TRIALS. ONE WAY OUT.

Lune Tatum, adopted daughter of the Supreme Elite, has lived within her father’s walled city for eleven years.



But she wants out. 



Except she can’t leave, and not because of the clans and mutated beasts that roam beyond the impenetrable, electrified walls protecting her life. Her plan has always been to win the Elite Trials and earn Title of Choice—her only chance at freedom. And the only way to return home to her mother.


Then a boy from her past arrives on her eighteenth birthday. His presence threatens Lune’s carefully laid plans and exposes memories she’s desperate to forget. He can’t be trusted. Especially as he possesses dangerous secrets. And what he reveals could ruin the chance at freedom she’s willing to die for.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Shatter Me series, THE ELITE TRIALS trilogy is the gripping story of Lune Tatum as she fights for freedom in a futuristic dystopian world plagued by danger, secrets, and betrayal. An emotional, action-packed journey of resilience, second chances, and fierce love.

Fairyloot Adult

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. 

Fairyloot YA

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.

Fairyloot Special Edition Boxes

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… ‘The Inheritance Games’ Mortal Edition Set, brought to you in collaboration with @authorjenlynnbarnes@penguinplatform and @penguinukbooks!

In case you missed it, yesterday we announced the launch of our new Mortal Edition product range! This collection is separate to our subscriptions and will focus on YA and Adult contemporary titles and we plan to launch a few of these every year.

This is the very first Mortal Edition Set, and it’s for a series that captured Team FairyLoot’s hearts. The Inheritance Games is a high stakes YA mystery with a dash of romance that we were obsessed with from the very first page. It’s actually the love of this series that sparked the idea behind Mortal Editions, and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

What is so special about this Mortal Edition Set?
✨ HARDCOVER EDITIONS: These will be Royal sized hardcovers
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVERS WITH FOIL: Redesigned dust jackets with foil detailing
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Foil designs on the front of the hardcover (to be revealed – stay tuned!)
✨ STENCIL SPRAYED EDGES: Stencil sprayed edge with solid colour sprayed edge at the top and bottom
✨ ENDPAPER ART: Character art endpapers designed by @kirisy_art that perfectly capture the characters and scenes
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: All three books will be signed by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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 Inheritance Games Mortal Edition Set will be available for £72 GBP / $98 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around December/January 2023.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on August 9th at 1pm BST, and if we have sets remaining, they will be available to the public on August 10th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove.

Are you as in love with this Mortal Edition Set as we are?

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design 😍

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. . . . 

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We are so thrilled to present to you… ‘The Ballad of Never After’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @stephanie_garber and @hodderscape!

Once Upon a Broken Heart is one of our all-time favourite books! It’s whimsical, magical and full of adventure! We’re so excited to be sharing our exclusive edition of the sequel, The Ballad of Never After!

What is so special about this Special Edition?
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVER: An exclusive nocturnal colourway
✨ REVERSE DUST JACKET ART: A stunning scene on the reverse jacket illustrated by @rosiethorns88
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Intricate foil on the front, back and spine of the book designed by @rosiethorns88
✨ ENDPAPER ART: Character artwork by @aleikats
✨ STENCIL SPRAYED EDGES: Two toned stencilled fore-edge with a solid top and bottom sprayed edge
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: The books will be hand signed by Stephanie Garber!
*Please note that signed stock is limited, but we will also offer a limited unsigned option once the signed editions sell out

The Ballad of Never After Exclusive Edition will be available for £21.90 GBP / $29.90 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around October/November.

On August 15th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that received the October ‘Broken Hearts’ 2021 YA box or ordered Once Upon a Broken Heart in the Fairy Trove restock. 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 August 16th at 1pm BST.

Isn’t this edition beautiful? We cannot wait for you to see all of the other artwork on this edition too!

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design 😍

After winning her mother’s freedom from the Celestial Emperor, Xingyin thrives in the enchanting tranquility of her home. But her fragile peace is threatened by the discovery of a strange magic on the moon and the unsettling changes in the Celestial Kingdom as the emperor tightens his grip on power. While Xingyin is determined to keep clear of the rising danger, the discovery of a shocking truth spurs her into a perilous confrontation.

Forced to flee her home once more, Xingyin and her companions venture to unexplored lands of the Immortal Realm, encountering legendary creatures and shrewd monarchs, beloved friends and bitter adversaries. With alliances shifting quicker than the tides, Xingyin has to overcome past grudges and enmities to forge a new path forward, seeking aid where she never imagined she would. As an unspeakable terror sweeps across the realm, Xingyin must uncover the truth of her heart and claw her way through devastation–to rise against this evil before it destroys everything she holds dear, and the worlds she has grown to love . . . even if doing so demands the greatest price of all.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… the ‘Heart of the Sun Warrior’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @suelynntan and @harpervoyager_uk!

We absolutely adore Daughter of the Moon Goddess and we are so excited for the sequel: Heart of the Sun Warrior. This story captured our hearts and we can’t wait to see what adventures await Xingyin! This edition perfectly matches our edition of Daughter of the Moon Goddess.

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVER: An exclusive colourway illustrated by @jasonchuangart
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Featuring character artwork by @gracezhuart
✨ ENDPAPER ART: Character artwork by @gracezhuart
✨ DIGITAL SPRAYED EDGES: A beautiful intricate design to match the cover
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: The books will be hand signed by Sue Lynn Tan!
*Please note that signed stock is limited, but we will also offer a limited unsigned option once the signed editions sell out

Heart of the Sun Warrior Exclusive Edition will be available for £22.90 GBP / $30.90 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around December/January 2023.

On August 18th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that received the February ‘To The Moon and Back’ 2022 YA box. 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 August 19th at 1pm BST.

Gorgeous graphic by @blanca.design 😍

Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. If she is to locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she’s never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage. Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will stop at nothing to fulfill their own ruthless plans. The fates tell of a truly dangerous journey, one that could end in more heartache, more death. Bolstered by the sisterhood of ancient magic, can Briseis harness her power to save the people she loves most?

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We are so thrilled to present to you… the ‘This Wicked Fate’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @kalynnbayron and @bloomsburypublishing!

Filled with ancient magic and a deadly quest, we loved every second of This Wicked Fate and are so excited to share our matching edition of the sequel to This Poison Heart!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVER with blue details
✨ CUSTOM ENDPAPERS
✨ SPRAYED EDGES
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

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 most countries worldwide). This Wicked Fate Exclusive Edition will be available for £19.99 GBP / $28 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around September/October.

On August 11th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that purchased This Poison Heart. 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 August 12th at 1pm BST.

Isn’t this book gorgeous?

Beautiful graphic by @blanca.design 😍

When ancient magic tests a newfound love, a dark fate beckons…

Magic has been banished in the land of Syhl Shallow for as long as best friends Jax and Callyn can remember. They once loved the stories of the powerful magesmiths and mythical scravers who could conjure fire or control ice, but now they’ve learned that magic only leads to danger: magic is what killed Callyn’s parents, leaving her alone to raise her younger sister. Magic never helped Jax, whose leg was crushed in an accident that his father has been punishing him for ever since. Magic won’t save either of them when the tax collector comes calling, threatening to take their homes if they can’t pay what they owe.

Meanwhile, Jax and Callyn are astonished to learn magic has returned to Syhl Shallow — in the form of a magesmith who’s now married to their queen. Now, the people of Syhl Shallow are expected to allow dangerous magic in their midst, and no one is happy about it.

When a stranger rides into town offering Jax and Callyn silver in exchange for holding secret messages for an anti-magic faction, the choice is obvious — even if it means they may be aiding in a plot to destroy their new king. It’s a risk they’re both willing to take. That is, until another visitor arrives: handsome Lord Tycho, the King’s Courier, the man who’s been tasked with discovering who’s conspiring against the throne.

Suddenly, Jax and Callyn find themselves embroiled in a world of shifting alliances, dangerous flirtations, and ancient magic… where even the deepest loyalties will be tested.

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We are so thrilled to present to you…the ‘Forging Silver into Stars’ Exclusive Edition brought to you in collaboration with @bloomsburyya and @brigidkemmerer!

Set in the same world as the Cursebreakers Trilogy, Forging Silver into Stars is a totally new series following Jax and Callyn as they battle shifting alliances, romance and the return of ancient magic. We loved revisiting Syhl Shallow in the first instalment of this new, addictive series!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER by @micaelaalcainodesign with a colourway change
✨REDESIGNED COVER ON THE REVERSE DUST JACKET! This reversible dust jacket comes with a gorgeous cover designed by @blanca.design (pictured)
✨DIGITAL SPRAYED EDGES featuring a gorgeous star and ombre pattern designed by @blanca.design with solid sprayed edges on the top and bottom
✨RIBBON BOOKMARK to mark your page
✨SIGNED BOOKPLATE stuck into the book
✨ PATTERNED ENDPAPERS

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 most countries worldwide). Forging Silver into Stars will be available for £21 GBP / $28 $USD + shipping and is expected to ship around August/September.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on August 23rd at 1pm BST, and if we have copies remaining, they will be available to the public on August 24th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove.

We also wanted to confirm that we will be doing a special edition of Defend The Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer to match our edition of Defy The Night – we’ll share more information on this as soon as we can!

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design 😍

Feminist Book Club Box

Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can’t imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job—despite her unusual looks, Opal believes she can be a star. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar’s amateur night, she takes him up on his offer to make rock music together for the fledgling Rivington Records.

In early seventies New York City, just as she’s finding her niche as part of a flamboyant and funky creative scene, a rival band signed to her label brandishes a Confederate flag at a promotional concert. Opal’s bold protest and the violence that ensues set off a chain of events that will not only change the lives of those she loves, but also be a deadly reminder that repercussions are always harsher for women, especially black women, who dare to speak their truth.

Decades later, as Opal considers a 2016 reunion with Nev, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton seizes the chance to curate an oral history about her idols. Sunny thought she knew most of the stories leading up to the cult duo’s most politicized chapter. But as her interviews dig deeper, a nasty new allegation from an unexpected source threatens to blow up everything.

Provocative and chilling, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev features a backup chorus of unforgettable voices, a heroine the likes of which we’ve not seen in storytelling, and a daring structure, and introduces a bold new voice in contemporary fiction.

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

For better or for worse, the newest changeling has arrived . . .

When Thea Kanelos’s best friend drags her to an art gala (that’s definitely not her thing), she doesn’t expect a chance encounter with Devin Grayson to change her life forever. The handsome stranger isn’t just anyone—he’s a powerful fae, charged with bringing Thea into his world.

Believing that she’s always been human, Thea must accept that everything she’s known about herself up until now has been a lie. She’s not human at all. She is a fae—funny, because she doesn’t even believe in faeries.

But with strange creatures now visible on the street and fangs and colors flashing in the shadows, it can’t be denied: faeries are real. And with the Winter Solstice approaching, a magnificent ball will bring her fully into the fae world and draw her closer to Devin with whom she has a deepening and dangerous attraction.

As her new powers awaken, Thea learns she plays a more pivotal role to the fae than she ever imagined. And when the barrier between the human and the fae worlds begins to crack, it will be up to her to save not just herself, but everyone she loves from a terrible fate.

Deeply sensual and darkly magical, Dirty Lying Faeries is the first book in an exciting new series that takes readers inside a universe filled with faeries, dragons and werewolves–and those that love them.

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

Rising above the city of Collis is the holy Sanctum. And watching over its spires is Catrin, an orphan girl with unique skills—for she alone can spot the building’s flaws in construction before they turn deadly.

But when Catrin witnesses a murderer escaping the scene of his crime, she’s pulled into the web of a dangerous man who will definitely strike again. Assigned to capture the culprit is the mysterious, brilliant, and enigmatic Simon, whose insights into the mind of a killer are frighteningly accurate.

As the grisly crimes continue, Catrin finds herself caught between murderer and detective while hiding her own secret—a supernatural sight granted by the moon, destined to make her an outcast, and the only thing that might save her and those she loves from becoming the next victims…

Fox and Wit Special Edition Boxes

“DESTINY IS A CHOICE”

The Atlas Paradox is the long-awaited sequel to dark academic sensation The Atlas Six—guaranteed to have even more yearning, backstabbing, betrayal, and chaos.

Six magicians. Two rivalries. One researcher. And a man who can walk through dreams. All must pick a side: do they wish to preserve the world—or destroy it? In this electric sequel to the viral sensation, The Atlas Six, the society of Alexandrians is revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way. But the cost of knowledge is steep, and as the price of power demands each character choose a side, which alliances will hold and which will see their enmity deepen?”

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NEW SALE DATES UPDATED BELOW!

We’re excited to announce our editions of The Atlas Paradox, which will match our copies of The Atlas Six. If you missed out on TA6 you can add on the first dust jacket as a bundle.​​​​​​​​
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August 10th: people who purchased The Atlas Six

August 11th: active subscribers
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August 12th: email subscribers (join our fox & wit email list via l!nk in b!o)​​​​​​​​
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August 15th: general public.​​​​​​​​
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Books are $27.99 plus shipping. Book plus TA6 jacket only add on is $34.99.​​​​​​​​
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Foxglove

Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.

It couldn’t save their marriage.

Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s is finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.

Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?

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So it makes sense to launch our first foxglove box with Kennedy’s newest title coming out in November.​​​​​​​​
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Our edition will be paperback with an ✨exclusive dust jacket✨ that will be approved by the author (to be revealed!) and will come with a signed plate and author’s letter. These are priced at $15.99 plus shipping.​​​​​​​​
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Please note the CW for stillbirth, depression, and suicide ideation.​​​​​​​​
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July 25: foxglove email subscribers (join via l!nk in b!o)​​​​​​​​
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July 26th: open to general public.​​​​​​​​
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Set to ship in November when book releases. Exact dates TBA..

Goldsboro Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fellowship

When his daughter is falsely accused of murder, a scientist must travel 200 million years into the past to save her. But there are secrets waiting there. And more than her life is at stake.

From the worldwide bestselling author of Departure and Winter World comes a standalone novel with a twist you’ll never see coming.

Control the Past.
Save the Future.

One morning, Dr. Sam Anderson wakes up to discover that the woman he loves has been murdered.

For Sam, the horror is only beginning.

He and his daughter are accused of the crime.

The evidence is ironclad. They will be convicted.
And so, Sam does what he must: he confesses to the crime.

But in the future, murderers aren’t sent to prison.

They’re sent to the past.

Two hundred million years into the past—to the age of the dinosaurs—to live out their lives alone, in exile from the human race.

Sam accepts his fate.

But his daughter doesn’t.

Adeline Anderson has already lost her mother to a deadly and unfair disease. She can’t bear to lose her father.

She sets out on a quest to prove him innocent. And get him back. People around her insist that both are impossible tasks.

But Adeline doesn’t give up. She only works harder.

She soon learns that impossible tasks are her specialty. And that she is made of tougher stuff that she ever imagined.

As she peels back the layers of the mystery that ripped her father from this world, Adeline finds more questions than answers. Everyone around her is hiding a secret. But which ones are connected to the murder that exiled her father? That mystery stretches across the past, present, and future–and leads to a revelation that will change everything.

Illumicrate

*do not personally support*

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.

Illumicate Afterlight

*do not personally support*

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.

Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing balance to the mansplained universe, Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project—a literal dream come true after years scraping by on the crumbs of academia—Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. And sure, he caught her in his powerfully corded arms like a romance novel hero when she accidentally damseled in distress on her first day in the lab. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school—archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

Now, her equipment is missing, the staff is ignoring her, and Bee finds her floundering career in somewhat of a pickle. Perhaps it’s her occipital cortex playing tricks on her, but Bee could swear she can see Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas…devouring her with those eyes. And the possibilities have all her neurons firing. But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

Illumicrate Special Editions

“DESTINY IS A CHOICE”

The Atlas Paradox is the long-awaited sequel to dark academic sensation The Atlas Six—guaranteed to have even more yearning, backstabbing, betrayal, and chaos.

Six magicians. Two rivalries. One researcher. And a man who can walk through dreams. All must pick a side: do they wish to preserve the world—or destroy it? In this electric sequel to the viral sensation, The Atlas Six, the society of Alexandrians is revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way. But the cost of knowledge is steep, and as the price of power demands each character choose a side, which alliances will hold and which will see their enmity deepen?”

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We’re so excited to announce our stunning Illumicrate Exclusive edition of The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake (@olivieblake)! The Atlas Six is one of our most popular recent special edition books, and we’re thrilled to share we’ve secured a reprint for this title!

Both editions feature exclusive covers with holographic foil, digitally sprayed edges and holographic foil embossing on the hardback, as well as endpaper art by @littlechmura. All editions of The Atlas Paradox are signed by the author, The Atlas Six is unsigned. The books are priced at £20 + shipping & VAT if applicable for The Atlas Paradox and £40 for the set of both + shipping & VAT if applicable, and will be shipping in October/November. We will not be selling The Atlas Six outside of the set.

All customers who were on the original presale for The Atlas Six but did not secure an edition will be offered a set of both books first. We want to ensure those of you who missed out then have the first chance to secure a the set now. Customers who ordered The Atlas Six will be offered first chance at The Atlas Paradox. There will be a further presale for any remaining sets of both books or copies of The Atlas Paradox for active subscribers not included in either of the two groups mentioned. Details of when the presales are, and exactly how they will work, will be emailed out on Wednesday 27th July (the actual presales will not take place on this day).

Should any copies remain, they will go on general sale on Thursday 4th August at 4PM BST.

Limited collector’s edition of the final book features an exclusive Darkling prequel story!

Before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy of extraordinary power. Get a look into the past that forged a brutal and brilliant leader.

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We’re so happy to announce, in collaboration with @teambkmrk, our Illumicrate Exclusive edition of Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo (@lbardugo) and Dani Pendergast (@dcpender)! We are huge, huge fans of the Grishaverse and cannot wait to explore this story of a young Darkling!

Our Illumicrate Exclusive edition features all exclusive: cover variant, sprayed edges, endpapers and foiling on the hardback! This edition is unsigned.

It is priced at £20 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping in September/October. General sale begins Thursday 18 August at 4PM BST.

We will be holding a presale for our active subscribers, details of when this is will be emailed out on Wednesday 10 August (the presale will not take place that day).

A story of love and duty set in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Red Scare.

“That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other.” And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: “Have you ever heard of such a thing?”

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.

America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day. 

Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers’ souls:

Goblin Fruit
In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today’s savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses
A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.

Hatchling
Six days before Esme’s fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

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We are beyond excited to announce the next Daphne Press Deluxe offering, Lips Touch by the incredible Laini Taylor (@lainit)!

This edition features a stunning naked hardback wraparound cover created especially for this edition by Jim di Bartolo (@jimdibartolo) and is housed in a purple slipcase with foiled details.
The book also has:
✨ Two-colour printing throughout
✨ A ribbon bookmark
✨ Head and Tail bands
✨ Designed endpapers
✨ A full colour signed tip in page with artwork by Jim

This numbered edition is limited to 2,000 copies and is signed by both Laini and Jim.
It is printed on 100gsm Munken print acid free paper.

It is priced at £75 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping in September. General sale is Wednesday 31st August at 4PM BST. There is no presale for this edition.

Our thanks to the team at @hodderscape, Laini Taylor and Jim di Bartolo for working with us on this special release.

The Librarian Box

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…

Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined.

She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood.

The pearl itself is no ordinary cargo; it thrums with malevolent power, jumping to Shiori’s aid one minute, and betraying her the next—threatening to shatter her family and sever the thread of fate that binds her to her true love, Takkan. It will take every ounce of strength Shiori can muster to defend the life and the love she’s fought so hard to win.

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.

Nerdy Book Box

The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But to the sirens who swim the warm island waters, it’s a home more than worth protecting from the humans and their steam-propelled ships. Between their hypnotic voices and the strength of their powerful tails, sirens have little to fear.

That is, until the ruthless pirate captain, Kian, creates a device to cancel out their songs.

Perle was the first siren captured, and while all since have either been sold or killed, Kian still keeps them prisoner. Though their song is muted and their tail paralyzed, Perle’s hope for escape rekindles as another pirating vessel seizes Kian’s ship. This new captain seems different, with his brilliant smile and his promises that Kian will never again be Perle’s master. But he’s still a human, and a captor in his own way. The compassion he and his rag-tag human family show can’t be sincere… or can it?

Soon it becomes clear that Kian will hunt Perle relentlessly, taking down any siren in her path. As the tides turn, Perle must decide whether to run from Kian forever, or ride the forming wave into battle, hoping their newfound human companions will fight with them.

This adult fantasy novel featuring an nonbinary disabled protagonist is a voyage of laughter and danger where friendships and love abound and sirens are sure to steal—or eat—your heart. It is the first book to take place in the These Treacherous Tides world and functions as a standalone prequal. (For more information on reading order, please visit D.N. Bryn’s website.)

No Shelf Control Book Box

Novellous

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

NovelTea Chest

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… 

Obsidian Moon Crate

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

Obsidian Flame Crate

*personally do not support*

Once Upon A Book Club Box Adult

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

Once Upon A Book Club Box YA

She has a million followers on social media.

She uses her fashion-forward eye to pick the perfect angle and filter on every photo.

She’s iconic.

She’s a trend-setter.

She’s Marie Antoinette, the year is 3070, and she’s arrived in the Franc Kingdom to marry the prince, secure an alliance, and rake in likes from her fans.

Versailles is not the perfect palace Marie’s seen on The Apps. Her life is a maze of pointless rules, and the court watches her every move for mistakes. Her shy husband Louis is more interested in horses and computer-hacking than producing heirs. Versailles seems like a dream full of neon-lit statues, handsome android soldiers, and parties till dawn. Under the surface, it’s a creepy den of secrets: surveillance in Marie’s bedroom, censored news feeds, disappearing courtiers.

When Marie and Louis become king and queen long before they’re ready to rule, any efforts to aid their suffering subjects are stamped out by the mega-corporations of the First Estate. Between riots in Paris and image-wrecking social media firestorms, Marie can’t afford to lose her head. Using her social media savvy and Louis’ hacking knowledge, they try to fix their reputations and change their kingdom for the better, but the royals may find it’s already too late. They’re ruling over the end of an era.

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“Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there.

Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back, and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be?

There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them, and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to being alone and she follows the rules…with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos pretending to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously.

But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and…Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he’s concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat.

As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn’t the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn’t know she was looking for….

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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.

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This is the story of the Lynch family.

Niall and Mór escaped their homeland for a new start, and lost themselves in what they found.

Declan has grown up as the responsible son, the responsible brother–only to find there is no way for him to keep his family safe.

Ronan has always lived on the edge between dreams and waking… but now that edge is gone, and he is falling.

Matthew has been the happy child, the brightest beam. But rebellion beckons, because it all feels like an illusion now.

This world was not made for such a family–a family with the power to make a world and break it. If they cannot save each other or themselves, we are all doomed. 

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We’re thrilled to reveal our exclusive edition of GREYWAREN by Maggie Stiefvater! This is the highly anticipated conclusion to The Dreamer Trilogy.⁠

Our OwlCrate exclusive edition features:⁠
– exclusive starry night cover that matches the OC editions of the first two books in the trilogy⁠
– reversible dust jacket with artwork by Maggie Stiefvater⁠
– is SIGNED by the author⁠
– author letter bound in the book⁠

As an extra bonus, each book will also come with a matching wooden bookmark designed by @_printisdead_!⁠

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 October.⁠

We will be giving all active subscribers the first chance to purchase our special edition of Greywaren! We will send an email on Wednesday, August 10th at approximately 12:00PM PST to all active subscribers containing the date/time of when books go on sale the following week. Anyone who ordered Call Down the Hawk/Mister Impossible from our shop will also receive the early access link.⁠

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 book? Tag them in a comment so they don’t miss out on this awesome release! We think fans of this world/series will adore this epic conclusion.⁠

P.S. We do still have copies of Mister Impossible available in our shop at an amazing price, while supplies last! Once they’re gone, they’re gone!⁠

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From the bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best, comes a new kind of love story, about the bad decisions we sometimes make… and the people who help get us back on the right path.

Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli.

Just days before spring break, Neil Kearney is set to fly across the country with his childhood friend (and current friend-with-benefits) Josh, to attend his brother’s wedding—until Josh tells Neil that he’s in love with him and Neil doesn’t return the sentiment.

With Josh still attending the wedding, Neil needs to find a new date to bring along. And, almost against his will, roommate Wyatt is drafted.

At first, Wyatt (correctly) thinks Neil is acting like a jerk. But when they get to LA, Wyatt sees a little more of where it’s coming from. Slowly, Neil and Wyatt begin to understand one another… and maybe, just maybe, fall in love for the first time…

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Love comes in all forms, from enduring friendships, the classic love at first sight, and misunderstandings that unfurl into blooming romance. Queer Windows gives a glance at four fantastical, queer love stories.

The Wizard’s Garden
Sil, a plant lover and head clerk of a plant shop finds himself slowly befriending a quirky wizard, while also falling in love with his garden.

Rosemary for Remembrance
Vivian has always dreamed of being swept away from her ordinary life. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger may just grant her wish.

Kingdom Fall
Imre had carefully calculated his every move to best serve his kingdom. But he could not foresee the past catching up to him and the choices of others.

Lady of Spring
Vinq is preparing to transition from a child into an adult. While she knows she can’t avoid this right of passage, she also does not want to lose who she is.

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Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment’s missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.

With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam’s relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. But as they investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature connected to the secret of the massacre of Rune’s Court.

In looking for Addam, can Rune find the truth behind his family’s death and the torments of his past?

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☀️ Good morning, New Atlantis! Rainbow Crate in collaboration with KD Edwards are excited to bring to you an EXCLUSIVE hardcover set of the first 3 books in the TAROT Sequence. Are you excited? We are!! These sets are sized to match The Eidolon (and any future books we do with K.D.), and are absolutely GORGEOUS!
☀️ The set will be priced at $90 USD plus shipping and taxes where applicable. Presale access will be given to anyone who has purchased or does purchase The Eidolon special edition by midnight EST on Sunday, August 28th.
☀️ Monday, August 29th at 10 AM EST we will send an email to those who have purchased the Eidolon with instructions on how to purchase The TAROT trilogy hardcovers.
☀️ There are only going to be 500 sets available of the trilogy right now. so if you really want a set please make sure you set a reminder!
☀️ If there are any sets available after the presale, we will send general access emails to our mailing list on Wednesday, August 31st at 10:00 AM EST as well as setting them live in the Special Editions shop on our website.
☀️ A summary of the special editions:
☀️ This set will include The Last Sun, The Hanged Man, and The Hourglass Throne for the first time in hardcover!
☀️ Each book will come with a dust jacket featuring the original cover, as well as a SECOND, double-sided, reversible dust jacket with exclusive art by the artists listed below:
The Last Sun with art by Kelly (@orbynit) and Bethany (@cheshire.cath94).
The Hanged Man with art by Meno (@Menonorc) and Bethany (@cheshire.cath94).
The Hourglass Throne with art by Glynnis (@inkydandy) and Bethany (@cheshire.cath94).
The layout, titles, and cohesive jacket design is by Justyna (@astrumiel), the same designer for The Eidolon!
The set will also include 3 different, themed, bookplates designed by Dezaray (@oblivionsdream) and signed by K.D!
☀️ Once again, this is a limited run of 500 copies, so set your alarms!
☀️ This is a preorder and will ship in the fall of 2022. Thanks for being here with us as Rainbow Crate grows!

Satisfiction Box

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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?

Sixteen-year-old Koral and her older brother Emrik risk their lives each day to capture the monstrous maristags that live in the black seas around their island. They have to, or else their family will starve.

In an oceanic world swarming with vicious beasts, the Landers―the ruling elite, have indentured Koral’s family to provide the maristags for the Glory Race, a deadly chariot tournament reserved for the upper class. The winning contender receives gold and glory. The others―if they’re lucky―survive.

When the last maristag of the year escapes and Koral has no new maristag to sell, her family’s financial situation takes a turn for the worse and they can’t afford medicine for her chronically ill little sister. Koral’s only choice is to do what no one in the world has ever dared: cheat her way into the Glory Race.

But every step of the way is unpredictable as Koral races against contenders―including her ex-boyfriend―who have trained for this their whole lives and who have no intention of letting a low-caste girl steal their glory. When a rebellion rises and rogues attack Koral to try and force her to drop out, she must choose―her life or her sister’s―before the whole island burns.

1629: A newly orphaned young girl named Mayken is bound for the Dutch East Indies on the Batavia, one of the greatest ships of the Dutch Golden Age. Curious and mischievous, Mayken spends the long journey going on misadventures above and below the deck, searching for a mythical monster. But the true monsters might be closer than she thinks.

1989: A lonely boy named Gil is sent to live off the coast of Western Australia among the seasonal fishing community where his late mother once resided. There, on the tiny reef-shrouded island, he discovers the story of an infamous shipwreck…​

With her trademark “thrilling, mysterious, twisted, but more than anything, beautifully written” (Graham Norton, New York Times bestselling author) storytelling, Jess Kidd weaves a unputdownable and charming tale of friendship and sacrifice, brutality and forgiveness. 

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.

Kadou, the shy prince of Arasht, finds himself at odds with one of the most powerful ambassadors at court—the body-father of the queen’s new child—in an altercation which results in his humiliation.

To prove his loyalty to the queen, his sister, Kadou takes responsibility for the investigation of a break-in at one of their guilds, with the help of his newly appointed bodyguard, the coldly handsome Evemer, who seems to tolerate him at best. In Arasht, where princes can touch-taste precious metals with their fingers and myth runs side by side with history, counterfeiting is heresy, and the conspiracy they discover could cripple the kingdom’s financial standing and bring about its ruin.

Unplugged Book Box Adult

If you can hear the call of the water,
It’s already far too late.

They say Cape Disappointment is haunted. That’s why tourists used to flock there in droves. They’d visit the rocky shoreline under the old lighthouse’s watchful eye and fish shells from the water as they pretended to spot dark shapes in the surf. Now the tourists are long gone, and when Meredith Strand and her young daughter return to Meredith’s childhood home after an acrimonious split from her wife, the Cape seems more haunted by regret than any malevolent force.

But her mother, suffering from early stages of Alzheimer’s, is convinced the ghost stories are real. Not only is there something in the water, but it’s watching them. Waiting for them. Reaching out to Meredith’s daughter the way it has to every woman in their line for generations-and if Meredith isn’t careful, all three women, bound by blood and heartbreak, will be lost one by one to the ocean’s mournful call.

Part modern gothic, part ghost story, They Drown Our Daughters explores the depths of motherhood, identity, and the lengths a woman will go to hold on to both.

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Are you afraid of the bogeyman?

Eighteen-year-old Sparrow can’t remember a time when she wasn’t. And neither can her mother—or the trolls, imps, gnomes, and faeries who all live in the Glade and call it home. Though Sparrow’s weak heart keeps her wheelchair bound, she and her mother have dedicated their lives to protecting the Glade, especially from the worst bogeyman of them all: the skin-stealing, poison-ingesting witch called Black Annis.

But one night, Sparrow makes a terrible mistake, and everything she once held dear is taken from her. The Glade is no longer a sanctuary, and the only way Sparrow can save her mother and her friends is to journey out into a monster-ridden world that wasn’t made for her or her wheelchair. Joined by her half-goblin friend, Rush, Sparrow will have to confront her fears before the ones they love are lost forever.

A Daughter of the Trolls will appeal to fans of European folklore and the darker Grimm Brother’s fairytales. This is a spine-tingling young adult fantasy adventure about evil witches, monsters, and the imperfect heroes who face them all. You’ll join Sparrow and her faerie friends on a life changing journey where they face not only their outer demons, but their inner ones as well.

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