Introducing our May Theme


Happy Theme Reveal Saturday!

What better way to kick off the weekend, than with a Book Box Club theme reveal? The time has come to let you in on what we’ve been planning for our May 2019 box and you guys are in for a right royal treat!

We were so excited to get our hands on an advanced copy of this amazing book, and after only a few pages, we knew that this was a tale unlike any other that we’d read before. It’s a unique blend of fact and fantasy, with really gorgeous writing to boot… We HAD to have it as our May featured read.

Before we spill all our secrets, click on the image below to view our theme reveal trailer. Keep watching as our bookish model Sophie will unveil the theme at the end of the film.  As ever, a big thanks goes out to our resident film-maker Hax Ahmet for helping to create this film.

Click on the image below to watch the film…

Dust off your tiaras! Our May theme will be Seize the Crown and will pay tribute to some of fiction’s most remarkable royals. Whether you fancy yourself a gracious monarch of the people, or a wickedly ruthless ruler, this box will get you all geared up to take your rightful seat atop of that throne (or reading chair)!

Our May Theme in Detail…

About the Book:

Our featured read for May is one that’s been playing on our minds ever since we turned the final magical pages. It’s a fantastical retelling of the true story of a noble historical family, whose mysterious fate has long been speculated over. This stunning hardback is full ancient magic, tragic injustice, forbidden romance and a dramatic battle for survival and sovereign.

Mix Katherine Arden’s enchanting, sweeping Winternight trilogy with the passion and danger of The Book Thief and you’ll be some way towards imagining the magical historical journey that our May read will take you on! Be warned though, this book packs a real emotional punch and features unforgettable characters and scenes that are likely to keep you up reading (and weeping!) late into the night.

Our featured read for May is a brand new hardback YA release (from an author who we already love), which will arrive gift-wrapped and accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author. We can also confirm that this book will not feature in any other UK book boxes, so if you are a book box lover, rest assured, there won’t be any awkward double ups!

There will be Goodies!:

Behind the scenes at Book Box Club HQ we have been busy planing some gorgeous items for our May Seize the Crown box and we are honoured to be working with a majestic team of small businesses, artists and makers on bookish items fit for royalty! This May you can expect exclusive items inspired by The Cruel Prince, Disney, our book of the month and more! We’ll be letting you in on some sneak peeks and supplier reveals very soon so stay tuned…

There will be an exclusive author book group:

As soon as we finished this emotional book, we turned to each other and agreed: “This is going to make for an amazing book group book!”

We send all of our members a personalised invitation to an exclusive online chat with the author of our featured read and we can’t wait to meet in the Clubhouse with our fellow Book Box Club royals (that’s you guys!), and put your questions to the author of our May book.

Or opt for Purely Books:

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 reads and membership to our awesome online book group, just without the extra themed accessories.

How to join us:

May Seize the Crown boxes and Purely Book 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 so if you’re a far flung book lover, check out our FAQ page for all of our postage fees.

Existing Book Box Club members can relax, your subscription guarantees you a Seize the Crown themed bookish parcel. We’ll be sending you yours around May 15th, unless you tell us not to before renewal day on April 25th .

What do you think of our Seize the Crown theme? Who are your favourite monarchs in YA? We would be so grateful if you’d help spread the word about our May box with your own bookish royal subjects on social media. You’ll find our theme reveal trailer video in easy-to-share formats on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. Welcoming new members rules!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Love, Libby and Kate xx


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