Second Star Books

The YA Subscription box you've been waiting for.

The theme of the October Launch Box is Personal Demons. This box features an incredible genre-bending Southern Gothic novel that mixes horror and mystery into an intensely unique story.

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2018 NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

Get ready to rock your novel this November with our first annual NaNoWriMo Survival Kit. Boxes will be on sale for the month of September and ship mid-October so you can get them in plenty of time for NaNoWriMo.

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At the beginning of each month, we will send a box with a brand new, debut book and other goodies curated to give you your best reading experience.


Fall in love with your new favorite read! Don't forget to tell us all about it in the Second Star Book Club!

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What's in the box

Each box contains a brand new Young Adult book written by a debut author, along with exclusive items from the publisher and author! You'll also get an exclusive wood wick candle, a woodmark, and an enamel pin to add to your collection. The books we send are sure to keep you reading straight on till morning!

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What makes Second Star Books special?

We are the only YA book box focused entirely on promoting debut authors. We are dedicated to helping you find your new favorite author by sending the best books by the newest authors on the block! Each box is specially curated around the featured book, giving you useful, high-quality items to enhance your reading experience. At the end of every month, we host the Second Star Book Club, where subscribers get to meet with the author via video for a live chat about the book!

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One Box = One Book

Literacy is so important, but the unfortunate reality is that not everyone has access to the books and tools they need. Second Star Books is proud and excited to be able to help out however we can. For every box we send out, we also donate a book to a child in need. We work directly with underfunded schools and libraries, as well as with existing literacy charities.

Love for our October book

"Evocative language will grab readers by the throat and forge an unforgiving connection to [her] despair and desperation. The gorgeous black-and-white artwork centered on mysterious symbols has a palpable mysticism about it . . . Eerie and compelling. Fast track it to the top of the TBR pile."

– Kirkus Review **starred review**

"...builds a wonderfully macabre mood in [this] southern gothic novel, filled with economic ruin, witchcraft, religious zealotry, and grotesque moments of horror . . . Thoughtful, compassionate, and subtle commentary on faith, addiction, and grief is icing on an already captivating (and chilling) cake. Readers who like their horror on the literary side will love this."

– Booklist, **starred review**