December Book Box Guesses

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After her daughter is kidnapped, Emmeline Highclere—a thirty-four-year-old mother living in isolation with memories and grief her only companion—must do everything in her limited power and divine abilities to get the girl back.

Emmeline believes that her daughter, Elora, is the Beloved—the conduit with goddess-granted divine abilities prophesied to bring peace to the Three Kingdoms. Because the last person thought to be the Beloved was brutally murdered by the enemy kingdom of Folterra, Emmeline has dedicated the last sixteen years to hiding her daughter and keeping her safe. When Elora is kidnapped by a Folterran prince, Emmeline must leave her place of hiding, resolving to do anything to rescue her daughter. But to have any chance against those who took the girl, Emmeline must call upon one of the most powerful conduits in the Three Kingdoms, the Crown Prince of Vesta—the man who broke her heart—and hope he helps her despite their estrangement.

With the weight of his father’s impending death hanging over his head, Crown Prince Rainier has begun to make moves to prove his dedication to assume the role of king. When he is visiting the estate that was once a second home to him, the woman who has long haunted his dreams and consumed his thoughts appears before him, asking for his help to find the child she had with another man. Now, he must decide: does he drop what he is doing to help Emmeline, or does he maintain his unwavering duty to the Crown?

Now, Emmeline and Rainier must work together to find the Beloved—to save the girl from the Folterrans and fulfill the prophecy of peace—while they both battle feelings of remorse and heartbreak, trying to ignore the heated desire and simmering attraction between them that never left.

From relative isolation to the capital city of Vesta and onwards to Folterra, Emmeline must find out exactly where her daughter has been taken—seeking out help along the way—and bring her home before it is too late.

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In hiding all her life, Layala prepares for the day the wicked High Elf King Thane will come to steal her— his powerful mate. She trains to take her revenge for the wrongful execution of her parents, who died for her freedom.
Now that day has come, forcing her to come face-to-face with what she’s hidden from: a dangerous, dark-haired, warrior king determined to marry her.
After she’s shoved into a black carriage pulled by six ominous steeds, Layala makes plans to take her captors’ lives and free herself…
…but Thane has a secret that makes it impossible for Layala to slay him. She has an even darker truth that makes loving her forbidden, no matter how much Thane wants to touch.

Dare to dive into this whimsical and deeply romantic story inspired by Hades & Persephone, The Lord of the Rings, and a sprinkle of Norse mythology. A tale that will grip you from the first page and stay with you long after the last. 

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Florence Day is the ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry, and she has a problem—after a terrible breakup, she no longer believes in love. It’s as good as dead.

When her new editor, a too-handsome mountain of a man, won’t give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive, and she must return home for the first time in a decade to help her family bury her beloved father.

For ten years, she’s run from the town that never understood her, and even though she misses the sound of a warm Southern night and her eccentric, loving family and their funeral parlor, she can’t bring herself to stay. Even with her father gone, it feels like nothing in this town has changed. And she hates it.

Until she finds a ghost standing at the funeral parlor’s front door, just as broad and infuriatingly handsome as ever, and he’s just as confused about why he’s there as she is.

Romance is most certainly dead… but so is her new editor, and his unfinished business will have her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories.

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We are so happy to present to you… ‘The Dead Romantics’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @hqstories and @heyashposton!

We adored this romantic paranormal story of a disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own. This swoon-worthy book is not to be missed!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER EDITION
✨EXCLUSIVE COVER with a colourway change
✨DIGITAL SPRAYED EDGE with a solid top and bottom sprayed edge
✨A DESIGN PRINTED ON THE HARDBACK
✨CUSTOM ENDPAPERS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, Ashley Poston

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a book, they will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to many countries worldwide). The Dead Romantics Exclusive Edition will be available for £21 GBP / $29 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around March/April 2023.

On December 8th at 1pm GMT, 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 December 9th at 1pm GMT.

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CHICAGO, SOMETIME—Two people meet in the armory of the Art Institute by chance. Prior to their encounter, he is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. After their meeting, those things do not change. Everything else, however, is slightly different. Both obsessive, eccentric personalities, Aldo Damiani and Charlotte Regan struggle to be without each other from the moment they meet. The truth—that he is a clinically depressed, anti-social theoretician and she is a manipulative liar with a history of self-sabotage—means the deeper they fall in love, the more troubling their reliance on each other becomes. An intimate study of time and space, ALONE WITH YOU IN THE ETHER is a fantasy writer’s magicless glimpse into the nature of love, what it means to be unwell, and how to face the fractures of yourself and still love as if you’re not broken

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Xích Si: bot maker, data analyst, mother, scavenger. But those days are over now-her ship has just been captured by the Red Banner pirate fleet, famous for their double-dealing and cruelty. Xích Si expects to be tortured to death-only for the pirates’ enigmatic leader, Rice Fish, to arrive with a different and shocking proposition: an arranged marriage between Xích Si and herself.

Rice Fish: sentient ship, leader of the infamous Red Banner pirate fleet, wife of the Red Scholar. Or at least, she was the latter before her wife died under suspicious circumstances. Now isolated and alone, Rice Fish wants Xích Si’s help to find out who struck against them and why. Marrying Xích Si means Rice Fish can offer Xích Si protection, in exchange for Xích Si’s technical fluency: a business arrangement with nothing more to it.

But as the investigation goes on, Rice Fish and Xích Si find themselves falling for each other. As the interstellar war against piracy intensifies and the five fleets start fighting each other, they will have to make a stand-and to decide what kind of future they have together…

An exciting space opera and a beautiful romance, from an exceptional SF author.

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It’s been two years since Maya’s ex-boyfriend cheated on her, and she still can’t escape him: his sister married the crown prince of a minor European country and he captured hearts as her charming younger brother. If the world only knew the real Jordy, the manipulative liar who broke Maya’s heart.

Skye Kaplan was always cautious with her heart until Jordy said all the right things and earned her trust. Now his face is all over the media and Skye is still wondering why he stopped calling.

When Maya and Skye are invited to star on the reality dating show Second-Chance Romance, they’re whisked away to a beautiful mansion—along with four more of Jordy’s exes— to compete for his affections while the whole world watches. Skye wonders if she and Jordy can recapture the spark she knows they had, but Maya has other plans: exposing Jordy and getting revenge. As they navigate the competition, Skye and Maya discover that their real happily ever after is nothing they could have scripted.

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November Book Box Guesses

Will be updated as more themes are announced!

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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Belle Book Box

Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

Book Hooked Box

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The Bookish Box Adult

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Until an oracle predicted my regal future, I’d never imagined myself rising above the curve of my round ears. After all, I was the magicless halfling loved by beasts but loathed by every pure-blooded faerie at court. Well . . . by all but one.

Dante Regio, prince of Luce, had owned my heart since he gave me my first kiss. If gathering a slew of iron relics could help me overthrow the current monarch and crown his brother to rule at my side, then treasure hunting I’d go.

If only the oracle had warned me what winged demon I was releasing into the world.

And that I’d become this demon’s obsession.

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A red witch in hiding…

Thirteen years fleeing witch hunters and the looming threat of death. Nineteen-year-old Remy knows she is possibly the last red witch alive, and she is determined to stay that way. The Northern Court King has slaughtered her home court and placed a bounty on red witch heads.

When four fae warriors enter her tavern refuge, Remy tries to flee, but her magic isn’t strong enough to stop a fae prince on a mission. The handsome Prince Hale of the Eastern Kingdom wants to stop a war with the Northern Court before his kingdom befalls the same fate as Remy’s. He needs a red witch and Remy may be the only person alive who can help him. Can she really trust Prince Hale? Can her fallen court be resurrected from the evil clutches of the Northern Court King? For the chance to save herself, her people, and help defeat the Northern King, Remy must put her faith in Hale and his companions on a dangerous quest to find lost relics.

The High Mountain Court is the first book in the thrilling fantasy saga, The Five Crowns of Okrith. Expect danger, intrigue, and thrilling passion as Remy journeys to save the kingdom she holds most dear.

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A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A Dowry of Blood is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation.

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.

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In a city where the elite are powerful as gods, the season is about to begin. The Immortal Orders will gather, pair and create a spectacle for all of Nuva Troi to witness.

Harlow Krane is a sorcière who wants nothing more than to recover from her most recent breakup in peace. When the season begins, her Order needs her help to save their ancestral occult district from being taken over by the Illuminated, the most powerful immortals in Nuva Troi. They offer to back off—if Harlow agrees to pair with their most eligible bachelor, Finn McKay. But Harlow has been burned by Finn before.

Finn McKay is one of the Illuminated. Rich, powerful, and he isn’t afraid of anyone—except for his parents. When they push him towards Harlow Krane, he knows their purposes are sinister at best. For the past seven years, Finn has done everything in his power to stay away from Harlow and he won’t break his resolve now, even if it means defying his parents. As the season begins, it’s clear something is dangerously wrong but besides Finn, only Harlow seems to notice.

With magic behaving strangely, the balance of power between the Immortal Orders and humans grows deadlier by the day. Harlow and Finn must work together to keep ancient grudges from resurfacing and take back their lives in the process. If they can get over their past, the whole world may have a brighter future.

Dark Night, Golden Dawn is Book One in The Immortal Orders Trilogy, a blazing hot fantasy romance, set in a contemporary world of magic, deception, and betrayal.

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It was a day for finding things . . .

On the morning Twain, a lonely boy with a knack for danger, discovers a strand of starlight on the cliffs outside Severon, a mysterious curiosity shop appears in town. Meanwhile, Quinta, the ordinary daughter of an extraordinary circus performer, chases rumors of the shop, The Vermilion Emporium, desperate for a way to live up to her mother’s magical legacy.

When Quinta meets Twain outside the Emporium, two things happen: One, Quinta starts to fall for this starlight boy, who uses his charm to hide his scars. Two, they enter the store and discover a book that teaches them how to weave starlight into lace.

Soon, their lace catches the eye of the Casorina, the ruler of Severon. She commissions Quinta and Twain to make her a starlight dress and will reward them handsomely enough to make their dreams come true. However, they can’t sew a dress without more material, and the secret to starlight’s origins has been lost for centuries. As Quinta and Twain search the Emporium for answers, though, they discover the secret might not have been lost—but destroyed. And likely, for good reason.

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The Immortality Thief is a ridiculously fun, fast paced, seat-of-your-pants read full of treasure hunts, traps, deadly enemies, betrayal, secrets, mysterious aliens, adventure and action as the story races to the find the secret to immortality.

Far off the edge of human existence, beside a dying star lies a nameless ship abandoned and hidden, lost for a millennium. But there are secrets there, terrible secrets that would change the fate of humanity, and eventually someone will come looking.

Refugee, criminal and linguist Sean Wren is made an offer he knows he can’t refuse: life in prison, “voluntary” military service – or salvaging data in a long-dead language from an abandoned ship filled with traps and monsters, just days before it’s destroyed in a supernova. Data connected to the Philosopher’s Stone experiments, into unlocking the secrets of immortality.

And he’s not the only one looking for the derelict ship. The Ministers, mysterious undying aliens that have ruled over humanity for centuries, want the data – as does The Republic, humanity’s last free government. And time is running out.

In the bowels of the derelict ship, surrounded by horrors and dead men, Sean slowly uncovers the truth of what happened on the ship, in its final days… and the terrible secret it’s hiding.

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Hemlock Falls isn’t like other towns. You won’t find it on a map, your phone won’t work here, and the forest outside town might just kill you.

Winnie Wednesday wants nothing more than to join the Luminaries, the ancient order that protects Winnie’s town—and the rest of humanity—from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest of Hemlock Falls every night.

Ever since her father was exposed as a witch and a traitor, Winnie and her family have been shunned. But on her sixteenth birthday, she can take the deadly Luminary hunter trials and prove herself true and loyal—and restore her family’s good name. Or die trying.

But in order to survive, Winnie enlists the help of the one person who can help her train: Jay Friday, resident bad boy and Winnie’s ex-best friend. While Jay might be the most promising new hunter in Hemlock Falls, he also seems to know more about the nightmares of the forest than he should. Together, he and Winnie will discover a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls is prepared for.

Not all monsters can be slain, and not all nightmares are confined to the dark.

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It’s the golden rule of pretending to be someone’s girlfriend: don’t fall for their sister.

After a year from hell, Haf is ready to blow off steam at a Christmas party: a kind stranger, a few too many drinks and suddenly she’s kissing Christopher under the mistletoe – in front of his ex-girlfriend.

The next day the news is out that they’re apparently a couple, madly in love and coming to Oxlea to spend the festive season with Christopher’s family. But Haf doesn’t have better holiday plans and to save her new friend from embarrassment, she agrees to pretend to be Christopher’s girlfriend for Christmas.

It has the makings of a hilarious anecdote they’ll be telling for years. Until Haf meets Christopher’s sister: the mysterious, magnetic and utterly irresistible Kit. Maybe love was waiting for Haf in this quiet little town all along . . .

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A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago’s divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.

An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother’s life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can’t resist―the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves.

To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago’s most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await

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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. 

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October Book Box Guesses

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Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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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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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.

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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.

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The Bookish Box YA

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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.

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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.

Details:

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:
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🗡 Reversible Dust Jacket Artwork @nataliebernardart
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🗡 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!

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☽ 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!

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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.

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

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

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

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

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.

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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.

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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.

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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….

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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.

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.

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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

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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 January’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.

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Obsidian Flame Crate

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🔥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

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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.

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

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.

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.

Details:

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

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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.

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

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.

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

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

*do not personally support*

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.

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“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

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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 . . .

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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

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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.

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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!⁠

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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.

August Book Box Guesses

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Hooked Box

bi-monthly, check September’s post for details

The Bookish Box Adult

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

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

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

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

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

The Bookish Box Darkly

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

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

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

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

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bookish Box YA

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

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

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

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

The Bookish Box Special Editions

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

Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind.

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

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

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

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

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Introducing The Bookish Box Exclusive Luxe Editions of the FORTUNA SWORN SERIES by K.J Sutton @kjsuttonbooks 🖤 We absolutely love this New Adult Fantasy Romance series! 🐺​​​​​​​​
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We were meant to be seductive. We were designed to lure humans in.​​​​​​​​
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Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind.​​​​​​​​
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Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on… until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.​​​​​​​​
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He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers something irresistible. So Fortuna reluctantly leaves her safe existence behind to step back into a world of creatures and power. ​​​​​​​​
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It soon becomes clear that she may not have bargained with her heart, but her very life.​​​​​​​​
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FORTUNA SWORN SERIES SET INCLUDES:​​​​​​​​
🗡 Fortuna Sworn ​​​​​​​​
🗡 Restless Slumber​​​​​​​​
🗡 Deadly Dreams​​​​​​​​
🗡 Beautiful Nightmares​​​​​​​​
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🐺 Custom End Papers @markcampbellart​​​​​​​​
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🖤 GENERAL ACCESS: August 8th at 10AM PT​​​​​​​​
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Two curses.
One prophecy.
A reckoning all have feared.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey Bookish Fam! Introducing our EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION of Kingdom of the Feared by Kerri Maniscalco @kerrimaniscalco 🖤 ( Book 3 in The Kingdom of the Wicked Series)​​​​​​​​
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It’s Theme Announcement Day!
August Theme: A Decadent Betrayal

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

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

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Dark and Shimmer

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

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

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

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

Manorian!!

Art by @emsdrawsthings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I couldn’t let that happen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



But she wants out. 



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


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

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

Fairyloot Adult

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

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

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

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

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

Fairyloot YA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a set, they will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to most countries worldwide). The Inheritance Games Mortal Edition Set will be available for £72 GBP / $98 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around December/January 2023.

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

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

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design 😍

Not every love is meant to be…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On August 15th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that received the October ‘Broken Hearts’ 2021 YA box or ordered Once Upon a Broken Heart in the Fairy Trove restock. We will then send out an Early Access email to all active subscribers at 2pm BST, and if we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on August 16th at 1pm BST.

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

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design 😍

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

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

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

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

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

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

On August 18th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that received the February ‘To The Moon and Back’ 2022 YA box. We will then send out an Early Access email to all active subscribers at 2pm BST, and if we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on August 19th at 1pm BST.

Gorgeous graphic by @blanca.design 😍

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

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

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

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

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a book, they will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to most countries worldwide). This Wicked Fate Exclusive Edition will be available for £19.99 GBP / $28 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around September/October.

On August 11th at 12pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to everyone that purchased This Poison Heart. We will then send out an Early Access email to all active subscribers at 2pm BST, and if we have any stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on August 12th at 1pm BST.

Isn’t this book gorgeous?

Beautiful graphic by @blanca.design 😍

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a book, they will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to most countries worldwide). Forging Silver into Stars will be available for £21 GBP / $28 $USD + shipping and is expected to ship around August/September.

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

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

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design 😍

Feminist Book Club Box

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

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

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

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

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

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

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

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

Fox and Wit Special Edition Boxes

“DESTINY IS A CHOICE”

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

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

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NEW SALE DATES UPDATED BELOW!

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

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

It couldn’t save their marriage.

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

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

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

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

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

Control the Past.
Save the Future.

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

For Sam, the horror is only beginning.

He and his daughter are accused of the crime.

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

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

They’re sent to the past.

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

Sam accepts his fate.

But his daughter doesn’t.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“DESTINY IS A CHOICE”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Librarian Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nerdy Book Box

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

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

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

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

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

No Shelf Control Book Box

Novellous

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

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

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

Obsidian Moon Crate

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

Obsidian Flame Crate

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Once Upon A Book Club Box Adult

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

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

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

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

Once Upon A Book Club Box YA

She has a million followers on social media.

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

She’s iconic.

She’s a trend-setter.

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

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

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

Once Upon A Book Club Box Special Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Owlcrate Special Edition

This is the story of the Lynch family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We anticipate shipping these books out mid-late October.⁠

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

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

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

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

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Rainbow Book Crate

Book:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rainbow Crate Special Editions:

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

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

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

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

Satisfiction Box

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The Big Book Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unplugged Book Box Adult

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

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

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

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

Unplugged Book Box YA

Are you afraid of the bogeyman?

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

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

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

July Book Box Guesses!

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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

Belle Book Box

bi-monthly, check August for the next box!

Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

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

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

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

Details:


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

Book Hooked Box

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

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

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

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

The Bookish Box Adult

*do not personally support*

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

Then, we died on their swords.

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

Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.

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

My heart.

The Bookish Box Darkly

*do not personally support*

*this author has made homophobic remarks in the past*

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

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

…and it’s going to be oh so good.

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

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

( Beautiful Announcement ART by @llstartcasterll )

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

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

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

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

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

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. 

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bookish Box YA

*do not personally support*

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

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

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

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

The Bookish Box Special Editions

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

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

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

Yet the world doesn’t want to let me.

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

Good thing I have a different king in my corner.

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

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

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

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

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caffeine and Legends

July Theme: Answer to No One

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

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

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

The Clover Crate

Dark and Shimmer

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

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

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

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

Erin Decker Creative

Going on break

Fable Crate

*This will be the last box*

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

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

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

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

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

Fable Nights

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

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

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

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

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

THREE BREATHS
For his truth to destroy me.

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How amazing these books will be?
👑 Stunning HARDBACK EDITIONS: Both book will be exclusively printed in hardcover.
👑 Each book has an individually designed dust jacket that contrasts and completes the set.
👑 Each book in the set has its own NAKED COVER with individual exclusive luxe individually designed FOILING designs.
👑 Each book has a DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGE that matches the gorgeous custom endpapers.
👑 CUSTOM ENDPAPERS both front and back are individually designed for each book.
👑 Each book will include signed bookplates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faecrate

Book:

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

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

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

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

E-Book:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faecrate Special Edition

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

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

Rule #1. Never cross into Faerie.

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

Rule #2: Never bargain with a Fae.

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

Rule #3: Never fall for the enemy.

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

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

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

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

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

Details:

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

What to expect with this Exclusive Edition Collection:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A KINGDOM FALLS. AN ANCIENT EVIL RISES.

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

These editions of A Venom Dark and Sweet will have:

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

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

🍵 A signed bookplate

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

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

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

Fairyloot Adult

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

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

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

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

Fairyloot YA

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

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

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

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

Even cheat her way into his cold heart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gorgeous graphic by @blanca.design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speak again the ancient oaths:

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

and return to men the Shards they once bore.

The Knights Radiant must stand again.

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

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

THE WAY OF KINGS EXCLUSIVE SET is brought to you in collaboration with @gollancz and @brandsanderson and includes exclusive hardcover editions of The Way of Kings Part One and Part Two! We are happy to confirm that we will be doing matching editions for the rest of the series too.

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

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

The Way of Kings Exclusive Set will be available for £49.99 GBP / $65.99 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around September/October. Early Access emails will be sent to all active subscribers on July 19th at 1pm BST and if there is stock remaining then they will be available to the public on July 20th at 1pm BST in the Fairy Trove.

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

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

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gorgeous graphic by @blanca.design 😍

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you love these books as much as we do?

Beautiful graphics by @blanca.design 😍

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

📸 Beautiful graphics by @blanca.design ✨

Feminist Book Club Box

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

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

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

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

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

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

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

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

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

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

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

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

Fox and Wit Special Edition Boxes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Book Riot

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

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

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

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

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

Illumicrate

*do not personally support*

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

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

Illumicate Afterlight

*do not personally support*

August box information in the August post!

Illumicrate Special Editions

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Librarian Box

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

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

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

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

Nerdy Book Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Shelf Control Book Box

Novellous

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

NovelTea Chest

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

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

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

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

Obsidian Moon Crate

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

Obsidian Flame Crate

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Once Upon A Book Club Box Adult

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

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

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

Once Upon A Book Club Box YA

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

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

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

Owlcrate

*do not personally support*

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

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

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

Owlcrate Special Editions

Not every love is meant to be…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We anticipate shipping these books out mid-late September.

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

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

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

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

graphic by @themichellegray

Pride Book Crate

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

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

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

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Hello Pride Book Craters!

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

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

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

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

Rainbow Book Crate

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

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

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

E-Book:

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

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

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

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

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Rainbow Crate Special Edition:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satisfiction Box

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

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

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

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

The Big Book Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unplugged Book Box Adult

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

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

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

Unplugged Book Box YA

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

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

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

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

June Book Box Guesses

Beacon Book Box Special Edition Boxes

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

Belle Book Box

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Our May-June featured authors are @laurenrowebooks and @scorelucy

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

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

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

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

Book Gizmo Special Edition Boxes

A way to survive.
A way to serve.
A way to save.

Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata–a mermaid–collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home.

But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi goes against an ancient decree and does the unthinkable–she saves his life. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy the gods.

To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But all is not as it seems. There’s the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing Simi, something that would rather see her fail . . .

Danger lurks at every turn, and as Simi draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she fails, she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.

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* BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT *
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For the month of June we have chosen Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen.
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Pictured on the left is the design for the exclusive book club booksleeve. These booksleeves will be available May 27.
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All booksleeve orders will come with a free bookmark.

Book Hooked Box

bi-monthly, check July’s post for details

The Bookish Box Adult

*do not personally support*

THE WARDEN. Soren is a nameless, stateless man, tasked with keeping watch over Maricol’s borders. He isn’t meant for politics, only dealing with the dead. His past was buried in the poison fields, but after a fateful encounter with a prince, Soren comes to realize he can’t keep what magic burns inside him hidden forever.

THE PRINCE. Vanya Sa’Liandel was the spare who survived the Houses’ murderous games to become the Imperial crown prince of Solaria. He has a duty to his country, but he’ll owe his life to the wardens. Payment of any kind is costly, especially when he’s at risk of losing his heart to the man who saved his life.

THE COG. Caris Dhemlan hears the siren song of clarion crystals better than anyone in Ashion. That skill for inventing has enriched her bloodline, but it’s who she can become that will ultimately entangle her with the Clockwork Brigade.

THE PRINCESS. Eimarille Rourke should have been raised to be queen of one country; instead, she is prisoner of another. Guided by a star god, Eimarille bides her time in a gilded cage, spinning a political web to gain a throne and start a war the world isn’t ready for.

The Bookish Box Darkly

*do not personally support*

*more info coming soon*

The Bookish Box YA

*do not personally support*

THE SUBURBS, RIGHT NOW . . .

Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she’s always known—that there’s more to her mother than meets the eye.

THE CITY, BACK THEN . . .

Dana has always been perceptive. And the summer she turns sixteen, with the help of her best friend and an ambitious older girl, her gifts bloom into a heady fling with the supernatural, set in a city of magical possibilities and secret mystics. As the trio’s aspirations darken, they find themselves speeding toward a violent breaking point.

Years after it began, Ivy and Dana’s shared story will come down to a reckoning among a daughter, a mother, and the dark forces they never should’ve messed with.

The Bookish Box Special Edition Box

*do not personally support*

A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.

After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.

The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.

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Hey Bookish Fam! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! 🖤 Introducing the Exclusive Luxe Editions in the Hades & Persephone Series: A Touch of Ruin & A Game of Retribution written by @authorscarlettstclair 🥀​​​​​​​​
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We are also excited to announce that we will be releasing a REPRINT of A Touch of Darkness & A Game of Fate! 🙌​​​​​​​​
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FULL SERIES SET INCLUDES:​​​​​​​​
🥀 A Touch of Darkness​​​​​​​​
🥀 A Game of Fate​​​​​​​​
🥀 A Touch of Ruin​​​​​​​​
🥀 A Game of Retribution ​​​​​​​​
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EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION DETAILS:​​​​​​​​
💀 Exclusive Cover by @elithienart​​​​​​​​
🥀 Reversible Dust Jacket @dominiquewesson​​​​​​​​
💀 Signed by the Author​​​​​​​​
🥀 Custom End Papers @elithienart​​​​​​​​
💀 Interior Artwork @dominiquewesson​​​​​​​​
🥀 Stenciled Edges @elithienart​​​​​​​​
💀 Hard Case Image @elithienart​​​​​​​​
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EXCLUSIVE LUXE EDITION PRICING:​​​​​​​​
🖤 A Touch of Ruin X A Game of Retribution Set – $75 USD (US shipping included)​​​​​​​​
🖤 Product Price: Full Series Set Book (1 – 4) – $150 USD (US shipping included)​​​​​​​​
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🥀 FIRST ACCESS: June 24th @ 10am PST ​​​​​​​​
(first access is for anyone who purchased the first set, they will have access to the purchase A Touch of Ruin & A Game of Retribution only. They will not have access to purchase another full set) ​​​​​​​​
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🥀 SUBSCRIBER ACCESS: June 27th @ 10am PST (Active subscribers will have access to purchase the full set!)​​​​​​​​
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🥀 GENERAL ACCESS: June 28th @10am PST (Anyone who is not an active subscriber)​​​​​​​​
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Please Note: that these exclusive edition sets are limited and are one per person!​​​​​​​​
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This set is estimated to ship in August! 🖤​​​​​​​​
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Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing.

As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate ends up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon.

Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s mistrust, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hard enough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, but that means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth — and they want Anora and her powers for themselves.

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The Bookish Box X When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair ✨​​​​​​​​
From the brilliant mind of A Touch of Darkness’s bestselling author Scarlett St. Clair comes a YA crossover in a darkly unique fantasy world. 🤩​​​​​​​​
We’re so excited to announce our LUXE SPECIAL EDITION of When Stars Come Out by @authorscarlettstclair ​​​​​​​​
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LUXE SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS:​​​​​​​​
🌟 Exclusive Cover by @sashac_art​​​​​​​​
🌟 Artwork on the Reversible Dust Jacket @sashac_art​​​​​​​​
🌟 Signed by the Author​​​​​​​​
🌟 Illustrative End Papers @sashac_art​​​​​​​​
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🌟 Full Case Foiled Hard Case Stamp @sashac_art​​​​​​​​
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Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing.​​​​​​​​
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As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate ends up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon.​​​​​​​​
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Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s mistrust, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hard enough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, but that means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth — and they want Anora and her powers for themselves.​​​​​​​​
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Caffeine and Legends

Not sure what this one is but here’s what they’re saying:

2022 has been an absolutely amazing year for fantasy new releases! It was hard to pick just one book for June, but as this box will be our 3 year anniversary in business, we decided on a book that takes us back to our roots.
The June box will feature a new release epic fantasy that you may not have heard about yet. It’s a paperback, and we’ll have signed bookplates and a letter from the author for anyone who is subscribed or pre-orders by May 20th.

The is a first in series, fast paced story by a seasoned fantasy author. If you like mythical assassins, magical weapons, and wild battles, this is going to be a book for you!

The coffee, tea, drinking chocolate, and bonus items are all curated to match an element or one of the characters from the book.

The Clover Crate

Eighteen-year-old Zarela Zalvidar is a talented flamenco dancer and daughter of the most famous Dragonador in Hispalia. People come for miles to see her father fight in their arena, which will one day be hers.

But disaster strikes during their five hundredth anniversary show, and in the carnage, Zarela’s father is horribly injured. Facing punishment from the Dragon Guild, Zarela must keep the arena—her ancestral home and inheritance —safe from their greedy hands. She has no choice but to take her father’s place as the next Dragonador. When the infuriatingly handsome dragon hunter, Arturo Díaz de Montserrat, withholds his help, she refuses to take no for an answer.

But even if he agrees, there’s someone out to ruin the Zalvidar family, and Zarela will have to do whatever it takes in order to prevent the Dragon Guild from taking away her birthright.

An ancient city plagued by dragons. A flamenco dancer determined to save her ancestral home. A dragon hunter refusing to teach her his ways. They don’t want each other, but they need each other, and without him her world will burn.

Dark and Shimmer

For as long as Signa Farrow has been alive, the people in her life have fallen like stars….

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.

Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer, though, 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.

From New York Times bestselling author Adalyn Grace, Belladonna brings to life a highly romantic, gothic-infused world of wealth, desire, and betrayal.

Enchanted Fandoms Book Box

bi-monthly, see July for the next box!erin

Enchanted Fandoms Drinking Vessel

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

This makes us so happy as we hardly see merch for this couple!

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Art by @emsdrawsthings

Erin Decker Creative

Going on break

Fable Crate

Regina was born and raised in the small town of Heridos, where gods and spirits walked the earth.

Until they didn’t. Ten years ago, the town’s harvest failed utterly, and the people—believing the gods had abandoned them–left their farms and moved on.

Now, on a Friday before a long weekend, Regina ends her workday at an office in Makati, and walks home with a new colleague, Diana. Following a strange and disturbing conversation between them, Diana does not show up at work on Monday, nor Tuesday, nor Wednesday.

On Thursday, Regina finds a folded piece of paper In her bag. In Diana’s handwriting are two names and a strange map that will send Regina back to her hometown. Here, in her quest to find Diana, she encounters rumors of genetic experiments, stumbles upon a strange facility that no one seems to know about, finds herself in places that don’t exist, and discovers that people are not who they seem to be. And the biggest question in the bizarre chain of events is not what, or how, but why?

Wounded Little Gods is a tale that brings mythology to a sci-fi thriller that’s filled with a sense of place–a place where gods are in many ways human and point to the ways in which humans can be inhumane. As Regina struggles to unwind the knots surrounding the mystery of this facility and the people connected to it. She discovers that she is more intertwined in the strange events in her hometown than she ever knew.

Fable Nights

My father made a terrible mistake. One I’m left paying for.

As a wolf shifter growing up in a strong pack, I should be living my best life. But after my father tried to kill the alpha, I’m labeled an outcast, traitor, less than dirt.

When I can’t take pack life any longer, I run, but apparently they don’t like losing their punching bag. Torin, the alpha’s son, drags me back before my first shift… a shift that will reveal my true mate.

I never could have predicted who mine would be, but the moment my wolf looks upon him, I’m filled with hope for a brighter future.

After all, no one ever rejects their true mate, right?
Wrong. Very wrong.

When the wolves attack, my soul screams for vengeance, and somehow I touch the shadow world. Somehow I bring him to our lands.

The Shadow Beast. Our shifter god. The devil himself.

Turns out being rejected by my mate was only the beginning.

Details:

We are ecstatic to share with you all…
A collaboration of the first three books of the Shadow Shifter Beast series by @jaymineve or as we like to call them – The Shadowshine Trilogy!

Why do you need Fabled Nights SHADOWSHINE set?
❤️‍🔥 Stunning naked hardcovers with three different colours of luxe foiling
❤️‍🔥 Digitally printed edges
❤️‍🔥 Custom designed end-papers with stunning original artwork
❤️‍🔥 Signed bookplates for each book

The complete set will be available for AUD$125 + shipping.

These sets will be available on our website for pre-order at 4pm Wednesday June 1st 2022 at 4pmAWST/6pm AEST.

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

How amazing these books will be?
❤️‍🔥 Stunning HARDBACK EDITIONS: All three books will be exclusively printed in hardcover.
❤️‍🔥 Each book in the set has its own NAKED COVER with individual exclusive luxe individually designed FOILING designs.
❤️‍🔥 Each book has a DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGE that matches the gorgeous custom endpapers.
❤️‍🔥 CUSTOM ENDPAPERS both front and back are individually designed for each book.
❤️‍🔥 Each book will include signed bookplates.
❤️‍🔥 PLUS an extra special Shadowshine momento!

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

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

You will need to signed up to EARLY RELEASE LIST to receive an EARLY ACCESS CODE (Link in our bio).

The set will be available to the public on Saturday 4th June 2022 at 4pm AWST.

Your EXCLUSIVE SHADOWSHINE SET is expected to ship SEPTEMBER 2022.

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

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

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

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

Emily Thiede’s exciting fantasy debut, This Vicious Grace, will keep readers turning the pages until the devastating conclusion and leave them primed for more!

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She’s not quite human, but is she as dangerous as they believe?

Cygna has been kept under the shadow of secrecy for two decades. Not only is she the King’s illegitimate firstborn, she’s also an extraordinary half-fae with a wing in place of an arm who instills fear and suspicion in those close to her.

But now a terrifying evil is ravaging the kingdom. A Lindworm is making a path straight for the castle, and the King and Queen believe Cygna has the power to stop the serpent. Except Cygna knows what her hateful stepmother really wants is to keep Cygna from inheriting the throne.

They send Cygna on a dangerous journey to the underworld where she meets others like her. She begins to see she’s not the unnatural creature she was brought up to believe. But will Cygna have the bravery to confront the terrifying serpent and defeat her darkest fears? Her freedom and life will depend on it.

The Serpent and the Swan is a magical coming-of-age novella perfect for fantasy readers inspired by Scandinavian folklore and the darkest fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Faecrate Special Edition Boxes

I never thought I’d be singing happy birthday to myself in a dungeon. And yet when a sinfully sexy demon crashes happy hour, that’s exactly what happens. He’s known as the Lord of Chaos, he’s mistaken me for my succubus doppelgänger.

Happy birthday to me.

When he tastes my blood, he finally understands I’m mortal. And I realize we have something in common: we both crave revenge. So we make a deal: I can stay in the forbidden city to hunt for my mom’s killer. In return, I’ll help him get the vengeance he craves. I just have to pose as a sexy succubus. One problem–he’s my number one suspect.

And that’s increasingly hard to remember as he teaches me my role: seduction. With each heated touch I drift further into peril. And if I fall under his seductive spell, death awaits me.

Details:

It’s time to announce our next Exclusive Edition Set for our Opus Collection! We are so pumped to share that we are creating Exclusive Editions of C.N. Crawford’s THE DEMON QUEEN TRIALS! This will include all three books: City of Thorns, Lord of Embers, and Garden of Serpents! If you’re in a mood for a paranormal romance filled with action, a hot Demon Lord, and a hint of spice in between 👀, then you better mark your calendars!

What to expect with this Exclusive Edition Collection:

🗝 Exclusive ALL NEW and STUNNING covers by @wendibones
🗝 Interior Dust Jacket Artwork by @kudriaken
🗝 Gorgeous Foiling designs for each book by @rachelbostickillustration
🗝 SIGNED books (all three books will have signed tip in pages)
🗝 Stamped page edges

👉🏻 These Sets will be priced at $75 USD and are estimated to ship in November 2022! Remember that you can also use the Shop Pay payment option on checkout!

🚨 Active Seelie & Unseelie Subscribers will be sent an Early Access email for sales to open on JUNE 9th at 5pm EST. Active Subscriber means that the May 15th renewal (for June kits) was NOT SKIPPED. You will also have another chance to become a subscriber once we open subscriptions for July crates on June 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 JUNE 10th 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗦 𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗧𝗛

In preparation for the steamy conclusion to the Kingdom of the Wicked Trilogy, we are so thrilled to be announcing Kingdom of the Feared Mini Hangover Recovery kits in collaboration with the one and only @kerrimaniscalco! Here’s what’s in store for you in these kits:

💀A decorative dust jacket set of the complete trilogy by the amazing @sashac_art with foiled titles on each jacket (we will be sharing sneak peeks in the future)
💀 A hardcover copy of Kingdom of the Feared and an author letter from Kerri Maniscalco herself

These kits will be priced at $35 USD and are estimated to ship in September/October 2022! Our dust jacket sets are normally priced at $45, so this deal gives you a lower price that includes the book!

👉🏻 Active Seelie & Unseelie Subscribers will be sent an Early Access email for sales to open on JUNE 16th at 5pm EST. Active Subscriber means that the June 15th renewal was NOT SKIPPED. Subscriptions for our July “Out of Time” crates are still open until the 15th, so if you want to qualify for early access, get yours now! 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 JUNE 17th 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

A Discovery of Witches meets The Craft in this the first installment of this epic fantasy trilogy about a group of childhood friends who are also witches.

If you look hard enough at old photographs, we’re there in the background: healers in the trenches; Suffragettes; Bletchley Park oracles; land girls and resistance fighters. Why is it we help in times of crisis? We have a gift. We are stronger than Mundanes, plain and simple.

At the dawn of their adolescence, on the eve of the summer solstice, four young girls–Helena, Leonie, Niamh and Elle–took the oath to join Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, established by Queen Elizabeth I as a covert government department. Now, decades later, the witch community is still reeling from a civil war and Helena is now the reigning High Priestess of the organization. Yet Helena is the only one of her friend group still enmeshed in the stale bureaucracy of HMRC. Elle is trying to pretend she’s a normal housewife, and Niamh has become a country vet, using her powers to heal sick animals. In what Helena perceives as the deepest betrayal, Leonie has defected to start her own more inclusive and intersectional coven, Diaspora. And now Helena has a bigger problem. A young warlock of extraordinary capabilities has been captured by authorities and seems to threaten the very existence of HMRC. With conflicting beliefs over the best course of action, the four friends must decide where their loyalties lie: with preserving tradition, or doing what is right.

Juno Dawson explores gender and the corrupting nature of power in a delightful and provocative story of magic and matriarchy, friendship and feminism. Dealing with all the aspects of contemporary womanhood, as well as being phenomenally powerful witches, Niamh, Helena, Leonie and Elle may have grown apart but they will always be bound by the sisterhood of the coven.

Fairyloot YA

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

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

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

Emily Thiede’s exciting fantasy debut, This Vicious Grace, will keep readers turning the pages until the devastating conclusion and leave them primed for more! 

Fairyloot Special Edition Box:

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

Details:

We are so thrilled to present to you… THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN EXCLUSIVE EDITION, brought to you in collaboration with @hachettekids@teambkmrk and @blackholly!

We are huge fans of Holly Black and The Coldest Girl in Cold Town is one of our favourite books and we are so excited to be able to share this decadently gothic Exclusive Edition with you!

What is so special about this book?
✨ NAKED HARDCOVER EDITION: The book will be a naked hardback edition
✨ REDESIGNED FOIL COVERS: Exclusive foil designs on the front, back and spine of the hardcover by @warickaart
✨ DIGITALLY SPRAYED EDGES: Digitally sprayed edge with solid colour sprayed edge at the top and bottom
✨ ENDPAPER ART: Character endpaper artwork by the talented @warickaart
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: This will be signed by Holly Black! Signed stock is limited, but we will offer an unsigned option if this sells out

This is NOT part of our normal monthly subscriptions and if you wish to order a book, they will be available in the Fairy Trove (we ship to many countries worldwide). The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Exclusive Edition will be available for £24.99 GBP / $32.99 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around October/November.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on June 8th at 1pm BST, and if we have copies remaining, they will be available to the public on June 9th at 1pm BST in the Fairy Trove. There is a limited number of signed copies (we have stocked up!), but if these sell out we will offer an unsigned option too.

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

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design

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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We are thrilled to present to you the FairyLoot Exclusive Edition of ‘Foul Lady Fortune’ by Chloe Gong, brought to you in collaboration with @thechloegong and @hodderscape!

It’s 1930s Shanghai and Rosalind Lang – or Fortune – awaits. Team FairyLoot are huge fans of Chloe Gong’s debut duology, These Violent Delights, and Chloe is back with a spin-off steeped in just as much mystery, intrigue and, of course, romance!

What’s special about this edition?
✨ Exclusive cover
✨ Stencil sprayed edges
✨ Character artwork on the endpapers by @palsonart
✨ Foil on the hardcover by @blanca.design
✨ Signed by Chloe Gong

It will be available for £22.99 GBP / $30.99 USD + shipping and taxes (if applicable) from the Fairy Trove, which ships to many countries worldwide.

On June 14th at 1pm BST, we will send out a private Early Access link to all active subscribers. If we have stock remaining, these will be available in the Fairy Trove to the general public on June 15th at 1pm BST. The books are expected to ship in November.

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

Beautiful graphics by @blanca.design

From highly acclaimed bestselling author Ava Reid comes a gothic horror retelling of The Juniper Tree, set in another time and place within the world of The Wolf and the Woodsman, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her wizard father, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackson and Catherynne M. Valente.

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

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

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

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We are so thrilled to present to you… the ‘Juniper & Thorn’ Exclusive Edition, brought to you in collaboration with @delreyuk and @avasreid!

This gothic fantasy horror features a young witch searching for her identity, a gruesome curse and a monster lurking in the shadows of the city. This book had us hooked from start to finish!

What is so special about this Exclusive Edition?
✨ EXCLUSIVE COVER: Exclusive colourway
✨ FOIL ON THE HARDCOVER: Exclusive design on the hardcover by @blanca.design
✨ OMBRE EDGES: Gorgeous two coloured ombre sprayed edges
✨ SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: Each book will be signed by Ava Reid

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 Juniper & Thorn Exclusive Edition will be available for £23.90 GBP / $30.90 USD + shipping and is expected to ship around August/September.

Early Access emails will be sent to active subscribers on June 16th at 1pm BST, and if we have copies remaining, they will be available to the public on June 17th at 1pm BST from the Fairy Trove. Please note that stock for this title is limited.

Please note that this book is an adult, fantasy horror and tackles difficult themes. You can find the author’s list of trigger warnings here avasreid.tumblr.com/juniper.

Gorgeous graphics by @blanca.design

Feminist Book Club Box

A whipsmart debut about three women—transgender and cisgender—whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.

Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn’t hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. The only thing missing was a child. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Now Reese is caught in a self-destructive pattern: avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.

Ames isn’t happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier, but that decision cost him his relationship with Reese—and losing her meant losing his only family. Even though their romance is over, he longs to find a way back to her. When Ames’s boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she’s pregnant with his baby—and that she’s not sure whether she wants to keep it—Ames wonders if this is the chance he’s been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family—and raise the baby together?

This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can’t reach. Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.

Fox and Wit Adult Lit & Tunes

Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women keep the order, and where songs walk, talk and keep the spirit of the city alive. To those from Far Away, Nola might seem strange. To failed magician, Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. Then the rhythm stutters.

Nine songs of power have escaped from the magical piano that maintains the city’s beat and without them, Nola will fail. Unexpectedly, Perry and his sister, Brendy, are tasked with saving the city. But a storm is brewing and the Haint of All Haints is awake. Even if they capture the songs, Nola’s time might be coming to an end.

Fox and Wit YA Mini Book Parcel

Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.

But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center, affectionately known as the ALC. The ALC’s leader, Nick, is gorgeous, autistic, and a deadly shot, and he knows Benji’s darkest secret: the cult’s bioweapon is mutating him into a monster deadly enough to wipe humanity from the earth once and for all.

Still, Nick offers Benji shelter among his ragtag group of queer teens, as long as Benji can control the monster and use its power to defend the ALC. Eager to belong, Benji accepts Nick’s terms…until he discovers the ALC’s mysterious leader has a hidden agenda, and more than a few secrets of his own.

Goldsboro Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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We All Fall Down

In River City, where magic used to thrive and is now fading, the witches who once ruled the city along with their powerful King have become all but obsolete. The city’s crumbling government is now controlled primarily by the new university and teaching hospital, which has grown to take over half of the city.

Moving between the decaying Old City and the ruthless New, four young queer people struggle with the daily hazards of life―work, school, dodging ruthless cops and unscrupulous scientists―not realizing that they have been selected to play in an age-old drama that revives the flow of magic through their world. When a mysterious death rocks their fragile peace, the four are brought into each other’s orbits as they uncover a deeper magical conspiracy.

Devastating, gorgeous, and utterly unique, We All Fall Down examines the complex network of pain created by power differentials, even between people who love each other―and how it is possible to be queer and turn out just fine.

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Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They’re polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

An insightful, delightful new novel from the number-one New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming….

Nora Stephens’ life is books – she’s read them all – and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away – with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again – in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow – what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.

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We’re thrilled to reveal our Illumicrate Exclusive hardback set of Beach Read, You and Me on Vacation, and Book Lovers by Emily Henry (@emilyhenrywrites) in collaboration with @penguinukbooks!

We’re huge fans of Emily Henry’s books, and so happy to be bringing you this gorgeous set. All three books come in hardback, featuring the UK cover designs by @hollydrawsinink, with sprayed edges and Book Lovers will be hand-signed. The books are all B format.

The set is priced at £50 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping in early July. General sale is at 4PM BST Thursday 9th June. We will be holding a presale for our active subscribers, details of when this is will be emailed out on Wednesday 1st June (The actual presale will not take place on this day).

The daring and dramatic conclusion to Kat Dunn’s epic C18th French Revolution trilogy ‘with lashings of lust, love, sacrifice, betrayal and horror’.

Robespierre is dead. The Reign of Terror is over.

As Royalist strength grows, the Duc de L’Aubespine plots a coup that will consign the revolution to history. With Olympe in his clutches, he believes nothing can stop him. But he’s reckoned without the intrepid Battalion of the Dead!

Reunited in Paris, Ada is poised for action – but if she plays her hand too soon, everything she’s sacrificed to gain his trust will be lost. Meanwhile, an unlikely alliance with an old enemy might be Camille’s only option to save Olympe and stop the duc in his tracks.

The glittering and macabre bals des victimes and the eerie catacombs make the perfect backdrop for the final episode of the Battalion’s tale.

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We’re so pleased to present our Illumicrate Exclusive edition of Glorious Poison by Kat Dunn (@katalicedunn), the third and final book in the Battalion of the Dead series!

Our Illumicrate Exclusive edition comes with blue sprayed edges and will be signed by the author!

Glorious Poison is priced at £17 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping in July. General sale is Thursday 16th June at 4PM BST. We will be holding a presale for anyone who ordered the April 2020 box & book only with Dangerous Remedy, purchased the exclusive edition of Monstrous Design, as well as our active subscribers. Details of when the presale is will be emailed out Wednesday, 8th June. (The actual presale will not be on this day.)

The Duke and I is a romance set in the Regency era.

In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable… but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.

The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule…

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We’re so excited to announce our special edition set for the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn (@juliaquinnauthor), in collaboration with Piatkus (@littlebrownbookgroup_uk)!

We’ve loved exploring the Bridgerton book series in the wake of the Netflix show, and we’re thrilled to be offering this set for both old and new fans such as ourselves!

These B format naked hardbacks feature fully redesigned covers, sprayed edges, and a stunning design of the Bridgerton house across all 8 spines! The first book in the series, The Duke and I, is hand-signed by Julia Quinn! We’re so in love with this stunning redesign, Piatkus absolutely knocked this one out of the park and we can’t wait to see them in person! Please note these are digital mock ups, so the finished books may vary slightly.

The set is priced at £110 + shipping & VAT if applicable and will be shipping at the end of July. General sale is Thursday 30th June at 4PM BST. We will be holding a presale for our active subscribers, details of when this is will be emailed out on Wednesday 22nd June (The actual presale will not take place on this day).