It’s really been quite the week at Book Box Club HQ. You may have heard that we announced some pretty BIG news on Thursday (read more here), we’ve also been putting everything in place to secure tracked postage for all members from today onwards (read more here) and to top it all off… here is our long-awaited April theme reveal!
Team Book Box Club nearly had our first argument this month. We both devoured and adored books intended for our April box. We both felt that our book definitely deserved a place as a featured read! So, rather than come to blows, we decided to compromise and treat you to BOTH books. That’s right, our April box will include TWO FEATURED READS!
In the spirit of generosity, let’s reveal the theme!
Gather lords and ladies of the bookish court, thy palace is in peril! Our theme for April will be CURSED KINGDOMS and is inspired by mixed-up majesties and empires on the edge!
Our April box will feature TWO brilliant YA fantasy new releases. These stunning paperbacks will arrive beautifully gift wrapped and accompanied by signed bookplates from the authors!
Book 1 is set in a richly imagined world, where a young girl, harbouring a dark and terrible secret, is sent to join the royal council. A magical wish compels her to kill the young Crown Prince and tear the ancient traditions of the empire apart – but is she strong enough to defy her own destiny? This lusciously-written read is steeped in African mysticism, dangerous betrayals and secret romance. Fans of Children of Blood & Bone and City of Brass will be sure to adore it as much as we did!
Book 2 is an action-packed reimagining of a dark fairytale. In a series of strange events, a brave young princess finds her fate and identity interchanged with that of a cruel maid. Now demoted to a surprisingly contented life of servitude, the princess must reclaim her position, or her kingdom and the prince she is destined to marry, will be doomed! With high stakes, unforgettable friendships and fairytale vibes, this book is sure to be a hit with fans of Katherine Arden’s Winternight trilogy!
Book Box Club subscribers will also receive a curated selection of bookish goodies fit for royalty. As ever we’ve put together a box crammed with bespoke gifts created by small business and craftspeople and inspired by some of our favourite fictional Cursed Kingdoms. Standby for a supplier reveal soon…
All members will be invited to join us for a (hopefully curse-free) book group in our online kingdom/Clubhouse. You’ll get the chance to chat with both authors of our featured reads, ask your questions about this month’s books (or pretty much anything else) and make new bookish friends!
If you love the idea of a brilliant new read and membership to an exclusive author book group, but bookish extras aren’t your thing, you can still join in the fun. Check out our PURELY BOOKS subscription. Our books-only parcels include the same great featured read and membership to our awesome online book group, just without the extra themed accessories.
Purely Books members will receive both books for April.
It is now possible to purchase our Purely Books parcels on a one-off basis. Check out Our Shop to find out more and make sure you select the correct option for your location.
April CURSED KINGDOMS boxes and Purely Books memberships are available from our Subscriptions Page now. As ever, we only have a limited number of boxes available so get yours before they all disappear!
Existing Book Box Club members can relax, your subscription guarantees you a CURSED KINGDOMS themed bookish parcel. We’ll be sending you yours around April 15th, unless you tell us not to before renewal day on March 25th.
**Please note our postage prices have now been updated in line with our announcement regarding tracked postage and will effect all renewals. For more info click here.
What do you think of our CURSED KINGDOMS theme? We would be so grateful if you’d help spread the word about our April box across the book-loving land. You’ll find all the theme info over on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. We love welcoming new members to our bookish gang!
A big thanks goes out to our resident artist Ali Jo Art for creating the gorgeous artwork to accompany this month’s theme reveal.
Love, Libby and Kate xx