Illumicrate Unboxing July 2019 | It’s a Kind of Magic
July’s Illumicrate was themed around magical and witchy books, including Uprooted, A Discovery of Witches, Wicked Saints and The Witchlands. It was a pretty cool box and had some great items in, the book of the month looks interesting too!
Check out all of the items below!
This month’s book was Sanctuary by V.V. James, the synopsis makes it look pretty cool so I’m excited to get round to it! Plus the sprayed edges are gorgeous.
The small Connecticut town of Sanctuary is rocked by the death of its star quarterback.
Daniel’s death looked like an accident, but everyone knows his ex-girlfriend Harper is the daughter of a witch – and she was there when he died.
Then the rumours start. When Harper insists Dan was guilty of a terrible act, the town turns on her. So was his death an accident, revenge – or something even darker?
As accusations fly and secrets are revealed, paranoia grips the town, culminating in a trial that the whole world is watching…
This tote bag is designed by @rudebeetle and inspired by Uprooted. I haven’t read the book but it’s a well-made item and the design is definitely beautiful.
Obviously any enamel pin is a win with me! ‘Magic is desire made real’ is a lovely quote to have on it too. It’s inspired by A Discovery of Witches and designed by @fableandblack.
I mean, I think this is cute and it’s sturdy of course being ceramic, it would be handy for pens I just have no space! It’s designed by @chattynora.
I. Have. So. Many. Pin. Banners. Now. Like for real, I had none this time last year and I’ve ended up with about eight now! I really like the design of this banner though, still need to read the Witchlands series though! This is designed by @heyatlascreative.
I really like this side of the bookend set but I think I prefer the reality side from last month’s box? Either way this is still awesome and designed by @fableandblack.
I still need to read Wicked Saints but this print is gorgeous of the three main characters! It’s designed by @nicole.deal.art.
Again from @monolimeart, this month’s magnetic coin features art of… a dark magic wielder? I’m not sure who this really?
I really liked this month’s box, I just wish I’d already read the books that items are inspired by! The print in particular is beautiful and I can’t wait to read Wicked Saints.
Next Month – Armed and Dangerous 💛
From Illumicrate themselves:
‘Our August theme is Armed and Dangerous! This theme is our homage to the blade-wielders, magic-users, and potion-masters that are all armed and dangerous in their own way.
Our featured book is one of the most unique books we have ever read. This space fantasy story features necromancers and their cavaliers competing in a series of mysterious tests for the ultimate prize. It’s an incredibly imaginative debut with rich world-building and a memorable cast of characters. Our Illumicrate edition has sprayed edges and is signed by the author on an exclusively designed page.
Our items this month are inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic, Red Sister, Scythe, The Dark Artifices and more! We’re also happy to announce that our next @rosiethorns88 mug is in this box!’
This’ll be another of those ‘so I have not read any of the books’ unboxings but I’m looking forward to seeing the items for definite! Also heard a lot of good things about the book which will probably be included…
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