Subscription box: Illumicrate
Theme/Month: Change Your Stars, May 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.
This is probably the one box I was looking out for the most because I love Tasha’s books but of course, this would be the one box that got lost in the post and therefore I had to wait for a replacement for a whole month, but now I have it and I am a very happy critter, so what was in the special box?
- The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri, you can find my review here, but this one has edges that have a botanical motif and are gorgeous.
- The monthly pin is inspired by it and it is basically the building where a lot of the story happens.
- A weird Illumicrate key that is probably my least favourite part of the box.
- A gorgeous book sleeve which I think is inspired by the Winterwood series.
- A dress pin, it is cute but not entirely sure I want it as a pin.
- A notebook inspired by V. E. Schwab and probably Addie LaRue, but I like the botanical style and the quote overall.
- The theme leaflet
- And finally a tea caddy which is now holding some Earl Grey I got gifted for my birthday.
Overall I really enjoyed the box except for the weird key, however I have to say I am not particularly sold on the fact we had a monthly pin, another pin and the key taking space as items in the same box, it feels a little bit like the same type of item, but otherwise it was good and quite nice, and the book wins over everything.