Book Box Guesses: December 2019

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post!

I’ll update as more boxes release themes. Let me know if I’m missing a box you think should be added to the list.

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

Book Box guesses

Beacon Book Box: This Will Kill That

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ATTENTION BOOKWORMS! It is time to announce our December box theme… DECEPTIVE DANGERS! 🔥 Team Beacon is thrilled to announce that this box will feature THREE BOOKS, with one having an EXCLUSIVE COVER and SPRAYED EDGES, a booksleeve and an array of usable bookish goodies that we had a blast curating. If this interests you, then read on! 🔥 How many of your favorite novels revolve around fast-paced, engaging adventures? Our first December book pick is set in a dangerous world after a plague wipes out most of the population. Those who survive are broken up into feuding factions, sorted by color. Featuring a cast of empowered characters to fall in love with and spectacular worldbuilding, you will be enchanted from page one. This book will be a very special hardcover with an EXCLUSIVE COVER, SPRAYED EDGES and it will be SIGNED by the author! We are thrilled to be offering our first exclusive cover and sprayed edges in a monthly box, woohoo! 🔥 Our second book pick is a lush story that seamlessly weaves together dystopian and fantasy elements. This magically dark story is filled with page-turning action, dense worldbuilding, mystery and romance. This book comes as a downloadable eBook. 🔥 Our third book pick is a collection of stories branded as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets Charmed! These spooky stories feature lessons such as hope, acceptance, honor and courage. This book comes as a downloadable eBook. 🔥 Our book picks are perfect for fans of Divergent, A Darker Shade of Magic and Red Rising. 🔥 Fandoms being represented are The Hobbit, Shadow and Bone and The Star-Touched Queen! 🔥 December’s Beacon Booksleeve (a booksleeve made by Team Beacon!) fabric hint is: CHRISTMAS VILLAGE! This sleeve is stunning and is perfect for the holiday season. 🔥 December boxes are available NOW for subscriptions and single purchase! We expect these boxes to sell fast, so make sure you grab one as soon as you can. 🔥 If you are a current subscriber, do not fret as your subscription will renew on November 21st ✨. ⚫⚫⚫⚫ Tag some friends below who would be interested in this box! ⚫⚫⚫⚫ Stunning theme art from Team Beacon's artist, @littlebearries

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Fae Crate: The Weight of a Soul

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History was a living, breathing, changing ⁣ thing – even when it was your own.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ For December’s theme, we welcome you all to ⁣ join us around the campfire to listen to stories…⁣ ⁣ 🧞‍♂️ Of Legends and Lore 🧞‍♂️ ⁣ ⁣ Once upon a time, long, long ago, before the days of boxes and books– Stories were told. ⁣ ⁣ They were passed down from generation to generation. Of Heroes & Heroines. Of destinies & the changing of fates. From stories of Phoenix riders in an overthrown kingdom to girls married to a Caliph only to end up dead, these tales will stay in your bones and heart long after you’ve read them.⁣ ⁣ 🧞‍♀️ This month's crate is all about books with vibrant lore and legends. We're immersing ourselves in the magic of stories told like Crown of Feathers, Uprooted, Beyond a Darkened Shore and more!⁣ ⁣ 🧞‍♂️ So, grab a seat(or a box) and join us on this journey to mystical worlds. It's bound to be an adventure to remember.⁣ ⁣ 🧞‍♀️ The book for December is a Fae Crate Exclusive Edition about a girl risking everything to bring her sister back, even if it means making a deal with Death itself. How far will she go before the darkness consumes her?⁣ ⁣ 🧞‍♂️ Theme art by the amazing @gabriella.bujdoso inspired by Crown of Feathers by @nickipaupreto⁣ ⁣ ⁣ These crates go on sale November 1st at 9am EST!⁣ ⁣ Don't forget, we will be revealing the book included in upcoming weeks on Instagram for those who would like to know. This way, we can report all book sales for our monthly boxes to the NY Times Best Sellers List, and give back a little more to our amazing authors.⁣

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Fairyloot: Eight Will Fall

Illumicrate: Blood Heir

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Illumicrate's final theme of the year is SECRETS & SCHEMES!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our featured book for December is a YA fantasy from a debut author. When the princess of the kingdom is framed for the king's murder, she must work with an unreliable ally to clear her name, whilst also keeping her terrifying secret hidden. Everyone in this story has their own agenda (and their own secrets & schemes) and we loved seeing it all pan out! Our stunning Illumicrate edition is the UK hardback with exclusively designed stencilled edges, exclusive endpapers and is signed by the author!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Items this month are inspired by A Court of Mist and Fury, Caraval, The Devouring Gray, Star Wars and more! As this is our December box, we're going to be extra nice and give you TWO reveals already about what this box will contain. We're excited to let you know that our last @rosiethorns88 mug of the year will be in this box! We'll also be including a 2020 calendar containing artwork from @merwildandco and designed quotes from @chattynora! This will be a multi-fandom piece and guys, it's looking super awesome and will be *perfect* for planning all your schemes next year⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our December 'Secrets & Schemes' boxes will be on sale on Saturday 2nd November at 3PM GMT for both subscription and single purchase. We will also have book only subscription slots available. Existing subscribers, your spot is already reserved for you and will renew automatically on 1st December⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you for making our first year of monthly boxes so great and we are looking forward to more amazing themes and books next year! 💛 Thanks to @chattynora for this gorgeous graphic! Are you excited about this theme? 💛 [ #illumicrate #illumicratethemereveal #secretsandschemes #acourtofmistandfury #caraval #devouringgray #starwars #acomaf #sarahjmaas #acotar #stephaniegarber #christinelynneherman ]

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Litjoy Crate: Dangerous Alliance

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👀Three-month theme sneak peek! 👀 Brace yourself for three themes that are absolutely enchanting and completely unique from each other! . 🌲🌔 November’s theme: 🌔FORBIDDEN FOREST🌲! We invite you to follow the trail of spiders into the place most magical and forbidden! Travel where unicorns reside. Seek challenges, scents, friends, and secrets through the forest paths. This November, a forbidden forest is growing out of your LitJoy Crate and onto your bookshelf. Discover the mysteries that lie within! . ☕️🖋 December’s theme: 📜🖋LOST IN AUSTEN☕️! This December, LitJoy is time-traveling back to an age of regency! Didn’t you hear? A new eligible bachelor is in town and we are going to his holiday ball! Celebrate the holidays in everything Austen: from our December Young Adult book, to never-before-included items, everything this month is of upmost quality and beauty. Not a single ribbon will be out of place and all dancers will have partners. Corsets and snooty aunts are definitely not invited! This will be an amiable month indeed! . 🌟 January’s theme: 🌟STARRY NIGHT🌟! This January, the night sky is alight with stars! Slumber into dreams of magical and mysterious things . . . Creep through the city shadows at Truedark . . . Take flight to the second star to the right and straight on till morning! January’s LitJoy products are the stuff that dreams are made of! . 🛒🎁 Interested in purchasing some LitJoy goodies for you or as a gift? Yay! We recommend purchasing subscriptions in 3-month or 6-month prepay packages for deeper discounts. Subscriptions come as Crates, Book-Only, and Items-Only packages. Also! Don’t forget that ALL LitJoy purchases earn you LitJoy 🦄Rewards Points🦄 and 💖Lunacorns Members💖 can use their saved money towards subscriptions! Happy gift shopping (and make sure to treat yo self)! . . #litjoycrate #subscriptionbix #ireadya #forbiddenforest #litjoy #bookbox #bookstagram

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Luminary Box: Song of the Crimson Flower

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It's that time of the month again– time for our very enigmatic theme reveal, that is! And it is… *drumroll* 🖤 FLIRTING WITH SHADOWS! 🖤 . 🖤 We're giving a little special mention to all of our darker favorite characters we secretly like to root for, a small but scary cinnamon roll, or not-so-secret crush, this month. We Luminaries like to illuminate even the darkest faves, because they can be the most pivotal turning point in the story! . 🔮 We've included a slew of fun items that are just as mysterious, from Serpent and Dove, An Ember in the Ashes, Shadowhunters, Shatter Me and ACOTAR. . 📖 Our BOTM is about a magical story of initially unrequited love… which gets messy fast. Off on an epic journey and becoming more ensnared in the fighting, cryptic blood magic, and romance, will this pair of dark magic lovebirds break the curse placed upon them both? . 🔥 Like always, there will be an exclusive candle of the month, based off the book, that will thoroughly immerse you in the world as you read about the adventures of the dark magic duo. And don't forget, there is a NEW collectible trading card in each box every month; try and see if you can collect them all! . 🎁 Boxes are now up on our website for subscription only. If you have already subscribed, kick back and relax– your spot's been saved, and the subscription will renew December 1st. . 🎉 Remember, you can always use the code LUMINARIES to get 10% off on your subscription! . 😏 Do you have a favorite dark character you're particularly fond of? Tell us in the comments who would make you join "the dark side"!

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MLC Candle Crate: Starsight

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It’s time to announce our December theme, Claim The Stars! This month our theme is dedicated to our favorite spacey fandoms. . 🚀 When we read Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, we fell in love with the story and characters. We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to include the sequel, Starsight as our December book! . 🛰 I don’t want to ruin anything in Skyward if you haven’t read it yet, but here’s a little about the books! Spensa always dreamed of being a pilot but her father’s desertion haunts her. Her father was shot out of the sky when he suddenly deserted his team during a fight with the Krell. She hopes to prove she is her father’s daughter and discover the truth behind his fleeing. ☄️We will also be featuring fandoms like Star Wars, Heart of Iron, Red Rising, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Illuminae. ⭐️As always each box will include an 8oz sorting style candle, 1 of 3 possible variations for the 8oz wood wick candle, 1-3 other goodies at least one of which is a self care item and of course the book which will feature SPRAYED EDGES! . 🚀 One item is being curated by a guest shop! We are really excited to share but we want to build the anticipation so be on the look out for that announcement soon! . 🛰Sales will go live on Thursday 21st and don’t forget if you’ve already subscribed your crate is reserved for you. Your account will auto renew on December 1st. . ⭐️ These crates will ship December 16-20th, please do not plan on these arriving prior to Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah. With shipping delays and the timing of the shipment they will NOT arrive prior to the holidays. . 🚀🛰⭐️☄️

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Owlcrate: The Guinevere Deception

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We’re very excited to be announcing our upcoming December theme early! With the holiday season right around the corner we thought it may help to know both of the November and December themes in advance. 🎭 The theme for December is TALES OF TRICKERY!! 🎭 This box is not yet available. It will be available to order around November 20th. We will make official announcements once we get closer to the box going on sale. 🎭 Our December box is inspired by stories where things are not what they seem. It’s a light hearted and fun box all about characters with tricks up their sleeves, and plot twists that kept you guessing! 🎭 Our book pick for December is a twisted tale inspired by King Arthur. It features an unreliable main character, a dark forest, people in disguise and more. This beloved author has made the story entirely their own and had us guessing until the final page! 🎭 We are including a beautiful exclusive edition, which will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER and EXCLUSIVE FOIL DESIGN on the hardcover! The book will also be SIGNED by the author! 🎭 You will find goodies inspired by Caraval, Sorcery of Thorns, Sky in the Deep, and Grace and Fury (all of which are past OwlCrate books with epic twists and turns!). There will also be a few really cool bookish items that aren’t based off of fandoms. 🎭 Already subscribed to OwlCrate? Your December box will be reserved for you – no need to sign up again. Just make sure your payment info is up to date and your subscription is active, so that you have a successful renewal on December 1st! 🎭 We hope you’re as excited as we are for the December theme. We’re ending the year with a bang and we can’t wait to ship these boxes out! 🎭 graphic by @heyatlascreative 🎭 #owlcrate #bookstagram #bookbox #mysubscriptionaddiction #subscriptionboxaddict #bookmail #readersofig #readingaddiction #shopsmall #fantasybooks

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Shelflove Crate:

No box this month. They’re trying to get back on track

Spearcraft Book Box: Dangerous Alliance

Unicorn Crate: no December box

Unplugged Book Box: Songs from the Deep

Need help figuring out which book might be featured in a box? Comment below with the box and link to the hints and I’ll see what I can figure out.

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11 thoughts on “Book Box Guesses: December 2019

  1. Hi there! Do you have any opinions on the Book Box Club? And any predictions on its December title? I’m intrigued, but also concerned that there might be overlap with another Book Box this month.


  2. Ideas on the Unplugged Adult box?


    This unique, richly told story follows an ambitious young woman as she seeks vengeance against royals that murdered her family. With the power of mind-control, our protagonist manipulates her way to steps of the royals that took her family away when she was only a child. This beautifully written stories captivates the dangers and excitement faced by the protagonist in a fun and unique setting. With danger mounting, our protagonist must find allies to rely on in order to succeed on her mission; lest she become another victim. This is a paperback, new release book!


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