May 2023 To Bee Read Book Box Spoilers

May 2023 To Bee Read Book Box Spoilers

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It's time to peek inside our May 2023 To Bee Read book box! You won't bee-lieve all the myth and magic it contains...

May 2023 Book Choices

Psyche and Eros by Luna McNamara

LitJoy Signed special edition of Psyche and Eros by Luna McNamara

Prepare to bee swept away into myth and legend with our main book choice for May's To Bee Read Book Box, Psyche and Eros by Luna McNamara.

The Psyche and Eros Special Edition includes these customizations:

  • Signed by the author, Luna McNamara
  • Gorgeous digitally designed page edges by @rosdottir
  • Foiled casewrap with design by @rosdottir
  • Endpapers with character and setting art by @afterblossom_art

Psyche and Eros is a masterful reimagining of the classic Greek myth. Follow the epic adventure of the god of desire, cursed to fall for a spirited mortal woman, but with a catch—if she looks upon his face they will be parted forever. This awe-inspiring odyssey intertwines a heartwarming love tale with a gripping adventure that will captivate fans of Madeline Miller and V.E. Schwab. Indulge in this unforgettable journey and experience the magic of Luna McNamara's storytelling!

Cursed Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

LitJoy Special edition of Cursed Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

Our second choice for May's To Bee Read Book Box returns us to the beloved Twin Crowns series with the thrilling and heart-pumping sequel, Cursed Crowns.

The Cursed Crowns Special Edition includes these customizations:

  • Signed by the authors, Catherine Doyle & Katherine Webber
  • Reversible dust jacket, custom casewrap, tip-in illustration, and digitally designed page edges by

In this swoony and high-stakes fantasy rom-com by bestselling authors Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber, you'll be transported into a world of magic, adventure, and romance. Cursed Crowns artfully picks up where the first book left off, inviting you on a mesmerizing journey through two vastly distinct realms, where the fates of twin princesses, Wren and Rose, hang in the balance. Prepare to be swept up in the thrilling narrative as the sisters navigate treacherous terrain and confront their true destinies as queens.

Selecting your Books

If you would like Cursed Crowns, make sure to select this book during Customization Week. If you do not choose a book during Customization Week, you will receive the main title, Psyche and Eros. Want BOTH book choices? To receive both Psyche and Eros and Cursed Crowns, add a separate Book-only Subscription to your order.

May 2023 Item Level Choices

Level 1 Items

Shakespeare Boar's Head Pub Glass

Shakespeare Boar's Head Pub Glass is a tall and clear cup with an etched boar's head and the words "London" and "Boar's Head"

The management will not take responsibility if you lose your head over this Shakespeare Boar's Head Pub Glass! Savor your drink and the etched glass design of the iconic boar's head by @timbeeren. Whether you're enjoying a pint of ale or a glass of wine, this sturdy and stylish glass will transport you to the bustling pubs of Renaissance England. You might even feel like you've stepped into Shakespeare's Henry IV. So, gather your friends and raise a glass to the ultimate wordsmith himself. Cheers!

Hades Greek Mythology Key

Hades Greek Mythology Key made of zinc alloy with black nickel plating including symbols of the god of the underworld.

Unlock the underworld with the Hades Greek Mythology Key. Intricately designed by @dustandpages and made of zinc alloy metal with black nickel plating, the key features the iconic Cerberus along with the skull and serpent symbols of Hades, the ruler of the underworld. With a length of 5.75 inches, it's the perfect size to hang on a keychain or display as a decorative piece. Use it to unlock the secrets of the underworld or simply show off your devotion to the god of the dead.

Level 2 Items

Grimoire Book Sleeve

Grimoire Book Sleeve has dragon scale print, magical designs, "The Librum Draconum," and author's name "Margaret Rogerson"

You won’t need magic to protect your grimoires . . . just tuck your precious books into this Grimoire Book Sleeve and you’re good to go! The dragon scale design and ancient “Librum Draconum” lettering were created by @timbeeren and inspired by the Class Ten Draconium Grimoire from the Great Library of Harrows in Margaret Rogerson’s Sorcery of Thorns. Legends say it was created with the hide of the now-extinct Lindwurm, the last dragon in Austermeer. Its spells can summon storms and earthquakes, but this book sleeve will keep your grimoires safe from any spell-invoked natural disasters! Spot clean only. Part of the officially licensed © Margaret Rogerson Collection

"Bee" Tween The Pages Metal Bookmark

Gold “Bee”Tween the Pages Metal Bookmark with a bee charm and quote: "Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to bee.”

Mark your spot in style with our “Bee”Tween the Pages Metal Bookmark! This buzz-worthy accessory comes in a gold honeycomb design with an adorable bee charm that will fly straight to your page and hold your place “bee”tween reads. Check out the punny—yet inspiring—inscription that reads: “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to bee.” No more suffering the sting of dog-eared pages—this bookmark, designed by @ravenpagesdesign, will be your new favorite reading companion!

Level 3 Items

Love Hypothesis Test Tube Tea Infuser

Love Hypothesis Test Tube Tea Infuser labeled "Carlsen Lab, 100 mL, Ex 20ºC"

You're going to fall in love with this Love Hypothesis Test Tube Tea Infuser just as much as the book! With its sleek and minimalist design, this infuser would fit right in with Olive's scientific mindset and Adam's appreciation for simplicity. Add a touch of chemistry to any cup of tea. Just fill it with your favorite loose-leaf tea and place it in water. The small holes will help create a perfectly infused tea every time. Part of the © Ali Hazelwood Collection


  1. Gently pull the cork out of the glass tube infuser.
  2. Fill your tea infuser with the desired amount of loose-leaf tea.
  3. Place it in a cup or teapot and top with warm or boiling water (212° F / 100° C).
  4. Let the tea release its flavors through the small holes in the infuser and steep for 2-5 minutes.
  5. Remove the tea infuser and enjoy your drink.

Bibliophile Word Search Zipper Pouch

Bibliophile Word Search Zipper Pouch with a word search print and the word "bibliophile" circled and in red

Keep your reading essentials organized and in one place with the Bibliophile Word Search Zipper Pouch—the perfect accessory for book lovers on the go! The durable zipper on this little pouch will keep your items secure, and its compact size makes it easy to toss into your bag right next to your latest read. Plus, it features a fun word search print chock-full of bookish words, making it a must-have for the true bibliophile. Whether you’re headed to the bookstore, library, or your favorite reading spot, this compact pouch will carry everything you need!

Add-Ons & Upgrades

During Customization Week, you're able to add on special items to include in your book box. Here's a peek at May's To Bee Read add-on:

The Cruel Prince Stationery Set

The Cruel Prince Stationary with magical images displaying a dagger, horses, snakes, mermaids, and characters from the book.

Sending notes and letters is a lost art and we want to bring it back with The Cruel Prince Stationery Set! The beautiful artwork featured on our box set can now be enjoyed by all. Whether it's a birthday wish, a note to a long-lost friend, or a message that involves political intrigue, at least you'll be doing it in style! This set comes with 12 cards (2 bifold cards per design) and 12 envelopes, as well as 3 gorgeous washi tapes that will give your message a charming little something extra. The artwork and designs on these cards are by @micaelaalcainodesign and @bohemianweasel, and are part of the © Holly Black Collection.

E-book and Audiobook Upgrades!

Don't forget about your two book choices:

Psyche and Eros and Cursed Crowns

For each book choice, To Bee Read members are able to upgrade their box to include the e-book and/or audiobook! These files will be downloadable on the day of the book release.

*Spoiler Alert—Secret Items Revealed!*

Every To Bee Read book box comes with a few secrets, and we wait until all the boxes have been released to reveal them here on the blog! Take a peek at the secret items we included in the May 2023 To Bee Read book box:

Secret Item #1: My Library is Stacked Phone Grip

My Library is Stacked Phone Grip with the words surrounding a colorful stack of books in the center.

The My Library is Stacked phone grip is perfect for book lovers who want to show off their library love! It features a fun and colorful stack of books, making it a stylish accessory for any bee-bliophile. Not only does it add a unique touch to your device, but it also provides a secure grip, making it easier to hold your phone and take photos.

Secret Item #2: Avid Readers Club Headband

Avid Readers Club Headband with quote "Avid Readers Club" and stacks of multicolored books decorating the band

Rep your love for reading and look cute, too, with the Avid Readers Club Headband! Perfect for keeping your hair out of your face while you dive deep into your latest read. This adorable, knotted headband features stacks of colorful books and “Avid Readers Club” displayed proudly all around the band. Enjoy this one just for you or get matching sets for all the avid readers in your book club! Who says you can’t look cute while you read?

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