PRIDE Box 2017
PRIDE BOX #1

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What’s in the box?

Rather than our usual 1 book + goodies, we wanted the PRIDE box to purely highlight two fantastic, new LGBT+ YA releases. Included in this box was Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, and Release by Patrick Ness, and letters from both of the authors.

  • Queens of Geek:
  • When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever. In this wonderfully fun and adorably cute novel, three best friends find love where they don’t expect to.
  • Release:
  • Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches. A beautiful novel about relationships- familial, friendships, romance, and the supernatural.
May 2017
Volume Twenty One: I See Fire

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What’s in the box?

Mariko knows her fate- a political marriage to the son of the Emporor’s favourite consort. But when she learns that the Black Clan have been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace, Mariko takes matters into her own hands. Determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back she is pulled deeper into the Black Clan where she uncovers a dark history of secrets, betrayal, and murder. Pick up Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh to find out where Mariko’s story goes.

  • Aelin inspired Fireheart Candle made by Kozy Korner Boutique on Etsy
  • 1 of 24 possible Catching Fire Blind Bags from Ikon Collectibles
  • Sailor Mars Socks in honour of our favourite Sailor Scout
  • “Everything changed when the fire nation attacked.” Fire Nation Bracelet inspired by Avatar and The Legend of Korra
  • Dragon Sticky Tabs book to tab all your books with!
  • Dog Ear For Art on Etsy has created an amazing Aelin Silhouette Book Folding Pattern for you to try on your hardcovers
ACOWAR Box 2017
Sequel Box: A Court of Wings and Ruin

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What’s in the box?

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas is the thrilling conclusion to this arc of the ACOTAR serires. The next books will focus on a differnet set of characters, but first, dive into this beast of a novel and find out how it ends!

  • A custom made + exclusive High Lady of the Night Court candle made by Kool and Co on Etsy
  • A  custom A Court of Wings and Ruin ribbon bookmark handmade by Charmed Fiction on Etsy
  • A gorgeous Feysand art print by Charlie Bowater. The dress in this art inspired the dress of the cover of the book!
  • A custom Feysand bookmark made by Read and Wonder on Etsy
  • A super adorable Baby Rhysand sticker designed by Taratjah on Redbubble
  • A Night Court Tote Bag designed by Paperly and Co on Etsy
  • A custom extra large pin designed by Evie Bookish
April 2017
Volume Twenty: Bippity Boppity Book

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What’s in the box?

Our bok this month is the wonderful The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil. This comng of age novel follows teenagers Sophia and Joshua. Sophia is genius-level smart but can’t figure out how to crack the code that is social interaction. Joshua spends his time honing magic tricks and planning how to win Sophia’s heart. In life and love, timing is everything.

  • 1 of 6 Harry Potter notebooks created by Literary Emporium on Etsy
  • 1 of 2 sets of A Darker Shade of Magic character magnetic bookmarks by Read and Wonder on Etsy
  • A ticket to enter The Night Circus created by RedGoldSparksPress on Etsy
  • An adorable Niffler keychain
  • A beautiful Cinderella and Fairy Godmother print by Loliefreta on Etsy
March 2017
Volume Nineteen: Feels Like a Fairytale

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What’s in the box?

One princess, one evil stepfather, a talking dog, a boy newt and a frog prince. Throw in a quest to find ingredients for a magical lip balm and what you have is Frogkisser by Garth Nix. After Princess Anya makes a promise to her sister that she would turn her beloved back into a prince, Anya sets off to gather the necessary ingredients to make the transmorgification reversal lip balm and win back her kingdom along the way.

  • signed bookplates!
  • A spell-breakingTransmorgification Lipbalm custom made by From the Page on Etsy
  • Hero OR Villain fairytale inspired bath salts custom made by Burning Pages Candles on Etsy
  • Large Beauty and the Beast vinyl sticker created by Ink and Wonder
February 2017
Volume Eighteen: Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

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What’s in the box?

This is not a fairytale. When teenagers start to go missing, the only thing that ties them together is that they were all born on Valentines Day. Pearl Linford finds herself trying to figure out what is going on and who is taking her classmates, before time runs out and they come for her. With nothing but Finn Blacklin by her side, Pearl has to navigate through the weird supernatural turn her life has taken.The firt in a new Australian paranormal series, Valentine by Jodi McAlister is a definite page-turner.

  • Custom blended ‘Amortentia’ tea by West End Tea Co, inspired by the love potion in Harry Potter
  • A ‘Feysand’ scented candle by The Book Hangover on Etsy, inspired by Feyre & Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • An ‘Okay? Okay.’ pin inspired by The Fault in Our Stars
January 2017
Volume Seventeen: Did Someone Say Fantasy?

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What’s in the box?

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess tells the story of Henrietta Howell, the girl thought to be the first female sorcerer in ages. Thanks to a prophecy stating that a female sorcerer is the key to defeating the seven Ancients, Henrietta is recruited to train with her majesty’s sorcerers in Victorian London. Magic, Fae, Demons- this book has something for everyone.

  • Penguin Teen Super-Proof 2017 features extracts from fourteen upcoming Penguin Teen Australia titles
  • A Lord of the Rings One Ring necklace- wear it on your finger or around your neck!
  • a custom designed Raven Cycle Raven Cycle bookmark by BehindthePages
  • An ‘As Travas’ art print by MissPhi on Society6, inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic
  • Two beautiful original art peices by Tales Fantastic
December 2016
Volume Sixteen: Simply Wonderful

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What’s in the box?

And now for something a little different: a novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Mieia Merian discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings. Mary Anning discovered fossils that would chage conceptions of the past. Maria Mitchell longed to discover a new comet. Read about their discoveries in Finding Wonders by Jeanine Atkins

  • Included is a letter from us explaining why we’ve chosen this book for December
  • A Golden Snitch bracelet to remind you there is no dream too small
  • An ‘I Fell into a Book’ button magnet with art by Down the Reading Hole on Redbubble
  • Absolutely adorable Sticky Tabs from Blossom Books
  • One of three stunning washi tape designs to decorate all your favourite things
November 2016
Volume Fifteen: Welcome to Wonderland

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What’s in the box?

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, Catherine was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.How does a young girl who wants nothing morehan to open a bakery so that she can share her delicious treats with the entire land, turn intothe infamous Queen of Hearts? Read Heartless by Marissa Meyer to find out!

  • Queen of Hearts & Cheshire Cat from Read and Wonder on Etsy
  • Vanilla Rooibos Loose-Leaf tea from West End Tea Co
  • A Heart-shaped tea infuser spoon
  • A Retellings Recommendation Poster created by us!
October 2016
Volume Fourteen: Against All Odds

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What’s in the box?

Jennifer Niven has done it again with another heart wrenching story. Holding up the Universe is our book of the month and it is a beautifully poignant novel. Everyone thinks they know Libby and Jack. She was dubbed America’s fattest teen and he is the most popular guy in school. But don’t judge a book by its cover. Thanks to a cruel joke, they are brought together and find something they never thought they would find in each other.

  • A Manon Lip Balm by Behindthepages. Made from all natural products, it smells of dragons blood, rain, fire, amber moss and teak. 
  • Become a Dreg with your Six of Crows temporary tattoo with special thanks to Hachette for the design, printed by yours truly.
  • A Camp Halfblood necklace. 
Gemina Box 2016
Sequel Box: Gemina

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What’s in the box?

The book of this box requires no introduction. We all know what it is, and we know how excited you are to get your hands on Gemina by the amazing Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The second book in the Illuminae Files, now it’s Hanna and Nik’s turn to fight the next wave of the Beitech assault. But best of all, the book is signed by the authors.

  • Take a read of the letter from the ingenious authors. Sharp and witty, just like them, the letter is almost as pretty as the book itself.
  • An Illuminae bookmark and an author poster from the publishers.
  •  Gemina Tote bag custom designed by Evie Seo. You can check out more of her beautiful designs on Society6 as Evieseo and RedBubble as Eviebookish.
  • The Redbubble store TheBookHangover has custom designed this gorgeous Illuminae Microfibre pouch 
  •  Heimdall ship schematic print.from the book
September 2016
Volume Thirteen: You Win or You Die

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What’s in the box?

Three sisters, three Queens, one Queen crowned. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake tells the story of triplet sisters; one elemental, one poisoner, one naturalist. At age sixteen the battle begins. Only one can be left standing, a fight to the death. The winner may not be the strongest, but she may be the darkest.

  • A Jon “King of the North” Snow mini Funko Pop
  • “Queens of YA” tealight candle set from TheBookHangover on Etsy. Perfectly scented representations of cinder from The Lunar Chronicles, Aelin from Throne of Glass, Meira from Snow like Ashes, and Sharzad from The Wrath and The Dawn.
  • An adorable Crown Ring. 
  • A ‘Dementor and Stag’ poster from Colourprint on Etsy.
  • Game of Thrones ‘You Win or You Die’ quote poster by Idashopboutique
August 2016
Volume Twelve: Professional Book Lover

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What’s in the box?

Our book of the month is a book about books. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley tells the story of Henry and Rachel and the power that a book can hold. It’s about how we leave ourselves behind when we die. How we leave our histories in the things we love… like books.

  • Included is a signed bookplate and letter from the author.
  • Bibliophile soap thanks to BehindthePages
  • Mini Book Light to read in the dark.
  • Library Card scarf to keep you warm whie reading
July 2016
Volume Eleven: Ladies who Slay

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What’s in the box?

Fellow bookworms, take a deep breath and dive into the alternate retelling of Vlad the Imapler. And I Darken by Kierstan White tells the story of Lada Dragwlya, the fierce daughter of the King of Wallachia. No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada likes it that way.

  • Throne of Glass or A Court of Thorns and Roses keychain by the lovely BelleRegalia on Etsy.
  • Hermione’s Wand necklace
  • Tris inspired temporary tattoos from WelcomeToTheHub on Etsy.
  • Take a Sailor Moon print from JuicyGinger  on Etsy and combine it with the amazing ladies from Button Empire and you get these beautiful Sailor Moon make up mirrors. Moon Prism Power, Make Up!
June 2016
Volume Ten: Pride Week

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What’s in the box?

Ladies and gentlemen and genderqueer and gender fluid people, the time has come. You Know Me Well by Nina Lacour and David Levithan is a story about meeting your platonic soulmate: that one person that you can just instantly relate to, and then cheering each other on as you win over your dream guy or girl… or both or neither.

  • A custom tote bag designed by the wonderful BookwormBoutique
  • Some times we need a little help to be as brave as our favourite shadowhunter/downworlder duo, so make sure you wear your new fearless rune necklace during those tough times.
  • A “Perfect Just The Way You Are” print by JunebugPrintables.
  • Use our book recommendations poster to expand your reading horizons. There are so many amazing LGBT+ novels out there in the world and we’ve made it easier for you to find them.
  • A ‘READ DIVERSE BOOKS’ wristbands.
May 2016
Volume Nine: Summer Daze Driftin' Away

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What’s in the box?

Australia is well and truly on it’s way to winter, so let’s ignore the cold and enjoy this cozy, summer read. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson is a story about how its when your perfectly laid plans go awry that you get exactly what you need. Andie has every second of her summer planned out, but when scandal rocks her father’s career, her plans are turned on their head.

  •  Fairy Bread candle thanks to the lovely girls at Nook and Burrow
  •  A sun or ice cream magnetic bookmark from TheWoodsAvenue on Etsy
  • A super relaxing bath bomb thanks to ALLBODY SOAPS on Etsy. You will receive one of four possible scents: grapefruit & lime, jasmine, seamoss, or green tea.
April 2016
Volume Eight: Journal Junkie

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What’s in the box?

Steel your heart and make sure you have a tissue box handy when you give this month’s book a read. This is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang tells the story of Janie and Micah. Best friends since elementary school, they drifted apart when they entered high school. Or so that’s what everyone thinks. Here’s the tale of a beautifully written and tragically toxic relationship.

  •  Colourful Currently Reading stickers from TheStickerAlley on Etsy.
  • A Get Shit Done notebook, brought to you by the amazing MiGoals on Etsy
  • A roll of book washi tape 
March 2016
Volume Seven: Australia Made

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What’s in the box?

Are you ready for one of the best #LoveOzYA novels this year? The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis tells the story of three “friends”. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. And now that he’s gone, what does that make them?

  • Just in case you missed it, your copy is autographed and personalised!
  • A ‘The Sidekicks’ bookmark.
  • A Books + Stuff tote bag thanks to the brilliant JuneDesignCo on Etsy.
  • One of two possible wooden bookmarks from Lillytales in Melbourne.
  • Thank you to Pantera Press for providing these handy double-sided posters featuring two reads from Aussie authors.
February 2016
Volume Six: Rebel with a Cause

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What’s in the box?

One of our favourite books so far this year, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton is packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. Not to mention the rebellion that permeates the entire story line.

  • Custom made The Lunar Chronicles inspired tea from LiteraryTeaCo
  • Stickers of your favourite Throne of Glass characters, by the amazing TheStickerAlley on Etsy.
  • Dauntless Cake lip balm from FromthePage on Etsy.
  • Custom made The Hunger Games poster from BehindThePages on Etsy
January 2016
Volume Five: Travel the World

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What’s in the box?

“The world is a book and those who do no travel read only one page”

– St. Augustine.

Feast your eyes on the first book of Alexandra Bracken’s highly anticipated new series Passenger. Whimsical and poetic, join a prodigy and a pirate on a journey through centuries and continents.

  • Travelogue Travel Journal Kit with Scratch Maps.
  • A “wanderlust” necklace.
  • A world map temporary tattoo 
December 2015
Volume Four: Celebrate the Season

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What’s in the box?

Prepare yourself for a tale unlike any other. Jesters and princesses, a silver tongue and clever words, Autumn and Spring, Summer and Winter. Trick by Natalia Jaster is whimsical and poetic. Guaranteed to be your favourite read of the year.

  • A ribboned card, signed by the author – Natalia Jaster.
  • Custom made Trick inspired magnetic bookmarks all thanks to TheWoodsAvenue on Etsy.
  • Two of four possible childhood bookish favourites prints from DigitalAquamarine on Etsy (Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, & Mary Poppins).
  • A  bookish sticker set from LookHuman
  • A multifandom necklace.
  • A string of battery-operated fairy lights.
November 2015
Volume Three: What Nightmares are Made of

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What’s in the box?

It’s not Halloween anymore but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend one of those typical summer storm nights curled up in bed with a spooky book. With The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong, we’ve got you covered.

  • 90 grams of Organic Unicorn Blood tea from West End Tea Co.
    (Disclaimer: no actual unicorns were slayed in the making of this tea)
  • A Harry Potter dark mark temporary tattoo 
  • A Monsters Inc decal.
October 2015
Volume Two: Time and Time Again

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What’s in the box?

Sometimes you need a beautiful love story to give you faith in the world. The Next Together by Lauren James will do just that. Told through a mixture of prose, diary entries, letters, “historical” documents, news reports and internet articles. The Next Together is an epic debut about connecting through the ages, fate and the timelessness of first love.

  • A letter from the author, Lauren James.
  • A packet of four heart-shaped mini wax melts from Bandles on Etsy to set the mood. Each box will contain the scents: champagne and strawberries, strawberry shortcake, gourmet vanilla and creme caramel.
  • A Harry Potter inspired time-turner necklace 
  •  River Song TARDIS notebook.
September 2015
Volume One: That Hero Nonsense

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What’s in the box?

If you’re anything like us then you have been dying to get your hands on The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. A story about the poor suckers that have to live in a world full of heroes and monsters? Yes please!

  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here pin 
  • One of three pendant necklaces from ElysianWorkshop on Etsy 
  • One of five possible 4GB superhero USBs. 
  • BONUS: Downloadable E-book novella, Untouchable by S. A. Starcevic. Also included is an Untouchable bookmark!