Beacon Book Box: April Unboxing


If you guys follow my instagram at all, you know I absolutely adore Beacon Book Box. They just started their box in February of this year, and I jumped right on board with a single-purchase box. After that, I signed up for a subscription and I haven’t regretted it since. They are a Michigan-based company run by the most wonderful people, Cameron and his dad. They are super active on instagram and respond quickly to email, so if you have any questions be sure to reach out to them! You can also check out their past boxes on their website if you’re interested.


This month’s theme was A Crown Divided and while I tried all month to guess what the book was going to be, I was wrong (but not disappointed!). The items in this box were inspired by Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland, The Selection, Heartless and Three Dark Clowns. Without further delay, here’s everything that was included:


“Lady Catherine Pinkerton” tea with an organic agave nectar stick and Maxon’s Chocolates from a Michigan company, ChocolaTEA. Ok, so I’m actually pretty shocked these chocolates made it to the picture-taking portion of this unboxing. Rest assured, I ate them IMMEDIATELY after – and they were DELICIOUS. I also love supporting local companies and representing anything from the mitten state, so these were especially sweet to me. 🙂


“Queen of Hearts” bookmark, created by Medusa Dealmaker. I am a total sucker for bookmarks – can you ever really have enough? And this one is particularly gorgeous. This may be my favorite item in the box.


“Red Queen” pad of paper, designed by @littlebearries and supplied by the team at Beacon Book Box. Paper is definitely always useful, especially for taking notes to write reviews!


“Three Dark Crowns” print, exclusively for the box, from Stella Bookish Art. I haven’t read Three Dark Crowns yet, but even I can tell this is gorgeous. I have to be honest, I don’t have a whole lot of use for prints – they’re pretty and they make great props for pictures, but I really like this one!


And finally: THE BOOK. The Queens of Innis Lear, along with a signed bookplate and a letter from the author, Tessa Gratton. I had never heard of this book, but the synopsis alone was enough to get me interested. I am actually already planning on a buddy read of this book next month, so let me know if you’re interested in joining along!

Goodreads synopsis:

The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.

The king’s three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.

Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.

So yeah guys, that’s it, that’s everything included in my wonderful April Beacon Book Box. They are also doing a special edition box for the release of ACOFAS, which should go out May first, and I think they have a few of that left as well as their May box. The May theme is Whispers of Wanderlust, and I think I know what the book is! If you’re interested, go check them out at their website, and use my rep code JEN10 for 10% off your first box! (not valid for special edition boxes).




I'm a late 20-something physical therapist living in Michigan with my hubby who loves reading and reviewing books, running, wine, and dogs.

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