A subscription book box for readers who love books that do not have happy endings. Each month we will surprise you with a dark read, 4-6 individually packaged or wrapped bookish themed gifts and items directly mentioned/connected to that month's book. Each numbered gift is designed to be opened once you reach a specific part in the book.
Would you move into house called "The Murder House" ? What better book to snuggle up to during the holiday season than a book with the eerie theme of "Murder House," it's a sinister, complex, and disturbing read, but what else can you expect when a dysfunctional family moves into a house where horrific murders took place? Our December pick hovers between the psychological and the supernatural, and with twisted family secrets, manipulation and deception abound.
Order by December 14th to get this box!
Q: I just received my first box and I love how it is set up and the whole theme. Just curious though, do you ever put new releases in the boxes? I read this book a long time ago. Asked by Patricia O., April 2021
We are glad you love our theme and set up! We currently do not have plans on adding new releases to our boxes. What sets us apart from other book boxes is that we add dark books to our boxes our readers " might have missed or didn't know existed". We make it super easy for our readers to find out what our next book will be. We provide book themes, hints and we can be emailed or DM'd for our book hints.
We hope this answers your question !
Q: How do you define a dark book?Asked by Luella I., November 2020
At Down The Rabbit Hole we define dark books as a book without a happy ending. The books we will choose for you will have scary and dark plots, not so nice protagonists that will leave you questioning the world as it is. There will be no books with happy endings coming from us !
Q: Are these books for teenagers or adults?Asked by Jenny C., November 2020
our books are intended for readers 18 and over.
I LOVE THIS! This is very similar to Once Upon a Book Club but with more of a dark/thriller spin. I haven’t been able to dive into the book yet but this looks AMAZING! I would soooo highly recommend for anyone who loves book subs!!
UPDATE: Finished the box and it was AMAZING. The gifts were super well thought out too. Highly recommend!!!
We are very happy you loved your book box and our gift selections !
DTRH book boxes have really pushed me out of my normal routine. Often, the books are not ones I would have chosen for myself but then I always end up pleasantly surprised because they’re always fantastic!! Not only do they choose amazing books, but they also take the time to put attention and detail into every box.
My last box-Death on the Nile was fabulous. Instead of a bookmark, there was a ticket onto the ship-so it felt like I had a stepped onto the ship, which was the setting of the book! The gifts are always perfectly matched to what’s going on in the book. I love that the gifts aren’t always literal and instead inspired by what’s going on in the book.
With a DTRH subscription, you will fall in love with books you maybe wouldn’t have read otherwise. It’s my favorite day of the month when this box comes because it’s beyond enjoyable and the gifts are so great! Always items that are usable and bring the story to life. I highly recommend this box!!!
In comparison to other boxes, I think this one is the best for value, content and gifts, as well as attention to detail.
And great customer service!
I got this for my 16 year old daughter, she received the box about 10 minutes ago. She was so excited that she has already read the book to the first gift and it gave her the chills! She can hardly wait for gift 2! I don’t know who came up with this premiss, but they are brilliant! Talk about getting into the story! One of my best purchases EVER!
Thank you Lisa ! We are glad your daughter loved our box !
One of my absolute favorite subscriptions. There are a few book boxes that have you open gifts at certain parts of the story but what sets this one apart is the quality of the books themselves. They deliver their promise on dark storylines so if that’s your jam, this is the box for you. The two I’ve received thus far have been excellent, and coincidentally are based around books I likely wouldn’t have selected myself so they were also wonderful surprises. The gifts are often useful and certainly facilitate engagement with the events in the story. Shoutout also to the attention to detail in the packaging - each month’s stickers, colors, and general designs fit the books so well. Bravo!
We are elated you are enjoying your box boxes ! Thank you so for such an amazing and detailed review.
We hope you continue to enjoy your boxes as much as we enjoy curating them for you !
Happy Reading !
I love this box! I think it's a fun idea and I like the darker nature of the books. The gifts related to the book are thoughtful and some of them even made me laugh, as they sometimes feel kind of like inside jokes. Every time I've had a question they have promptly replied and have been very nice. I really recommend this.
I wanted to try out one of these boxes and I’m glad I did! I really enjoyed the book and the gifts tied in pretty well with the story.
I love how clues are given for the upcoming boxes so you can decide whether or not the next book will interest you.
I will definitely get another one of these boxes in the future!
Were glad you enjoyed your box ! We look forward to curating your next book box when you're ready to come back.
Happy Reading !
Wow!!! This is an amazing box!!! Bought it for my daughter and will be keeping the subscription...Such a great idea and beautiful packaging and presentation...
Thank you so much for our first review Joie ! We are super happy that you like our box. We are looking forward to prepare future boxes for your daughter!
OK THIS BOX IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you ! We are so glad you love it !!!!
I just got my first box and it is everything I have hoped for! I got a dark, twisted read and some really delightful gifts that I'll be keeping around the house to remind me of it for a long time after. Keeping this subscription for sure!
Always love getting this box. Books are sometimes ones I've already read but were worth reading again and the gifts tie in nicely.
Our first November book box was all about Dark Academia ! Our box included the 1992 classic The Secret History by Donna Tartt, bookish gifts and items directly mentioned in this dark read to truly enhance your reading experience.
Our December book box was all about dark hidden details ! Our Box was curated around Gillian Flynn's cult classic Dark Places. We included items mentioned in the books along with bookish themed items that can be used well after your reading experience is over! With this Box our readers were truly able to confirm if The Devil was truly in the details.
Our January box embodied love, memory, youth and loss all in one box. Our book box featured Jeffrey Eugenides's intriguing suburban tragedy, The Virgin Suicides. In our box we included items mentioned in the books along with bookish themed items that can be used well after your reading experience is over ! With this box our readers truly experience what it means what obsession, love and loss all means in one reading.
Our February Book Box featured M.L Rio's debut novel, If We Were Villains, a chilling tale of love, death and redemption. A beautifully written dark read that is as complex and raw as its characters. In our box we featured A February book box brochure, a custom bookmark, a shakespearean inspired enamel pin, dark academia and fine art inspired sticker set, a rose gold tea infuser, a black glam masquerade mask and a fair a thick wool socks.
Our March Book Box featured Alfredo Vea's darkest novel, Gods Go Begging. A true hidden gem, and possibly the darkest book we've featured in our box, Gods Go begging is not for the faint of heart of the queasy reader. Our March box featured a March box brochure with fun information about our box, a custom book mark, a Vietnamese coffee maker, a puzzling between soul mates, several pieces of jade stone, gold plated dog tag, and traditional heavy silver chop sticks.
Our April Book Box featured a tragic classic, Death On The Nile By Agatha Christie. This Dark read touches on themes as old as time, love, greed, murder and betrayal. Written by one of the greatest writers of their time, this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat having you wonder what dark deeds are lurking between its pages. This whodunnit will take you along every emotion but disappointment.....
Our May Dark read is an intense psychological thriller that will keep you at the edge of your coach until the very last page. With a plot twist you won’t see coming, this intriguing novel will have you sleeping with one eye open and your head spinning. Experience and Read as the lives of four people twist and intertwine all the way to the book’s gut-wrenching unhappy ending.
Our June dark pick is a revenge book of truly epic proportions. With twists and turns you never see coming, this international bestseller will keep you reading until the very end. Narrated in alternating voices, this dark read pushes the dark limits of love, loss and punishment to a whole other level. This book will make you never look at a classroom teachers, and students the same way again. Subscribe if you’re ready to take a ride into the darkest corner of your mind !
Our July dark read of the month is a brilliant, mesmerizing and disturbing novel that will keep your head spinning long after its twisted climax. This Southern Gothic master piece will give the saying “Home is where the heart is” a completely different meaning. Taking place in a small southern town where missing girls haunt it’s residents and prodigal daughter, it’s allure will quietly begin to tell you it’s rotten history & secrets. You don’t want to miss it !
Our August dark book can be described using three words: witty, obsessive, depraved. Our newest pick is one of the most thrilling reads we’ve added to our book box just yet. Narrated by one of the most unsettling characters we have had the pleasure of reading about, this book will have you paying extra close attention to your surroundings as you go about your day. Our carefully selected gifts will help you really settle in to the mind of the twisted and demented!
Our September dark read will go down in literary history as one of the best southern gothic novels of its time. Often compared to the great works of O’Connor and Faulkner, this dark story captures the horror and evil of the American dream. Our Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here themed book is darkly creative, captivating and engaging. No novel combines violence, religion, love, death and fate in such a way like our carefully selected novel will.
Legend has it our dark October read made 73 people faint while the author read a portion of his stories during a book tour. This book will feature 8 total gifts ( the most we’ve ever had in our boxes so far, extra special for Halloween) 4 Halloween/bookish themed and 4 connected/mentioned in our October pick. 🚨 PLEASE NOTE THIS NOVEL IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART 🚨. This is the perfect book for those who want something perverse, gory, sick and horrific.