Happy Sunday everyone! We are back from a whirlwind trip to YALC (the Young Adult Literature Convention in London), where we chatted to so many lovely bookish people, spent ALL of our money on bookish accessories and got so many hot tips on exciting books coming out next year from our publisher buddies!
Before we put our feet up with a nice icy drink and check in with our now even more ginormous reading stacks, we have a sneaky little unboxing for you…
Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan: When twin sisters Madeline and Catlin move to a castle in Ballyfrann, they soon realise that this strange Irish town is cloaked in dark secrets: from ancient rituals and witchy neighbours to classic bad boys and missing girls. As Madeline struggles with newfound magical visions and Catlin becomes enthralled by romance, the sisters have no idea how dangerous their new home will become…
Bonus Book – Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan: From the wicked witch in her gingerbread house to Rumpelstiltskin and Cinderella, this gorgeously illustrated collection of fairy-tales reimagined features age-old stories with dark new twists.
Forbidden Forest mug with artwork my Moledro Craft Co: Swig your butter beer from this exclusive enamel mug and be transported to the home of Hogwarts most magical creatures. The Forbidden Forest may be off-limits to students, but we’ve secured special access for Book Box Club members! Enter if you dare… www.moledrocraftco.com
Mamo’s herbal hand cream by Pretty Little Treats: Inspired by Mamo from Perfectly Preventable Deaths (AKA the wise witch of the woods of Ballyfrann), this soothing citrusy balm will heal the hands of all budding sorcerers. www.prettylittletreats.co.uk
Sabrina coaster with artwork by Beatrice Joy Velasco: Whether you consider yourself distinctly mortal or a bonafide member of the witches’ council like Sabrina Spellman, everyone needs a place to rest their brew. Created using all recycled materials and inspired by our new favourite series, this exclusive coaster is the perfect place to set down your new mug. www.instagram.com/velbe_
Caramel marshmallows by Ananda Foods: Even witches need sugary snacks! Toast these vegan marshmallows over your bubbling cauldron for a yummy reading treat. www.anandafoods.co.uk
Bookish extras: A gorgeous print of the bewitching cover of our featured read (with thanks to our friends at Hot Key Books) and a hot tip for a brilliant new YA book coming soon from our friends at Walker Books.
We had so much fun working with a whole coven full of talented artists, crafters, designers and small businesses this month and we’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who helped to make our June box magical!
We’d also like to thank our members for sharing your unboxings with us. We feel really lucky to have so many talented photographers, bloggers and vloggers in our club and nothing makes us happier than hearing how much you’ve enjoyed your boxes!
What was your favourite item this month? Has anyone finished either of the books yet? We can’t wait to discuss Perfectly Preventable Deaths at our book group with Deirdre Sullivan on 30th July (that’s this coming Tuesday)!
We completely sold out of our June box but we do have a VERY limited selection of exclusive Forbidden Forest mugs for sale over in Our Shop now so hurry over there if you missed out.
Remember, lots of our boxes sell out so to avoid missing out next time make sure you’re subscribed to our August Let the Games Begin box. Read more about our August theme here!
Have lovely weekends everyone! Stay cool!
Lots of love, Libby & Kate xx