Young Adult Spoilers
February 2023 Young Adult Spoilers
With that said, below you can find all of the spoilers with the photo challenges for this box as well as links to our monthly recipe and journal prompts.
Please post your photos on your public instagram with #UnpluggedBookBox & #UnpluggedUnboxing on the listed dates for your chance to win a free box!
PHOTO- March 1- full unboxing
PHOTO- March 2nd: Chime + pink and purple colors.
PHOTO- March 3rd: Poncho + cozy reading corner (or) poncho in use.
PHOTO- March 4th: Red book stack + candle
This facial oil is inspired by Renee Adieh's The Wrath & The Dawn. It is an Unplugged exclusive by Bath Apothecary. The main character wishes to seek revenge for the murder of her friend.
PHOTO- March 5th: Facial oil & Shampoo bar + open books flatlay
This exclusive shampoo bar is inspired by Tangled; a Rapunzel retelling. It was made by Bath Apothecary for this box.
-Foiling on the dust jacket
-Exclusive hardback foiling/artwork
CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE
CLICK HERE FOR JOURNAL PROMPTS
My love of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Originals, Teen Wolf, and Supernatural all played a role in creating Hunterland. I remember telling my editor one day how much I missed them, and she said, “So you’re a writer. Create a world that brings you back to that nostalgic place.” And boy was she right!
Hunterland—out of all the books I have written—felt like a magical unicorn for me. I saw the book in my head and the words just flowed from there to my fingertips. Writing Hunterland was like time traveling, going back to my favorite shows and getting to relive them through an updated lens. My goal was to give others that same gift but set in our current society in high school with angst, romance, and found family.
But my author journey didn’t start there; it happened as a zealous toddler. I created imaginary worlds between the pages before I could even read. And every night, my mother and I would cuddle with my favorite books. Later, my mother encouraged me to pursue a lifelong dream to be a published author and write stories that would appeal to young people. We had made a promise to co-author a book together, but unfortunately it never came to fruition. After I graduated college, my mother became ill, dying two years later of cancer. It took some time before I processed my grief, but I knew that my writing dreams needed to be fulfilled; as much for myself as for my mother. So, I buckled down and wrote the stories that had consumed my mind for years.
I tell you this because there’s an underlining theme in Hunterland about mothers. It wasn’t until a producer friend read my book and provided feedback that I realized the loss of my mother played a huge role in the way Liam feels about his own mother dying. My mom didn’t get eaten by a werewolf, so don’t panic. But just like Liam, I couldn’t save her. I think subconsciously the loss of my mother to cancer has had a huge influence in how write. I also believe her love and support of my craft is what propels me forward.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my book and sharing a piece of who I am. Without your support, my dreams would be just that…and instead you gave them life and made them a reality. My heart is full!