September 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 October for the next box!

Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

No September book club, see October for the next Book Club announcement

Book Hooked Box

*on break*

The Bookish Box Adult

*do not personally support*

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.

The Bookish Box Darkly

*do not personally support*

Almost twenty years after the barrier between Earth and the Otherworld fell in the Fae Wars, Budapest is balancing on the precipice. A battle for dominance is brewing between the elite fae and the privileged humans in Eastern Europe. The prejudice between the sides is bubbling with hate and violence.
Nineteen-year-old human, Brexley, has grown up in privilege, but not without heartbreak. After being orphaned, she is taken in by General Markos, living in a walled city rife with power grabs and ruthless political games. Then one night the course of her life changes, and Brexley is thrown into the most feared prison in the east. Halalhaz, the House of Death—where you go in but don’t come out.
She must learn to live with the worst of fae and human criminals. The rule of hierarchy puts humans on the bottom, where the only way to survive each day is to make alliances with the fae.
Here she meets the sexy, vicious legend, Warwick Farkas. A myth among man and fae. He is as brutal, cruel, arrogant, and as lethal as the lore says he is, ruling the prison with unchallenged authority. Brexley can’t deny an intense draw to him, one that might cost her life.
If The Games don’t take her out first—
A fight to the death where only one survives. 

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Hello Darkly Fam! We’re so excited to introduce our next DARKLY EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION SET Savage Lands by Stacey Marie Brown @staceymariebrown 🖤 We absolutely love this adult urban fantasy and can’t wait for you to see how gorgeous these luxe editions are! 😍

Savage Lands Synopsis:  
Almost 20 years after the barrier between Earth and the Otherworld fell in the Fae Wars, Budapest is balancing on the precipice.
A battle for dominance is brewing between the elite fae and the privileged humans in Eastern Europe. The prejudice between the sides is bubbling with hate and violence.
Nineteen-year-old human, Brexley, has grown up in privilege, but not without heartbreak. After being orphaned, she is taken in by General Markos, living in a walled city rife with power grabs and ruthless political games. Then, one night, the course of her life changes, and Brexley is thrown into the most feared prison in the east. Halalhaz, the House of Death – where you go in but don’t come out. She must learn to live with the worst of fae and human criminals. The rule of hierarchy puts humans on the bottom, where the only way to survive each day is to make alliances with the fae.
Here, she meets the sexy, vicious legend, Warwick Farkas; a myth among man and fae. He is as brutal, cruel, arrogant, and as lethal as the lore says he is. He rules the prison with unchallenged authority. Brexley can’t deny an intense draw to him, one that might cost her life…if The Games – a fight to the death where only one survives – don’t take her out first.

This set includes:
🖤 SAVAGE LANDS
🖤 WILD LANDS
🖤 DEAD LANDS
🖤 BAD LANDS
🖤 BLOOD LANDS
🖤 SHADOW LANDS

EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION DETAILS:
✨ Exclusive Hard Case Cover with gold foiled details @avendellart
✨ First book signed by the author, books 2 – 6 Printed Signature
✨ Illustrative Character End Papers @avendellart
✨ Stenciled Edges

This full exclusive book set will be $225 USD (US shipping included)

🖤 EARLY ACCESS: September 16th @ 10AM PT
🖤 GENERAL PUBLIC ACCESS: September 19th @ 10AM PT

This set is estimated to ship late November!

The Bookish Box YA

*do not personally support*

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.

She grew up battling the monsters that live in the black seas, but it couldn’t prepare her to face the cunning cruelty of the ruling elite.

The Bookish Box Special Edition

*do not personally support*

It’s 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue.

Four years ago, Rosalind Lang was brought back from the brink of death, but the strange experiment that saved her also stopped her from sleeping and aging—and allows her to heal from any wound. In short, Rosalind cannot die. Now, desperate for redemption from her traitorous past, she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country.

Code name: Fortune.

But when the Japanese Imperial Army begins its invasion march, Rosalind’s mission pivots. A series of murders is causing unrest in Shanghai, and the Japanese are under suspicion. Rosalind’s new orders are to infiltrate foreign society and identify the culprits behind the terror plot before more of her people are killed.

To reduce suspicion, however, she must pose as the wife of another Nationalist spy, Orion Hong, and though Rosalind finds Orion’s cavalier attitude and playboy demeanor infuriating, she is willing to work with him for the greater good. But Orion has an agenda of his own, and Rosalind has secrets that she wants to keep buried. As they both attempt to unravel the conspiracy, the two spies soon find that there are deeper and more horrifying layers to this mystery than they ever imagined.

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In collaboration with Chloe Gong @thechloegong, The Bookish Box is thrilled an announce our Exclusive Luxe Edition of the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai, Foul Lady Fortune!

Tropes we love in Foul Lady Fortune:
☠️  Rivals-to-Lovers
☠️  Hidden Powers
☠️  Morally Gray Couple
☠️  Mysterious Past

We loved the demisexual rep in this book and we know you’ll love it too!

EXCLUSIVE LUXE SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS:
🗡 Exclusive Cover @vera.drmanovski
🗡 Reversible Dust Jacket @zarimoth
🗡 Stenciled Sprayed Edges @vera.drmanovski
🗡 Signed by the Author
🗡 Exclusive End Papers
🗡 Full Printed Hard Case Artwork @zarimoth

For the first time ever, we will be offering two variations of hard case! Each hard case will feature full case character artwork of either Rosalind or Orion. Customers will be able to choose which of the two characters they would like!

This exclusive Luxe edition will be $38 USD (US Shipping Included)

☠️ EARLY ACCESS: September 23rd 10 AM PT
☠️ PUBLIC ACCESS: September 26th 10 AM PT

This edition is set to ship in November/December.

New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns to the world of The Narrows with Saint, a captivating prequel to Fable and Namesake.

As a boy, Elias learned the hard way what happens when you don’t heed the old tales.

Nine years after his lack of superstition got his father killed, he’s grown into a young man of piety, with a deep reverence for the hallowed sea and her fickle favor. As stories of the fisherman’s son who has managed to escape the most deadly of storms spreads from port to port, his devotion to the myths and creeds has given him the reputation of the luckiest bastard to sail the Narrows.

Now, he’s mere days away from getting everything his father ever dreamed for him: a ship of his own, a crew, and a license that names him as one of the first Narrows-born traders. But when a young dredger from the Unnamed Sea with more than one secret crosses his path, Elias’ faith will be tested like never before. The greater the pull he feels toward her, the farther he drifts from the things he’s spent the last three years working for.

He is dangerously close to repeating his mistakes and he’s seen first hand how vicious the jealous sea can be. If he’s going to survive her retribution, he will have to decide which he wants more, the love of the girl who could change their shifting world, or the sacred beliefs that earned him the name that he’s known for―Saint.

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In collaboration with Adrienne Young @adrienneyoungbooks, The Bookish Box is thrilled to return to The Narrows in our Exclusive Luxe Edition of Saint, a captivating prequel to Fable and Namesake.

As a boy, Elias learned the hard way what happens when you don’t heed the old tales. But when a young dredger from the Unnamed Sea with more than one secret crosses his path, Elias’ faith will be tested like never before. The greater the pull he feels toward her, the farther he drifts from the things he’s spent the last three years working for.

Tropes we love in Saint:
🌊 Bittersweet Love Story
🌊 Morally Gray Characters
🌊 Mysterious Secrets

EXCLUSIVE LUXE SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS:
🗡 Exclusive Cover
🗡 Reversible Dust Jacket Artwork @morgana0anagrom
🗡 Sprayed Edges
🗡 Signed by the Author
🗡 Exclusive End Papers @bookishpinup
🗡 Full Foiled Hard Case Stamp on Front and Back @bookishpinup
🗡 Author Letter Bound on the inside
🗡 Bonus Chapter Exclusive to The Bookish Box Edition
🗡 Three additional Page Overlays, one for each book in the Fable Series; Saint, Fable, and Namesake.

This exclusive Luxe edition will be $38 USD (US Shipping Included)

☠️ EARLY ACCESS: September 30th 10 AM PT
☠️ PUBLIC ACCESS: October 3rd 10 AM PT

This edition is set to ship in January.

Caffeine and Legends

☽ September Theme Announcement! ☾
Theme: Between Moonlit Pages

.·:·.☽✧ ✦ ✧☾.·:·.
We’ve had quite a few dark fantasy reads in 2022, so we are switching things up for September!
This box will feature a funny, quirky fantasy with a dash of romance. September’s book is a paperback, and we have a bonus item that was made to fit the cover that we think everyone will enjoy! The coffee, tea, and drinking chocolate all have a fun element to them.
We seriously can’t wait for this box!

Since August had so many box options sold out early, we have opened some extra spots this month. 🙂
These boxes will begin shipping around September 1.

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon—like all other book eater women—is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairytales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds.

Caffeine and Legends Special Edition Box:

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❄️ Describe your perfect cozy day!

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Hello and happy Monday everybody, how was your weekend?!

We are so excited to announce this years Advent box! The theme is Glitter & Gold: A Magical Winter Advent!  This is a 12 day winter advent for book lovers!

Items featured in the box include: books (yes! more than one!), self care items, and other fun and cozy winter items. Each box will also have coffee, tea and drinking chocolate.

Boxes will launch Monday, Sept. 12th, so make sure to set a reminder!

The Clover Crate

Dark and Shimmer

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

I woke up alone in the forest with no memories and the future King of the Air Kingdom is claiming to be my husband…

As I try to adjust to my new life I meet Prince Wren, the sarcastic and temperamental fae prince of the Earth Kingdom.

Torn between kingdoms and married to a man I don’t know, I need to regain my memories and deal with my new role in the monarchy- and fast. But how can I do that when everywhere I turn truths and lies are sworn?

Rival Kingdoms are fighting for my hand, but I have secrets of my own…

I just need to remember them, who do you trust when you can’t trust yourself?

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

We are excited to announce September’s Drinking Vessel box is a glittered wine glass made by Jess at Enchanted Fandom. Once a year Jess makes a beautiful wine glass for our subscribers. This year the theme is…..

Rebel

Star wars fans unite!

Boxes go on sale August 5th. They ship mid September.

Erin Decker Creative

Going on break

Fabled Co

From USA Today and International bestselling author, Veronica Eden, comes a standalone new adult best friend’s brother romance with a spitfire heroine, a swoony player, and a fake dating agreement.

Once upon a wedding is the only way my best friend’s brother will be mine.
A temporary, pretty lie.

*Note: The Player You Need is a best friend’s brother college romance novella with frenemies to lovers and a fake wedding date.

Fabled Co Special Edition Boxes:

James has always had one agenda: destroy his enemy, Peter Michaels. When Peter’s twenty-year-old daughter Wendy shows up in James’s bar, he sees his way in. Seduce the girl and use her for his revenge. It’s the perfect plan, until things in James’s organization begin to crumble. Suddenly, he has to find the traitor in his midst, and his plan for revenge gets murkier as James starts to see Wendy as more than just a pawn in his game.

Wendy has been cloistered away most of her life by her wealthy cold father, but a spontaneous night out with friends turns into an intense and addictive love affair with the dark and brooding James. As much as she knows James is dangerous, Wendy can’t seem to shake her desire for him. But as their relationship grows more heated and she learns more about the world he moves in, she finds herself unsure if she’s falling for the man known as James or the monster known as Hook.

Hooked is a dark contemporary romance and the first complete standalone in the Never After Series: A collection of fractured fairy tales where the villains get the happy ever after. It is not a literal retelling and not fantasy. Hooked features mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised. For all content warnings, check the author’s website.

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

A stunningly beautiful collaboration with the amazing Emily McIntire (@itsemilymcintire) of one of our favourite series!

We are proud to offer the first three books of the Never After series – Hooked, Scarred and Wretched

Why do you NEED these editions?
🪝 Each book has an individually designed dust jacket that contrasts and completes the set.
🏴‍☠️ Stunning hardback editions with detailed FOILING including double foiling on Scarred.
👑 Each book has a detailed DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGE that matches the gorgeous custom endpapers.
🖤 CUSTOM ENDPAPERS both front and back are individually designed for each book.
⚔️ Each book will come digitally signed by Emily.

The first three of the Never After books – Hooked, Scarred and Wretched – will be available for $145AUD + shipping.

The Never After set will be available on our website for subscribers by EARLY ACCESS pre-order at 4pm on Wednesday September 21st AWST/6pm AEST.

Emails will be sent to subscribers for this release in 5 minute intervals.

The set will be available to the public in a general sale on Friday 23rd September 2022 at 4pm AWST.

🛑 PLEASE NOTE… 🛑

🛑 This set is a pre-order NOT a subscription. This set is expected to ship in JANUARY 2023.

🛑 This set is NOT part of the monthly subscription box.

🛑 This Fabled release is a SPECIAL EDITION PREORDER set only.

🛑 This Fabled set is strictly limited to ONE PER CUSTOMER ONLY.

🛑Please place orders using the same email address as your Fabled subscription, as orders from anyone who is not eligible for the Early Access sale will be cancelled and refunded.

🛑 THESE BOOKS ARE ADULT. YOU MUST CONFIRM YOU ARE 18+ TO PURCHASE.

🛑 All SALES ARE FINAL.

🛑 Please check all trigger warnings prior to purchase.

Faecrate

Book:

After the destruction of her entire Talon gang, eighteen-year-old Shin Lina—the Reaper of Sunpo—is forced to become a living, breathing weapon for the kingdom’s most-feared crime lord. All that keeps her from turning on her ruthless master is the life of her beloved little sister hanging in the balance. But the order to steal a priceless tapestry from a Dokkaebi temple incites not only the wrath of a legendary immortal, but the beginning of an unwinnable game…

Suddenly Lina finds herself in the dreamlike realm of the Dokkaebi, her fate in the hands of its cruel and captivating emperor. But she can win her life—if she kills him first.

Now a terrible game of life and death has begun, and even Lina’s swift, precise blade is no match for the magnetic Haneul Rui. Lina will have to use every weapon in her arsenal if she wants to outplay this cunning king and save her sister…all before the final grain of sand leaks out of the hourglass.

Because one way or another, she’ll take Rui’s heart.

Even if it means giving up her own.

E-Book:

She was born a princess. They made her an assassin.

Myrina of Stormskeep was dead. Everyone knew the princess had been slain when the murderous lords of the Storm Queen’s Realm stole her mother’s throne to crown themselves kings.

But far away in Smithsport hides a dark-haired girl known as Bean. Each night when the last flame is snuffed inside the Blackwater Inn and her need for secrecy devoured by the darkness, Princess Myrina plots the death of seven kings.

One will seem an accident.
Two a coincidence.
By three, they will know.

But vengeance rarely goes according to plan. The worst of the kings holds her sister–rightful queen and heir to the realm–captive. If Lettie isn’t freed before she comes into her magic, the kings will hold her power as well.

Myrina can let nothing stop her, even the boy from her past who ignites feelings she long ago buried. With the help of her loyal bloodsworn Cass, the shadow princess will have her revenge.

Vowed to enact retribution and rescue her sister with no more than her wits and a sword–and the last of her queensguard–this YA fantasy is perfect for fans of Shielded and The Princess Will Save You.

Faecrate Special Editions:

Since time immemorial the warriors of the Paladin Order have harnessed arcane powers to protect their rulers. For Balen, who has given up his chance at love and fought his way to the top of the Paladin Order, there can be no greater honor than to serve his king. But when assassins annihilate the royal family, Balen suddenly finds himself sworn to serve the very man he abandoned.

Now with their nation threatened by enemies both within and outside the kingdom, Balen must fight hidden traitors and unnatural assassins, while also contending with the biting wit and dangerous charm of young King Zavrius. To save themselves and their nation they will have to put aside their past and reforge that trust they lost so long ago.

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It’s time to announce our next Opus Exclusive Edition! We are so thrilled to reveal that we are creating an Exclusive Edition of REFORGED, @sethhaddon’s debut novel! If you’re in a mood for a Danmei-style queer fantasy romance about a king and his bodyguard 👀, then run to your calendars and mark the date! ✨

What to expect with these Exclusive Editions:

⚔️ Exclusive ALL NEW cover by @wendibones
⚔️ Interior Dust Jacket Artwork by @reddes_art
⚔️ Gorgeous emboss design by @azura.arts
⚔️ A signed bookplate

👉🏻 These will be priced at $28.99 USD and are estimated to ship in December 2022/January 2023!

🚨 Active Seelie & Unseelie Subscribers will be sent an Early Access email for sales to open on September 8th at 5pm EST. Active Subscriber means that the August 15th renewal (for the September crate) was NOT SKIPPED. You will also have another chance to become a subscriber once we open subscriptions for October crates on September 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 September 9th at 5pm EST! We have set a reminder on this post, so don’t forget to tap the 🗓 icon at the bottom left corner of this post get a reminder!

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK:

Since time immemorial the warriors of the Paladin Order have harnessed arcane powers to protect their rulers. For Balen, who has given up his chance at love and fought his way to the top of the Paladin Order, there can be no greater honor than to serve his king. But when assassins annihilate the royal family, Balen suddenly finds himself sworn to serve the very man he abandoned.

Now with their nation threatened by enemies both within and outside the kingdom, Balen must fight hidden traitors and unnatural assassins, while also contending with the biting wit and dangerous charm of young King Zavrius. To save themselves and their nation they will have to put aside their past and reforge that trust they lost so long ago.

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

The time has come for Domino and Gus to seize their destiny.

In the midst of life-changing decisions, Domino learns to live with his new clan and his betrothed, never forgetting the life he left behind. But in order to master his true nature, sacrifices must be made.

Hundreds of miles away, tormented by mysterious nightmares, Gus fights for survival in a world unforgiving to his kind. While challenging his own body and beliefs, he meets unexpected but most needed allies.

Once inseparable, now apart, Domino and Gus abandon their innocence while following opposite paths. Meanwhile, in the darkest recesses of the world, their enemies gather their forces to strike.

Through pain and loss, the two friends will discover the true color of their blood.

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You’ve all been wondering, so we’re finally spilling the beans! We are so happy to announce that we have paired with @merwildandco to bring you an exclusive edition of BLOOD OF TORBATT, the sequel to The Nichan Smile! ✨

These editions of BLOOD OF TORBATT will have:

🖤 An exclusive slipcase that will complement the book
🖤 Stunning foiled emboss by @noverantale
🖤 Interior dust jacket artwork by @4resna
🖤 Artworks inside the book by @merwildandco
🖤 Gorgeous sprayed edges and a signed bookplate

👉🏻 These editions will be priced at $29.99 USD and are estimated to ship in January/February 2023!

🗓 EARLY ACCESS for active Seelie & Unseelie Subscribers as well as those who previously purchased The Nichan Smile (original sale and restock) will start on September 15th at 5pm EST.

If you’re not a subscriber, you have another chance to become one when we open subscriptions for October crates on September 1st! All orders placed during Early Access that DOES NOT qualify for early access will be canceled and refunded.

✨ PUBLIC SALE (which means for anyone- you do not have to be a subscriber) will open on September 16th at 5pm EST! We have set a reminder on this post, so don’t forget to tap the 🗓 icon at the bottom left corner of this post get a reminder!

🚨 PLEASE READ: This is NOT a YA series! It’s not NA either but full Adult Content. Trigger Warnings are listed on the Goodreads page of the series for those wanting to see if this is a good fit for them.

Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.

After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.

Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.

For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.

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CAN LOVE SURVIVE THE HARSHEST TRUTH?

In preparation for the thrilling conclusion to The Last Hours series, we are so thrilled to be announcing Chain of Thorns Hangover Recovery kits in collaboration with the one and only @cassieclare1! There will be TWO versions of these kits and here’s what’s in store for you:

CHAIN OF THORNS HANGOVER RECOVERY KIT:
✨A hardcover copy of Chain of Thorns (plus a signed bookplate)
✨Decorative dust jacket set of the complete The Last Hours trilogy by @monafinden with gorgeous foiling details and which will be cohesive with our previous dust jackets for The Infernal Devices
✨Author letter from Cassandra Clare herself
✨An adorable Cordelia Carstairs plushie
✨A Fae Crate exclusive pin by the amazing @jezhawk

CHAIN OF THORNS UPGRADED HANGOVER RECOVERY KIT:
✨ All contents of the regular Hangover Recovery Kit PLUS a decorative dust jacket set of the complete The Infernal Devices trilogy illustrated by @alice_duke (our original set sold in a previous kit- check out our last post for photos)

The Chain of Thorns Hangover Recovery Kits will be priced at $65 USD, while the Upgraded Kit will be priced at $85 USD! These are estimated to ship in February 2023. You can also use our Shop Pay payment installment option on checkout!

👉🏻 Active Seelie & Unseelie Subscribers will be sent an EARLY ACCESS email for sales to open on September 2nd at 5pm EST. Active Subscriber means that the August 15th renewal was NOT SKIPPED. You can still become a subscriber when you start one on September 1st. We have a LIMITED number of kits available for this sale, but we do have enough for subscribers during Early Access.

All orders placed during Early Access that DOES NOT qualify for early access will be canceled and refunded.

🗓 If we have any leftover kits, PUBLIC SALE will open on September 5th 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!

Fairyloot Adult

Emery Blackwood’s life changed forever the night her best friend was found dead and the love of her life, August Salt, was accused of murdering her. Years later, she is doing what her teenage self swore she never would: living a quiet existence on the misty, remote shores of Saoirse Island and running the family’s business, Blackwood’s Tea Shoppe Herbal Tonics & Tea Leaf Readings.

But when the island, rooted in folklore and magic, begins to show signs of strange happenings, Emery knows that something is coming. The morning she wakes to find that every single tree on Saoirse has turned color in a single night, August returns for the first time in fourteen years and unearths the past that the town has tried desperately to forget.

August knows he is not welcome on Saiorse, not after the night everything changed. As a fire raged on at the Salt family orchard, Lily Morgan was found dead in the dark woods, shaking the bedrock of their tight-knit community and branding August a murderer. When he returns to bury his mother’s ashes, he must confront the people who turned their backs on him and face the one wound from his past that has never healed—Emery.

The town has more than one reason to want August gone, and the emergence of deep betrayals and hidden promises spanning generations threaten to reveal the truth behind Lily’s mysterious death once and for all.

Fairyloot YA

Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy. Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.

However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful—and more irresistible—than she ever dared imagine. 

Fairyloot Special Edition Boxes

Bestselling author S.A. Chakraborty’s acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy gets expanded with this new compilation of stories from before, during, and after the events of The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold, all from the perspective of characters both beloved and hated, and even those without a voice in the novels. The River of Silver gathers material both seen and new—including a special coda fans will need to read—making this the perfect complement to those incredible novels.

A prospective new queen joins a court whose lethal history may overwhelm her own political savvy…

An imprisoned royal from a fallen dynasty and a young woman wrenched from her home cross paths in an enchanted garden…

A pair of scouts stumble upon a secret in a cursed winter wood that will turn over their world…

Now together in one place, these stories of Daevabad enrich a world already teeming with magic and wonder. From Manizheh’s first steps towards rebellion to adventures that take place after The Empire of Gold, this is a must-have collection for those who can’t get enough of Nahri, Ali, and Dara and all that unfolded around them.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… the ‘The River of Silver’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @harpervoyager_uk and @sachakrabooks!

The Daevabad Trilogy is one of our favourite series and we are over the moon to be diving back into this world! A collection of stories set before, during and after the trilogy, The River of Silver is packed full of tales from our favourite characters. This edition also perfectly matches our Daevabad Deluxe Set!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER by @micaelaalcainodesign with a colourway change
✨STENCIL SPRAYED EDGES and a solid spray on the top and bottom edge
✨ARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET designed by the talented @icandrawthingz
✨SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on stunning CUSTOM 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). The River of Silver Exclusive Edition will be available for £22.90 GBP / $30.90 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around December/January 2023.

On September 7th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that purchased The Daevabad Deluxe Set. 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 September 8th at 1pm BST.

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Beautiful graphic by @Blanca.design

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… ‘The Legendborn Cycle’ Exclusive Editions, brought to you in collaboration with @simonschusteruk and @tracydeonn!

We are huge fans of The Legendborn Cycle and as soon as we read the books we knew we had to create a gorgeous set! It’s been such a pleasure working with Tracy on these beautiful books.

What is so special about these Exclusive Editions?
✨EXCLUSIVE HARDBACKS: Exclusive hardback editions of Legendborn and Bloodmarked (the standard UK editions are paperbacks)
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER printed onto the hardback of the books with SILVER FOIL ON THE FRONT AND BACK designed by @blanca.design
✨DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGES designed by @blanca.design with a top and bottom solid sprayed edge
✨CHARACTER ART ENDPAPERS by @nir4z
✨SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Tracy Deonn

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 Legendborn Cycle Exclusive Editions will be available for £48 GBP / $66 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around February/March 2023.

On September 12th at 1pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access email to all active subscribers and if we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove for the general public on September 13th at 1pm BST.

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Beautiful graphic by @blanca.design

Adalheid Castle is in chaos.

Following a shocking turn of events, Serilda finds herself ensnared in a deadly game of make-believe with the Erlking, who is determined to propel her deeper into the castle’s lies. Meanwhile, Serilda is determined to work with Gild to help him solve the mystery of his forgotten name and past.

But soon it becomes clear that the Erlking doesn’t only want to use Serilda to bring back his one true love. He also seeks vengeance against the seven gods who have long trapped the Dark Ones behind the veil. If the Erlking succeeds, it could change the mortal realm forever.

Can Serilda find a way to use her storytelling gifts for good–once and for all? And can Serilda and Gild break the spells that tether their spirits to the castle before the Endless Moon finds them truly cursed?

Romance and adventure collide in this stunning finale to the Rumpelstilskin-inspired fairy tale.

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We are so thrilled to present to you… the ‘Cursed’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @faberchildrens and @marissameyerauthor!

We adored Gilded and we are so excited to share our matching Exclusive Edition of the sequel, Cursed!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER printed onto the hardcover with SILVER FOIL ON THE FRONT AND BACK. This is a naked hardcover edition so there will be no dust jacket!
✨SILVER GILDED EDGES
✨EXCLUSIVE ENDPAPERS
✨RIBBON BOOKMARK
✨SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Marissa Meyer

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). The ‘Cursed’ Exclusive Edition will be available for £20.99 GBP / $28.99 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around January/February 2023.

On September 20th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that purchased the ‘Gilded’ Exclusive Edition. 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 September 21st at 1pm BST.

Stunning graphic by @blanca.design

Choose: A quick death… or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

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We are so excited to present to you… the ‘Poison Study’ Exclusive Editions, brought to you in collaboration with @mariavsnyderwrites and @hqstories!

The Poison Study series captured our hearts so many years ago and we’re so happy that we are finally able to create Exclusive Editions for this wonderful series!

What is so special about these Exclusive Editions?
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVERS: Exclusive redesigned covers
✨ ARTWORK ON THE HARDCOVER: Character art printed onto the hardcover by @daria__bobrova
✨ DIGITAL SPRAYED EDGES: A matching digital design on the fore edge with solid top and bottom edges
✨ CUSTOM ENDPAPERS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: Each book will be signed by the author, Maria V. Snyder!

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 many countries worldwide).
The ‘Poison Study’ Exclusive Editions will be available for £74 GBP / $98 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around May/June 2023.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on September 15th at 1pm BST, and if we have sets remaining, they will be available to the public on September 16th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove.

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design

“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 are happy to present to you… ‘The Atlas Paradox’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @torbooks and @olivieblake!

The Atlas Six took the book world by storm and we were swept up in this high stakes dark academia fantasy. This Exclusive Edition of ‘The Atlas Paradox’ perfectly matches the edition of ‘The Atlas Six’ featured in our March Adult Subscription box.

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER with a colourway change
✨DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGE with a solid top and bottom sprayed edge
✨FOIL ON THE HARDBACK
✨CHARACTER ART ON THE ENDPAPERS by the talented @lizzart_zardonicz
✨SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Olivie Blake!

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

‘The Atlas Paradox’ Exclusive Edition will be available for £20 GBP / $28 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around December/January.

On September 27th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that purchased the March Dark Academia Adult Book Only Subscription 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 September 28th at 1pm BST.

Beautiful graphic by @blanca.design 😍

Feminist Book Club Box

The term “home economics” may conjure traumatic memories of lopsided hand-sewn pillows or sunken muffins. But common conception obscures the story of the revolutionary science of better living. The field exploded opportunities for women in the twentieth century by reducing domestic work and providing jobs as professors, engineers, chemists, and businesspeople. And it has something to teach us today.

In the surprising, often fiercely feminist and always fascinating The Secret History of Home Economics, Danielle Dreilinger traces the field’s history from Black colleges to Eleanor Roosevelt to Okinawa, from a Betty Crocker brigade to DIY techies. These women—and they were mostly women—became chemists and marketers, studied nutrition, health, and exercise, tested parachutes, created astronaut food, and took bold steps in childhood development and education.

Home economics followed the currents of American culture even as it shaped them. Dreilinger brings forward the racism within the movement along with the strides taken by women of color who were influential leaders and innovators. She also looks at the personal lives of home economics’ women, as they chose to be single, share lives with other women, or try for egalitarian marriages.

This groundbreaking and engaging history restores a denigrated subject to its rightful importance, as it reminds us that everyone should learn how to cook a meal, balance their account, and fight for a better world.

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The Goblin Emperor meets “Magnificent Century” in Alexandra Rowland’s A Taste of Gold and Iron, where a queer central romance unfolds in a fantasy world reminiscent of the Ottoman 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.

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After the destruction of her entire Talon gang, eighteen-year-old Shin Lina—the Reaper of Sunpo—is forced to become a living, breathing weapon for the kingdom’s most-feared crime lord. All that keeps her from turning on her ruthless master is the life of her beloved little sister hanging in the balance. But the order to steal a priceless tapestry from a Dokkaebi temple incites not only the wrath of a legendary immortal, but the beginning of an unwinnable game…

Suddenly Lina finds herself in the dreamlike realm of the Dokkaebi, her fate in the hands of its cruel and captivating emperor. But she can win her life—if she kills him first.

Now a terrible game of life and death has begun, and even Lina’s swift, precise blade is no match for the magnetic Haneul Rui. Lina will have to use every weapon in her arsenal if she wants to outplay this cunning king and save her sister…all before the final grain of sand leaks out of the hourglass.

Because one way or another, she’ll take Rui’s heart.

Even if it means giving up her own.

Foxglove

Goldsboro Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fellowship

Eighteen-year-old Sil Sarrah is determined to die a legend. In the ten years she’s been rescuing imperilled field agents for the Syntex Corporation—by commandeering their minds from afar and leading them to safety—Sil hasn’t lost a single life. And she’s not about to start now.

She’s got twelve months left on the clock before the supercomputer grafted to her brain kills her, and she’s hell-bent on using that time to cement her legacy. Sil’s going to be the only Mindwalker to ever pitch a perfect game—even despite the debilitating glitches she’s experiencing. But when a critical mission goes south, Sil is forced to flee the very company she once called home.

Desperate to prove she’s no traitor, Sil infiltrates the Analog Army, an activist faction working to bring Syntex down. Her plan is to win back her employer’s trust by destroying the group from within. Instead, she and the Army’s reckless leader, Ryder, uncover a horrifying truth that threatens to undo all the good Sil’s ever done.

With her tech rapidly degrading and her new ally keeping dangerous secrets of his own, Sil must find a way to stop Syntex in order to save her friends, her reputation—and maybe even herself.

Illumicrate

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Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon—like all other book eater women—is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairytales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds.

Illumicrate Special Editions:

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

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We are so delighted to announce our special edition set of The Locked Tomb series books 1 – 3 by Tamsyn Muir, in collaboration with @tordotcompub! This series is a firm favourite of the Illumicrate team, and we’re thrilled to bring you something a little fancier for it!

All three books feature the original Tommy Arnold covers, with foiled titles, digitally printed edges, reverse dust jacket art by @naomistares and foil embossing on the hardback by @rosdottir – swipe to see the embossed designs for the first two books! All three books are signed by the author and the set comes with an author letter.

The set is priced at £72 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping in September/October. General sale is Thursday 8 September at 4PM BST.

We will be holding a presale for active subscribers, customers who ordered our August 2019 box or book only featuring Gideon the Ninth, and customers who ordered the black sprayed edition of Harrow the Ninth through us. Details of when the presale is will be emailed out on Wednesday 31 August (the actual presale will not be on this date).

The most interesting things in Maud Blyth’s life have happened to her brother Robin, but she’s ready to join any cause, especially if it involves magical secrets that may threaten the whole of the British Isles. Bound for New York on the R.M.S. Lyric, she’s ready for an adventure.

What she actually finds is a dead body, a disrespectful parrot, and a beautiful stranger in Violet Debenham, who is everything—a magician, an actress, a scandal—Maud has been trained to fear and has learned to desire. Surrounded by the open sea and a ship full of loathsome, aristocratic suspects, they must solve a murder and untangle a conspiracy that began generations before them.

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We’re so happy to announce our Illumicrate Exclusive edition of A Restless Truth by Freya Marske (@freyamarske), in collaboration with @panmacmillan! We loved A Marvellous Light and are thrilled to be offering an exclusive edition of the next book in the series!

Our Illumicrate Exclusive edition has an exclusive colourway with a transparent overlay dust jacket, digitally printed edges, and is signed by the author!

It is priced at £23 + shipping and VAT if applicable and will be shipping in November. General sale starts 15 September at 4PM BST.

We will be holding a presale for our active subscribers and anyone who received our December 2021 ‘Cursed’ box or book only. Details of when the presale is will be emailed out on Wednesday 7 September (the presale will not take place on this day).

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.

But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.

Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

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We’re so excited to announce our Illumicrate Exclusive set of Red, White & Royal Blue and One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (@casey.mcquiston), created in collaboration with @panmacmillan. We are huge fans of Casey’s work and it’s a dream come true to have created a set of their books!

The books are demy format and feature exclusive covers (with rainbow foil!) and digitally printed edges. The books also feature endpaper art and full colour artwork on the hardback by @peaches.obviously! Red, White and Royal Blue contains Henry’s POV bonus material, and One Last Stop contains an author letter! This set is unsigned.

The set is priced at £45 + shipping and VAT if applicable and will be shipping in October. General sale starts Thursday 29 September at 4PM BST.

We will be holding a presale for active subscribers, details of when this is will be emailed out on Wednesday 21 September (the presale will not take place on this day).

After All the Feels and Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade once again delivers a warm and wonderful romantic comedy about two co-stars who once had an incredible one-night stand—and after years of filming on the same remote island, are finally ready to yield to temptation again…

Maria’s one-night-stand—the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left without a word or a note—just reappeared. Apparently, Peter’s her surly Gods of the Gates co-star, and they’re about to spend the next six years filming on a desolate Irish island together. She still wants him…but he now wants nothing to do with her.

Peter knows this role could finally transform him from a forgettable character actor into a leading man. He also knows a failed relationship with Maria could poison the set, and he won’t sabotage his career for a woman who’s already walked away from him once. Given time, maybe they can be cooperative colleagues or friends—possibly even best friends—but not lovers again. No matter how much he aches for her.

For years, they don’t touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Too bad they still don’t have a future together, since Peter’s going back to Hollywood, while Maria’s returning to her native Sweden. She thinks she needs more than he can give her, but he’s determined to change her mind, and he’s spent the last six years waiting. Watching. Wanting.

His shipwrecked Swede doesn’t stand a chance.

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We’re so excited to announce our Illumicrate Exclusive edition of Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade, created in collaboration with @yourswithlovex! We are huge fans of Olivia’s writing, and we’re thrilled to be bringing you an edition of the third book to match our previous two in the series. Forget the only one bed trope, this time, there’s only one island!

The book is an exclusive B format hardback, featuring sprayed edges and a digital signature. The book is priced at £18 + shipping and VAT if applicable and will be shipping in November. General sale starts Thursday 6 October at 4pm BST.

We will be holding a presale for active subscribers, and anyone who bought our previous editions in the series. Details of when this is will be emailed out on Wednesday 28 September (the presale will not take place on this day).

Illumicate Afterlight

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The Librarian Box

After the destruction of her entire Talon gang, eighteen-year-old Shin Lina—the Reaper of Sunpo—is forced to become a living, breathing weapon for the kingdom’s most-feared crime lord. All that keeps her from turning on her ruthless master is the life of her beloved little sister hanging in the balance. But the order to steal a priceless tapestry from a Dokkaebi temple incites not only the wrath of a legendary immortal, but the beginning of an unwinnable game…

Suddenly Lina finds herself in the dreamlike realm of the Dokkaebi, her fate in the hands of its cruel and captivating emperor. But she can win her life—if she kills him first.

Now a terrible game of life and death has begun, and even Lina’s swift, precise blade is no match for the magnetic Haneul Rui. Lina will have to use every weapon in her arsenal if she wants to outplay this cunning king and save her sister…all before the final grain of sand leaks out of the hourglass.

Because one way or another, she’ll take Rui’s heart.

Even if it means giving up her own.

Nerdy Adult Book Box

Abandoned in the wilderness, Lekore lives with ghosts and fallen gods, until his efforts to rescue a traveling princess and her entourage bring him into a civilization unlike anything he’s ever known.

Caught in a net of silk and secrets, Lekore finds himself ensnared by court intrigue, midnight assassins, and a deviant faction of the Church of the Sun Gods—all thirsting for his blood.

He just wants to find the man who deserted him, until a storm rises out of the north, furious enough to destroy the city and outlying lands. Now Lekore must find the source of its wrath, deep in the wilds of the deadly Lands Beyond, if he can flee a city that won’t let him escape.

Nerdy Young Adult Book Box

Some stars aren’t meant to be followed…

For seventeen years, Ezra Newport and his parents were habitual immigrants, traveling from their Ottoman Empire home across 20th century Europe. As the Newports migrate to Belfast, Ireland, Ezra wants nothing more to settle into a consistent life and lay the foundation of his architectural dreams. But after a strange, mechanical bounty hunter murders his mother and prompts the disappearance of his father, Ezra discovers that his parents had actually been on the run. Now, their enemies are targeting him, and they won’t stop until he is dead.

In a moment of desperation, Ezra’s fate collides with the Third Order of the Magi, a secret society dedicated to using their supernatural powers to protect their communities. With increasing violence around the world, the Magi are fairly certain they know who’s behind the attacks on Ezra and his family since the same group could also be threatening their own existence.

Both Ezra and the Magi’s survival hinges on knowledge only Ezra’s father has and the key to saving them could be buried within history itself. In a race across continents and time, both Ezra and the Magi must secure an ancient Babylonian artifact before hell is unleashed on the world. And, against all odds, Ezra must decide where his allegiances truly lie, despite what is written in the stars.

No Shelf Control Book Box

*on break*

Novellous

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.

“Stolen me? As soon to say a caged bird can be stolen by the sky.”

Velasin vin Aaro never planned to marry at all, let alone a girl from neighboring Tithena. When an ugly confrontation reveals his preference for men, Vel fears he’s ruined the diplomatic union before it can even begin. But while his family is ready to disown him, the Tithenai envoy has a different solution: for Vel to marry his former intended’s brother instead.

Caethari Aeduria always knew he might end up in a political marriage, but his sudden betrothal to a man from Ralia, where such relationships are forbidden, comes as a shock.

With an unknown faction willing to kill to end their new alliance, Vel and Cae have no choice but to trust each other. Survival is one thing, but love—as both will learn—is quite another.

Byzantine politics, lush sexual energy, and a queer love story that is by turns sweet and sultry. A Strange and Stubborn Endurance is an exploration of gender, identity, and self-worth. It is a book that will live in your heart long after you turn the last page.

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A puzzling murder.
A crumbling diarchy.
A Blood Vier summoned to quell the ashes of corruption.

Taryn wants nothing to do with the father who abandoned her. She bolts at her first glimpse of freedom, only for a mysterious man to track her down, claiming her father was murdered and she is the key to finding the killer. She strikes a bargain, traveling to the kingdom’s capital where she becomes an unwilling player in a political game against the opposing sovereignties and her father’s suspected killer.

As a Blood Vier, a blood heir come to vie for her father’s position, Taryn is now the prime target of assassination for her interference. She seeks evidence to bring down her deadly opponent, enlisting the help of the cocky prince and a despised healer. But as her father’s secrets begin to slowly unravel, Taryn is caught between duty and freedom, questioning where her allegiances lie and how much she is willing to sacrifice.

Treason haunts the kingdom halls, death stalks close behind, and betrayal is only the opening act. Taryn has spent her life shrouded in secrets and deception, and she’s done playing the pawn.

Obsidian Moon Crate

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”

As each new decade begins, the Sun’s power must be replenished so that Sol can keep traveling along the sky and keep the evil Obsidian gods at bay. Ten semidioses between the ages of thirteen and eighteen are selected by Sol himself as the most worthy to compete in The Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, but the loser has the greatest honor of all―they will be sacrificed to Sol, their body used to fuel the Sun Stones that will protect the people of Reino del Sol for the next ten years.

Teo, a 17-year-old Jade semidiós and the trans son of Quetzal, goddess of birds, has never worried about the Trials…or rather, he’s only worried for others. His best friend Niya―daughter of Tierra, the god of earth―is one of the strongest heroes of their generation and is much too likely to be chosen this year. He also can’t help but worry (reluctantly, and under protest) for Aurelio, a powerful Gold semidiós and Teo’s friend-turned-rival who is a shoo-in for the Trials. Teo wouldn’t mind taking Aurelio down a notch or two, but a one-in-ten chance of death is a bit too close for Teo’s taste.

But then, for the first time in over a century, Sol chooses a semidiós who isn’t a Gold. In fact, he chooses two: Xio, the 13-year-old child of Mala Suerte, god of bad luck, and…Teo. Now they must compete in five mysterious trials, against opponents who are both more powerful and better trained, for fame, glory, and their own survival.

Obsidian Flame Crate

*personally do not support*

Once Upon A Book Club Box Adult

Can one chance meeting change the course of your life?

When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, broken-hearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on the bus is elderly pensioner Frank. He tells her about the time in 1962 he met a girl on the number 88 bus with beautiful red hair just like her own. They made plans for a date at the National Gallery, but Frank lost the ticket with her number written on it.

For the past sixty years, he’s ridden the same bus trying to find her. Libby is inspired by the story and, with the help of an unlikely companion, she makes it her mission to help Frank’s search. As she begins to open her guarded heart to strangers and new connections, Libby’s tightly controlled world expands. But with Frank’s dementia progressing quickly, their chance of finding the girl on the number 88 bus is slipping away. More than anything, Libby wants Frank to see his lost love one more time.

But their quest also shows Libby just how important it is to embrace her own chances for happiness – before it’s too late.

Once Upon A Book Club Box YA

One of Us Is Lying meets Lord of the Flies meets Fyre Fest in this wickedly addictive and funny YA thriller.

Rafi Francisco needs something really special to put her true crime podcast on the map. She sets her sights on River Stone, the hearthrob musician who rose to stardom after the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. Rafi lands herself a ticket to the exclusive Fly Fest, where River will be the headliner.

But when Rafi arrives on the Caribbean island location of Fly Fest with hundreds of other influencers and (very minor) celebrities, they quickly discover that the dream trip is more of a nightmare. And it’s not just confronting beauty gurus-gone-wild and spotty WiFi. Soon, Rafi goes from fighting for an interview to fighting for her life. And, as she gets closer to River, she discovers that he might be hiding even darker secrets than she suspected . . .

Owlcrate

*do not personally support*

One of Us Is Lying meets Lord of the Flies meets Fyre Fest in this wickedly addictive and funny YA thriller.

Rafi Francisco needs something really special to put her true crime podcast on the map. She sets her sights on River Stone, the hearthrob musician who rose to stardom after the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. Rafi lands herself a ticket to the exclusive Fly Fest, where River will be the headliner.

But when Rafi arrives on the Caribbean island location of Fly Fest with hundreds of other influencers and (very minor) celebrities, they quickly discover that the dream trip is more of a nightmare. And it’s not just confronting beauty gurus-gone-wild and spotty WiFi. Soon, Rafi goes from fighting for an interview to fighting for her life. And, as she gets closer to River, she discovers that he might be hiding even darker secrets than she suspected . . .

Owlcrate Special Edition

*do not personally support*

Journey to the world of the Queen’s Thief in this beautifully illustrated collection, featuring bestselling and award-winning author Megan Whalen Turner’s charismatic and incorrigible thief, Eugenides. Discover and rediscover friends old and new, and explore the inspiration behind Megan Whalen Turner’s rich world. A stunning and collectible volume to return to again and again.

This collectible companion to the New York Times–bestselling Queen’s Thief series is ideal for longtime fans, as well as readers discovering Megan Whalen Turner’s epic and unforgettable world for the first time. The collection includes all of the author’s previously published short fiction set in the world of the Queen’s Thief, as well as never-before-published stories, vignettes and excerpts, poetry and rhymes, a guide to inspiring objects from museums around the world, and a very special recipe for almond cake.

Details:

We’re thrilled to reveal that we will be doing an exclusive edition of MOIRA’S PEN by Megan Whalen Turner! ⁠

This collection includes all of the author’s previously published short fiction set in the world of the Queen’s Thief, as well as never-before-published stories, vignettes and excerpts, poetry and rhymes, a guide to inspiring objects from museums around the world, and a very special recipe for almond cake.⁠

Our OwlCrate exclusive edition features:⁠
– exclusive cover designed by @lichen_and_limestone
– reversible dust jacket by @artnicoleta
– SIGNED by the author⁠
– end pages by @hollydunndesign
– foil case stamp by @thebitterseason

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

Books will be $18.99USD 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 early-mid November.⁠

We will be giving all active subscribers the first chance to purchase our special edition of Moira’s Pen! We will send an email on Friday, September 9th at approximately 12:00PM PST to all active subscribers containing the date/time of when books go on sale the following 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 loves this series? Tag them in a comment so they don’t miss out on this awesome release!⁠

P.S. If you love Megan Whalen Turner stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon!⁠

graphic by @themichellegray

Pride Book Crate

*on break*

Rainbow Book Crate

Book:

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”

As each new decade begins, the Sun’s power must be replenished so that Sol can keep traveling along the sky and keep the evil Obsidian gods at bay. Ten semidioses between the ages of thirteen and eighteen are selected by Sol himself as the most worthy to compete in The Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, but the loser has the greatest honor of all―they will be sacrificed to Sol, their body used to fuel the Sun Stones that will protect the people of Reino del Sol for the next ten years.

Teo, a 17-year-old Jade semidiós and the trans son of Quetzal, goddess of birds, has never worried about the Trials…or rather, he’s only worried for others. His best friend Niya―daughter of Tierra, the god of earth―is one of the strongest heroes of their generation and is much too likely to be chosen this year. He also can’t help but worry (reluctantly, and under protest) for Aurelio, a powerful Gold semidiós and Teo’s friend-turned-rival who is a shoo-in for the Trials. Teo wouldn’t mind taking Aurelio down a notch or two, but a one-in-ten chance of death is a bit too close for Teo’s taste.

But then, for the first time in over a century, Sol chooses a semidiós who isn’t a Gold. In fact, he chooses two: Xio, the 13-year-old child of Mala Suerte, god of bad luck, and…Teo. Now they must compete in five mysterious trials, against opponents who are both more powerful and better trained, for fame, glory, and their own survival.

E-Book:

One Goddess. One mortal woman.

An entire world at stake.

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

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

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

Satisfiction Box

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.

The Big Book Box

Unplugged Book Box Adult

While in college in upstate New York, Shay Evans and her best friends met a captivating man who seduced them with a web of lies about the way the world works, bringing them under his thrall. By senior year, Shay and her friend Laurel were the only ones who managed to escape. Now, eight years later, Shay’s built a new life in a tony Texas suburb. But when she hears the horrifying news of Laurel’s death—delivered, of all ways, by her favorite true-crime podcast crusader—she begins to suspect that the past she thought she buried is still very much alive, and the predators more dangerous than ever.

Recruiting the help of the podcast host, Shay goes back to the place she vowed never to return to in search of answers. As she follows the threads of her friend’s life, she’s pulled into a dark, seductive world, where wealth and privilege shield brutal philosophies that feel all too familiar. When Shay’s obsession with uncovering the truth becomes so consuming she can no longer separate her desire for justice from darker desires newly reawakened, she must confront the depths of her own complicity and conditioning. But in a world built for men to rule it—both inside the cult and outside of it—is justice even possible, and if so, how far will Shay go to get it?

Unplugged Book Box YA

Ella is a 17-year-old weaver whose entire livelihood depends on her loom. She dreams of opening her own shop, but when her father died in debtor’s prison, she had to support herself by taking whatever clients she could get. In order to buy her supplies she goes into debt of her own, and when her loom breaks, Ella realizes she needs more help than a repairperson can give her. She, like everyone, has heard about the old washerwoman spirit called the Bean-Nighe who will grant any one wish—for a price.
 
But Ella is desperate, so she asks the Bean-Nighe to fix her loom. And it works. The loom is fixed, and she’s creating beautiful pieces she could have never imagined before. All she has to do is feed the loom a drop of blood each time she weaves—a small price to pay for such magnificent silks. And when she brings two bolts to a rich client, she meets a mysterious young man named Callum and bargains for an invitation to his exclusive party. At that party, he’s so mesmerized by her talent, he offers Ella a place to live and patronage for her art. It seems like Ella’s fortune is finally turning for the better . . . until she begins to notice the loom taking more from her than she offered.
  
As she becomes entangled in the lives of the city’s rich, swept into Callum’s allure, and trapped by the Bean-Nighe’s magic, Ella must figure out a way to secure her future while she still has a future at all.

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