Bookish Features

May 2020 Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Desert Dreams

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About the box:

We’re so excited to reveal the May theme for our monthly box and it is… DESERT DREAMS!
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This month, we’re getting swept away in lands filled with fairy tales, magic and djinn! Put the kettle on and brew yourself a sweet mint tea to prepare for a dreamy adventure, from palaces to sand dunes to magic oasis’! We’ve never done a theme quite like this in the past, and we are so excited for the goodies and the book in this box.
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You can expect items inspired by We Hunt The Flame, The City of Brass, An Ember in the Ashes, Rebel of the Sands, The Forbidden Wish and more! There will be a fantastic selection of items – some of which we have never featured in a FairyLoot box before! We are thrilled to reveal that this box will include an exclusive candle by the one and only @wickandfable.
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Our featured book of the month is a captivating story inspired by Persian mythology. In this original fairy tale, a girl is cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and it truly is a gem. This FairyLoot exclusive edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, SPRAYED EDGES, ARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!
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This box is available now for new subscriptions and single purchases will be available on April 15th at 1pm GMT.
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If you already have a subscription you can sit back and relax – you will automatically get this box! 😎

My Guess:

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

From Goodreads:

A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.


LitJoy Crate
Academy of the Bookish and Bewitching

February Crate Theme: Once Upon a Retelling; Art by Micheline Ryckman @whimsicalillustration

About the Box:

Summer’s on the way, but at LitJoy, school is in session! This May, LitJoy is heading to a campus where bloodlust is the norm. We’ll get in with the right crowd from Aglionby. We hear Yale is lovely this time of year—that is when you can keep out of trouble with the Houses. You’ll have to tolerate the humans as you head back to high school in small town Forks, WA. And you may even find love in the most unexpected places as you “carry on” through the school year! Yes, May’s 🎒🏫ACADEMY FOR THE BOOKISH AND BEWITCHING🔮✨ crate is packed full of your favorite magical schools, academies, training camps, and colleges!

About the Book

In a heartfelt tale of friendship, first love, and magic, three high school students find that Senior year might look a little different than they planned! Magic is not widely accepted, though it remains a key component of these three characters’ friendship and connection. That is, until it puts them in great danger and threatens to not only ruin their friendship, but their lives. Dive into summer with this enticing, romantic, and magical read!

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • Reversible dust jacket artwork by @yuuki.art
  • Tip-in page artwork by @yuuki.art
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

About the Items

In this crate, you’ll find items representing these fandoms:

  • Vampire Academy
  • The Raven Cycle
  • Ninth House
  • Carry On
  • Twilight
  • Harry Potter

My Guess:

The Fascinators

From Goodreads:

A magic-infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater.

Living in a small town where magic is frowned upon, Sam needs his friends James and Delia—and their time together in their school’s magic club—to see him through to graduation.

But as soon as senior year starts, little cracks in their group begin to show. Sam may or may not be in love with James. Delia is growing more frustrated with their amateur magic club. And James reveals that he got mixed up with some sketchy magickers over the summer, putting a target on all their backs.

With so many fault lines threatening to derail his hopes for the year, Sam is forced to face the fact that the very love of magic that brought his group together is now tearing them apart—and there are some problems that no amount of magic can fix.


OwlCrate
Rebels with a Cause

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About the Box:

We’re so excited to reveal the theme for our upcoming May box…REBELS WITH A CAUSE!
🔥 The book we’ve chosen for May is a fantasy reimagining of 15th century Spain! It features a crew of rebels fighting for what’s right at all costs. It’s incredibly fast paced, with twists and turns you’ll never see coming, all the way until the heart-stopping conclusion. We fell in love with this story of grit and determination and we know you will too!
🔥 We are including an awesome exclusive edition of the book, which will have a very different EXCLUSIVE COVER. The book will also be SIGNED and come with a letter from the author.
🔥 There will be items inspired by An Ember in the Ashes, Heart of Iron, The Bone Season and more. One extra little hint we’ll give you now is that this box will include a SECOND BOOK! We can’t wait to share more sneak peeks in the coming weeks!
🔥 May REBELS WITH A CAUSE boxes are available now for new subscribers! Visit owlcrate.com to grab yours!
🔥 If you’re already an OwlCrate subscriber your May box is reserved for you, you don’t need to sign up again. Just make sure your payment information is up to date so that your renewal goes through successfully on May 1st.
🔥 The May box is going to be such a fun one! It’s filled with items that are both useful and decorative. And TWO BOOKS! Perfect for when we’re all needing to stay indoors more. We hope you’re as excited as we are! May boxes are currently on schedule to ship as normal around May 15-20th.

My Guess:

Incendiary

From Goodreads:

I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything.


Are you purchasing any of these boxes?! Do you agree with my guesses or do you think something else?! Comment and let me know! 🙂

Bookish Features

April 2020 Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Memories

About the box:

Memories are precious things, aren’t they? They play a significant role in our featured book of the month and this theme revolves around memories, whether they’re good or bad, forgotten or unforgettable, hidden or exposed.

In this box you can expect items inspired by Throne of GlassThe BeautifulHarry PotterDaughter of Smoke and Bone and more! This box will also include Volume III of the collectible secret book designed by @noverantale, and this is the most beautiful one yet – Nova has outdone herself!

Our featured book of the month is set in a world inspired by Inquisition-era Spain, where magic is feared and rebels are trying to overthrow the crown. This tale of revenge, love and magic had us hooked from page one and we are still reeling from the twist at the end. The FairyLoot exclusive edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVERSPRAYED EDGESARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET by @taratjah and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!

My Guess:

Incendiary

From Goodreads:

I am Renata Convida.
I have lived a hundred stolen lives.
Now I live my own.

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King’s Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata’s ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King’s Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people.

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred–or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned “hollow” during her time in the palace.

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez’s top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it.

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom–and end the war that has cost her everything.


LitJoy Crate
Ride or Die

April Theme: Women Warriors; Theme art by @maggie.rose

About the Box:

This April, LitJoy is kicking butt and taking names! We are riding horseback into battle, yielding our sword, and saving our kingdom. With our cunning mind we will overthrow a full space station. The courage in our hearts will aid us in our quest to destroy a darker evil. Our royal bloodline will be preserved and our family honored by our heroism. Yes, this April is a full celebration of iconic literary Women Warriors!

About the Book

Our April title is a triumphant stand-alone epic fantasy that you will not be able to put down! It begins with a tragedy that leaves our heroine without a family, home, or royal prestige. When all hope seems lost, she hatches a plan that will win her back her destiny and reveal the true danger in her path!

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • Tip-in Artwork by @taratjah
  • Reversible Dust Jacket Artwork by @taratjah
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

About the Items

In this crate, you’ll find items representing these fandoms:

  • Wonder Woman
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sorcery of Thorns
  • Mulan

My Guess:

Empire of Dreams

From Goodreads:

New York Times-bestselling author Rae Carson makes a triumphant return to the world of her award-winning Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy in this extraordinary stand-alone novel. With action, adventure, and a heroine set on destroying the patriarchal limits meant to keep her in her place, The Empire of Dreams once again proves that Rae Carson is a master of epic fantasy.

Even though Red Sparkle Stone is a foundling orphan with an odd name and a veiled past, she’s about to be adopted into the royal family—by Empress Elisa herself. Sixteen-year-old Red can hardly believe her luck. Then, in a stunning political masterstroke, the empress’s greatest rival blocks the adoption, and Red is left with no family and no future.

Grieving and lost, but determined to find her place, Red hatches a daring plan: she will prove herself as a recruit for the world’s most elite fighting force, the legendary Royal Guard—something no woman has done before. But it’s no coincidence that someone wanted her to fail as a princess, someone whose shadowy agenda puts everything she loves at risk. As danger closes in, it will be up to Red and her new friends—and maybe some new enemies—to save the empire. If they can survive recruitment year.


OwlCrate
Full Moon Magic

About the Box:

We know this is quite early, but we couldn’t wait to share our upcoming April theme with you!
The theme of the April box is… FULL MOON MAGIC!

The book we’ve chosen for April is an addictive fantasy all about a group of women and girls who use the power of the moon to help the souls of the dead pass over. It’s filled with fierce female friendship, forbidden romance, interesting magic and more. This book is a March release, but we fell head over heels in love with it and knew we simply had to feature it in a box!

We are including an amazing exclusive edition of the book, which will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER and SPRAYED EDGES. The book will also be SIGNED and come with a letter from the author.

There will be items inspired by Professor Lupin (Harry Potter)Oscar WildeWinterwoodShatter Me and more. We designed these items so that any bookworm could enjoy them, and they feature some lovely minimalist artwork. We truly think these goodies will appeal to everyone! We can’t wait to share sneak peeks next month!

Yayyyy! There is so much epic bookish fun coming your way over the next few months. We seriously can’t wait to see what you think of what we’ve put together. Thank you all so much for continuously inspiring us to make our boxes better and better.

My Guess:

Bone Crier's Moon

From Goodreads:

Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.


Are you purchasing any of these boxes?! Do you agree with my guesses or do you think something else?! Comment and let me know! 🙂

Bookish Features

March 2020 Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Break the Curse

About the box:

We are so excited to reveal the March theme for our monthly box and it is… BREAK THE CURSE!

It’s time for you to break the curse and defy your fate! This theme is inspired by characters that are either cursed or destined to do something. They will need to face challenges in order to break free from their destiny and carve a new path for themselves.

You can expect items inspired by The Queen of NothingA Curse So Dark And LonelyThe Raven BoysCaraval and Heartless. We are so thrilled to reveal that we will be working with @noverantale for one of the big items in this box and we cannot wait for you to see all of the items!

Our featured book of the month is a high-stakes fantasy flush with doomed romance and macabre magic. This beautiful book filled with siren-like women ferrying the dead and a swoon-worthy romance had us on the edge of our seats. This FairyLoot exclusive edition will have SHIMMERY SPRAYED EDGESARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET by @dianadworak and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!

My Guess:

Bone Crier's Moon

From Goodreads:

Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.


LitJoy Crate
Ride or Die

March Theme: Ride or Die

About the Box:

There is nothing dearer to a reader’s heart than Book Best Friends! March at LitJoy will be all about the friendships we find in books that touch our hearts forever! We will be celebrating Best Friends that stick together, even when standing against Mordor. We will fly to war astride our BFF wyvern, face daemons with our parabatai, make a stop in Riverdale, and bring the capitol to its knees—all beside our closest friends! Best friends RIDE OR DIE together!

About the Book

The plot of our March title is rich with doomed love, fearless friendship, magic purchased through sacrifice, and plenty of life-or-death conundrums. It follows two protagonists whose hate and love for one another is so intertwined with their destinies that they remain in a tug-of-war. When a character risks the wrath of a powerful matriarchy to save her best friend, death closes in with more force than ever before!

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • Tip-in page artwork by @inestaillustration
  • Reversible Dust Jacket with artwork by @sinyokevincent
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

About the Items

In this crate, you’ll find items representing these fandoms:

  • Riverdale
  • Throne of Glass
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Hunger Games
  • ACOTR
  • Shadowhunters

March’s Crate is available three ways:

  1. The Full Crate (with book + items)
  2. The Book-Only (with book, no items)
  3. The Item-Only (with items, no book)

The March Ride or Die crate will ship later than usual.
Visit our crate theme page for more details.

We ship internationally.

My Guess:

Bone Crier's Moon

From Goodreads:

Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.


OwlCrate
Music of the Night

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About the Box:

We are so excited to announce that the theme of our March box is…MUSIC OF THE NIGHT!
🎵 March is super special to us because it is also OwlCrate’s anniversary! We are turning 5 this year!! To celebrate this crazy milestone we’ve made our March boxes extra fun!
🎵 March’s box is all about stories that blend fantasy with musical elements. Our book pick this month is a historical fantasy about prodigy composers stumbling upon a hidden magical land.
🎵 We are including one of the most stunning exclusive editions we’ve ever had the joy of creating. It will feature a beautiful EXCLUSIVE COVER, EXCLUSIVE FOIL DESIGN on the hardback…and for the first time in OwlCrate history the book will have GILDED FOIL EDGES! The book will also be SIGNED by the author!
🎵 There will be items inspired by Harry Potter, The Phantom of the Opera, Wintersong, This Savage Song, Twilight and more! We will also be including an additional item as a thank you gift to all of our wonderful subscribers for helping us reach 5 years of shipping out magical boxes!
🎵 And for an additional touch of fun, all of our March boxes will be packed in a different box than we normally pack our monthly boxes in! It will feature our adorable owl’s face on the outside but is a different color than we’ve ever sent out!
🎵 March boxes are available now at owlcrate.com for new subscribers! We do anticipate these selling out quickly so be sure to order soon to avoid disappointment!
🎵 Already an OwlCrate member? Your box is already reserved for you. No need to sign up again! Just make sure your payment info is all up to date so that your renewal goes through successfully on March 1st.

My Guess:

The Kingdom of Back

From Goodreads:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she’ll go to make history remember her—perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood.

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.

Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she’ll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age—her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl’s hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.

In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.


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February 2020 Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Rulebreakers

About the box:

We are so excited to reveal the February theme for our monthly box and it is… RULEBREAKERS!

We’ve all got a little bit of a rebellious streak in us, and every now and then we might bend a few rules. This box is inspired by characters that don’t just bend rules — they break them and love to cause a little havoc and mischief!

You can expect a great selection of items inspired by Serpent & Dove, Sorcery of Thorns, Wicked Saints, The Lord of the Rings and Nevernight! We are so excited to reveal that this box will also feature a beautiful CERAMIC MUG with artwork by @merwildandco that fans of Serpent & Dove will not want to miss!

Our featured book of the month is a swoon-worthy Slytherin romance, where the characters have unapologetically questionable morals. The main character has devised a plan to woo and marry the king, only to kill him. This edition will feature an EXCLUSIVE COVERARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET, EMBOSSING and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!

My Guess:

The Shadows Between Us

From Goodreads:

Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.

But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?


LitJoy Crate
Once Upon a Retelling

February Theme: Once Upon a Retelling

About the Box:

Every great story weaves its way into a retelling or two. This February, LitJoy will be blasting off into cyborg fairytales, strapping on platform shoes for a regency remake, watching the final petal fall in the kingdom of fae, and let’s not forget our dangerous dive under the sea! If you love a timeless story and a clever remix, you’ll love our ONCE UPON A RETELLING Crate!

About the Book

In this epic and unexpected retelling, threads of dark magic weave through a tale of banishment, redemption, rebellion, and justice. Our protagonist, rejected and isolated, is offered an opportunity she can’t refuse. But when that errand brings her face-to-face with a charismatic rebel-turned-hero, lines are drawn between her family and where her heart is telling her to go. All along, in the distance a larger enemy is threatening the entire empire’s stability.

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • Reversible Dust Jacket with artwork by @simsamy
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

About the Items

In this crate, you’ll find items representing these fandoms:

  • Clueless & Emma
  • Lunar Chronicles
  • ACOTAR & Beauty and the Beast
  • Once Upon a Time
  • To Kill a Kingdom & The Little Mermaid

My Guess:

Night Spinner

From Goodreads:

A must-read for fans of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, transforming The Hunchback of Notre Dame into a powerful tundra-inspired epic.

Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: a rare and dangerous Night Spinner, blessed with the ability to control the threads of darkness. Now, she is known as Enebish the Destroyer―a monster and murderer, banished to a monastery for losing control of her power and annihilating a merchant caravan.

Guilt stricken and scarred, Enebish tries to be grateful for her sanctuary, until her adoptive sister, Imperial Army commander Ghoa, returns from the war front with a tantalizing offer. If Enebish can capture the notorious criminal, Temujin, whose band of rebels has been seizing army supply wagons, not only will her crimes be pardoned, she will be reinstated as a warrior.

Enebish eagerly accepts. But as she hunts Temujin across the tundra, she discovers the tides of war have shifted, and the supplies he’s stealing are the only thing keeping thousands of shepherds from starving. Torn between duty and conscience, Enebish must decide whether to put her trust in the charismatic rebel or her beloved sister. No matter who she chooses, an even greater enemy is advancing, ready to bring the empire to its knees.


OwlCrate
A Power Within

About the Box:

Our February box is all about unique magic systems and characters with amazing inner power! Our book pick for February is a high seas fantasy adventure full of incredible magic, mermaids and monsters, and a main character with a dangerous power unlike any we’ve seen before!

We are including a beautiful exclusive edition of the book which will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER and EXCLUSIVE FOIL DESIGN on the actual hardcover. Our edition will also be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!

Items included will be inspired by stories with awesome magic systems – MistbornThe MagiciansTruthwitchThrone of Glass and Wicked Saints!

My Guess:

All the Stars and Teeth

From Goodreads:

Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.

She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.


Are you purchasing any of these boxes?! Do you agree with my guesses or do you think something else?! Comment and let me know! 🙂

Bookish Features

January 2020 Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Moon & Stars



About the box:

We are so excited to reveal the January theme for our monthly box and it is… MOON & STARS!

The moon and the stars have been an inspiration to us for many years − they drive our imagination and provide the perfect setting for the greatest stories of all time. With this theme we believe that we found a magical way to kick start 2020!

This box is filled with a fantastic variety of items inspired by the moon and the stars that light up our night skies. Many of the items in this box are fandom neutral, but you can also expect items inspired by Oscar WildeIlluminae and Even The Darkest Stars!

Our featured book of the month is a lush tapestry of magic, romance and revolution, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history. The edition that we are featuring will have an EXCLUSIVE COVERARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKETEMBOSSING and it will be SIGNED by the author. We absolutely adored this book!

This box is NOT available yet. We are currently open for subscriptions starting with the January box and single purchases will be available on January 7th at 1pm BST. If you already have a subscription you can sit back and relax – you will automatically get this box!

My Guess:

7Woven in Moonlight

From Goodreads:

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.


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Starry Night
January Theme: Starry Night

About the Box:

This January, the night sky is alight with stars! Slumber into dreams of magical and mysterious things . . . Creep through the city shadows at Truedark . . . Take flight to the second star to the right and straight on till morning! January’s LitJoy products are the stuff that dreams are made of!

About the Book

Can you spot a lie? You’ll need a keen eye this January! Prepare yourself for mystery, alluring magic, a spicy does of romance, and a mystic summoning with our January title! When our protagonist deceives a kingdom, her heart is filled with revenge—her actions calculated and determined. If only she wasn’t distracted by a kind stranger. Though she soon finds out that nobody is truly who they claim to be. January’s book truly is a tapestry of interwoven deception, danger, and passion.

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • Reversible Dust Jacket with artwork by the author!
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

January’s Crate is available three ways:

  1. The Full Crate (with book + items)
  2. The Book-Only (with book, no items)
  3. The Item-Only (with items, no book)

The January Starry Night crate ships between January 20th and 25th

We ship internationally.

My Guess:

Woven in Moonlight

From Goodreads:

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.


OwlCrate
Vengeance Will Be Mine

About the Box:

This box is not yet available. Since are currently at capacity for subscriptions we are now operating on a wait list system for new subscriptions. Please click here to join the wait list for the January box. Once more spots open up we will be contacting people on the wait list first in order of when they joined the list.

Our January box is inspired by characters who rise up against those who’ve wronged them, and are seeking revenge at all costs! We are packing this box full of beautiful and useful items! Our book pick for January is a gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. It features an epic tale of revenge, countless devious plans, ships sailing on the ocean, gritty casinos and more. We fell in love with the characters and the action!

We are including an incredible exclusive edition of the book with a completely different cover design from the regular edition! If you loved the uniqueness of past books we’ve done such as The Cruel Prince or Grace and Fury, you’ll love this! The book will also be signed by the author!

We are super thrilled to announce that this box will include the next mug in our series from artist Cara Kozik, inspired by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Other items will be inspired by The HobbitChildren of Blood and BoneCrooked Kingdom and Nevernight.

My Guess:

Scavenge the Stars

From Goodreads:

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide.

Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.


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Bookish Features

December Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Defying the Odds

About the box:

This theme is all about characters that have to fight against overwhelming odds – whether it’s to save the world or to protect a loved one! You can expect items inspired by Throne of GlassThe Wrath & The DawnRed RisingThe Priory of the Orange TreeSkyward and Game of Thrones.

We’re also very thrilled to reveal that this box will contain TWO BOOKS!

Our featured book of the month is set in a world where magic is outlawed, and eight criminals are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil. This edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVERARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKETEMBOSSING and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

The second book is an ADVANCED READING COPY of an exciting March 2020 release that will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER and will come with a SIGNED BOOKPLATE.

We are aiming to ship the December boxes as early as possible, but please note that we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas.

My Guess:

Eight Will Fall

From Goodreads:

In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws deadly.

As she fights for her life, Larkin finds a light in Amias, a fellow outlaw with a notorious past. Soon Larkin and Amias realize their fates are entwined. The eight of them were chosen for a reason.

But as the dangers multiply and her band of felons are picked off one by one, Larkin must confront a terrible truth: They were never meant to return.

Sarah Harian crafts a thrilling, high-octane fantasy adventure that explores the often-thin line between light and darkness, good and evil.


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Lost in Austen
October Theme: Fallen Angel

About the Box:

This December, LitJoy is time-traveling back to an age of regency! Didn’t you hear? A new eligible bachelor is in town and we are going to his holiday ball! Celebrate the holidays in everything Austen: from our December Young Adult book, to never-before-included items, everything this month is of upmost quality and beauty. Not a single ribbon will be out of place and all dancers will have partners. Corsets and snooty aunts are definitely not invited! This will be an amiable month indeed!

About the Book

What do petticoats & propriety, mystery & men, romance & regency all have in common? Our December book, that’s what! In a riotous race against time, December’s book protagonist must balance suitors, secure a husband to ensure her family does not fall destitute, and prevent herself from falling victim to one of the mysterious accidents that just keep happening! Of course, her collection of books is still her most amiable companions. This book is practically dripping in all things Austen and the perfect holiday read!

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • Tip-in artwork in the book
  • Reversible Dust Jacket with artwork
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

About the Items

Every item in our December crate is inspired by books, characters, and moments written by Jane Austen! You’ll be happy to find

  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Emma
  • Persuasion
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Mansfield Park
  • Sense and Sensibility

December’s Crate is available three ways:

  1. The Full Crate (with book + items)
  2. The Book-Only (with book, no items)
  3. The Item-Only (with items, no book)

The December Lost in Austen Crate ships between December 10th and 15th

We ship internationally.

My Guess:

Dangerous Allianc

From Goodreads:

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery!

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.

But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.

Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.

Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.


OwlCrate
Tales of Trickery

About the Box:

We’re very excited to be announcing our upcoming December theme early! With the holiday season right around the corner we thought it may help to know both of the November and December themes in advance.

🎭 The theme for December is TALES OF TRICKERY!!
🎭 Our December box is inspired by stories where things are not what they seem. It’s a light hearted and fun box all about characters with tricks up their sleeves, and plot twists that kept you guessing!
🎭 Our book pick for December is a twisted tale inspired by King Arthur. It features an unreliable main character, a dark forest, people in disguise and more. This beloved author has made the story entirely their own and had us guessing until the final page!
🎭 We are including a beautiful exclusive edition, which will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER and EXCLUSIVE FOIL DESIGN on the hardcover! The book will also be SIGNED by the author!
🎭 You will find goodies inspired by Caraval, Sorcery of Thorns, Sky in the Deep, and Grace and Fury (all of which are past OwlCrate books with epic twists and turns!). There will also be a few really cool bookish items that aren’t based off of fandoms.
🎭 Already subscribed to OwlCrate? Your December box will be reserved for you – no need to sign up again. Just make sure your payment info is up to date and your subscription is active, so that you have a successful renewal on December 1st!
🎭 We hope you’re as excited as we are for the December theme. We’re ending the year with a bang and we can’t wait to ship these boxes out!
🎭 graphic by @heyatlascreative

My Guess:

The Guinevere Deception

From Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.

There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur’s knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?

*THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY*


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Bookish Features

November Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Magical Folk

About the box:

We’re so excited to reveal the theme for November and it is…
MAGICAL FOLK

This theme is inspired by folk that have some sort of magical powers − fae, sorcerers, wizards! We had the best time working on all of the items for this box and cannot wait for you to see them − there are going to be SEVEN in total, so it’s jam-packed! You can expect the items in this box to be inspired by Spin The DawnHarry PotterStrange The DreamerAngefall, fae in general and more!

We are thrilled to reveal that this box will have VOLUME II of the collectible Secret Book designed by @noverantale (we think it might be even more stunning than the last one, which we didn’t know was possible!). It will also include our next reading journal, which has now been changed to a year-long one! It features artwork by the incredibly talented @monolimeart.

Our featured book of the month is a story about sisters that need to fight to the death in a North African-inspired fantasy world. We loved this book and it is filled with magical folk! The edition we are featuring will have SPRAYED EDGES, an EXCLUSIVE COVER and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

My Guess:

A River of Royal Blood

From Goodreads:

An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in a North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown.

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye–and it isn’t just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa’s death or her own.

A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.


LitJoy Crate
Forbidden Forest

October Theme: Fallen Angel

About the Box:

We invite you to follow the trail of spiders into the place most magical and forbidden! Travel where unicorns reside. Seek challenges, scents, friends, and secrets through the forest paths. This November, a forbidden forest is growing out of your LitJoy Crate and onto your bookshelf. Discover the mysteries that lie within!

About the Book

We entice you to enter the bewitched snow-covered woods! Forest snowfall is not the only storm brewing in our November read. Secrets from the past, memories forgotten, and an enchanted forest all threated to close in on our heroic protagonist. But facing those fears and deciphering the boy who holds the biggest secret of all might be the key to understanding her fate and . . . her heart!

Perfect for fans of: Narnia, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and The Wicked Deep

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

  • Signed by the author
  • A Second Dust Jacket with LitJoy Exclusive Artwork
  • Author Letter & art print separate from the book

About the Items

In this crate, you’ll find items representing these fandoms:

  • Harry Potter
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Fantastic Beasts
  • Caraval

November’s Crate is available three ways:

  1. The Full Crate (with book + items)
  2. The Book-Only (with book, no items)
  3. The Item-Only (with items, no book)

The November Forbidden Forest Crate ships between November 20th and 25th

We ship internationally.

My Guess:

Winterwood

From Goodreads:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance set deep in the magical snow-covered forest, where the appearance of a mysterious boy unearths secrets that awakens the enchanted, but angry, woods.

Be careful of the dark, dark wood . . .

Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.

Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.

But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.


OwlCrate
Through the Enchanted Forest

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About the Box:

Would you survive a walk through the enchanted forest? Our November box is filled with magic and wonder inspired by some of our favorite fictional forests. Our book pick this month is an atmospheric and mysterious story about a snowed in small town, and the dangerous magical woods that surround it.

We are including an absolutely stunning exclusive edition, which will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER and SPRAYED EDGES! The book will also be SIGNED by the author!

You can expect to find wonderful items inspired by The Cruel PrinceThe Raven Boys, and Uprooted as well as some special goodies not tied to fandoms. Scroll down for TWO exciting sneak peeks!

Every November box will include an OwlCrate exclusive reading planner! We designed this planner in collaboration with our friends at Blue Star Press! We have been including reading planners annually and every year we make them better than the last! We listened to your feedback and this year’s planner is bigger and better than all the previous styles! The planner has monthly calendars, a weekly planner, to do lists and reading lists, lots of pages to write book reviews and more! We also added in some new pages but those are a surprise! One of the best things about our planners is that they are undated. This means you can use it whenever you like and write in the dates yourself. Please note that the planner in the photo is from last year. This year’s planner will look totally different!

We are also really excited to announce that we will be working with Four Seasons Fox on the November enamel pin! We absolutely love their whimsical design style, and we can’t wait for you to see the stunning pin they’ve created. It’s super different from all of the previous pins we’ve done so far this year and will be the perfect addition to your winter coat!

top photo by @babs.books. bottom photo by @fourseasonsfox.

My Guess:

Winterwood.jpg

From Goodreads:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance set deep in the magical snow-covered forest, where the appearance of a mysterious boy unearths secrets that awakens the enchanted, but angry, woods.

Be careful of the dark, dark wood . . .

Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.

Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he’d been missing.

But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver’s presence. And it’s not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn’t know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago.


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