Happy Saturday and happy Easter to all those who are celebrating! Here in the UK, the forecast for the weekend predicts glorious sunshine (perfect reading weather), lots of our members receiving their April Bold & Brave boxes (hooray!) and chocolate eggs (YUM!) … what could be better?
But before we go and crack into our eggs we thought we’d check in with you guys and share some bookish news. Keep reading to discover…
Exciting news! Our May Seize the Crown box will feature an exclusive and very useful item created by the brilliant illustrator Lauren Kay from @lkayillustrations.
If you’re a long-time Book Box Club member, you might recognise Lauren’s illustration style. Lauren was one of the twelve artists featured in our first ever Unashamedly Bookish Calendar. We picked her super-cute Matilda inspired artwork as a winner of our annual illustration competition, way back in 2017 and now we are so excited to be working with her once again.
This May, we’ve commissioned Lauren to create an exclusive item especially for our Seize the Crown box. We are huge fans of her adorable characters and whimsical illustration style and we are thrilled with the Disney inspired drawing that she has created especially for Book Box Club! This item will be super-useful, absolutely stunning and the perfect thing to keep in your royal handbag at all times!
To discover some of Lauren’s artwork head over to her Instagram and give her a follow.
There are now a limited number of our SEIZE THE CROWN May boxes available! We are so thrilled that you guys are as excited as we are about our majestic May theme.
Our featured read is a beautifully-written fantasy retelling about a real royal dynasty that has long sparked controversy. It’s an emotional battle for survival full of magic and unlikely alliances. If you are a fan of Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy or The Book Thief you are sure to love this mystical twist on a true story. This book 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.
Book Box Club subscribers will also receive a curated selection of bookish goodies inspired by some of our favourite gracious monarchs and wicked rulers. As well as a beautifully illustrated Disney inspired item by Lauren Kay, May members can look forward to an exclusive candle hand-poured by Flickerink and goodies inspired by The Cruel Prince, our featured read and more!
All our our subscribers will be invited to our members-only online book group, where you’ll get the chance to meet the author of this brilliant book and ask her your questions! Book Group is always one of the highlights of our month, we can’t wait to chat to you all!
Remember, if bookish goodies aren’t your thing our Purely Books subscriptions offer the same great books and membership to our book group, just without the extra bits and bobs.
Our May boxes and Purely Books subscriptions are available on our subscriptions page now and are selling fast so make sure you join us now to avoid disappointment!
If you are already one of our lovely members, your SEIZE THE CROWN box has already been set aside for you. Please make sure your details are up to date for renewal day on the 25th April (that’s next Thursday). We look forward to sending you your box around May 15th.
Have amazing Easter weekends, everyone!
Love, Libby and Kate xx