Book Box Guesses: October 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. These posts are typically scheduled around the 15th of each month.

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: Crownchasers

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ATTENTION BOOKWORMS! It is time to announce our October box theme… DUTY CALLS! 🚀 Our October box celebrates and explores the worlds of YA books filled with action-packed chases, badass, sassy characters and stunning worldbuilding. 🚀 Our October book of the month will transport you to a galaxy where the emperor becomes gravely ill and, instead of naming his niece as heir to the throne, he initiates a race to find the royal seal, which has been hidden somewhere in the empire. His niece feels duty bound to participate. The first to find the seal wins the throne. This book (with amazing representation!!) will sweep you away from the opening line and leave you shocked with its ending. 🚀 This book will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! You can also expect an author letter to accompany it ☺️. 🚀 This epic book is perfect for fans of Aurora Rising, Three Dark Crowns and The Hunger Games! 🚀 Fandoms being represented include THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and ILLUMINAE! With all of these epic fandoms, this box will truly be one not to miss. Hint… these items will be PERFECT as we transition into the fall season. 🚀 Beacon Booksleeves are back!! This month’s fabric hint is SPOOKY SEASON and customers will randomly receive one of four fabric prints on their booksleeve. 🚀 This box will include our tenth 2020 monthly collectible item, glass ornaments! This months’ ornament is inspired by ILLUMINAE and is seriously stunning!! 🚀 October boxes are available tomorrow, 8/11 at 5 PM EST for subscriptions and single purchases! ✨. Due to fandoms and book we are including in this box, we do expect them to sell out very fast. We have stocked up but cannot guarantee how long stock will last! ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ Stunning graphic designed by Team Beacon’s artist, @riddleandravens 😁

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The Bookish Box: Kingdom of the Wicked

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𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗬𝗔 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲 ~ 𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉 𝕾𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖒𝖊𝖘 🖤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Items Inspired by:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stalking Jack the Ripper Series⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Serpent & Dove⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From Blood & Ash⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ACOTAR ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TOG⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Our book of the month is Kingdom of the Wicked by @kerrimaniscalco 🥰 This highly antiquated book is about⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two sisters.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One brutal murder.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…😱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And an intoxicating romance. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Our exclusive edition will be extra special! Our copy will be signed, include art in the book & gold foiling on the entire front hardcover. The gold foiling design is by @monolimeart & is inspired by the tarot cards she design for the preorder campaign.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨We will be including the two tarot cards by Monolime in our box as well. We will be sharing out artist for the art inside the book soon! The shirt this month will be feature Kingdom of the Wicked! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨We have some really special items we have not done before & we are working with some new artist as well. 🙌 We will be sharing some spoilers through the month & are so excited about this box. 🤗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨We are opening up more spots then we did last month, but we do anticipate selling out before the end of the month. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Our October boxes will ship later in the month, due to the book release date, you can expect shipment the week of release, October 27th. ✨ October Adult Boxes go on sale Monday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: What do you love most about book box subscriptions? 📚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love discovering new books and being surprised by beautiful goodies every month! It’s the best! 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @lookin_abook⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————– ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yabooks #youngadultbooks #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookishbox #bookishshop #booknerdigans #booksbooksbooks #bookboyfriend #yafantasy #tbrlist

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Fae Crate: Firefrost

Fairyloot: Kingdom of the Wicked

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We’re so excited to reveal the October theme for our monthly box and it is… WICKED HEARTS! 🖤 Would you make a deal with the devil? What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you desire most? Sometimes, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t. Everything in this box is inspired by characters with wicked hearts − the morally grey characters that we love! 🖤 You can expect items inspired by Caraval, The Young Elites, Castlevania, Star Wars and also by our featured book of the month! We are thrilled to reveal that this box will have a stunning gilded playing card deck with artwork by @arz28 inspired by the following fandoms: The Shadows Between Us, The Beautiful, Sorcery of Thorns and Even The Darkest Stars. We cannot wait for you to see the items in this wicked box! 🖤 Our featured book of the month is a VERY highly anticipated release by a bestselling author. It is set in Italy, has witches, demons, romance and a deadly mystery! We’ve gone all out with the customisations on this edition − it will have an EXCLUSIVE COVER, STENCIL & SPRAYED EDGES, ARTWORK ON THE REVERSE OF THE DUST JACKET by @morgana0anagrom, a FOIL DESIGN ON THE HARDCOVER by @morgana0anagrom and a PRINTED SIGNATURE on the title page. It will also come with a SIGNED BOOKPLATE and an EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER! You guys are not prepared! 🖤 Spots for new subscriptions are currently CLOSED, but you can sign up to the waiting list here: We have a lot more spots available for this month, so we will be sending out lots of invitations in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your emails! If we are able to send everyone an invitation from the waiting list, then we will open up subscriptions again. 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! 😎 🖤 Gorgeous theme art by Official FairyLoot Artist @taratjah #bookish #fairyloot #subscriptionbox #bookstagram #bookaholic #booklover #booknerd

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Fox & Wit: Beyond the Ruby Veil

Illumicrate: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

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Our October theme is LIFE & DEATH! Our featured book this month is…well. We’ve hinted and we’ve teased, but we can now finally come out and say we’ve chosen THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab! 💛 This book is truly incredible and we’re so happy to be bringing you a gorgeous Illumicrate edition featuring all exclusive: cover, hidden cover, endpapers, and sprayed edges! It will also be signed by @veschwab! Both the full box & book only options come with a gorgeous pin inspired by the book and designed by @stacey.mcevoy.caunt 💛 We’ve decided to do something a little different this time and bring you a fandom neutral box! We will be including one item inspired by The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, but beyond that all our items are beautiful items not inspired by a particular fandom. We’e loved putting this box together! It’s one of our most aesthetic boxes ever and it is super atmospheric and perfect for this time of year! We’ve got some exciting reveals to bring you. 💛 Existing subscribers, your spot is reserved for you as always! New spots for both box and book only will be available exclusively for our waitlist, however please be aware that we have limited spots available. Anyone not offered a spot for October will remain on our waitlist for November. The link to join our waitlist is in our Linktree. 💛 We’d also like to give you a little taster of the rest of our 2020 book choices, in our favoured form of emoji hints! November: ◀️▶️🕰 🧙🏻 December: 🐦🔮👩🏻‍🎓👩🏾‍🎓 (No guessing what these are in the comments, please! Lets keep them a spoiler-free zone for those who enjoy the surprise) 💛 Are you excited about this theme?! Thanks as ever to the wonderful @chattynora for yet another amazing theme graphic! 💛 [ #illumicrate #illumicratethemereveal #addielarue #victoriaschwab #veschwab #theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue #bookbox #booklover #bookish #forbooklovers ]

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Litjoy Crate: A Golden Fury

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Presenting the October YA theme: 🌙ANCIENT ALCHEMY👁! Whether you’re a witch, a warlock, or a traditionally-trained alchemist—the powers of alchemy are at your fingertips with our October products! Enter the Oxford library with Diana Bishop to call upon an ancient alchemical text. Discover the key to eternal youth with the Philosopher's Stone. Or we may find ourselves relentlessly searching for the mysterious Alethiometer. Wherever our journey into the world of ancient alchemy takes us, we can promise you it will be unforgettable! . 🌙 About the book: When our protagonist finally creates the impossible—the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—it seems like her dream to become an accomplished alchemist may come true! But in a wicked twist of fate the stone and her family are ripped from her grasp. This October, join us as we seek for answers to the most ancient alchemical questions, risk our lives for the ones we love, and perhaps find love along the way! . 👁 Book Customizations: REVERSIBLE DUST JACKET, SIGNED, and included separately an author letter with art print on the back. . 🌙 Fandoms in this Crate: A Discovery of Witches, The Infernal Devices, The Alchemyst, and His Dark Materials. . 👁 Sneak Peeks to come – Dust Jacket Artist – New Item Replacing Trading Cards – 2 Artist Sneak Peeks . ⏰ WAITLIST NOTICE! October Crate, Items-Only, and Book-Only will open up for sales on September 11th at 10am MST. Once we sell out (most likely on the 11th) we will open the waitlist the NEXT day at 10am MT! . 🖌 Theme art by! . . #litjoycrate #bookboxsubscription #yabooks #ireadya #hisdarkmaterials #TID #theinfernaldevices #shadowhunters #ADOW #adiscoveryofwitches #thealchemyst

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Luminary Box: DANGER ALERT

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

Magical Reads Crate:

Owlcrate: Legendborn

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We are so excited to reveal that the theme for our upcoming October box is… LEGENDS AND LORE! ⚔️ 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 October towards the end of September we will be inviting people on the wait list to subscribe first! ⚔️ Our October book is a contemporary fantasy story with a mix of some of our favorite bookish elements: secret societies, Arthurian legends, an incredible cast of characters and MAGIC! It's also a deeply emotional story about grief and resilience. ⚔️ We are including a gorgeous edition of the book! It will have an exclusive cover, exclusive artwork on the back of the dust jacket (artist to be revealed soon), exclusive stamp on the hardcover case and will be signed by the author! ⚔️ Items included will be inspired by amazing books such as The Star-Touched Queen, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, Spin the Dawn, Woven in Moonlight and Girls of Paper and Fire. This box will contain a bunch of items we've never included before! ⚔️ Already subscribed to OwlCrate? Your October 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 October 1st! ⚔️ We hope you're as excited about this theme as we are! We'll be revealing more sneak peeks and sending invites to people on the wait list towards the end of September. ⚔️ graphic by @heyatlascreative ⚔️ #owlcrate #bookstagram #bookbox #mysubscriptionaddiction #subscriptionboxaddict #bookmail #readersofig #readingaddict

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Reel Bookish: The Inheritance Games

Shelflove Crate: DANGER ALERT

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

Spearcraft Book Box: Among the Beasts & Briars

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We are so excited to share with you our October theme!! All new subscriptions placed September 17th on are for our October box that will ship out the last day of October. The theme is…. Once Upon a Fairy-Tale!! . Our book this month is amazing. It is a dark, lush fairy tale–inspired fantasy perfect for fans of Sara Raasch and Susan Dennard. This will be a fantastic October read. Items this month will be inspired by: 🌳 Fairy Tales that we love 🌳 Heart of Iron- a book by Ashley Poston 🌳Usable fabric item that your book will love inspired by The Forbidden Forest from the world of Harry Potter 🌳Something vintage and useful for all of your books 🌳Something beautiful to make us think of fairies when we use bookstagram . If you are already a subscriber then you are all set and will renew for this box on October 1st. If you are not yet a subscriber you can head to and subscribe today. Becoming a subscriber saves you money each month and gets you a spot if we sell out early. One time boxes are also available in the ship for $4 more. All box sales and renewals are final sale. We hope you are as excited as we are to go on a dark lush fairy tale adventure this October. Sales are open right now! #spearcraftbookbox #spearcraftbookboxphotocontest #ashleyposton #heartofiron #fairytales #fairies #harrypotter #theforbiddenforest #forbiddenforest #theworldofharrypotter #fairylights #yabooks #yabookbox #yabookboxes #octoberbox #octobersubscriptionbox #octoberbookbox #cratejoy #booksubscriptions #monthlybookclub #bookclub

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Unplugged Book Box YA: Eventide

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👻 OCTOBER'S YOUNG ADULT THEME IS: . 😈RAGE 😈 . 📚 BOOK HINTS: FANTASY, HORROR, HISTORICAL Our protagonist must keep her rage in check as she and her sister are uprooted from their lives after their father descends into an uncontrolled madness. After moving to a rural town, the protagonist's little sister is quickly adopted, leaving the main character alone. She becomes a farmhand to help herself get by… but the town quickly reveals its more sinister side. The woods release a dense fog, and it seems as though it likes to play tricks. Some experience strange visions… As the protagonist digs for more answers, she discovers her parents scandalous history and sinister secrets that she must protect, no matter the cost. Fans of Melissa Albert, Roshani Chokski, and Justina Ireland will enjoy this book! . ✨FANDOM HINTS: Asylum, Carrie, Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Dread Nation, & Classic Horror Monsters! . 💫 PRODUCT HINTS: This month has six amazing goodies! It will feature a new collectible that will be featured once every season! Next, there is a super unique & glass drink ware item never before seen in an Unplugged Box, an epic wall decor item that is perfect for Halloween season, two awesome and usable self-care goodies, and something for your hair! . 🚨 OCTOBER BOXES ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1* After selling out very early all summer, I do expect these boxes to go quickly. Sign up for the waitlist for your best shot at grabbing one- link in highlight. Monthly subscribers, you're all set, yay!

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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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17 thoughts on “Book Box Guesses: October 2020

  1. Do you have any guesses for the October Once Upon a Bookclub YA box?

    Also I wanted to say thank you for the warning about Fae Crate! I had no idea what was going on there and I’ve just cancelled my subscription with them 😊


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