May’s Illumicrate was an awesome sci-fi filled box with items inspired by The Illuminae Files, Red Rising, The Lunar Chronicles and Aurora Rising (this month’s book, as announced in their theme reveal the previous month!).
Check out all of the items below!
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Aurora Rising was recently released by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and I LOVED IT. You can check out my review for the book here but I’m just super in love with this special edition with a colour-changed cover and matching sprayed edges (from purple to pink).
This cooler bag is designed by @po_jainter and inspired by The Lunar Chronicles, featuring character art of the women from the series.
I love this pillowcase! It’s double-sided and both are inspired by The Illuminae Files, with the illustration by @alice_duke and quote from @chattynora. I still need to read this series but having read Aurora Rising it is super high up up on my TBR list!
This luggage tag is inspired by Red Rising and designed by @fableandblack, I haven’t read the series and I’m not sure if I would this seems super high quality anyway, and I’m sure Red Rising fans will love it!
Hello yes I’m obsessed with Aurora Rising so I love this pouch for (sun)glasses/your phone/whatever you want to use it for. Personally I’ll be keeping mine with my copies of the book though because I’m just happy to have some AR merch! It’s designed by @iparwing and super cute!
Designed by @fableandblack, these space sticky notes are so cute! My only issue is they’re so adorable that I don’t know if I’d be able to ruin them by writing on them.
Two samplers were also included in the box, one for The Furies and one for Emily Eternal. I have a copy of the The Furies so I was already excited about that, but it’ll be nice to check out Emily Eternal too!
Designed by @pinapali and inspired by the three main centres of power in Three Dark Crowns, a full set of these were included in last month’s box but this one had a small typo. I’m really impressed that Illumicrate managed to get a fixed print out so quickly!
Again from @monolimeart, this month’s magnetic coin features art of Kady from The Illuminae Files. It’s another gorgeous piece!
So last month’s favourite box just got knocked out of the park by this month’s box. In part due to my present sci-fi obsession but nevertheless this box was… out of this world.*
*I had to, I’m so so sorry.
June’s Box – Book Lovers 💛
From Illumicrate themselves:
‘The theme for June is FOR BOOK LOVERS! Yes, that’s our tagline. We’ve been wanting to do a celebratory book lover box for ages, and we are so excited to get the chance to bring you one. And since this is a book lovers’ box, we will be including not just one, but TWO books!
Our first book is a beautiful story about the complexity of modern teenage life, with wonderfully realistic, flawed characters you will love. It’s a book about family, unexpected love, and fighting for what’s right. This hardback will have exclusive sprayed edges and come with a signed bookplate.
Our second book follows two teens born on the same day, both of whom have difficult choices ahead of them. Beautifully and heart-wrenchingly written, this is an unconventional love story, 18 years in the making. This paperback will have stunning rainbow sprayed edges and come with a signed bookplate.
All the items in the box are useful items perfect for any book lover. Nothing will be fandom specific; it will only include gorgeously designed, practical things that all book lovers need in their lives. We’re thrilled to reveal the first item will be the first in a set of two metal bookends (the second one will be in our July box), designed by the talented @fableandblack. We love it so much and can’t wait for you to receive it!’
I’m not a major contemporary fan unless there are a lot of nerdy references (like characters playing MMORPGs, going to cons etc) but this box does sound pretty exciting regardless!
Do you subscribe to any book boxes?