We can’t quite believe it, but we’re here to share our very first theme of 2020 with you!
With so many awesome books in the pipeline for next year we knew we were going to have a tough time picking out our favourites to send you. So for January we decided to take the easy road and send all of our members (Book Box Club & Purely Books, alike) TWO BRILLIANT BOOKS!
Plus there’ll be an invite to talk to both authors at our friendly online book group AND Book Box Club members will also receive a selection of bespoke goodies, created by fantastic small businesses!
Enough with the clues, let’s reveal the theme
Shhhh… Don’t tell a soul. Our theme for January is DEADLY SECRETS! Join us as we delve deep into some of fiction’s murkiest mysteries and most classified chronicles.
Our January books have much in common – both feature brave-hearted protagonists, remote Scottish settings, and gothic vibes aplenty! Plus both books hail from the pens of brilliant debut authors… We just couldn’t pick a favourite out of these two action-packed, atmospheric reads. So we thought, why not just send you both?!
BOOK ONE is an epic quest which sees the unlikely heroes on a dangerous journey to save their clan. This battle for survival is full of shadowy creatures, mysterious powers and warring tribes, but what makes it particularly special are the incredible characters at its core. The ancient Celtic themes make for an adventure that’s full of peril, humour and (above all) heart. Lovers of Philip Pullman, Garth Nix and Michelle Paver’s Wolf Brother books will love this courageous story.
BOOK TWO is a haunting mystery set in a grand mansion! A young heroine is summoned to play companion to a wealthy merchant’s daughter in exchange for resources for her homeland. But with a mistress who seems oddly wise beyond her years, a master harbouring secrets galore and a house cloaked in mystery, she begins to question whether she’ll ever return to her island. Fans of creepy classics (think Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Dracula) or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will adore this dark and chilling book.
Our January books both have February 2020 publication dates, but we’ve secured early release on these titles exclusively for Book Box Club members, meaning that you’ll get to read them before anyone else. Both books are stunning paperbacks, which will arrive beautifully gift-wrapped. Book one will be signed by the author. Book two will be accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author.
Book Box Club members will also be treated to a plethora of unique goodies created by small businesses and inspired by some of fiction’s most wicked secret-keepers. Fans of Harry Potter and Nevernight will not be disappointed! Standby for a supplier reveal soon
All members will be invited to join us for a fun and friendly book group in our online Clubhouse. You’ll get a chance to chat with the author of our featured read, ask your questions about this month’s book (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 memberships 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 January.
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 postage option for your location.
January DEADLY SECRETS boxes and Purely Books subscriptions 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! Shipping to the UK is completely FREE, but we send our boxes all around the world, check out our FAQ page for all of our postage fees.
Existing Book Box Club members can relax, your subscription guarantees you a DEADLY SECRETS themed bookish parcel. We’ll be sending you yours around January 15th, unless you tell us not to before renewal day on December 25th (that’s Christmas day!).
If you’d like to treat someone to one our subscriptions for Christmas, you can request a printable gift voucher to hand over on the big day explaining the gift and welcoming them to Book Box Club. You’ll be asked if you’d like a voucher after you’ve placed your order and we’ll email you a voucher soon after. Or, you’ll find a link to the gift-voucher form right here.
What do you think of our DEADLY SECRETS theme? We would be so grateful if you’d help spread the word about our January box with fellow book-lovers. 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