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October 2022: STRANGER THINGS
Hey, reading rainbows!
We told you we were switching things up starting in October, and we. are. there! Our new boxes include TWO physical books per box - one new release traditionally published book, as we’ve always had, but with a special cover! And one faaaaaaabulous indie special edition hardcover with all the customizations you could ever want!
Want to see what’s up first? Well, here’s our October theme, perfect for those who like a little scary with their supper….
🌈 Our first book for October is The Restless Dark by Erica Waters!
TRD is the ominous, forested tale of three girls who take part in a contest to find the bones of a long-dead serial killer. Each girl has a reason for being there, but they’re not just going to up and share… Our book comes with a custom dust jacket by an artist we’ll be revealing later this month and signed bookplates!
REP: wlw, sapphic mcs, PTSD
CW: Murder, death, kidnapping (recounted), blood, violence, injury, emotional abuse, abandonment, religious bigotry, suicide, sexual content, alcohol consumption, physical intimidation, child abuse (recounted), cursing, fire, gaslighting, panic attack, misogyny, sexism, toxic relationship, vomit, choking, stabbing, serial killer glorification
🌈 Our Oct indie book is the never-before-released Sixteen Souls by Rosie Talbot!
SS takes place in York, the most haunted city in Europe and stars Charlie, who can see all of them. When famous spirits start mysteriously vanishing from York’s alleys and snickleways, Sam, the irritating new seer in town, ropes him into tracking down who –or what– is responsible. This exclusive release comes with a custom foiled dust jacket, foiling on the case, digitally printed edges, map endpapers, a bonus short story, an art gallery, and custom signed art bookplates!
REP: mlm, gay, trans m, lesbian, pan, bi, PTSD, bilateral amputee, selective mutism, anxiety
CW: death, torture (remembered), suicide (hanging), child abuse (remembered), blood, blood magic (implied), body horror, kidnapping, decomposition of a corpse, violence/murder, parental death (on page), panic attack, use of a firearm, transphobia (off page), homophobia (off page/implied)
🌈 Featured fandoms:
- Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore (nblnb, nonbinary mcs) is our monthly magnet!
- The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig (mlm, mlmlm, poly, gay, pan m)
🌈Want to get in on the action? Subscription spots for October will be offered exclusively to our waitlist on a first-come first-serve basis. You can join the waitlist in the link below!
September 2022: Historians Said They Were Roommates!
They were the best of friends.
They wrote love letters to each other, lived together until they died, were buried together. This is dedicated to those who…
HISTORIANS SAID THEY WERE ROOMMATES!
🌈 Cemetery Boys was one of our first books, and we are so excited to say that our September BOTM is the first in Aiden Thomas’ new duology, The Sunbearer Trials! You’re going to LOVE this book - it’s part adventure and part deadly competition, filled with lush descriptions, beautifully described locales, and a friendship and love that may just be… to die for! Our copies come with an exclusive dust jacket, gorgeous page overlays by @chioink, an author letter, and a bookplate signed by Aiden!
As a new decade begins, the Sun’s power must be replenished so that Sol can keep the evil Obsidian gods at bay. Ten semidioses between the ages of 13 and 18 are selected by Sol himself to compete in The Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, but the loser will be sacrificed to Sol, their body used to fuel the Sun Stones that will protect the people of Reino del Sol for the next ten years.
The Sunbearer competitors are always Golds, so Teo, a 17-year-old Jade semidiós and the trans son of Quetzal, has never worried about the Trials…or rather, he’s only worried for others, and not himself. But for the first time ever, Sol chooses two Jades for the competition: Xio, the 13-year-old child of Mala Suerte, and… Teo. Now they must compete in five mysterious trials, against opponents who are both more powerful and better trained, for fame, glory, and their own survival.
QUEER REP: Trans male mcs, achillean and sapphic mcs and scs, nonbinary scs, queer-normative world, trans-normative world
OTHER REP: Latinx cast and Deaf characters, masculine women
CW: bullying, violence, injury, death, ritual sacrifice (not on page), blood, fire, classism, gender dysphoria, death of parent
🌈 The e-book for Sept. will be announced soon!
🌈 Featured fandoms:
- Soulbound series by Hailey Turner (mlm, achillean m) (magnet)
- This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (wlw, pan f )
- Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (wlw, bi f)
- Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (aroace f)
🌈Please note that there will be a slight price increase starting in Sept that we will post about in more detail this week!
There are a small amount of subscription spots available now! This may be the last time we have spots this year, and we have some BIG changes coming in Oct that you won’t want to miss, so make sure you get in while you can!
August 2022: Enemies to Lovers
They say that love and hate are two sides of the same coin.
Love a little tension with your love stories? Then August’s theme is perfect for you! Without further ado, our August theme is…
ENEMIES TO LOVERS!
🌈 Our August BOTM is The Feeling of Falling in Love by Mason Deaver! The Feeling of Falling in Love is a new kind of love story, about walking disasters, the bad decisions we make, and the people who help get us back on the right path.
Just days before spring break, Neil Kearney is set to fly across the country with his childhood friend-with-benefits Josh, to attend his brother's wedding—until Josh tells Neil that he's in love with him and Neil doesn't return the sentiment.
With Josh still attending the wedding, Neil needs to find a new date to bring along to show Josh that he’s SO over him. But the only one available is his roommate Wyatt, who is hot, but way too nice, and loud, and also hates him (for good reason).
At first, Wyatt (correctly) thinks Neil is acting like a jerk. But when they get to LA, Neil and Wyatt begin to understand one another… and maybe, just maybe, fall in love for the first time…
QUEER REP: trans male, enby-questioning character, gay, sapphic, bi male
OTHER REP: Black & Korean characters
CW: transphobia, homophobia, divorce, misgendering, deadnaming (name not shown), classism, underage drinking, neglectful parenting, death of parent (off pg)
🌈 The e-book for August will be announced soon!
🌈 Featured fandoms:
- Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston (mlm, bi m mc, gay li) (magnet)
- This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (wlw)
- Love Bites by Duckie Mack (mlm)
- The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (wlw, lesbian)
🌈 An item from each fandom and the botm will be included in your boxes! We’re excited to announce we will also be featuring art by Odile (@odile.lavdor)!
We are currently on a waitlist system. Please join our waitlist by clicking the link below!
July 2022: Beats of PRIDE
They say that music is the voice of the soul, and when words fail, music speaks.
Our July books all embrace the power of music in the queer experience! Without further ado, our July theme is…
BEATS OF PRIDE
🌈 Our July BOTM is Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min! Beating Heart Baby is a dazzlingly-written story of first love in a vulnerable heart, a dizzying, sexy, and utterly heartfelt love letter to internet friendships and indie rock.
When artistic and sensitive orphan Santi arrives at his new high school, everyone in the wildly talented marching band welcomes him with open arms. Except for the prickly, proud musical prodigy Suwa, who clearly doesn’t think Santi has what it takes.
But when Santi and Suwa open up to each other about their painful pasts, a tentative friendship begins. And soon, that friendship turns into something more.
Will their budding relationship rip at the seams when Suwa seeks something more, and Santi figures out his deepest secret? Can what they built survive
QUEER REP: mlm, pansexual m, trans m, non-binary sc, sapphic sc, lesbian sc
OTHER REP: Japanese-Korean mc, Black sc, Latinx sc
CW: transphobia, homophobia, deadnaming (name not shown), anxiety attack, underage drinking, smoking, mentions of past child abuse, death of a parent, body dysmorphia, racism, past forced outing, pressure to come out
🌈 The e-book for July is A Demon for Midwinter by K.L. Noone! More about that soon!
- The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow (demisexual bi f) (magnet)
- We're Here, We're Here by K.M. Szpara (mlm, trans m, bi m, nb)
- This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow (wlw, lesbian, bi f)
- If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich (mlm, gay, bi m)
🌈 An item from each fandom will be included in your boxes! We’re excited to announce we will also be featuring art by Robin!
We are currently on a waitlist system. Please join our waitlist by clicking the link below for your chance to get a July box!