It’s finally time for my unboxing of April’s The Nocturnal Reader’s Box. And guys … it was yet ANOTHER epic month!
Jessica and Vincent are the founders of the Nocturnal Book Box. We are a Veteran owned company that simply loves everything dark! We decided to create this opportunity for our customers for the same reason that many other small businesses are started every year, we wished that something like this existed. Because the book boxes that are out there currently are ones that involve only Young Adult, we decided that everyone should be able to get a book box that has a bit of mature content and items that are not coated in glitter. That’s when we began sourcing ideas and publishers. We pitched the idea to many of our friends and family and the response was overwhelmingly positive. We could not believe that no one had thought of doing this yet. We have been working tirelessly to curate the perfect items for our boxes, and made sure that every item that is put into the box is usable. Thank you for your support and we hope to build a great community around The Nocturnal Reader’s Box.
This month’s box included:
- A pin featuring The Rising by Brian Keene
- A dad hat with a quote from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
- A coin from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods
- Art by Eric Nyquist (@ericbnyquist), based on “Who Goes There by John W. Campbell
- A can doozie based on Let the Right On In by John Ajvide
- A creepy bookmark!
My favourite item was the hat! I have only read The Gunslinger, the first book in the Dark Tower series, so I really need to step up my game and read them all!!
Let’s not forget about the gorgeous books:
Like always, this month included two books. BOTH of them were hardbacks this time and soso stunning! I’ve seen Unbury Carol around Bookstagram a lot, with good reviews, so I’m very curious! (Plus: it’s signed!!)
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.
Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and—when she lapses into another coma—plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.
And all the while, awake and aware, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her—summoning her own fierce will to survive. As the players in this drama of life and death fight to decide her fate, Carol must in the end battle to save herself.
Slade House by David Mitchell
Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.
Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents — an odd brother and sister — extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late…
Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.
Next month’s NRB:
JUNE ’18 THEME:
THE END IS NEAR
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