As you know if you’ve been following the blog, I do like getting a book box every once in awhile. They don’t always have ones I like, but the January Illumicrate was one that I knew I needed. The theme was The Strength Within and there were two books inside! Let’s take a look what this box had inside!
As usual, all boxes have spoiler card on top when you open the box. I really love the illustrations on these, but have to wait to look inside of course until I’ve taken a look at everything.
Designed by: Hey Atlas Creative (@heyatlascreative)
The first item I saw was this beanie. It has a quote from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy:
“I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form.”
In all honesty, I don’t really wear beanies, but I like how this was made. The quality is really good and I’m sure it’s really warm. Who knows, maybe I will eventually grab it on a really cold day!
Phoenix Feather Bookmark
Created by: Chatty Nora (@chattynora)
This is my first wooden bookmark and it’s so pretty! I love this design and it apparently matches with one of the books in the box this month. I’ll have to use it when I sit down and read that book. Part of me thinks it’s too pretty to use though, haha.
Hunger Games Booklight
Artwork by: Chloe Lee Hughes (@thisgirlhasn0name)
I don’t own a booklight and if I’m honest, Iprobably won’t use this one. It’s my least favorite itemof the box.The idea is creative, it’s sturdy, but it’s not for me!
Gideon the Ninth Purse
Artwork by: Forensics and Flowers (@forensicsandflowers)
I’m a big fan of little (coin)purses like this and the quality is good. The design is gorgeous. If only I ended up loving the book as much as this purse. It just wasn’t for me. I think it’s awesome that there was also a quote added from Gideon the Ninth!
“If you do not find yourself a galaxy, it is not so bad to find yourself a star.”
Girls of Paper and Fire Holographic Print
Artwork by: Kim Ekdahl (@pinktofu_art)
Artwork and prints are things I love adding to my shelves, especially when they’re as pretty as this Girl of Paper and Fire print is. The picture does’t do this holographic print justice though! Seeing this makes me want to pick up these books right away! They’ll definitely be added to my ASAP TBR.
By Monolime (@monolimeart)
Just like every month, Illumicrate has a collectible coin. This month we have one of Feyre Cursebreaker. I love these coins and really need to get something magnetic for my bookshelves, because I want to show these off!
The Sisters Grimm – Menna van Praag
The first book I saw in this book was this beatufil version of The Sisters Grimm. There’s no dustjacket and there are black sprayed edges. I didn’t know about this book until the box came and it sounds really good. I have a feeling this book will be a bit darker and I’m really excited. Also, this book was signed by the author!
Infinity Son – Adam Silvera
As I said at the beginning of the post, this box has two books. The second book is a paperback of Infinity Son that’s also signed by the author. Infinity Son is a book I’ve had on my radar for awhile and I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about the start of this new series. From what I heard he did do some editing after ARCs came out, so I can’t wait to see what I think of this story!
So that’s it for the January Illumicrate. In all honesty, it wasn’t my favorite box so far, but I did enjoy it. I’m especially happy that we got two signed books. I’ll definitely post reviews after reading them! What do you think of this box? Any items stand out?