October 2021 – Revenge is Sweeter

Posted on August 31 2021

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Our October theme is: REVENGE IS SWEETER!

Our featured book this month is a YA science fiction book with a China-inspired setting. In a world where boys pilot giant mechanical robots to fend off alien attacks, assisted by girls who often die during the battles, one girl refuses to play her part. Paired with the pilot responsible for her sister’s death, she gets her revenge and kills him through their psychic link instead of dying herself. Paired with a stronger pilot, she is determined to survive, to understand how the piloting system works, and to play it to her advantage. Because her revenge doesn’t end with the death of her sister’s killer.

Our Illumicrate edition has exclusive stencilled edges, art on the reverse of the dust jacket by @jhocaaa and a digital signature! It will be accompanied by a pin designed by Stacey McEvoy-Caunt.

Items this month are inspired by Kingdom of the Wicked, Witches Steeped in Gold, The Song of Achilles, Black Sun and Caraval! This box contains our next @rosiethorns88 mug!

The book at a glance:

  • Science fiction, first in a duology
  • Chinese-inspired setting & characters written by Chinese author, bisexual main characters, F/M/M polyamorous relationship between main characters 
  • Exclusive stencilled edges and reverse dust jacket art by @jhocaaa

Content warnings (from the author):

  • Scenes of violence and abuse
  • Suicide ideation
  • Discussion and references to sexual assault (no on-page depictions)
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Torture