Book Box Guesses: January 2020

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! If you think I’m wrong. please leave a comment as to which book is a better fit.

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: Nameless Queen

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ATTENTION BOOKWORMS! It is time to announce our January 2020 theme… CHAOS IN THE COURT! 👑 Our January box pays tribute to your favorite fantasy courts filled to the brim with intrigue, gossip, romance and murder. 👑 Our January book of the month will whisk you away to a divided fantasy kingdom where only the wealthy have an identity and the poor wander the streets, often resorting to theft to stay alive. With the king dead, an unknown peasant unexpectedly inherits the throne and enters a royal court full of deception, backstabbing and chaos. This book is a captivating tale full of action, wonderful characters, relationships and emotion. You will not want to put it down! 👑 The book will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! You can expect an author letter to accompany it ☺️. 👑 This epic book is perfect for fans of Six of Crows, Furyborn and Everless! 👑 Fandoms being represented include THRONE OF GLASS, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY, THE WINNER’S CURSE, RED QUEEN AND WICKED SAINTS! With all of these epic fandoms, this box will truly be one not to miss. 👑 Our Beacon Booksleeves have moved to bi-monthly! Odd number months will not include sleeves. Doing this increases our budget so we can include more items that we know you all will fall in love with. All items in January’s box are useable and two are quite large! Stay tuned for reveals! 👑 January boxes are available NOW for subscriptions and single purchases! If you are a current subscriber, do not fret as your subscription will renew on December 21st ✨. ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ Stunning graphic from @littlebearries, Team Beacon’s graphic artist ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ Tag some friends who you think would be interested in this below!

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Book Hooked Box: Rogue Princess

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🏰JANUARY THEME REVEAL🏰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our next box is .. ONCE UPON A FAIRYTALE RETELLING! This theme is all about our favourite YA Fairytale's and Retelling's 🧚🏼‍♀️ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The themed artwork was created as always by official artist Jenny (@tecsielityart ) and is exclusive to Book Hooked Box. This is probably our favourite piece yet! Doesn't it look good enough to eat? We're getting serious candy floss vibes! 🤤 The artwork will be included in the box as usual. .  Fiona from @felfiramoondesigns is working her magic once again and creating a BEAUTY-ful bookmark exclusively for us! 😉 . Our fabulous candle maker Leonie of @ashandquillcandles will be creating another exclusive 4oz. This candle will be themed on the monthly book, smell super yummy and will be a gorgeous pastel colour. Sounds sweet eh?🕯 .  We know you love them, so we're giving you more delicious @Gardnerscookies! The cookies will be 'princess' themed and beautifully crafted as always. The cookies are also completely Vegan. 🍪 . The book of the month is a YA Sci-fi retelling of a classic tale. This gender-bending story follows a princess fleeing an arranged marriage, who teams up with a common thief when they inadvertently uncover a plot that could destroy their planet. The story is packed with action, sparks flying and a simply stunning setting. We adored this gorgeous retelling and cannot wait to share it! The book will include an author letter and SIGNED bookplate! 📚 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bonus item: our extra goodie this month is a beautiful body item, made by @ascent_bath_and_body. Themed on our favourite fairy and smelling good enough to eat! This magical item is vegan and contains no harsh ingredients. 🧼 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Boxes go on sale TOMORROW December 1st from 12pm GMT and will be available through subscription or single purchase in the shop. If you're already subscribed you can sit back and relax, your subscription will renew on December 15th! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you excited for our fairytale feast? 💜

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Fae Crate: Spellhacker

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Prepare yourselves mortals, for the Fae Crate team is casting a spell on you this coming January that you will not be able to resist! ⁣ ⁣ 🔮January "Spellbound" Crates ⁣ are kicking the year off and doing it strong!⁣ ⁣ 🔮This crate will feature only the best of our magicians and talented craftsmen in the bookish worlds.⁣ ⁣ 🔮Our book of the month features MAGIC(of course), a heist gone terribly, terribly wrong, and a group of lovable misfits. It's set in a Hi-Tech Fantasy world that will curse your socks off. Its fast paced, fun, and the characters will have you laughing and crying at the same time. We promise this one is a page-turner you won't want to miss.⁣ There will be a signed bookplate and letter from the author! ⁣ 🔮Items included will feature fandoms such as Sorcery of Thorns, The Night Circus, The Magicians, and more! We also have a very special item included that you're most definitely going to need. *mysterious music here*⁣ ⁣ 🏺January is also the start of our Year of Olympus theme reveals! We're starting off strong with Magnus Bane (The Mortal Instruments & other series by Cassandra Clare) as our representative of Hecate, Goddess of Witchcraft & Magic. Feel free to swoon over this gorgeous piece by @gabriella.bujdoso. Just to reiterate, only the theme art each month shall be Greek God/Goddess inspired- not the items in the boxes themselves. This will be the first beautiful print in our Olympian Collection that will continue throughout the year. Don’t miss out on starting your own Grecian Collection!⁣ ⁣ 🔮These crates will go on sale December 1st so be sure to set your alarms!⁣ ⁣ 🔮Renewals for the January Crates will be on December 15th!

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Fairyloot: Woven in Moonlight

Fox & Wit: Seven Deadly Shadows

Illumicrate: The Sisters Grimm

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January’s theme is THE STRENGTH WITHIN! We’re starting 2020 with a bang and bringing you a TWO BOOK BOX! This is not available just yet! Boxes will be available for single purchase and subscription on Thursday 5th December at 7PM GMT. We will have Book Only subscription spots available then too 💛 Our first book is a February release you’re getting a little early. Sisters with elemental powers who were separated at 13 must reunite and return to a magical land to rediscover their gifts. And unbeknownst to them, they have a huge fight ahead. This is a hardback and our Illumicrate edition will have exclusive sprayed edges and is signed by the author! 💛 Our second book is the first fantasy story from a well-known contemporary author. Two brothers, one who wishes he had powers and one who wishes he didn’t are caught in the middle of a magical war, and must make the difficult choice about whether to get involved in the fighting. This one is a paperback and comes signed as well 💛 Book only subscribers, this month you will be getting both books! 💛 Items are inspired by The Hunger Games, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Girls of Paper and Fire, Gideon the Ninth and more! We LOVE the items we’ve picked for you & can’t wait for you to see them! 💛 Active subscribers, your spot is secured for you and will renew on 1st January! Boxes will be available on subscription and single purchase Thursday 5th December at 7PM GMT, Book Only subscription slots will also be available 💛 Thanks to @chattynora as ever for our stunning graphic! 💛 [ #illumicrate #illumicratethemereveal #thestrengthwithin #daughterofsmokeandbone #dosab #lainitaylor #thehungergames #suzannecollins #girlsofpaperandfire #natashangan #gideontheninth #tamsynmuir ]

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Litjoy Crate: Woven in Moonlight

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Announcing our January theme: 🌙STARRY NIGHT✨! ON SALE NOW! You can purchase this product as a Crate, Item-Only, or Book-Only. 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! . 🌙 LitJoy-exclusive book customizations: SIGNED by the author, REVERSIBLE DUST JACKET with artwork BY THE AUTHOR(!!!), and separately from the book is an Author Letter to LitJoy readers with art print! . ✨ About the Book: Can you spot a lie? You’ll need a keen eye this January! Prepare yourself for mystery, alluring magic, a spicy dose of romance, and a mystic summoning with our January title! When our protagonist deceives a kingdom, her heart is filled with revenge—her actions calculated and determined. If only she wasn’t distracted by a kind stranger. Though she soon finds out that nobody is truly who they claim to be. January’s book truly is a tapestry of interwoven deception, danger, and passion! . 🌙 Our January Book is similar to: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, Wintersong by Jones Jae, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao, The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian, and The Mask of Zorro by James Luceno! . ✨ Fandoms in this crate: Strange the Dreamer, Doctor Who, ACOTR, and King of Scars! . 🌙 Sneak peeks to come: – Trading Cards – Two Artists featured in this crate! . ✨ January crates are available NOW through January 20th, or while supplies last. January crates will ship January 20th – 25th. . . #litjoycrate #starrynight #acotar #drowho #bookbox #bookstagram #strangethedreamer #yabooks #exclusivebooks

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Luminary Box: Dark and Deepest Red

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Our theme for January is 🌟 FORBIDDEN MAGIC 🌟 …and we'll be featuring some of both your newer AND older favorite stories who struggle with these enticing magical temptations. . 🧚🏼‍♀️ Fandoms featured in this month's box are Serpent & Dove, Throne of Glass, and Red Queen. Starting with this box, there will be at least two items for inspired from each of the fandoms! We're kicking off 2020 in style, warmth, and comfort with an exclusive large item that is sure to keep you plenty cozy the rest of hibernation season designed by @bxromance . 📚Our book pick for January features a protagonist may find it incredibly challenging to DANCE around the consequences after she chooses to toy with an ancient curse and some forbidden magic… Will she survive what killed hundreds of women in the past? . ✍️Each box will come with a bookplate signed by the author as well as an author letter! . 💌 As always, there will be an exclusive candle of the month that is based on our BOTM that will make your reading adventure even more magical. . ✨ There will also be a NEW monthly collectible set of cards (yep, a set!) inspired by one of the fandoms above and we're so happy to collaborate with @morgana0anagrom on these for the upcoming year! . 📦 Boxes are now available on our website for subscription only. If you are a subscriber, your spot is saved and renewals are on January 1st. . 👉 You can use coupon code LUMINARIES to get 10% off on your subscription. . ❤️ Do you know anyone who would love our theme? Tag them in the comments below so they don’t miss out on all the goodies!

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MLC Candle Crate: Beyond The Shadowed Earth

Moonlight Crate: Beyond The Shadowed Earth

Owlcrate: Scavenge the Stars

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We’re kicking off 2020 in a big way with our January VENGEANCE WILL BE MINE box! 🗡This box is not yet available. If you place an order now it will be for the December TALES OF TRICKERY box. Please be careful when ordering! We will keep you posted on when January is officially available. 🗡Our January box is inspired by characters who rise up against those who’ve wronged them, seeking revenge at all costs! 🗡Our book pick for January is a gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. It features an epic tale of revenge, devious plans, ships sailing on the ocean, gritty casinos and more. We fell in love with the characters and the action! 🗡We are including an incredible exclusive edition of the book with a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COVER from the regular edition! If you loved the uniqueness of past books we’ve done such as The Cruel Prince or Grace and Fury, you’ll love this! The book will also be SIGNED by the author! 🗡We are super thrilled to announce that this box will include the next mug in our series from artist @carakozik, inspired by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! 🗡Other items will be inspired by The Hobbit, Children of Blood and Bone, Crooked Kingdom and Nevernight! 🗡Already subscribed to OwlCrate? Your January 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 January 1st! 🗡We hope you’re as excited as we are for the January box! We are packing this one full to the brim with beautiful useful items. 🗡graphic by @heyatlascreative 🗡#owlcrate #bookstagram #bookbox #mysubscriptionaddiction #subscriptionboxaddict #bookmail #readersofig #readingaddiction #shopsmall #fantasybooks

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Shelflove Crate: Ashlords

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Shelflove's first theme of the new year is FIRE IS CATCHING!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our featured book for January is a YA fantasy from one of our past Shelflove Author's: ASHLORDS by Scott Reintgen! You'll follow 3 elite phoenix horse racers as they compete in the annual spectacle, The Races— a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son. Each is a talented alchemist and rider with something to prove, and winning The Races is about more for them than crossing a finish line. But the races are dangerous, and even deadly, and the fight to finish may be more than some can handle. Perfect for fans of The Scorpio Races. 🔥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fandoms this month are inspired by our favorite rebel rousers, and include: Nyxia, Scythe, The Hunger Games, Red Rising, and The Handmaid's Tale! PLUS we'll be sending out our first new collectible! We're not revealing WHAT this is yet, but stay tuned for hints as we get closer to January! 🙊 🔥⠀⠀⠀ Our January FIRE IS CATCHING Crates will renew for current subscribers on December 1, and we will open up sales for any remaining crates on December 2. We will also list any book only subscription slots available. Existing subscribers, your spot is already reserved for you and will renew automatically on December 1. Please keep in mind that we are capping subscriptions for the foreseeable future, and once spots are filled, we will not have another open unless we receive a cancellation. 🔥 Thanks to @noverantale for this gorgeous graphic! Who are your favorite fictional rebels? 🔸 . . . #shelflovecrate #feeltheshelflove#bookstagram #book #bookbox #shelflove#book #bookaddiction #yalit #instabooks#bookaholic #yabooks #bibliophile#booknerd #booklove #bookish#booklover #booksofinstagram#bookworm #subbox #subscriptionbox

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Spearcraft Book Box: Seven Deadly Shadows

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January 2020 YA theme announcement! . We are so excited to bring you something very different this month. We have an amazing new book for you it’s a thrilling YA retelling of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai which features a girl tasked with saving the world from eternal darkness. Perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Marie Lu. We fell in LOVE with this book!!! We know you will too! . Our items this month will transport you to Japan through pop culture. We will feature 8 ALL USABLE items inspired by Kawaii (the culture of cuteness in Japan) , Anime (hand-drawn and computer animation originating in Japan), Manga (comics or graphic novels created in Japan or using the Japanese language and conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century) , sushi, Naruto, Sailor Moon and more! All the items included will be usable even if you are not yet familiar with the fandom. We can’t wait to share the cuteness! . Boxes are on sale right now as a subscription or a one time purchase box. Click the link in our bio to purchase. All boxes ship the last day of January and renewal is on the 1st. All sales of boxes and renewals are final. Thanks and happy new year!! 2020 here we come!! . . . #spearcraftbookbox #japan #sushi #naruto #sailormoon #kawaii #cuteness #yaboxes #manga #anime #animebox #mangabox #pocky #yabooks #retelling #seventhsamurai#japan #mangabox#animesubscriptionbox

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Unicorn Crate: Rogue Princess

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How is it already time to announce the first theme for 2020?! Bookish Unicorns, I present to you, the January 2020 theme announcement. POWERFUL PRINCESSES is the name of this upcoming box. This one is inspired by some favorite princesses that are anything but damsels in distress. These ladies own their worth, know their own power, and are passionate about what they believe in and fight for. ✨ ✨ Remember, new boxes are only available by single purchase and the box is bimonthly, so there will not be a December Unicorn Crate (this January box is the next one to order). It will go on sale TOMORROW. . . . ⭐ The featured title in this box will be a hardcover standalone January release. I’ve chosen something a bit different this time. It’s a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella. Um, yes, it is as amazing as it sounds. This book stole my heart and truly surprised me. Fans of The Lunar Chronicles, Roar, and Defy the Stars will love this book. Ages 13+ . . ⭐ The story follows a princess fleeing an arranged marriage (sounds cliché, right? It’s anything but). This book is sassy, smart, charming, rebellious, and full of sparks a-flying. It explores the age-old question “what really is true love?” . . ⭐ This box will be filled with goodies inspired by princesses such as Merida, Roar, Stain, Moana, Leia, and Eowyn. AND I’m collaborating with @awoodlandfairytale on the unicorn item! It’s something you’re going to want to hang on your wall all year. 😊 Psst: There’s also going to be a wall scroll!!! . . I’m still finalizing items for this box, so let me know your favorite princesses, and I’ll see what I can fit in. . . . . . #unicorncrate #bookbox #yafantasy #yabooks #bookstagram #booknerdigans #yalit #yascifi #yabookbox #bookishgifts #neverenoughbooks #bestbooks #powerfulprincess #bookishgifts #yabooks2020 #theprincesssavesherselfinthisone

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Unplugged Book Box: Oasis

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