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December 27th through January 7th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by @Kimcarlika_art

ABOUT THE BOOK:

 This month's YA book takes place in Scotland where a young girl's mother passes away. After several months her mother returns but only she knows there is a creature who has taken her mother's appearance for unknown nefarious means. The returned "woman of the house" feels threatened by the daughter so she puts a curse on her and her three brothers. The daughter cannot speak during daylight hours and her brothers are to be swans from sundown until sunrise. The flee to Edinburgh where she learns how to break this curse to save her brothers from permanently staying as swans. But there she encounters far greater threats than the witch back home. Can she break the curse and save all their lives?

 MERCHANDISE IN THE YOUNG ADULT BOX:

Each month Forensic and Flowers will a stamp enamel pin inspired by the  monthly seasons.

The second item will be a usable item inspired by Daughter of the Forest and is designed by Vee Ramage

 

 

Boxes will ship November 23 to december 7th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Daludna

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This is a mash up of the Brothers Grimm fairytales and follows 4 main characters. It  is a battle between twin brother and sister for a kingdom. One wants peace and equality the people who shift into animals and the other wants their destruction. This novel includes queer love representation.
Content warning
We cannot list every content warning for this book because this tale follows the tradition of being dark much like the Grimm Brother’s original tales. So please take care in reading this if you are sensitive to violence.

One very specific content warning however. There is rape via object penetration.

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month Forensic and Flowers will a stamp enamel pin inspired by the  monthly seasons.

This will be a fandom neutral box with items with usable items inspired by folklore aesthetic.

 

Boxes will ship Oct 18th through 29th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Alice Powers

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Ankou is cursed for he cannot die. Every night his body decays to bones and his soul travels to the in between and every morning his body knits itself back together. There is a prophecy of how he can finally achieve true death but he has been chasing it for centuries without success. He spends his day as a mercenary killing monsters and demons. One unfortunate event leads him to discovering a young woman who appears to be part of his prophecy. Hesitant he strikes a deal with her. He'll help her find her royal family if she helps him seek his death.
Content warning

 

-rape, mildly explicit
-contemplation of suicide
-suicide
-violence on page

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month Forensic and Flowers will a stamp enamel pin inspired by the  monthly seasons.

This will be a fandom neutral box with items with usable items with a Gothic aesthetic inspired by novel. We will be including an item we have not seen any other box include before.

 

 

Boxes will ship sept 27th- Oct 8th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Meridyan_Art

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Historical novel set during the murders of HH Holmes that is queer and a Jewish fantastical murder mystery.

This story is about a young Jewish boy who refuses to believe that the string of disappearances and deaths of Jewish boys are simply a case of “they ran away” or accidents as police authorities claim. Together with his friends they look into the story of Jack the Ripper and a possible copycat in Chicago. But as they investigate, they encounter supernatural forces that threatens his life; they must work quickly before he loses his very soul.

The novel navigates Jewish American-ism and identify. It looks at the complexity of being an immigrant who is Jewish and American and explores what it means to be a Romanian living in the United States. 

This a Gothic unveiling of the US’s history of violent antisemitism written by an own voice author.

Content warning

-pedophilia

-rape mentioned but not explicit on page

-scenes inside of an animal slaughterhouse 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month Forensic and Flowers will a stamp enamel pin inspired by the  monthly seasons.

Fandom neutral item inspired by the era of HH Holmes. Smaller item inspired by Stalking Jack the Ripper

.There will be the third collectable dust jacket For The Foxhole Court from  the All For the Game series by Nora Sakavic illustrated by Kiia Kanerva.

 

 

 Boxes will ship August 16th-22nd

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Daniela Nairn.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Dark academia but make it sapphic with witches. This month we've got a murder mystery that takes place on ancient school grounds where 5 witches were supposedly murdered. Our main character believes that one of the witches has come back to haunt her and drove her to murder her own best friend and girlfriend. But what is the truth? Are the witches real or were they just women prosecuted for existing outside of acceptable social norms back in the 1800s? Did she kill her best friend or was it really an accident?


Content warning:

pulled directly from the author's website:

The short, spoiler-free list:
Death
Violence
Manipulation and emotional abuse
Child neglect (past/offscreen)
Mental health issues
Substance abuse
Suicide references (no actual suicide)
References to racist history at a PWI

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month Forensic and Flowers will a stamp enamel pin inspired by the  monthly seasons.

This box will have dark academia items inspired by The Secret History and If We were Villains. There will be the second collectable dust jacket For The Foxhole Court from  the All For the Game series by Nora Sakavic illustrated by Kiia Kanerva.

 

 Boxes will ship July 19th through July 26th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Kira Night

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This month’s title is falls into the southern gothic tradition with sapphic love interests. This alternates between two perspectives. One girl is a wood witch who spends her days taking care of her mother who has turned monstrous because of magic gone wrong. She is terrified that her mother may be the cause of the disappearing girls from the town’s surrounding forest. The other young woman tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance which leads her to the wood witch. While one tries to figure out how, why and where her sister disappeared, the other tries to prevent her from getting too close to her mother. But what if the mother isn’t monster they believe? What if something else has caused forest to turn angry and the magic to turn foul? Why are girls disappearing in the woods and how is it connected to her mother’s nightly monstrous transformation and the land’s growing rage?


Content warning:

domestic violence, sexual assault (mentioned), drugging/roofies, abduction/imprisonment, gun use, violence against women, systemic racism (discussed), blood, body horror, death/dying, grief, animal attack, pet death (brief mention), emetophobia

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month Forensic and Flowers will a stamp enamel pin inspired by the  monthly seasons.

This box will have three additional items. One item is inspired by the forests. The second item is inspired by Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  The other will be the first collectable dust jacket for the All For the Game series by Nora Sakavic illustrated by Kiia Kanerva.

 


PLEASE NOTE ABOUT ORDERING MULTIPLE BOXES: If you order more than one box or item, everything will ship together with the latest item shipping out. Shipment is calculated as combined shipping into a single package. If you prefer items to ship as soon as available, then please purchase separately. Otherwise, items go out with the latest dated shipment.

 

Boxes will ship June 28th through July 9th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Forensic and Flowers

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This is not your typical witch book. Witches in this novel are bound by seasonal magic. Every witch's powers is tied directly to the season which determines what magical elements they can control. Together, they work together to keep the planet safe for inhabitants. However, with global warming getting out of control and the non-magic people refusing to do their part, witches are dying or losing control of their magic entirely in efforts to keep environmental effects at bay.

A rare witch, one who controls all four seasons, can help save them all. The problem is her magic is so erratic. Every time she uses her powers, people close to her are killed. So she has plans to strip herself of magic entirely during the next eclipse. But she must choose: the ability to care for people freely without risk of her magic killing them or to use her powers to help save the planet and its people.

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month @forensicandflowers will design a 4.5” x 3” high quality printed chipboard card showcasing a book cover (not belonging to any specific book). They will be designed in a way that you can attach an enamel pin to each card. You can then display your book cover pin card on our wood pin shelves available  in the shop.

This box will have three additional items. Two items which will aesthetic cottage core items, both of which are usable.. The other will be the third of our monthly collectable dust jacket for Kingsbane illustrated by Kira Night

 


PLEASE NOTE ABOUT ORDERING MULTIPLE BOXES: If you order more than one box or item, everything will ship together with the latest item shipping out. Shipment is calculated as combined shipping into a single package. If you prefer items to ship as soon as available, then please purchase separately. Otherwise, items go out with the latest dated shipment.

 

 Boxes will ship May 26th through June  7th

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket illustrated by Kira Night

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A young book restorer receives a mysterious diary that appears centuries old that was delivered to her bookshop. After the bookshop she works in burns down, she's  forced into a a dangerous journey with two close childhood friends to Dublin, Ireland. There, they must all use their various skills to piece together paltry clues left by the diary to chase down a treasure. But it's not a treasure they want found by anyone other than themselves. The legend has it the treasure will release the curse of a celtic queen of war bent on destruction. Will their wits be enough to lead them to the treasure before the "bad guys" unleash this curse and to save the world?

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month @forensicandflowers will design a 4.5” x 3” high quality printed chipboard card showcasing a book cover (not belonging to any specific book). They will be designed in a way that you can attach an enamel pin to each card. You can then display your book cover pin card on our wood pin shelves available  in the shop.

This box will have two additional items. One is inspired by The Mummy. The other will be the second of our monthly collectable dust jacket for Kingsbane illustrated by Kira Night

 

 Boxes will ship April 19-23

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket designed KDP Letters

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Three young girls disappear as children and then found on the streets of Edinburgh several months later. Upon their return, it is anything but a happy reunion. Their parents have been accused of harming their own children while search and investigation took place. The girls become infamous due to their disappearance and have garnered a disturbing level of obsession with the public.

Over the years, strange unexplainable powers have emerged from each of the sisters. Each of the two eldest sisters leave the home to pursue famed lives from top world supermodel and lead in a band. The youngest stays back home with a mother who fears losing her children again.

One day all the sisters decided to return home for a reunion weekend but the oldest sister disappears. As they comb the city for her, the encounter dark, strange supernatural things they cannot explain and fear for the eldest sister’s life. Will they discover what their dark powers mean and what it all has to do with the night of their first disappearance? And can they save their sister this time around?


Content warning:

Body horror

sexual assault but not rape

violence on page

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month @forensicandflowers will design a 4.5” x 3” high quality printed chipboard card showcasing a book cover (not belonging to any specific book). They will be designed in a way that you can attach an enamel pin to each card. You can then display your book cover pin card on our wood pin shelves available  in the shop.

This box will have two additional items. One is inspired by The Raven Cycles. The other will be the first of our monthly collectable dust jacket for Furyborn illustrated by Kira Night

 

 Boxes will ship March 22-31st

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket designed Daludna.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

 

Get ready to be swept into an atmospheric world of magic and music in this gender reversal of Phantom of the Opera. Our daring young heroine is forced to live in the shadows of an opera house because of her magical talents. The society fears her kind and drawn babies with her gifts from birth. However, she's rescued from a well and raised inside an opera house. All her savior asks for is that she occasionally uses her gifts to help him keep the opera house in high standing and of course, to keep to the shadows. No one must ever know she lives and what she can do. But nothing stays safe and hidden forever when she meets a young boy who teaches her to want more than a shadowy existence. They create a pact that will benefit them both but sometimes, desires are dangerous things.

Content warning:

 

violence
murder of babies mentioned off page

 

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month @forensicandflowers will design a 4.5” x 3” high quality printed chipboard card showcasing a book cover (not belonging to any specific book). They will be designed in a way that you can attach an enamel pin to each card. You can then display your book cover pin card on our wood pin shelves available  in the shop.

This box will have two additional items. One is inspired by Phantom of the Opera. Both are useful and perfect for coffee lovers.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket designed by Dadluna on instagram

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A family is shaken up by an incredibly traumatic event. The youngest sister is wracked with guilt and anger over not being able to make anything better. So she channels her feelings into writing a story about a historical medieval French figure who takes up a sword and storms into battle.

Told as interweaving stories between present day and medieval period, this is a story of females coming together to find strength when the world takes away everything from them. It’s filled with whimsical illustrations to bring the medieval story to life. The non-binary representation is particularly thoughtful and the mixed culture diversity of the family well done.

The story tackles a heavy subject with the right touch of humor and light heartedness to bring a story that is both realistic but one filled with hope.

Content warning:

Rape (not on page)

Violence

Mental self harm

Accidental physical harm involving a sharp object

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month @forensicandflowers will design a 4.5” x 3” high quality printed chipboard card showcasing a book cover (not belonging to any specific book). They will be designed in a way that you can attach an enamel pin to each card. You can then display your book cover pin card on our wood pin shelves available  in the shop.

The second item will be a useful item inspired medieval aesthetics

 

This is a late release book. Boxes will ship February 22nd to March 1st

 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket designed by Neimy Kanani

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This is a feminist gothic retelling of Rebecca. Our main character runs away to a small town to live with her uncle in his old mansion. However, the mansion is famous in town for the mysterious and tragic deaths and disappearances of the young women who have lived there over the decades. The town story is  there is a ghost that haunts the hauls of the mansion. Our leading female is determined to solve the cases of these young women and discover if the strange occurrences --closed bedroom door found open in the morning, footsteps in the hallway-- belong to the ghost of the girl who supposedly drowned herself or something far more dangerous.

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Each month @forensicandflowers will design a 4.5” x 3” high quality printed chipboard card showcasing a book cover (not belonging to any specific book). They will be designed in a way that you can attach an enamel pin to each card. You can then display your book cover pin card on our wood pin shelves available  in the shop.

The second item will be a useful item inspired by witchy gothic aesthetics.

 

This is a late release book. Boxes will ship January 26th through February 2nd.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusive dust jacket designed by Kristen from KDP Letters

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The book is a queer ownvoice romantic comedy for everyone who loves musicals and theatre! Our main character tries to put on a production of Les Mis but of course everything that can go wrong, goes wrong leading everyone to believe its cursed.

 MERCH IN THE BOX:

Will come with an Anastasia pin designed by Lichen Limestone. Other holiday items will include something yummy and edible and an item featuring The Nutcracker comic strip will be for The Bear and the Nightingale illustrated by Angela Animates

boxes will ship December 14th to 22nd.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Faith, destiny, and swordfighting mingle with a healthy dose of enemies-to-lovers in this month’s thrilling read. A sprawling epic about a world divided by faith and founded on a secret worth killing for, the story begins with the destruction of our heroine’s entire world—and worldview. Lost, betrayed, and hunted, she must leave her home and her familiar, if ill-fitted life with a deadly new ally who promises to keep her safe; but can she trust in a stranger when she’s lost her faith in the world as she knows it? 

 

This book is an empowering, spiritual coming-of-age tale that reads like the epic poems and hymns it contains. Effortless world-building, mythology, and plot intertwine seamlessly in each chapter, and the characters are both larger-than-life and endearingly human. Our heroine is young, uncertain, and super relatable, but she is also strong; she knows who she is and she trusts herself, even and especially when those she has put her faith in fail her. Patriarchy, organized religion, and the power of a well-told lie versus a hard truth are strong themes that add depth and relevance to the story. And plenty of gripping action, humorous banter, and surprise twists lighten the heavy thematic load and ensure this read is an engaging one.

 

The mark of a strong story is that it lingers, and you will definitely be thinking about this month’s book long after you finish it. It encourages readers to think, to challenge established narratives—especially if they require you to make yourself smaller—and to trust in your own voice. It empowers us to live our own stories; in this way, the book says, we become the legends we seek.



MERCH IN THE BOX:

The contents this box is meant to capture the essence of the book, which heavily revolves around nature. We’ll include useful items that will bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. The collectable comic strip will feature a scene (with our beloved Mr. Kindly) from Nevernight illustrated by Angela Animates

boxes will ship November 17th through 24th.



 
ABOUT THE BOOK:

 Dynamic female characters, plenty of action and gore, and an intriguing world shrouded in mystery (and blood) are the beating heart of this month’s delightfully grotesque read. Our heroine is an ambitious and cunning young woman at the top of her small, insular society. Or so she thinks. When her carefully-constructed scheming is foiled and her power is stripped from her, our young heroine does what any person would do: breaks out of jail, murders the powerful leader and provider of her city, and goes on the run with her loyal, submissive best friend.

This book’s characters—especially it’s women—are refreshingly, unapologetically unlikable. They scheme and plot, they’re quick to violence and demand to be in control, and they aspire to domination and seek admiration above all. It’s easy to root for characters you adore; this read challenges us to invest in a young woman who makes terrible decisions for all the wrong reasons, and refuses to apologize or back down from them. She has her vulnerabilities and soft spots, as well, and this dichotomy creates an authentically original, complex anti-heroine.

The world-building in this book is a strong selling point and a major mystery for both readers and our characters. As we learn about the history, power, culture, and even geography in this world, so does our heroine. Her universe expands as quickly as the plot develops, and every new corner explored brings a fresh revelation and more questions left to answer. Even more exciting is our heroine’s active role in breaking down her old society and boldly inserting herself into a new one; no matter how this world unfolds before her, we know our heroine is going to be at the center of it.

 

Fans of Rory Power, unlikable main characters, and gore, this one is definitely for you!

MERCH IN THE BOX:

This month our merch will be a Dark Academia bookstagram prop box.
 
collectable comic strip: scene from Wicked Saints illustrated by Angela Animates
 

This is a late release book so boxes will ship October 20th to the 27th

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

 

This month’s contemporary read is just So. Stinking. Cute. Fans of coming-of-age stories, romances filled with witty dialogue, and humor will fall in love with this funny, down-to-earth story of the pressures, struggles, and hustle of a first-generation.


This #inownvoices narrative follows a popular senior at an elite high school who’s family, home, and life are drastically different from those of his wealthy, affluent peers. And yet the same grand expectations of academic success, an Ivy League college education, and a promising future are still placed on our hero’s shoulders—by his school, his loving family, and, most of all, himself. He uses his winning personality to hide his ambition and his fear of failure. But when a classmate threatens to expose his less-than-legitimate side hustle, our main character learns that some people see his most authentic self—the boy behind The Smile—and love him for it. 


The heart of this book is its characters. Each one is quirky and alive, with their own unique voice. They’re also relatable, insanely human and vulnerable. They make assumptions and mistakes, they stumble and sometimes they crash and burn. But more than anything, they will charm the pants off you.

 

MERCH IN THE BOX:

This month we're working with Black small businesses and artists to bring you a selection of merch to celebrate books and diversity. Our fandom item will be from Lord of The Rings.

Please note: this box will have fewer items than usual because the cost will be more to work with US based, small businesses whose items are not produced in China. Fewer items does not mean lower value. Rather, we are putting money directly into the hands of Black Americans creators and artist and are supporting their small business venture rather than a mass factory overseas. We will NOT have a collectable comic strip for the month of September so we can allocate that budget to the Black vendors in our boxes.

We will include a full bio for each of our vendors so that you may learn more about them.

 

DELAY NOTICE! We have to delay our September YA shipment. We received notice from the publishers that the book on sale date got pushed back on their end due to a printing issue so we’ll be shipping our books 1 week later than advertised. Our new ship date for our October YA book and book parcel will be October 5th through the 9th.

 

This is a late release book so boxes will ship September 29th through October 7th