Monday, 21 August 2017

Illumicrate August 2017 Unboxing!!

Today, my first ever Illumicrate box arrived!!

I legit could not wait to get into this thing, I'm way too impatient with book boxes. I'd been watching the tracking like a hawk all weekend to see when it would arrive.

*spoilerthatisntaspoiler* EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.

Let's dive in!

First we open it and see this....

I'll insert a pic of the back of the card at the end so it doesn't spoil what's inside.

 Under the cardboard the first item I see is AN ALETHIOMETER COASTER! 

The Alethiometer is from His Dark Materials and the artwork was done by Hannah Hitchman Art.
Then we have....

STICKY BOOKMARKS from Blossom Books.  
I've never had or used these before but that is about to change - look how cute they are!

Next up: MOXIE BADGES!! 

I haven't read Moxie yet, but these sure do make me excited to.


Then we have a SHAKESPEARE ZIP BAG that says 'Seek Happy Nights to Happy Days' from Miss Phi.

I think this could be my favourite item in the box - a BOOK MONEY JAR from Blossom Books.

Next is some RED CHURCH TEA from T-ology. 

This is inspired by Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. 

I am pretty wary to drink this since the card says '(Warning: may contain the blood of your enemies)' I mean, i'm all for vanquishing my enemies but i'm not sure I wanna drink their blood.

This gorgeous WISDOM JOURNAL is going to be perfect for me to make notes in. 

It's from Hey Atlas Creative and says 'Even Strength Must Bow To Wisdom Sometimes' which is a quote from The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan... a book series and author I still (shamefully) have not read. 

We also get a few BOOKMARKS and card in there for some upcoming books - including The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden which I am SO EXCITED for. 

If you haven't read The Bear and the Nightingale (the first book) I HIGHLY recommend it. 

The first book in the box is an uncorrected proof of NYXIA by Scott Reintgen. I have never heard of this book or author, but the many many 5 stars all over the cover have me intrigued. 

It's out on September 12th!

Finally we learn why the description of this box said the book was about 'a true ICON'. Included is an exclusive sprayed edges edition of WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER by Leigh Bardugo.

Along with the book there's a cool little  WONDER WOMAN BADGE to match.

Here's the official list of what's inside! 

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