After not having bought any bookish box for quite a while, I decided to treat myself when I saw the theme of the August Illumicrate box: ‘Oh So Criminal!’. I paid £29.00 excl. shipping and in total I think it cost me a little over €30.00. It was a lot cheaper than the €40.00 I used to pay for Fairyloot incl. shipping. This box is also quarterly instead of monthly, so much more affordable on a year base.
I have been patiently waiting for this box for weeks, so when I came home after staying with my boyfriend while my parents were in Spain, I had some nice bookish mail waiting for me, including this box. I unboxed it with my boyfriend and I felt like a little girl opening a present. I took pictures of the items to show them to you all.
I will have a complete list of all the items with all the links to the corresponding shops at the end of the post.
This posts contains spoilers for this box. If you are still waiting for yours, don’t scroll any further.
The ultimate highlight of every bookbox is ofcourse… the book!
The complete list of all the items and links to the shops:
A hardcover copy of Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas with sprayed edges. (The link is to a special Goodreads page for this edition!)
BONUS ITEMS:Girls of Paper and Fire and Tempests and Slaughter Postcards, Sisters of the Winter Wood Sampler and a Harper 360 Anticipated Reads Flyer
All these items, except the book, were exclusively made and/or designed for this box!
I am really glad I ordered this box to experience it. It was cheaper than Fairyloot, but I feel like there are more items in it (excluding art prints) and the quality is really good. Depending on the upcoming themes, I will stay subscribed to this box. Quarterly seems to fit me better than monthly (and my bankaccount loves me for it).
The only downside is that I was SO convinced the box would contain Dance of Thievesby Mary E. Pearson (and Catwoman: Soulstealer didn’t even cross my mind), that I pre-ordered a paperback copy of Catwoman: Soulstealer. It is a shame, but on the other hand, as I am a real Sarah J. Maas fan, the book is really nice for my collection. My boyfriend also had a good point saying that when I am going to read it, I should read the hardback so the paperback stays nice and a hardback can take a bump.
I would really recommend Illumicrate to every booklover, especially Europeans as Illumicrate is UK based, so the shipping is rather kind. Meanwhile, I am already looking forward to the next box of Illumicrate.