What’s In The Box: Illumicrate – February 2018

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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.
These boxes have started to have a theme this month!

This month’s theme is:

Rise Up!

In this box we got:

1. Blood and Sand by CV Wyk
2. Exclusive Fight the Darkness cushion cover – @stellabookishart
3. Exclusive A Rebel’s Command List notepad – @howstoreofficial
4. Exclusive Inimitable mug – @abbieimagine
5. Exclusive Daggermark – @rdashjackdotcom
6. Exclusive Lunar Lip Balm – @lovely_lip_balm
7. Exclusive Phoenix magnet – @hannahhitchmanart


Extras from:
shatter Me, The Truth and lies of Ell Black, Strange the Dreamer, Witchsign, Clean, The Hazel Wood and an exclusive edition advanced reader copy of The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green.


My thoughts:

This is the first themed box by Illumicrate, so the items inside are inspired by other books. I’m not sure what books for some of them though as the info card doesn’t say. It possibly wouldn’t be that hard to find out what each item was influenced by if I needed to know however.

Blood and Sand is on my To Read list so that’s exciting.
The cushion cover is from An Ember in the Ashes, I got that one! It seems very red though, but I’ve only read half the book so maybe I missed something. I need to get my act together with regards to my cushions…I have some inserts and I have cases, I just haven’t put them together yet…
I don’t know where the command list is from, Among The Stars? I haven’t read that yet… it looks like a good note pad to test my pale pens and inks on though!
Inimitable mug. I have nothing for this. If there’s a subtle clue I still don’t get it…
Daggermark is The Winners Curse I’d say as it has Marie Rutkoski’s name after the quote! So do I keep this save in my bookmark box or do I put it with the books?!
Lunar lip balm is the Lunar Chronicles! I have Cinder but on the card it says ‘each’ so I’m guessing there is more than one option? Did you get the box? What lip balm did you get?
And the Phoenix magnet is Harry Potter, for The Order of the Phoenix of course!

The most exciting of the extras is obviously the pretty ARC! I have a copy from netgalley so that means I can continue reading this book at odd moments when away from home so that’s pretty great! The Witchsign bookmark looks interesting so I’ll be investigating that further soon. Some of the other extras are for books I’ve already read or have or haven’t heard of so eventually I may just investigate them too!

(Gallery to go up on Instagram around the same time as this post)

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