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What’s In The Box: Illumicrate – May 2017

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River Song knows the situation.
This is an UN-BOXING post.

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ILLUMICRATE is a quarterly, UK based book subscription box. Each crate contains a newly released book, no more than 30 days before shipping, from different genres and a variety of between 3 and 6 fun things. Examples are bookmarks, candles, stationery, tote bags, prints, and other small items that book lovers are sure to enjoy. Check out their Past Boxes for an example of what to expect. Sometimes the books are sent out before the release date and periodically the box features a variety of extras – sometimes including an ARC! Boxes cost £29.99 – free postage to the UK, international postage ranges from £4.99 – £13.99. Unlike other book boxes this box does not have a theme.

This is box #7 and in this box we got:

1. Truth or Dare by Non Pratt
2. Feyre Mug – Merwild (exclusive)
3. Mermaid Lagoon Candle – Flickerink (exclusive)
4. Swish and Flick Key ring – Nutmeg and Arlo (exclusive colour)
5. Enchanted Door Hanger and Print – TJ Lubrano (exclusive)
6. Map Bookmark -Penguin Co (exclusive)

Extras from:
Windfall (poster), The Gender Games (badge), Taste of Blue Light (postcards) and a special advanced reader copy of The Waking Land by Callie Bates with author letter.

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My thoughts:

Illumicrate has a lot of extras. I’m not sure I like this because I really don’t know what to do with them. Except the ARC’s of course, I know what to do with those! And in this case, I think that The Waking Land is going to be more my kind of book than Truth or Dare, but I do want to expand my reading pool a little more.

I love TJ Lubrano’s artwork and I’m sad – I don’t have a door handle! I’m SO pleased about the key ring too! I need to fancy up my keys and this is just the way to do it! The mug tells me I REALLY need to catch up with ACOTAR and I really didn’t expect a tropical mermaid lagoon, it’s confusing by pleasant.

 The postcards for Taste of Blue Light have made me want to read the book, mission complete! It was the blue one that sold me, “What happened to you Lux Langley, to make your nightmares turn red?” What DID happen?! And the !we were magic and Fearless.” one is just so pretty.

I liked this box over all and I’m already excited for the next one! Eh, August will be here in a minute.

Gallery to go up on Instagram around the same time as this post, unless I’m still walking the dog, then it will be a bit after…

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