Book Box Guesses: July 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: Splinters of Scarlet

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ATTENTION BOOKWORMS! It is time to announce our July box theme… MAGICAL DECEPTIONS! 💫 Our July box pays tribute to some epic books, characters and fantasy worlds that contain unique magic systems, powerful characters and deception. 💫 Our July book of the month will transport you to nineteenth-century Denmark, where secrets can kill and magic is a deadly gift. Pitched as FROZEN meets DOWNTON ABBEY, this beautiful story is filled with sisterhood, magic, ballet, jewels, romance and a mystery that unfolds throughout the course of the book. 💫 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 EVERLESS, ROMANOV and WOVEN IN MIDNIGHT! 💫 Fandoms being represented include THE CRUEL PRINCE, RED QUEEN, THE CITY OF BRASS, A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC and FOUR DEAD QUEENS! With all of these epic fandoms, this box will truly be one not to miss. 💫 This box will include our seventh 2020 monthly collectible item, glass ornaments! This months’ ornament is inspired by A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC and is seriously stunning!! 💫 July boxes are available June 11th at 10 AM EST for subscriptions and single purchases on our updated website! Check it out at Please note we have adjusted the subscription system on our website to partner with Subbly. Customers who purchase subscriptions will have to create a new account that is separate from their WIX account. If you have any questions feel free to email us for assistance! 💫 Active subscribers – do not fret as your spot is saved! Your subscription will most likely renew on July 1st 🥰 ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ STUNNING graphic created by @littlebearries

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The Bookish Box: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

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Our July YA box theme is: Beautiful But Deadly⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Boxes are live & on sale NOW! This box will bring some of your favorite characters to life with beautiful items. You can expect items featuring:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫ Serpent & Dove⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫ ACOTAR⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫ TOG⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫ Shatter Me⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫ Crescent City ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our July YA book is Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust. A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse… This book based on Persian mythology features diverse characters, strong females, and tempting villains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↳ Our edition will feature an exclusive foiling on the naked cover, exclusive dust jacket & signed bookplate! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We're thrilled to announce that this box will feature a gorgeous ACOTAR item, that is the start of a 3 part series. This very useable, and coyly bookish item will delight ACOTAR fans. We have more very exciting news about this box, stay tuned.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↠ For those wanting our adult book option: we've created an entirely new adult book box! Stay tuned for the theme announcement this week!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↠ Shirt design upgrades available in June: V-Neck, drapey tank and zip hoodie!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Those will international shipping addresses will have the opportunity to purchase this box mid July, as a one time purchase in our shop. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————————⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 Theme announcement photo: @lookin_abook⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookish #acotar #girlserpentthorne #serpentanddove #tog #throneofglass #shatterme #crescentcity #melissabashardoust #julytheme #bookishbox #bookstagram #announcement #booklover

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Fae Crate: The Extraordinaries

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Fae People! ‘Tis time to gather and gear up for July crates as we are going Fearless. The villains of the YA world must prepare for their doom as surely they cannot survive the book community not taking any of their shenanigans any longer. To lead this literary brigade, we have Darrow (Red Rising) himself standing in as Zeus to bring us to battle. (We will totally win right?) . . ⚡️This month’s featured book will approach what it means to be fearless when living in a world full of people with powers and even how you have to be a bit brave to speak to your crush! Our leading character is a lover of fanfiction and dreams of his very extraordinary crush on a daily basis. What happens when he is faced with that crush in a world of powerful beings? These books will come with a letter from the author and signed bookplate. . . ⚡️We have a lineup of strong characters that are here to help us be brave this month! We will be featuring items from Wicked Saints, Bone Crier’s Moon, The Midnight Lie, Eragon and more! We sold out of June crates within 24 hours and were only able to secure a small amount of extra stock for July crates so we do not expect these to last a lot of time. We are making moves to raise stock for August crates so new subscribers can join us but be sure to set your alarms for Fearless crates which will be on sale June 1st at 9am EST! . ⚡️Beautiful Darrow art by the lovely @gabriella.bujdoso

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Fairyloot: Shielded

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We are so excited to reveal the July theme for our monthly box and it is… RESILIENT ROYALS! 🖤 Prepare your crown, and don’t forget to sharpen your sword − you might need it! This month is all about royals that always hold their ground and are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their kingdom and the ones that they love. 🖤 You can expect items inspired by Crescent City, The Lunar Chronicles, Ash Princess, The Queen’s Rising, Woven in Moonlight and The Bear and the Nightingale. We are thrilled to announce that this box will include a hand poured candle by @inthewickoftime, a beautiful cushion cover plus many other goodies that we have never featured in a previous box! 🖤 Our featured book of the month is an epic story of a kingdom ravaged by war, and a princess that may be the key to saving it. Something about this book gave us classic fantasy vibes − you can expect magic, resilient royals and romance! This FairyLoot edition will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, SPRAYED EDGES and will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 🖤 Spots for new subscriptions are currently CLOSED, but you can sign up to the waiting list here: We will send out the first batch of invitations tomorrow, however, please don’t be too disheartened if you don’t get an email. We plan our boxes many months in advance so unfortunately we won’t have a lot of spots for new subscribers until October. The best way to get a subscription at the moment is to sign up to the waiting list. 🖤 If you already have a subscription you can sit back and relax – you will automatically get this box! 😎 🖤 Theme art by Official FairyLoot Artist @taratjah #fairyloot #subscriptionbox #bookish #booknerd #bookstagram

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Fox & Wit: Ghost Wood Song

Illumicrate: Seven Devils

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This is rebel leader, calling all rebel forces. Please ensure you are in a secure location before opening this briefing 💛 We've had word that Illumicrate have released their July theme: WE ARE THE RESISTANCE. Our intel reveals that the book is a space opera following a group of rebels fighting to free the galaxy from a tyrannical empire. Sound familiar? Illumicrate loved the twisty plot and multiple POV perspective! The book has an exclusive cover, exclusive sprayed edges and will come with signed bookplates. There will also be an enamel pin inspired by the book, designed by Fable & Black, included in both the full box and book only options! 💛 The box will also contain items inspired by The Bone Season, An Ember in the Ashes, Star Wars, the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, and more. Our intel suggests that the items are beautiful and useful as usual, and there will be some official reveals to come! 💛 Our source also managed to glean some information about the books for August – October, but it is encrypted. Resistance cells, get your best codebreakers to work on these and get the info out stat! August: 🌍↔️🌍 September: 💀📓 October: 7️⃣⭐ 💛 Boxes and book only slots will firstly be offered to those on the waitlist, which is now closed. Should any remain, general sale will happen on Monday 8th June at 8PM GMT 💛 We have very few extra spots available for July, so we're looking at a way to open subscriptions for August early so that anyone who misses out on July wont have to wait to subscribe for future boxes, and we can increase our orders accordingly. 💛 We're also happy to announce that we can now offer Paypal as a payment option for subscriptions, and so we will no longer be offering a single purchase option. 💛 Thanks to @chattynora for our stunning theme graphic! 💛 [ #illumicrate #illumicratethemereveal #wearetheresistance #theboneseason #anemberintheashes #fever #starwars #samanthashannon #sabaatahir #karenmariemoning ]

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Litjoy Crate: The Princess Will Save You

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Time for a closer look at July 👑🗡AS YOU WISH📖 products! Just call us Westley because this July, we answered your requests with an emphatic "As you wish"! Months ago we asked for your vote on ITEMS you love and FANDOMS you love and combined the two for the ultimate subscriber favorites crate! You're the Buttercup to our Westley and we can't wait to save the day with this incredible crate! . 👑 About the Book: What reads like an action-packed fantasy novel, has a princess determined to break tradition and defy her fate, and is also a Princess Bride retelling? Our July title, that's what! And being inspired by Princess Bride means we have adventure, kidnapping, a quest, and true love in store! Now, does anybody want a peanut? . 👑 LitJoy book customizations: this book is SIGNED by the author, has REVERSIBLE DUST JACKET art, And comes with and Author Letter & art print separate from the book! . 👑 Fandoms in this crate: A Darker Shade of Magic, LOTR, An Ember in the Ashes, Serpent and Dove, Chain of Gold, Six of Crows, ACOTOR, and The Princess Bride! . 👑 July subscriptions are currently sold out. Please join the waitlist for a chance to get the July crate. We will contact the waitlist if/when crates become available. Thank you for you patience 😘! . . #litjoycrate #litjoybooks #asyouwish #princessbride #bookbox #ireadya #yabooks #chainofgold #acotar #anemberintheashes #lotr #adsof #serpentanddove

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Luminary Box: DANGER ALERT

You NEED to start contacting your bank for past missing boxes.

Owlcrate: Goddess in the Machine

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We are thrilled to reveal that the theme for our upcoming July box is… DATE WITH DESTINY! 💫 This box is not yet available. If you are not already a subscriber and you are interested in this theme, be sure to join our wait list at Once spots open up for July towards the end of June we will be inviting people on the wait list to subscribe first! 💫 Our July book is a futuristic sci-fi novel about a girl escaping from a dying Earth in cryogenic sleep…only she wakes up 1000 years later than she was supposed to. She finds herself on a new planet, and everyone she ever knew is gone. To survive, she'll have to quickly learn the ways of this new society as she tries to find a way back home. 💫 We are including an out of this world edition of the book! It will have a gorgeous exclusive cover, gilded foil edges, exclusive stamp on the hardcover, and the book will be signed by the author! 💫 Items included will be inspired by The Raven Boys, Star Wars, Carry On, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. This box will contain the next mug in our series with artist @carakozik, and this will be the final Harry Potter inspired item we'll be sending out this year. 💫 Already subscribed to OwlCrate? Your July 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 July 1st! 💫 If you were on the wait list for June and didn’t receive an email invite, you will be first in line for this July box. 💫 We anticipate these boxes selling out quickly! We will be increasing our numbers beginning in August, but for the time being there won't be too many available spots. We thank you for your support and patience – we are hoping to get off of the wait list system as soon as possible! 💫 graphic by @heyatlascreative 💫 #owlcrate #bookstagram #bookbox #mysubscriptionaddiction #subscriptionboxaddict #bookmail #readersofig #readingaddict

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Shelflove Crate: DANGER ALERT

You NEED to start contacting your bank for past missing boxes.

Spearcraft Book Box: Ghost Wood Song

Unicorn Crate: Bi-monthly; Check back next month!

Unplugged Book Box YA: I Killed Zoe Spanos

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😍JULY'S YA THEME IS: Doubt . Subscribe to the July waitlist to be the first to know when boxes are available! Link in highlights. Doubt is a concept Unplugged will be tackling in the YA July box. We've all had our doubts, whether internal – about our own decisions, or external – about the people and situations in our lives. This month, Unplugged will focus on this concept through the book, fandoms, and characters. . 📚 BOOK HINT: Thriller / Suspense This book is the YA thriller of the summer that you don't want to miss! When our protagonist lands a nanny gig in the Hamptons, she is excited for summer in a new town… But when she arrives, she learns she bears an eerie resemblance to a girl who went missing months before. When the missing girl's body is found, our protagonist is charged with manslaughter; but her confession leaves many doubts. A popular podcast brings to life what could be the real truth… Fans of Courtney Summers, Maureen Johnson, and Karen McManus will love this book! . ⚡️ PRODUCT HINTS: This month, prepare yourself for a delicious, tropical drink, a delightful summery-self care goodie, and a self-care product to use while you're reading. (Plus more TBA!) 🎉FANDOMS INCLUDE: The Selection, Percy Jackson, Love & Gelato, and more! 🚨 MAY & JUNE BOXES SOLD OUT 2.5 WEEKS EARLY! JULY BOXES ARE LIMITED & EXPECTED TO SELL OUT FAST. . [ #unpluggedbookbox #bookbox #booksubbox #booksubscriptionbox #subscriptionbox #veschwab #bookmark #bookstagram #bookmarks #bookstababe #booksofisntagram #booksofig #booksofinsta #readergram #selfcare #selfcarebookbox #selfcarebox #selfcaresubscriptionbox #readmore #ilovereading #tbr #goodreads #booktube #bookblr #books #bibliophile #library #bookswag #yabookbox #youngadultbookbox ]

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