Bookish Features

June 2020 Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
A Different Kind of Magic

About the box:

We all love magic and this month we wanted to celebrate unique magic systems − magic that is a little out of the ordinary, or not quite what you have come to expect. The types of magic that make you think, that make you wonder, that make you wish!

You can expect items inspired by The Bone Season, Avatar The Last AirbenderThe Starless SeaThe Shadows Between UsAlice in Wonderland and Blood Heir! We are thrilled to reveal that this box will have TWO BOOKS! The second book in this box is a YA release that won’t be released until spring 2021… and this beautiful paperback edition will have an EXCLUSIVE FOIL-FILLED COVER and SPRAYED EDGES!

Our featured book of the month is a tale of destiny and sisterhood, filled with shaman magic. In this epic story, newly awakened abilities are tested as darkness looms and the kingdom is on the brink of war. This FairyLoot exclusive edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, ARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!

My Guess:

Forest of Sould

From Goodreads:

Danger lurks within the roots of Forest of Souls, an epic, unrelenting tale of destiny and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Susan Dennard.

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.

And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life.

Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood—an ancient forest possessed by souls—to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a soulguide can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for.


LitJoy Crate
Mythical Gods

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

About the Box:

They say the gods are a myth . . . but we know the true story. This summer, join LitJoy on a quest to find the mythical gods! Drop everything and travel with us to the City of Weep—where a goddess of nightmares awaits. Wage the seas to find Circe on her lush island of witchcraft. Hold fast to your courage as we fly with the legions of Valkyrie! And find new friends, foes, and answers as Percy Jackson and Hercules discover the god within.

About the Book

Based on Greek mythology, LitJoy’s June title is a tale of the unbreakable bonds of family and just how far our heroine will go to save the ones she loves. Told with a beautiful lyrical voice, this story is one of framed murder, retribution, intricate plotting, political intrigue, and fascinating divinity-based magic! A must read!

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

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

About the Items

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

  • Percy Jackson
  • Hercules
  • Circe
  • Valkyrie
  • Strange the Dreamer

My Guess:

Sisters of Sword and Song

From Goodreads:

From the author of The Queen’s Rising comes a thrilling YA stand-alone fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky in the Deep, and Court of Fives.

After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder.

Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.


OwlCrate
All The World’s A Stage

About the Box:

Come one, come all! The theme of our upcoming June box is… ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE! Our June box is all about grand performances and magical stages, whether they be at carnivals, the circus or a Shakespeare play! Our June book features a fierce female magician abandoning everything she’s ever known for a shot at greatness. This enchanting book is an August release that we’ve been given permission to send out early!

We are including a truly spectacular edition of the book, and will be doing something we’ve never done before! The book will not include a dust jacket – instead, it will feature a stunning exclusive foil cover printed directly on the hardcover. The book will also have exclusive endpapers and will be signed by the author! We truly can’t wait for you to see this stunning book!

Items included will be inspired by The Night CircusThe Greatest ShowmanAce of ShadesShakespeare and more! The items are a wonderful mix of useful, delicious and selfcare goodies.

My Guess:

Where Drems Descend

From Goodreads:

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.


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

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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Bookish Features

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?


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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.


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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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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.


LitJoy Crate
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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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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October Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Love At First Bite

About the box:

We are so excited to reveal the October theme for our monthly box and it is… LOVE AT FIRST BITE!

This vampire-themed box is the perfect box for autumn and Halloween! We’ve never curated a box like this before, so we’re very excited about all of the vampire-inspired goodies. Most of the items in this box are fandom-neutral, but we will say that you can expect items inspired by Dracula and Interview With A Vampire!

This box is jam-packed with exciting items, and we are so thrilled to reveal that this box will have an exclusive candle hand-poured by @themeltinglibrary! Raquel’s candles are iconic within the bookstagram community and we’re so excited for this collaboration.

Our featured book of the month is a romantic and seductive murder mystery set in 19th century New Orleans, where vampires prowl the streets. The edition that we will be including will have ARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKETSPRAYED EDGES and it will be SIGNED by the author. It’s definitely not one to be missed!

My Guess:

The Beautiful

From Goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.

 


LitJoy Crate
Fallen Angel

October Theme: Fallen Angel

About the Box:

Seraphim, demons, wizards, and fairies . . . October at LitJoy is a voyage into the realm of magic! This month, prepare for fandoms that transcend time, characters that teach us both good and evil can reside within, and spells that bind our hearts.

About the Book

Angels, beasts, ageless beauty, and fortunes—October’s title takes a love story and packs it full of action, manipulation, and, of course, magic! In a relentless quest for true love, our protagonist pulls strings in the lives of more than one talented and captivating character. This YA fantasy boasts a crew of characters you’ll want to befriend, a protagonist that doubles as villain, and a gripping fantasy world!

Perfect for fans of: The Three Musketeers, Shadowhunters Series, and Furyborn

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

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

About the Items

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

  • Shadowhunters
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Supernatural
  • Disney Villains

My Guess:

Angel Mage

From Goodreads:

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.

A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding.

Liliath knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighboring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran’s descendants. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will turn to ash. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives.

But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. They are the key to her quest.

The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. All become pawns in Liliath’s grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else. . .


OwlCrate
Dawn of a New World

About the Box:

What would you do if you landed on a brand new planet? And what if that planet was more dangerous than you could imagine? Luckily, you can experience the thrill of adventure from the comfort of your own home! Our October box is inspired by science fiction tales that take place on unknown worlds, or feature an alternate future version of our own planet.

We are including TWO brand new hardcover novels this month! YAY! Both will have exclusive covers and be signed by the authors as well! One book is a contemporary story with a sci-fi twist, all about what would happen if we found out the world was about to end. The second book is an epic story about a future where androids have taken over the human race. Both books are extremely unique, and both feature diverse characters and romances! We absolutely adored them!

You’ll also find awesome goodies inspired by The Illuminae FilesThe Lunar ChroniclesHeart of IronSaga and Warcross!

My Guess:

I Hope You Get This Message

From Goodreads:

Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.

When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.

For high school truant Jesse Hewitt, though, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. Life has dealt him one bad blow after another — so what does it matter if it all ends now? Cate Collins, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about, most of which she didn’t believe. And then there’s Adeem Khan. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, forgiveness doesn’t. He can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.

With only seven days to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide even as their worlds are pulled apart.

 

My Guess:

Crier's War

From Goodreads:

After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, designed to be the playthings of royals, usurped their owners’ estates and bent the human race to their will.

Now Ayla, a human servant rising in the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging her family’s death…by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier was Made to be beautiful, flawless, and to carry on her father’s legacy. But that was before her betrothal to the enigmatic Scyre Kinok, before she discovered her father isn’t the benevolent king she once admired, and most importantly, before she met Ayla.

Now, with growing human unrest across the land, pressures from a foreign queen, and an evil new leader on the rise, Crier and Ayla find there may be only one path to love: war.


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Bookish Features

September Young Adult Subscription Box Spoilers

FairyLoot
Witches Be Crazy

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About the box:

We are so excited to reveal the September theme for our monthly box and it is… WITCHES BE CRAZY!

You guessed it − everything in this box is inspired by witches. We’re doing things a little differently for this box, as most of the items are going to be fandom-neutral but perfect for your dark witchy hearts! As the saying goes… if the broom fits, fly it!

We have been so excited to reveal this theme to you guys and we’re really proud of all the items curated, it’s going to be jam-packed! For now, we’re only going to reveal that this box will have a stunning large tote bag designed by @bandofweirdos! We absolutely love their style, it’s got such a fun and witchy vibe!

Our book of the month is very highly anticipated and early reviewers have been raving about it. The story follows a witch and witch hunter who are forced to marry each other − expect romance, witty banter, magic, betrayal and more! This is definitely not one to be missed.

The edition will also be a FairyLoot exclusive − it will have SHIMMERY SPRAYED EDGESARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET and it will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! We seriously cannot wait for you to see it!

My Guess:

Serpent and Dove

From Goodreads:

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

 


LitJoy Crate
Haunted Manor

April Theme Image Born Rebel

About the box:

A haunting we will go! September with LitJoy is a step into the supernatural—a celebration of the ghost-like, the mystical, and the eerie! We have gathered a group of the most iconic and beloved spooky fandoms to create a crate that you will not forget! Indeed, our September theme of Haunted Manor is no nightmare, but a dream come true!

About the Book

Step with us into a mansion that breathes magic and offers safety in its secret spaces. In our September title, rumors of treason grow like thorny vines. Homes and hearts succumb to dilapidation. And a hero rises above everything she has ever known to face down the forces that may very well be her destruction. Packed with magic, mystery, luscious world-building, and a gothic atmosphere, September’s title is perfect for your first fall read!

Perfect for fans of  The Wicked Deep, Practical Magic, Dark Fairytales

LitJoy Crate Book Customizations

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

About the Items

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

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Addams Family
  • Disney’s Haunted Mansion
  • Coraline
  • Ghostbusters
  • Illuminae Files

September’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 boo)

The Haunted Manor Crate ships between September 20th and 25th

We ship internationally.

My Guess:

A Treason of Thorns

From Goodreads:

Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic kept Violet happy, draping her in flowers while she slept, fashioning secret hiding places for her, and lighting fires on the coldest nights to keep her warm.

Everything shattered, though, when her father committed high treason trying to free Burleigh from the king’s oppressive control. He was killed, and Vi was forced into hiding.

When she’s given a chance to go back, she discovers Burleigh has run wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once enriched the surrounding countryside has turned dark and deadly, twisting lush blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops. Burleigh’s very soul is crying out in pain.

Vi would do anything to help, and soon she finds herself walking the same deadly path as her father all those years before. Vi must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her house—before her house destroys everything she’s ever known.

Content warnings are available via the author’s website.

 


OwlCrate
Fear the Night

About the box:

Let’s get spooky! Next month’s box is a delight of frights – perfect for this time of year. Our book pick for the month is a very unique and atmospheric tale involving a gravedigger, a mapmaker and the undead. It’s not a horror novel, but it’s definitely creepy and will get you in the mood for October. We’ll be including a gorgeous exclusive edition with an exclusive cover, and the book will be signed by the author!

You can also expect a bunch of awesome goodies inspired by classic scary stories as well as some really wonderful items not tied to fandoms. If you’re a fan of autumn, ghost stories and Halloween this is the perfect box for you!

My Guess:

The Bone Houses

From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.

The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it about Ellis that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?

Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.

 


 

Special Editions

 

OwlCrate
Call Down the Hawk

We are so thrilled to announce that we will be doing a limited edition box in celebration of the release of Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater!

The box will include an exclusive edition of Call Down the Hawk, with a gorgeousexclusive cover. The book will also be signed by Maggie Stiefvater! Did you know that Maggie Stiefvater is not only an incredible writer, but is also a very talented artist? We are SO excited to share that our edition of Call Down the Hawk will include exclusive artwork by Maggie on the back of the dust jacket!! Ahhh!!!

What else can you expect to find in this box? A collection of beautiful items inspired by Call Down the Hawk (and which fans of the original Raven Cycle series will also love). Each item has been approved by Maggie! Many of the items are cozy, wearable and perfect for the chilly months! We can’t wait to share some sneak peeks soon!

September 8, 2019 at 8:00am PST
$39.99 USD plus shipping

 

 

OwlCrate
Faerie Dwelling

We are so excited to share that we will also be doing a limited edition box in celebration of the release of The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black!

The box will include an exclusive edition of The Queen of Nothing, with a cover that will match the previous OwlCrate exclusive editions of The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. The book will also be signed by Holly Black!

What else can you expect to find in this box? A collection of beautiful home goods and decor, perfect for using to create your own faerie dwelling! Every item is officially licensed and designed in collaboration with Holly Black. She has given wonderful insight and feedback into every single item, and we know fans are going to love the unique goodies we’ve selected (many of which we’ve never included in a box before). We’re working with many incredible artists on these goodies and we can’t wait to share some sneak peeks in the coming weeks. There will be approximately 10 items in this box!

Email sent September 15, 2019 to all active subscribers containing the date/time of when boxes go on sale later in September
$39.99 USD plus shipping

 

 

LitJoy Crate
Magical Edition Year 7, Part 1

LitJoy Crate

Available September 10, 2019 at 1am MST
$99 USD Free U.S. Shipping

 

 

FairyLoot
Into the Crooked Place

It’s time for another exciting reveal! We are so thrilled to present to you an exclusive edition of INTO THE CROOKED PLACE by @alexandrachristowrites! This is the first book in her new duology, filled with gangsters, magic and twists. We absolutely adored Alexandra’s previous book, TO KILL A KINGDOM, so we knew we wanted to do something special to celebrate her newest release.
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This edition is a FairyLoot exclusive – it has an UNIQUE COVER (red instead of purple!), STENCIL SPRAYED EDGES and will by SIGNED by Alexandra! The standard UK edition is only available in paperback, but this will be a hardcover edition. We’re planning on making a matching edition of the sequel, and everyone that purchases this edition will get special access to purchase the matching edition in 2020.
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The books will ship out around mid October (publication date for this book is October 8th).

Available September 14, 2019 at 1pm BST
£16.99 + shipping.

 

FairyLoot
Caraval Deluxe Edition Set

This exclusive set will feature totally redesigned editions of all of the books in the Caraval series: CaravalLegendary and Finale. They will not match any existing editions of this series! So what exactly is special and different about these editions? Well, we’re glad you asked:

  • TOTALLY NEW COVERS. Caraval features an hourglass, Legendary features the Prince of Hearts, and Finale features Legend. All of the gold areas will be foiled!
  • NEW SECRET COVERS UNDERNEATH THE DUST JACKET. We aren’t showing you what these are because it’s a surprise, but everyone will get the same three secret covers. All we’re saying is that it’s gorgeous when you line up all three books…
  • SPRAYED CRIMSON EDGES. Scarlett’s (one of the protagonists in the series) nickname is Crimson, so we felt like this was very fitting!
  • MATCHING SPINES THAT LINE UP. When you put all three books together, the spines will line up and read ‘CARAVAL’.
  • SIGNED BY STEPHANIE. Every single book in the set will be signed.
  • CUSTOM DESIGNED ENDPAPERS. If you don’t know what endpapers are, you can find out more about them here.

We have been working on these special editions with Stephanie for months to perfect the design for each edition. This is the ultimate set for fans of this series!

Available September 21, 2019 at 1pm BST
£63 GBP plus shipping

 


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