I know I did an unboxing video for this but I decided to also do a blog post to go into more detail.
So, the other month I subscribed to Illumicrate, which is a book subscription box and it comes out 4 times a year. This was my very first book subscription box as I had been thinking about some for awhile but I choose Illumicrate as the past boxes looked great and it is based in the UK!
So Illumicrate is £29.99 with free shipping in the UK and it varies for other countries. You can find more out at the website and possibly sign up ;)
Fyi - This isn't a sponsored post, I bought this box with my own money.
So, I had a pretty good experience with Illumicrate. Signing up was easy and you get a tracking number when you're box has been dispatched which I thought was great.
THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS! Don't carry on if you haven't received your box yet and want to keep it a surprise!
So the first thing I pulled out of the box was a bookish mug! I love mugs but when they're bookish, it makes them 100% better!
This design is from The Art Of Escapism and you can find their store HERE!
The next thing I pulled out was a To Be Read notepad! Which I adore. It will come in handy for when I need to remember what to read and review! And quickly write down books I've just found out about that I want to buy.
This is from Goodnight Boutique and you can find their shop HERE!
The next thing in the box was a Bookworm clip! Which is adorable and I cannot wait to start using on my books!
This is from My Bookish Mark and you can find their shop HERE!
The next unique thing is a Ex Libris Stamp! Which I think is so cool and I've never seen anything like this in a subscription box and I can't wait to start stamping everything.
This is from Little Stamp Store and you can find their shop HERE!
The next cool thing is a Readers Gonna Read pin which is now attached to my tote bag! I love this pin as it is so adorable and it came on a library card which I thought was cute.
This is from Lit Emporium and you can find their shop HERE!
Then came the book! Sadly, I already have this book as I got a proof copy but, I was happy to get a finished copy and a signed bookplate! So in the end it didn't really matter to me.
About the book - Seventeen year old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he's not. Now Jonah must numbly take care of his family as they reel from their tragedy. Cue next change: Vivi Alexander, new girl in town. Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous and unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings. She seems like she's from another planet as she transforms Jonah's family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide ...A fierce and beautiful love story with a difference.
BUY THE BOOK HERE!
And last but not least there was some other little bits in the bottom of the box!
When We Collided postcards.
Jenny McLachlan series badges
The Square Root Of Summer - how to - wormhole and baking
And the last thing - which I was so excited about was a sampler for the new Laini Taylor book STRANGE THE DREAMER!
So all in all this was a fantastic box. I am really happy with this box and with it being my first book subscription box! I am defiantly going to stay subscribed to this as I cannot wait for the next book which is out in August I believe!
So I hope you liked my unboxing post and maybe subscribe to Illumicrate in the future ;)
PLUS check out my unboxing video on my youtube channel!
Hi! I'm Beth, 26 and from the UK. I love, love, love reading. This is a blog to share my love of books and my thoughts on books etc!
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