Illumicrate #7: Unboxing

July 1, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

Life has been pretty tough lately so I apologise for the lack of posts. I do have some great books to tell you about so hopefully I’ll be back on track again soon. In the meantime, here is my very delayed Illumicrate unboxing. If you want to check out what came in previous boxes just click here.



We were told in advance on social media that this box would have TWO books – which I actually completely forgot until I opened the box!

I’m not going to bother with a spoiler section as this post is SO late, but obviously, if you don’t want to know what was in the box stop reading now!

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This quarter’s box was packed to the brim. I really love this map bookmark exclusively handmade by Penguin Co.


It’s actually so pretty that I’m too scared to use it! Plus, I do love a good map. I’m now very tempted by their other designs in their Etsy shop.

I’ve had this keyring on my house keys since the box arrived.


This Harry Potter themed keychain is from Nutmeg and Arlo and I believe the blue colour is exclusive to Illumicrate.

I instantly fell in love with this door hanger and print from TJ Lubrano which is, again, exclusive to Illumicrate.


In fact, the print is now framed and on my bedroom wall.

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a Flickerink candle for a while now so needless to say I was delighted to find this Mermaid Lagoon candle in the box.


It has a lovely tropical scent, but I haven’t yet tried burning it.

In celebration of Sarah J Maas’ ACOTAR series, Merwild created the Feyre artwork for this mug.


I love how she has incorporated the colours from all three of the books.

Onto the book – Truth or Dare by Non Pratt.


In fact, it’s a SIGNED copy…

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…which arrived with a letter from the author!

I said there were two books. Well, the second book was an ARC of The Waking Land by Callie Bates, along with an author letter.


My post is so delayed that you can, in actual fact, get your hands on the finished article now.

As ever Daphne included some extra goodies in the box.


What a box, eh?

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I’m so pleased with it and also very happy that there’s now not too long to wait for the next box!

Daphne shared with us that the August box will include an exclusive Illumicrate edition of a book where “girl power reigns in this story of a true icon” AND we will get it pre-publication. I suspect I know what book it is and I AM SO EXCITED!! Make sure you order your August box so you don’t miss out. Check out the Illumicrate website for all of the information.

Did you get this Illumicrate box? What did you think?

Will you be ordering the August box?

Illumicrate #6: Unboxing

March 23, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

Every three months I squeal with delight as my Illumicrate box lands on my doorstep.


I’ve been subscribed to Illumicrate from the first box and I love it. You can find unboxings of all of the other boxes here.

So let’s take a look inside the February 2017 box!

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If you are interested in getting your hands on the next Illumicrate (in May) subscriptions are open now! Also, Daphne has revealed that the May box will include a pre-release book and subscribers will be the first to get their hands on it. #excited

Illumicrate #5: Unboxing

January 17, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

So I found this post lurking in my drafts folder! It’s rather late, but I thought you might like to see what came in the November Illumicrate! Over to past Rhoda…

I do love receiving my quarterly Illumicrate box, it’s always so well put together. The November box might actually be my favourite box they’ve ever done! Want to see what was inside? Keep reading!



Oh and before I dive it,  you can find all of my previous unboxings here if you are interested.

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I’m honestly not sure how the Illumicrate team are going to top this box. Mind you, I’ve said that before and Daphne’s achieved it time and again! I can’t wait to see what treats she has in store for us in February.

Illumicrate #4: Unboxing

August 16, 2016 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

It’s kind of scary how quickly Illumicrate time has come round again – scary but awesome ;D

A quick intro if you aren’t familiar with Illumicrate. It’s a quarterly bookish subscription box. 4 times a year you’ll get a box with a copy of a new release and lots of bookish goodies. You can see what arrived in the first three boxes here. Oh and they ship internationally too. For all the info, check out the Illumicrate website.


So I’m a bit delayed in getting my post up this month but hopefully that will reduce the risk of spoilers for you. As ever though, I’ll put my unboxing in a spoiler section below.

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I’m completely delighted with this box. Once again Daphne at Illumicrate has done an incredible job. She has set such a high standard! I believe you can now sign up for the November box, I am genuinely excited to see what it contains!

What do you think of the August Illumicrate box? 

Did you manage to get your hands on one?

Illumicrate #3: Unboxing

May 20, 2016 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

It’s Illumicrate time!

No idea what I’m talking about? Illumicrate is a quarterly bookish subscription box. 4 times a year you’ll get a box with a copy of a new release and lots of bookish goodies. You can see what arrived in the first two boxes here. Oh and they ship internationally too. For all the info, check out the Illumicrate website.




I was so nearly spoiled for this box. I was casually scrolling through Instagram when I saw someone had posted their entire box contents – NOOOOOO! Luckily my brain worked faster than usual and shut the page before I could actually process what was in the box. I get that folk are excited but come on, there’s no way (that I know of) to post a *SPOILER ALERT* on Instagram so please do consider others before you post your contents. I live in the UK so I got mine fairly quickly, but there are international customers who have to wait a bit longer. We all love the anticipation and surprise when opening up our boxes so please don’t spoil it for others.

Rant over!

On the subject of spoilers, obviously this post will contain some. However, I’ve included the contents in the spoiler section below – do NOT click on it if you don’t want to know the contents of the box.


Let’s get on with the unboxing then…

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As far as I know, Illumicrate are now accepting sign ups for the next box. As always though, the number of boxes is limited so be quick so you don’t miss out.

Also, Illumicrate have launched their first official rep search today AND it’s open internationally! Be sure to check out their Instagram post to find out how you can throw your name in the ring.

Are you signed up to Illumicrate?  What did you think of Box 3?