Today I am doing an unboxing of the Illumicrate May box, Hidden Talents. It came today and obviously I had to do a post about it. I love Illumicrate boxes. I can't always afford a box every month so I'm glad this is every few months and it is always treat when it comes. I loved this box so much and it has to be one of my favourites they've done!
So, let's start with the books. This box we recieved a finished copy of a new releases and a proof of a book coming out later this year!
So, the main book in this box was A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews. It came with a note from the author, bookmarks, signed bookplate and this edition has sprayed edges! C.G. Drews is also known on the internet as PaperFury! Her instagram photos are just so beautiful. I actually have a proof copy of this book already and loved it. I am so excited to own a finished copy!
'Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?'
And for the extra book it was Light Years by Kass Morgan. She is the author of The 100! I was really excited about this as I love The 100 and this is a new series from Kass!
'Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain - but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy - even if he has to steal someone's identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong - he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret - she's infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it'll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team to defend their world from a cunning enemy - but the danger might be lurking closer to home than they think...'
Okay, these next two items had me squealing and I was just so excited.
Both of these items are exclusive to this box.
The wonderful risarodil designed this amazing Black Panther inspired book sleeve. I am in LOVE. I love book sleeves and I love Black Panther. This has to be one of my favourite items from this box and I'm going to have to make sure my boyf doesn't take this one.
Alice Oseman is an amazing author and also amazing at drawing. She does some amazing artwork and I was surprised and so happy to have this Fangirl inspired box designed by her in the box! I don't know whether to use it for my lunch for work, for my jewellery or just to keep on the side to stare at because it's beautiful.
Also in the box was -
Infernal Devices Cards designed by taratjah of Will, Jem and Tessa. I adore these beautiful cards! I can't wait to put them on my bookcase!
Camp-Half Blood Enamel Pin created by fableandblack. This is going straight on my tote bag it is amazing.
Elements Page Markers created by anotherstudio_ - How beautiful are these?! I can't wait to use them on my books but then I don't want to ruin them because they are adorable.
Then there was a How Do You Like Me Now? By Holly Bourne sampler, From Twinkle With Love, A Reaper at the Gates and I was Born For This postcards plus a I was Born For This badge and a Red Sister bookmark!
So, another amazing box from Illumicrate. I cannot wait to see what they have planned for future boxes!