Subscription box: Illumicrate
Theme/Month: The City is Ours, February 2021
Ownership: Subscribed on their 6 boxes option. If you are interested in purchasing an Illumicrate subscription, you can do it on their website.
Illumicrate is a book subscription box, it usually features fantasy and sci-fi but not exclusively young adult, sometimes it features adult too. It usually contains a new release, a pin and several bookish goodies.
February had an interesting theme that reminds me of several books so I was intrigued by it. Lets see what was inside starting top left:
- A triket dish for Gilded Wolves which I think is absolutely stunning!
- A hard shell card holder, which honestly I didn’t like the design on it so it immediately went into the “not keeping” pile. I think if it had had a different desing I might have kept it but I generally use softer card holoders.
- A Crescent City umbrella, I still have their Laini Taylor umbrella so I can say they are good ones but this one is red and a fandom I don’t follow so I passed it on to someone who likes it.
- A gorgeous postcard from The Last Falconer for Edinburgh.
- The monthly pin, which was stunning!
- Another great item, a gorgeous skull wooden coaster which is being proudly displayed in my office because it has my vibes.
- And finally the book, with pink sprayed edges, A Dark and Hollow Star.
Overall it had some strong items and some not so strong ones, I think the biggest issue is we keep having items from the top 5-10 main fandoms, and not as many from others so I end up not being that into the SJM things etc,, as useful as they may be. I probably would have kept the umbrella if it fit a little better with the colours I like and I didn’t have the other one still, they are good umbrellas.