October Book Box Guesses

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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

Belle Book Box

⭐️ Oct-Nov Boxes! ⭐️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀​​​​​​​​
Our Oct-Nov featured authors are @winterrenshaw and @natashamauthor​​​​​​​​
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Invites will be sent to the next people on the waitlist on Oct 11​​​​​​​​
Renewal for existing subscribers is Oct 10.​​​​​​​​
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Hardcover details:​​​​​​​​
Covers designed by Jay Aheer​​​​​​​​
Formatting by Champagne Book Designs​​​​​​​​
Signed by the author​​​​​​​​
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Winter Renshaw Book​​​​​​​​
Copper foil stamp​​​​​​​​
Copper edge gilding​​​​​​​​
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Natasha Madison Book​​​​​​​​
Gold foil stamp​​​​​​​​
Gold edge gilding​​​​​​​​
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http://www.bellebookbox.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

A deeply atmospheric story about ancestral magic, an unsolved murder, and a second chance at true love.

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.

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* BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT *
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For the month of October we have chosen Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young.
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Pictured is the design for the book club booksleeve. This booksleeve will be on satin fabric and will. E available in two sizes. Preorders open on Friday and all book club preorders come with a free bookmark.

Book Gizmo Special Edition Box

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A Stranger Things inspired special edition box is dropping on October 1st at 9 am central.
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What’s in the box:
– Standard size booksleeve with a cool new feature.
– Drink ware Item
– Mug Rug
– Two items by @angieadesigns
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This box will be $35 plus shipping. Boxes will be available on October 1st at 9am central.
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Boxes will ship the week of October 9th! These boxes are extremely limited so set your alarms.

Book Hooked Box

bi-monthly, check November’s post for details

The Bookish Box Adult

*do not personally support*

Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.

With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.

The Bookish Box Darkly

*do not personally support*

The Bookish Box YA

*do not personally support*

Welcome to the Centennial.

Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. The invitation is a summons—a call to embrace victory and ruin, baubles and blood. The Centennial offers the six rulers one final chance to break the curses that have plagued their realms for centuries. Each ruler has something to hide. Each realm’s curse is uniquely wicked. To destroy the curses, one ruler must die.

Isla Crown is the young ruler of Wildling—a realm of temptresses cursed to kill anyone they fall in love with. They are feared and despised, and are counting on Isla to end their suffering by succeeding at the Centennial.

To survive, Isla must lie, cheat, and betray…even as love complicates everything.

The Bookish Box Special Editions Boxes:

*do not personally support*

On the night of the blood moon, the Vampire Lord must die.

Floriane’s position as the forge maiden of Hunter’s Hamlet is one of reverence, for it is her skill that arms and protects the vampire hunters. She knows her place and is a faithful servant to the Master Hunter and her community… until the night of the blood moon. Until her brother is dying at the hands of the Vampire Lord Ruvan.

Wanting to defend her home at all costs, Floriane fights the vampire lord, ready to give her life if it means taking his. But Ruvan doesn’t want to take her life… he wants her.

Kidnapped and brought to the vampire castle, Floriane is now blood sworn to the vampire lord. She is bound in mind and body to her worst enemy. But Ruvan isn’t the fiend she thought he was. She learns the truth of the vampires: They are not mindless monsters, but a proud people, twisted and tortured by an ancient curse.

Ruvan believes that Floriane might be the key to ending his people’s suffering. All Floriane wants is to defend her home. Loyalties are tested and the lines between truth and lie, hate and passion, are blurred.

When her dagger is at his chest, will she be able to take the heart of the man who has claimed hers?

A darkly-reimagined Snow White meets inspiration from Beauty and the Beast in an epic fantasy world of hunters, vampires, and curses that run deeper than blood. This stand alone is complete with a “happily ever after” ending. It’s perfect for fantasy romance fans looking for just the right amount of steam and their next slow-burn and swoon worthy, enemies to lovers story.

While it is set in the Married to Magic universe, readers can start with this book.

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In collaboration with Elise Kova @elise.kova, The Bookish Box is excited to announce our Exclusive Luxe Edition of the next captivating book in the Married to Magic Series, A Duel with the Vampire Lord!

A Duel with the Vampire Lord Synopsis:

On the night of the blood moon, the Vampire Lord must die.

Wanting to defend her home at all costs, Floriane fights the vampire lord, ready to give her life if it means taking his. But Ruvan doesn’t want to take her life… he wants her. Now blood sworn to the vampire lord, she is bound in mind and body to her worst enemy. But Ruvan isn’t the fiend she thought he was.

Ruvan believes that Floriane might be the key to ending his people’s suffering. All Floriane wants is to defend her home. Loyalties are tested and the lines between truth and lie, hate and passion, are blurred.

Step into a world of hunters, vampires, and curses that run deeper than blood. This stand-alone is a must for fantasy vampire lovers.

Tropes we love in A Duel with the Vampire Lord:
🩸 Enemies to Lovers
🩸 Found Family
🩸 Uncovered Secrets
🩸 Bound By Magic
🩸 Slow Burn
🩸 An Ancient Curse

EXCLUSIVE LUXE SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS:
🗡 Exclusive Cover @po_jainter
🗡 Reversible Dust Jacket Artwork @nataliebernardart
🗡 Stenciled Sprayed Edges @po_jainter
🗡 Signed by the Author
🗡 Exclusive End Papers @po_jainter
🗡 Foiled Hard Case Stamp @cassberrie
🗡 Interior Artwork @nataliebernardart

We will have a limited number of full sets available for purchase that will include the Bookish Box Edition of A Deal with the Elf King and A Dance with the Fae Prince. Kindly note, these sets will be unsigned, however, the A Duel with the Vampire Lord copy will still be signed.

This Exclusive Luxe edition will be $38 USD (US Shipping Included)
The Full Set will be $115 USD (US Shipping Included)

🩸 FIRST ACCESS: October 21st 10 AM PT (anyone that purchased our Married to Magic set)
🩸 EARLY ACCESS: October 24th 10 AM PT
🩸 PUBLIC ACCESS: October 25th 10 AM PT

This edition is set to ship in January!

If magic lives anywhere, it’s in the stars…

Vega has lived in the valley her whole life—forbidden by her mother to leave the safety of its borders because of the unknown threats waiting for her in the wilds beyond. But after her mother dies, and Vega sees the fabled twin stars in the sky, it’s an omen she can no longer ignore, forcing her to leave the protective boundaries of the valley. But the outside world turns out to be much more terrifying than Vega could have imagined. People are gravely sick—they lose their eyesight and their hearing, just before they lose their lives.

What Vega keeps to herself is that she is the Last Astronomer—a title carried from generation to generation—and she is the only one who carries the knowledge of the stars. Knowledge that could hold the key to the cure. And so when locals spot the tattoo on Vega’s neck in the shape of a constellation—the mark of an astronomer—chaos erupts as the threats her mother warned her about become all too real.

Fearing for her life, Vega is rescued by a girl named Cricket who leads her to Noah, a boy marked by his own mysterious tattoos. On the run from the men who are hunting her, Vega, Cricket, and Noah set out across the plains in search of the cure the stars speak of. But as the lines between friend and protector begin to blur, Vega must decide whether to safeguard the sacred knowledge of the astronomer. Or if she will risk everything to try to save them all.

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If magic lives anywhere, it’s in the stars…✨​​​​​​​​
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In collaboration with Shea Ernshaw @sheaernshaw, The Bookish Box is thrilled to announce our Exclusive Luxe Edition of A Wilderness of Stars.💫​​​​​​​​
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Vega has lived in the valley her whole life—forbidden by her mother to leave the safety of its borders because of the unknown threats waiting for her in the wilds beyond. But after her mother dies, Vega begins to see stars falling from the sky. It’s an omen she can no longer ignore, forcing her to leave the protective boundaries of the valley. ​​​​​​​​
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What Vega keeps to herself is that she is the Last Astronomer—a title carried from generation to generation—and she is the only one who carries the knowledge of the stars. Knowledge that could hold the key to the cure. ​​​​​​​​
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Tropes we love in A Wilderness of Stars: ​​​​​​​​
✨High Stakes​​​​​​​​
✨Amazing World Building ​​​​​​​​
✨Star Crossed Lovers​​​​​​​​
✨A Deadly Quest​​​​​​​​
✨Found Family ​​​​​​​​
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EXCLUSIVE LUXE SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS: ​​​​​​​​
🌙 Exclusive Cover with a featured cut out by @nemaiza​​​​​​​​
🌙 Stenciled Edges Edges @nemaiza​​​​​​​​
🌙 Signed by the Author​​​​​​​​
🌙 Exclusive End Papers @nemaiza​​​​​​​​
🌙 Full Printed Hard Case with foiled details @nemaiza​​​​​​​​
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This exclusive Luxe edition will be $38 USD (US Shipping Included)​​​​​​​​
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☠️ EARLY ACCESS: October 28th 10 AM PT​​​​​​​​
☠️ PUBLIC ACCESS: October 31st 10 AM PT​​​​​​​​
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This edition is set to ship in January.​​​​​​​​

Caffeine and Legends

☽ October Theme Announcement! ☾
Theme: A Dash of Defiance

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October’s box will feature a witty, fast-paced science fiction/fantasy. It is a new release paperback that whisks you away with prohibited magic, sword fights, and the quest of a hero trying to save his home.

This book is a fun mix of historical fantasy, epic adventure, and magic that bends the laws of nature. We’ve curated items for this box to match some of these themes, and to also go well with the fall season.

All October boxes will begin shipping around October 3rd.

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 November’s post for details*

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

We are excited to announce October’s Drinking Vessel box is a mug with art designed by Emsdrawthings.
This is the 2nd to last mug in the series. 

Elorcan

Q:  Does Enchanted Fandom plan on adding more in the series?
A: As of right now we have 2 more left. This current one Elorcan and another one which we will announce later this year. We won’t say no to doing more but currently these are all that are planned. 

Q: Will you be bringing back any of the sold out ones?
A: We have been asked this question many times. Originally, we had zero plan of bringing some designs back. But there seems to be a bunch of you, who only found Enchanted Fandom recently and missed out. So we will be restocking the Feysand and Rowaelin. We only ordered a small amount. The restock will be first come first serve. Announcements on ordering will come mid September. 

Q: Will you restock any of the mugs currently in stock in this series later on?
A: No. After we restock the 2 mugs mentioned above, there will be no restocks. So purchase any you might be missing now. 

Elorcan boxes ship mid October.

Erin Decker Creative

Fabled Co

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

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

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

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

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.

Faecrate

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Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

“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.

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For as long as I can remember, the sea has called to me, luring me to explore the secrets hidden beneath its cresting waves.

Faye is tossed into a current of uncertainty as she deliberates over her college choices. More than anything she wants to study by the sea, forever chasing the line where the ocean meets the horizon. But she finds herself dragged down by the riptide of her and her mother’s financial restraints. How can she be true to herself when anchored by her world’s limitations?

As the leader of the deadliest group in the Ether, Daron is at the top of his game. Yet there is one thing he’s failed at time and again–finding the human-raised Ether. It’s a known fact amongst his team that success on that particular mission would change their lives in unimaginable ways. Yet Daron couldn’t comprehend how true that was… until he saw Faye.

Guided by Daron, Faye enters a world she never knew existed. One filled with mythical creatures, struggling to coexist. As Faye wrestles with where she fits in this magical realm, secrets are revealed that turn the tide once more.

Inky darkness is seeping ever closer. Can Faye and Daron work together to save Ether and themselves? Or will the world be crushed under a wave of evil?

From author Nicole Bailey comes a young adult adventure filled with magic, intrigue, and the inner well of strength that flows through us all.

Fairyloot Adult

WHAT’S RIGHT IS RIGHT.

Sonya Kantor knows this slogan–she lived by it for most of her life. For decades, everyone in the Seattle-Portland megalopolis lived under it, as well as constant surveillance in the form of the Insight, an ocular implant that tracked every word and every action, rewarding or punishing by a rigid moral code set forth by the Delegation.

Then there was a revolution. The Delegation fell. Its most valuable members were locked in the Aperture, a prison on the outskirts of the city. And everyone else, now free from the Insight’s monitoring, went on with their lives.

Sonya, former poster girl for the Delegation, has been imprisoned for ten years when an old enemy comes to her with a deal: find a missing girl who was stolen from her parents by the old regime, and earn her freedom. The path Sonya takes to find the child will lead her through an unfamiliar, crooked post-Delegation world where she finds herself digging deeper into the past–and her family’s dark secrets–than she ever wanted to.

With razor sharp prose, Poster Girl is a haunting dystopian mystery that explores the expanding role of surveillance on society–an inescapable reality that we welcome all too easily.

Fairyloot YA

Elspeth needs a monster. The monster might be her.

Elspeth Spindle needs more than luck to stay safe in the eerie, mist-locked kingdom she calls home—she needs a monster. She calls him the Nightmare, an ancient, mercurial spirit trapped in her head. He protects her. He keeps her secrets.

But nothing comes for free, especially magic.

When Elspeth meets a mysterious highwayman on the forest road, her life takes a drastic turn. Thrust into a world of shadow and deception, she joins a dangerous quest to cure the kingdom of the dark magic infecting it. Except the highwayman just so happens to be the King’s own nephew, Captain of the Destriers…and guilty of high treason.

He and Elspeth have until Solstice to gather twelve Providence Cards—the keys to the cure. But as the stakes heighten and their undeniable attraction intensifies, Elspeth is forced to face her darkest secret yet: the Nightmare is slowly, darkly, taking over her mind. And she might not be able to stop him.

For sixteen years, Selestra Somniatis has been trapped in a castle on the Floating Mountain, preparing to take her mother’s place as King Seryth’s right hand. Tied by blood to steal souls for the immortal King of the Six Isles, the Somniatis Witch foretells the deaths of participants in the Festival of Predictions. To outrun your fate is to save your soul and steal the King’s immortality. But if you die, your soul is forfeit. And though thousands have tried, nobody has ever beaten death.

As a soldier in King Seryth’s army, Nox Laederic is an unlikely candidate for the Festival, but he has no plans to die at the hands of the King or his witches. His plan is more akin to violent revenge: steal the King’s immortality and kill the entirety of his court, starting with Selestra herself.

But when Selestra touches Nox in her very first prediction, she sees her own death alongside his–their fates are unmistakably intertwined, and Selestra is no longer safe in the only home she’s ever known. Nox and Selestra will have to enter a turbulent alliance in order to survive long enough to free the Six Isles from King Seryth’s clutches and escape the new fate that hunts them.

Fairyloot Special Editions

Both are the sequel of Thorn:

A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own.

Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.

When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.

But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.

With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

Includes The Bone Knife, a bonus short story set in the world of Thorn.

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We are so thrilled to present to you…‘The Dauntless Path’ Exclusive Set, brought to you in collaboration with @booksbyintisar and @hotkeybooksya!

We loved Thorn so much and we are so excited to be creating matching editions for the spin-off books set in the same world: The Theft of Sunlight and A Darkness at the Door.

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE REDESIGNED COVER with two types of foil
✨OMBRE SPRAYED EDGES
✨FOIL ON THE HARDBACK
✨RIBBON BOOKMARK
✨SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

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 Dauntless Path Exclusive Set will be available for £40 GBP / $52 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around January/February 2023.

On October 25th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that purchased the Thorn 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 October 26th at 1pm BST.

Are you as in love with these Exclusive Editions as we are?

Amazing graphics by @blanca.design 😍

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

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We are so happy to present to you… ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ Exclusive Mortal Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @simonschusteruk and @tjenkinsreid!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has captured the hearts of so many readers around the world. It’s an honour that we are able to create such a classy edition of this book as part of our Mortal Edition product range for contemporary books!

What is so special about this Exclusive Mortal Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE SLIPCASE with GOLD FOIL ON THE FRONT AND BACK
✨EXCLUSIVE REDESIGNED COVER with GOLD FOIL ON THE FRONT AND BACK – this is a naked hardcover edition so there will be no dust jacket
✨GOLD GILDED (!!!) EDGES
✨EXCLUSIVE ENDPAPERS
✨DIGITAL SIGNATURE

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 Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Exclusive Mortal Edition will be available for £35 GBP / $46 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around February/March 2023.

On October 20th 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 October 21st at 1pm BST.

Beautiful graphics by @blanca.design

Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.

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We are beyond thrilled to officially present to you… the ‘Crescent City’ Exclusive Editions, brought to you in collaboration with @therealsjmaas and @bloomsburypublishing!

We’re huge fans of Sarah J. Maas’s ‘Crescent City’ series and creating Exclusive Editions for this series is a dream come true. We’ve gone all out on them and we hope you love them as much as we do!

What is so special about these Exclusive Editions?
✨ REDESIGNED DUST JACKETS: Designed by @micaelaalcainodesign
✨ SLIPCASE WITH FOIL DETAILS : Designed by @micaelaalcainodesign
✨ DIGITAL SPRAYED EDGES: A digital design by @micaelaalcainodesign
on the fore edge with solid top and bottom edges
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Featuring character art by @lizzart_zardonicz on the front and a quote design by @micaelaalcainodesign on the back
✨ CHARACTER ART ON THE ENDPAPERS: Beautiful character illustrations of your favourites by @lizzart_zardonicz.

We’re excited to confirm that we will be creating matching editions of the rest of the books in the series as they come!

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

The ‘Crescent City’ Exclusive Editions includes ‘House of Earth and Blood’ and ‘House of Sky and Breath’ and will be available for £74 GBP / $98 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around March/April 2023.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on October 17th at 1pm BST, and if we have sets remaining, they will be available to the public on October 18th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove.

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design

A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family–and a new love–changes the course of her life.

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….

Details:

Today is the last day of our week of reveals and we are so happy to present to you… ‘The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @hodderscape and @sangumandanna!

Prepare to be utterly bewitched by this romantic and heartwarming story featuring a tea loving witch and a grumpy librarian.

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER with a colourway change
✨OMBRE SPRAYED EDGES with a solid top and bottom sprayed edge
✨FOIL ON THE HARDBACK designed by @lydiablagden
✨SIGNED BOOKPLATE

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 Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches’ Exclusive Edition will be available for £20 GBP / $28 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around February/March 2023.

On October 11th at 1pm BST, we will send out a private Early email to all active subscribers and if we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on October 12th at 1pm BST.

And that ends our reveal week! Thank you so much for your excitement and love over all of our reveals this week, fairies. We’re so thrilled we get to share these stunning editions with you all and your support doesn’t go unnoticed! 💜

Stunning graphic by @Blanca.design 😍

Feminist Book Club Box

A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs to be truly seen.

A young businesswoman attempts a great leap in her company, and an even greater one in her love life.

A powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman is forced to decide whether she should uphold her family’s politics or be true to her heart.

In her debut collection, internationally acclaimed writer Bolu Babalola retells the most beautiful love stories from history and mythology with incredible new detail and vivacity. Focusing on the magical folktales of West Africa, Babalola also reimagines Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East, and stories from long-erased places.

With an eye towards decolonizing tropes inherent in our favorite tales of love, Babalola has created captivating stories that traverse across perspectives, continents, and genres.

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

Without an academic endorsement to make him valuable to the high fey, Saffron will be sent back through the veil to the human world. The place he was traded from as a changeling-baby, and a place he is terrified of. And while getting an endorsement shouldn’t be impossible, it’s hindered by the fact his literacy is self-taught, using books stolen off of Morrígan Academy’s campus of high fey students.

When mistaken identity leads to Saffron learning the true name of brooding, self-centered, high fey Prince Cylvan, what begins as a risk of losing his life (or his tongue) becomes an opportunity to earn the future he wants. In exchange for an endorsement, he and Cylvan form a geis where Saffron agrees to find a spell to strip power from Cylvan’s true name. While Prince Cylvan doesn’t know Saffron can barely read, Saffron is determined to meet his end of the deal in order to remain in Alfidel—or, maybe, just to remain by Cylvan’s side, as affections grow stronger every night they spend alone in the library together.

But as other human servants soon fall victim to a beast known only as “the wolf”, Saffron realizes he has embroiled himself in a manipulative reach for power like he never anticipated—and even Prince Cylvan cannot be trusted. Between the wolf, uncovering forbidden magic, and his growing feelings for the prince, Saffron will have to decide which is most important to him—his endorsement, the lives of his friends, or the prince’s life and wellbeing.

Prince of the Sorrows is a queer fantasy romance for New Adults.

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she’s Deaf. So when she’s accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she’s excited for the chance to prove herself. But her semester gets off to a rocky start as she faces professors who won’t accommodate her disability, and a pretentious upperclassman fascinated by Delaney’s unusual talents.

Colton Price died when he was nine years old. Quite impossibly, he woke several weeks later at the feet of a green-eyed little girl. Now, twelve years later, Delaney Meyers-Petrov has stumbled back into his orbit, but Colton’s been ordered to keep far away from the new girl… and the voices she hears calling to her from the shadows.

Delaney wants to keep her distance from Colton — she seems to be the only person on campus who finds him more arrogant than charming — yet after a Godbole student turns up dead, she and Colton are forced to form a tenuous alliance, plummeting down a rabbit-hole of deeply buried university secrets. But Delaney and Colton discover the cost of opening the doors between worlds when they find themselves up against something old and nameless, an enemy they need to destroy before it tears them — and their forbidden partnership — apart.

Fox and Wit Special Edition Boxes

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.

Details:

We’re so excited to share this project in collaboration with @suelynntan!

Our exclusive edition of Heart of the Sun Warrior will come with an exclusive cover illustrated by @pondsizedocean AND will come with a matching dust jacket for Daughter of the Moon Goddess. These will go great with our SE with our beautiful sprayed edges. These are priced at $33.99 plus shipping.

We don’t have an exact ship time frame at the moment and will be confirmed closer to release date in November.

Subscribers will receive early access on Sept 26. Email subscribers will receive priority access on Sept 27th (join via link in bio!) and general public sales open the 28th.

Pre-orders will close October 16th.

Foxglove

Goldsboro Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fellowship

Remy Pendergast is many things: the only son of the Duke of Valenbonne (though his father might wish otherwise), an elite bounty hunter of rogue vampires, and an outcast among his fellow Reapers. His mother was the subject of gossip even before she eloped with a vampire, giving rise to the rumors that Remy is half-vampire himself. Though the kingdom of Aluria barely tolerates him, Remy’s father has been shaping him into a weapon to fight for the kingdom at any cost.

When a terrifying new breed of vampire is sighted outside of the city, Remy prepares to investigate alone. But then he encounters the shockingly warmhearted vampire heiress Xiaodan Song and her infuriatingly arrogant fiancé, vampire lord Zidan Malekh, who may hold the key to defeating the creatures—though he knows associating with them won’t do his reputation any favors. When he’s offered a spot alongside them to find the truth about the mutating virus Rot that’s plaguing the kingdom, Remy faces a choice.

It’s one he’s certain he’ll regret.

But as the three face dangerous hardships during their journey, Remy develops fond and complicated feelings for the couple. He begins to question what he holds true about vampires, as well as the story behind his own family legacy. As the Rot continues to spread across the kingdom, Remy must decide where his loyalties lie: with his father and the kingdom he’s been trained all his life to defend or the vampires who might just be the death of him.

Illumicrate

Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she’s Deaf. So when she’s accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she’s excited for the chance to prove herself. But her semester gets off to a rocky start as she faces professors who won’t accommodate her disability, and a pretentious upperclassman fascinated by Delaney’s unusual talents.

Colton Price died when he was nine years old. Quite impossibly, he woke several weeks later at the feet of a green-eyed little girl. Now, twelve years later, Delaney Meyers-Petrov has stumbled back into his orbit, but Colton’s been ordered to keep far away from the new girl… and the voices she hears calling to her from the shadows.

Delaney wants to keep her distance from Colton — she seems to be the only person on campus who finds him more arrogant than charming — yet after a Godbole student turns up dead, she and Colton are forced to form a tenuous alliance, plummeting down a rabbit-hole of deeply buried university secrets. But Delaney and Colton discover the cost of opening the doors between worlds when they find themselves up against something old and nameless, an enemy they need to destroy before it tears them — and their forbidden partnership — apart.

Illumicate Afterlight

Illumicrate Special Edition Boxes

Rich socialite, inveterate flirt, and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds. Tennal, like all neuromodified “readers,” is a security threat on his own. But when controlled, readers are a rare asset. Not only can they read minds, but they can navigate chaotic space, the maelstroms surrounding the gateway to the wider universe.

Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a duty-bound soldier, principled leader, and the son of a notorious traitor general. Whereas Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. Like all other neuromodified “architects,” he can impose his will onto others, and he’s under orders to control Tennal by merging their minds.

Surit accepted a suspicious promotion-track request out of desperation, but he refuses to go through with his illegal orders to sync and control an unconsenting Tennal. So they lie: They fake a sync bond and plan Tennal’s escape.

Their best chance arrives with a salvage-retrieval mission into chaotic space—to the very neuromodifcation lab that Surit’s traitor mother destroyed twenty years ago. And among the rubble is a treasure both terrible and unimaginably powerful, one that upends a decades-old power struggle, and begins a war.

Tennal and Surit can no longer abandon their unit or their world. The only way to avoid life under full military control is to complete the very sync they’ve been faking.

Can two unwilling weapons of war bring about peace?

Details:

We’re so pleased to announce our Illumicrate Exclusive edition of Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell (@everina_maxwell)! This standalone novel, set in the same universe as Winter’s Orbit, captured our hearts and we absolutely had to create a matching special edition!

Our edition features sprayed edges, foiled embossing on the hardback, and is signed by the author!

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

We will be holding a presale for our active subscribers + anyone who purchased the January 2021 box/book only featuring Winter’s Orbit. Details of when the presale is will be emailed out on Wednesday 12 October (the presale will not take place on this day).

The Librarian Box

To learn what she can become, she must first discover who she is.

Katyani’s role in the kingdom of Chandela has always been clear: becoming an advisor and protector of the crown prince, Ayan, when he ascends to the throne. Bound to the Queen of Chandela through a forbidden soul bond that saved her when she was a child, Katyani has grown up in the royal family and become the best guardswoman the Garuda has ever seen. But when a series of assassination attempts threatens the royals, Katyani is shipped off to the gurukul of the famous Acharya Mahavir as an escort to Ayan and his cousin, Bhairav, to protect them as they hone the skills needed to be the next leaders of the kingdom. Nothing could annoy Katyani more than being stuck in a monastic school in the middle of a forest, except her run-ins with Daksh, the Acharya’s son, who can’t stop going on about the rules and whose gaze makes her feel like he can see into her soul.

But when Katyani and the princes are hurriedly summoned back to Chandela before their training is complete, tragedy strikes and Katyani is torn from the only life she has ever known. Alone and betrayed in a land infested by monsters, Katyani must find answers from her past to save all she loves and forge her own destiny. Bonds can be broken, but debts must be repaid.

Nerdy Adult Book Box

Nerdy Young Adult Book Box

No Shelf Control Book Box

Novellous

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

NovelTea Chest

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes 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.

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.

Obsidian Moon Crate

Obsidian Flame Crate

*personally do not support*

🔥Obsidian Flame Crate🔥
Coven! It’s time for OFC’s very first theme reveal!! @bookworm_panda and I are so thrilled to announce our October box theme as ‘Bump in the Night’!

I can’t tell you how excited I am for this one!! From SJ Himes’ Beacon Hills series to Alice Winters’ Happy Endings series, this box is packed full of some our favorite MM supernatural fandoms!!

I think one of the most exciting parts of creating this box was bringing in some vendors and artists we have never worked with before! One of my most favorite items is a gorgeous, super soft, throw blanket designed by @caravaggia13! And of course it wouldn’t be an Obsidian box without a full size @blueforestblackmoon candle!

And to kick OFC’s very first box off right, @mazmaddox new series will be the featured book!! OFC’s edition will be a gorgeous hardcover with an exclusive dust jacket! It will also feature stunning art on the hardcover by @odile.lavdor!

This box will not be available for single purchase. You will have to be an active subscriber to receive a box. Subscriptions are not yet open. However, the waitlist is still open on our website. There will be an email soon with OFC subscription info!

As always, a massive thank you to @alyesasworld for the theme art!

Once Upon A Book Club Box Adult

A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind.

Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father’s beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can she trust him completely . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

Once Upon A Book Club Box YA

An outrageous, laugh-out-loud YA rom-com about a girl who’s whisked from LA to her mother’s native Indonesia to get back to her roots and finds herself fake-dating the son of one of the wealthiest families there, from the author of Dial A for Aunties.

After Sharlot Citra’s mother catches her in a compromising position, she finds herself whisked away from LA to her mother’s native Indonesia. It’ll be exactly what they both need. Or so her mother thinks.

When George Clooney Tanuwijaya’s father (who is obsessed with American celebrities) fears he no longer understands how to get through to his son, he decides to take matters into his own hands.

To ensure that their children find the right kind of romantic partner, Sharlot’s mother and George’s father do what any good parent would do: they strike up a conversation online, pretending to be their children.

When the kids find out about their parents’ actions, they’re horrified. Not even a trip to one of the most romantic places on earth could possibly make Sharlot and George fall for each other. But as the layers peel back and the person they thought they knew from online is revealed, the truth becomes more complicated. As unlikely as it may seem, did their parents manage to find their true match after all?

Owlcrate

*do not personally support*

Delaney Meyers-Petrov is tired of being seen as fragile just because she’s Deaf. So when she’s accepted into a prestigious program at Godbole University that trains students to slip between parallel worlds, she’s excited for the chance to prove herself. But her semester gets off to a rocky start as she faces professors who won’t accommodate her disability, and a pretentious upperclassman fascinated by Delaney’s unusual talents.

Colton Price died when he was nine years old. Quite impossibly, he woke several weeks later at the feet of a green-eyed little girl. Now, twelve years later, Delaney Meyers-Petrov has stumbled back into his orbit, but Colton’s been ordered to keep far away from the new girl… and the voices she hears calling to her from the shadows.

Delaney wants to keep her distance from Colton — she seems to be the only person on campus who finds him more arrogant than charming — yet after a Godbole student turns up dead, she and Colton are forced to form a tenuous alliance, plummeting down a rabbit-hole of deeply buried university secrets. But Delaney and Colton discover the cost of opening the doors between worlds when they find themselves up against something old and nameless, an enemy they need to destroy before it tears them — and their forbidden partnership — apart.

Owlcrate Special Edition Boxes

The shadows have risen, and the line is law.

All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights—only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone new:

A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion.

But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.

Bree wants to fight, but the Regents who rule the Order won’t let her. To them, she is an unknown girl with unheard-of power, and as the living anchor for the spell that preserves the Legendborn cycle, she must be protected.

When the Regents reveal they will do whatever it takes to hide the war, Bree and her friends must go on the run to rescue Nick themselves. But enemies are everywhere, Bree’s powers are unpredictable and dangerous, and she can’t escape her growing attraction to Selwyn, the mage sworn to protect Nick until death.

If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first—without losing herself in the process.

Details:

We’re thrilled to reveal that we will be doing an exclusive edition of BLOODMARKED by Tracy Deonn! This is the highly anticipated sequel to our October 2020 book pick, LEGENDBORN! ⁠

Our OwlCrate exclusive edition features:⁠
– exclusive cover⁠
– reversible dust jacket by @kdpletters
– SIGNED by the author⁠
– end pages by @janinelecour
– exclusive foil stamp and case color⁠

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

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 November.⁠

We will be giving all active subscribers the first chance to purchase our special edition of Bloodmarked! We will send an email on Tuesday, October 11th at approximately 12:00PM PST to all active subscribers containing the date/time of when books go on sale the following week.⁠ Anyone who received our October 2020 box as part of their monthly subscription, or purchased the box/individual copies of Legendborn from our online store will also receive early sale access.⁠

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 release? Tag them in a comment so they don’t miss out on this awesome edition!⁠

graphic by @themichellegray

Pride Book Crate

Rainbow Book Crate

The Cloudkiss Killer is dead. Now a true-crime podcast is hosting a contest to find his bones.

Lucy was almost the serial killer’s final victim. Carolina is a true-crime fan who fears her own rage. Maggie is a psychology student with a little too much to hide.

All of them are looking for answers, for a new identity, for a place to bury their secrets.

But there are more than bones hiding in the shadows…sometimes the darkness inside is more frightening than anything the dead leave behind.

Perfect for fans of Sadie and Wilder Girls, this newest novel from Erica Waters follows three girls at a true-crime contest to find the bones of a lost killer—even as a mysterious force pulls at the contestants’ darkest desires.

Sixteen-year-old Charlie has problems. He’s a seer-of-spirits in York, the most haunted city in Europe, and all his friends are ghosts. His sisters have glittered his prosthesis, again, and his crush is dating someone new.

On top of that, famous spirits are mysteriously vanishing from York’s alleys and snickleways. Charlie is determined to stay out of it, but Sam, the irritating new seer in town, expects him to track down who – or what – is responsible and uncover the dark purpose behind the disappearances.

When a ghost Charlie is indebted to also vanishes, he has no choice but to face the shadows. And his growing feelings for Sam. The boys must be willing to risk it all to save York’s spirits, because their adversary will stop at nothing to complete their devastating plan. Afterlives are at stake, and Charlie is running out of time…

With echoes of Anna Dressed in Blood, The Fell of Dark and Cemetery Boys, Rosie Talbot’s debut is an irrefutable must-have for all YA bookshelves.

Satisfiction Box

bi-Monthly. See November’s post for details.

The Big Book Box

Sold by her mother. Enslaved in Pompeii’s brothel. Determined to survive. Her name is Amara. Welcome to the Wolf Den…

Amara was once a beloved daughter, until her father’s death plunged her family into penury. Now she is a slave in Pompeii’s infamous brothel, owned by a man she despises. Sharp, clever and resourceful, Amara is forced to hide her talents. For as a she-wolf, her only value lies in the desire she can stir in others.

But Amara’s spirit is far from broken.

By day, she walks the streets with her fellow she-wolves, finding comfort in the laughter and dreams they share. For the streets of Pompeii are alive with opportunity. Out here, even the lowest slave can secure a reversal in fortune. Amara has learnt that everything in this city has its price. But how much is her freedom going to cost her?

Set in Pompeii’s lupanar, The Wolf Den reimagines the lives of women who have long been overlooked.

In 1754, renowned maker of clocks and automata Abel Cloudesley must raise his new-born son Zachary when his wife dies in childbirth.

Growing up amongst the cogs and springs of his father’s workshop, Zachary is intensely curious, ferociously intelligent, unwittingly funny and always honest – perhaps too honest. But when a fateful accident leaves six-year-old Zachary nearly blinded, Abel is convinced that the safest place for his son is in the care of his eccentric Aunt Frances and her menagerie of weird and wonderful animals.

So when a precarious job in Constantinople is offered to him, Abel has no reason to say no. A job presented to him by a politician with dubious intentions, Abel leaves his son, his workshop and London behind. The decision will change the course of his life forever.

Since his accident, Zachary is plagued by visions that reveal the hearts and minds of those around him. A gift at times and a curse at others, it is nonetheless these visions that will help him complete a journey that he was always destined to make – to travel across Europe to Constantinople and find out what happened to his father all those years ago.

With a Dickensian cast of characters that are brilliantly bonkers one moment and poignant the next, Sean Lusk’s debut will take readers on an immersive journey into the wonders of the world of Zachary Cloudesley.

Medusa is the only mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her sisters, she quickly realizes that she is the only one who gets older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know.

When desire pushes a God to commit the unforgivable, Medusa’s mortal life is changed forever. Her punishment is to be turned into a Gorgon: sharp teeth, snakes for hair, and a gaze that will turn any living creature to stone. Appalled by her own reflection, Medusa can no longer look upon anything she loves without destroying it. She condemns herself to a life of solitude in the shadows to limit her murderous range.

That is, until Perseus embarks upon a fateful quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon . . .

This is the story of how a young woman became a monster. And how she was never really a monster at all. 

“I was born on the full moon under an auspicious constellation, the holiest of positions — much good it did me.”

So begins Kaikeyi’s story. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, she is raised on tales about the might and benevolence of the gods: how they churned the vast ocean to obtain the nectar of immortality, how they vanquish evil and ensure the land of Bharat prospers, and how they offer powerful boons to the devout and the wise. Yet she watches as her father unceremoniously banishes her mother, listens as her own worth is reduced to how great a marriage alliance she can secure. And when she calls upon the gods for help, they never seem to hear.

Desperate for some measure of independence, she turns to the texts she once read with her mother and discovers a magic that is hers alone. With this power, Kaikeyi transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat, and most favored queen, determined to carve a better world for herself and the women around her.

But as the evil from her childhood stories threatens the cosmic order, the path she has forged clashes with the destiny the gods have chosen for her family. And Kaikeyi must decide if resistance is worth the destruction it will wreak — and what legacy she intends to leave behind.

A stunning debut from a powerful new voice, Kaikeyi is a tale of fate, family, courage, and heartbreak—of an extraordinary woman determined to leave her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come.

Two warriors shepherd an ancient god across a broken land to end the tyrannical reign of a royal family in this new epic fantasy from the author of The Vanished Birds.

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Tordotcom, BookPage, LitHub

The people suffer under the centuries-long rule of the Moon Throne. The royal family—the despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors—hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful powers they inherited from the god locked under their palace.

But that god cannot be contained forever.

With the aid of Jun, a guard broken by his guilt-stricken past, and Keema, an outcast fighting for his future, the god escapes from her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors who would drag her back to her unholy prison. And so it is that she embarks with her young companions on a five-day pilgrimage in search of freedom—and a way to end the Moon Throne forever. The journey ahead will be more dangerous than any of them could have imagined.

Both a sweeping adventure story and an intimate exploration of identity, legacy, and belonging, The Spear Cuts Through Water is an ambitious and profound saga that will transport and transform you—and is like nothing you’ve ever read before.

Unplugged Book Box Adult

In the aftermath of Brexit, the body of a young woman is found by the river Thames, and a neighbor, a retired teacher from Chapleton College, is arrested. An eccentric loner—intellectual, shy, a fastidious dresser with expensive tastes—he is the perfect candidate for a media monstering.

In custody he is interviewed by two detectives: the circumspect Ander, and his workaday foil, Gary. Ander is particularly watchful now, because the man across the table is someone he knows—someone he hasn’t seen in nearly thirty years. Determined to salvage the truth as ex-pupils and colleagues line up against the accused, he must face a story from decades back, from his own time as a Chapleton student, at the peak of anti-Irish sentiment.

With the momentum of classic crime fiction, Throw Me to the Wolves follows two mysteries—one unfolding in the media-saturated present, and the other bubbling up from the abusive past of the 1980s English school system. Beautifully written and psychologically acute, it is a novel about memory and childhood, prescient and piercingly funny, as wise as it is tragic.

Unplugged Book Box YA

What happens in Oasis, stays in Oasis.

Lisette’s father killed the King. His execution leaves Lisette alone, disgraced, and without the magic he intended to pass on to her. In Oasis, that’s a problem. Glutted with enchanted performers, Oasis is a sin city where courtiers pay in gold to drink, gamble, and above all, be entertained. To survive on its competitive streets, Lisette peddles paltry illusions in place of magic.

Desperate to prove herself, Lisette enters into a deadly competition to be chosen as the highest-ranked magician in the world, the Queen’s Jester. But her rival, the irritatingly handsome Luc, possesses the one thing Lisette does not—real magic. Lisette will do anything to win, but when evidence implicating the Queen in her husband’s murder surfaces, Lisette must choose between redeeming her family name, or seizing the fame she’s hungered for her entire life.

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