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The Adult Hint

We are so excited to share our November Adult Hint, Through Thick and Thin!

​Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

Two best friends since kindergarten, as adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. The first married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. The second pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia.

But the deep bond they share is severely tested when the first's husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, she is in freefall as her future, her husband’s freedom, and her longest friendship is thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, our journalist wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend.

Like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, this incredible novel explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it’s a story of enduring friendship—a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges.

An absolute must-read book club book that will no doubt spark interesting and confronting discussions as it carefully navigates a timely topic with no one side being painted solely as the aggressor or the victim.

​A story that quickly rose to the TOP of Michelle's favorite books we've ever featured, this is a box not to be missed!

On sale now through November 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box is expected to ship at the end of November.

Remember! Anyone is welcome to email us at info@onceuponabookclub.com if you'd like the title in advance.

The Young Adult Hint

​We are thrilled to share our November Young Adult hint, Castle of the Evil Eye!

What the heart desires, the house destroys...

Our main character is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. When a handsome young heir named Rochester reaches out to hire her, she quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that he is hiding far more than she has been trained for.

Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, but leaving him to live out his curse alone isn’t an option. Evil may roam the castle’s halls, but so does a burning desire.

Kiersten White meets Tomi Adeyemi in this Ethiopian-inspired debut horror-fantasy retelling of Jane Eyre.

​Filled with snarky humor and intense attraction, all while evading a fate worse than death, this phenomenal tale is a dark and captivating read that you will not be able to put down! Written by an incredible debut author who managed to craft a compelling tale that also paid homage to a timeless literary classic, she is certainly one to watch.

With elements of Gothic literature, horror, romance, and a splash of detailed friendships, the chemistry between characters and their roles throughout this novel is unlike anything else we've ever read.

Paired with a beautiful series of gifts, this is a gorgeous and hauntingly stunning box that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

On sale now through November 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! Boxes are expected to ship at the end of November.

Please remember, you're welcome to email us for the title of the novel in advance! Just send an email to info@onceuponabookclub.com and we'll be happy to share!