August 2021: Dark Academia

Posted on June 30 2021

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Our August theme is: DARK ACADEMIA! We’re bringing you a fandom neutral box this month, and we’re so thrilled with the items we’ve put together for you! We’ll be bringing you the first in a brand new collectible series, PLUS a reading journal! (This will be undated and can be started any time). We’re so excited to be bringing you another fandom neutral box, and can’t wait to do more reveals!

Our featured book this month is a YA horror standalone. When a student working in the library and her least favourite patron discover and open an ancient, hidden book, they accidentally release a demon who will do anything to remain freed. What ensues is a battle of wills, between a force with horrifying powers and influence, and two teenagers who are determined to win and to protect those they love. Will they succeed, and will they confront their growing feelings for each other?

Our Illumicrate Exclusive edition features an entirely redesigned cover, sprayed edges, foil embossing on the hardback and is signed by the author! It will be accompanied by a matching pin designed by Stacey McEvoy-Caunt!

The book at a glance:

  • YA standalone horror
  • All exclusive: entirely redesigned cover, sprayed edges, foil embossing on the hardback
  • M/F relationship between main characters

Content warnings

  • Self-harm
  • Child abuse
  • Parental illness
  • Blood/gore
  • Explicit violence
  • Possession leading to degradation of mental state