“I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.”
Hi everyone! V.E. Schwab is fast becoming one of my all time favourite authors. I absolutely adored both The Darker Shades of Magic trilogy and City of Ghosts, and I have the Monsters of Verity duology on my immediate tbr, now knocked out of first place by the gorgeous hardbacks of Vicious and Vengeful! So, needless to say, I was THRILLED when Illumicrate announced a special edition Schwab box! And guys. GUYS. It was AMAZING. I’m still hyperventilating.
Look away now if you don’t want to be spoiled!
First up, is this double-sided tote bag from @rowatree with Shades of Magic on one side, and Villains on the other! It’s brilliant quality and will survive being packed to the brim with hardbacks! I always love getting a good tote in a book box! So useful!
Next, is this gorgeous art print of Lila and Kell at the ball during the Essen Tasch by @victoriaying It’s so beautiful, I can’t get enough of it!
One of my FAVOURITE items in this box is this gorgeous pouch designed by @stellabookishart that I’m going to be using as my make-up bag for my next trip! It’s such a great size – it’ll even fit my make-up brushes in! – and the design is really classy, too. I loooooove it!
The amazing @fableandblack designed this gorgeous As Travars keyring, which I am so excited to use, the ExtraOrdinary enamel pin, AND this lovely and thick knitted scarf of the four Londons! All pieces are the best quality, which I love about these Illumicrate bumper boxes – the materials and wearables are all exemplary!
Also included in the photo is this really useful bottle lettered by @xcrini, which I thought was a great addition to the box!
You all know how I feel about candles… 😏 So, you can picture how delighted I was when I pulled out this INCREDIBLE candle by @ameliakitchencandles! It’s scented, it’s layered, it’s full-size, it will be added to my Schwab shrine and CAN NEVER BE BURNT. A sign of true candle love.
Did I take two photos of this candle? Why yes, yes I did.
What am I going to be using as a bookmark while I read Vicious and Vengeful I hear you asking?
WELL I HAVE A CHOICE
FOUR choices! These gorgeous double-sided character bookmarks by @merwildandco are great quality and I love them allllll! Bookmarks are always a fun addition to a book box and I love adding to my collection!
I was also super excited to find this lovely enamel mug by @temporaryplacesshop in this box! I loooove a bookish mug! (Note: this is actually blue, but my filter makes it look darker!)
Another one of my fave items in this box was this set of postcards from the four Londons! By @moledrocraftco, I can’t wait to put these in my shrine!
And, another one of my new favourite things to get in subscription boxes – character tarot cards!! Featuring artwork by @amaretta_ they’re absolutely gorgeous and I looooove them!
Annnnnd yep, ANOTHER fave item I love getting in subscription boxes – A BOOKSLEEVE! And this one is THEMED to match the book!! I mean, that’s just a whole new level of awesome! It also has a different quote on the other side!
And, of course, the main event itself; the BOOK. Look at Vengeful, in all it’s exclusively red-covered glory! *swoons*
If you got one of these gorgeous boxes too, don’t forget to enter the Instagram photo challenge for a chance to win Illumicrate boxes! Here are the details:
The November Illumicrate box is now available to order here. The theme is Clever Ruse and it will feature a special edition with sprayed edges of a standalone fantasy set in an Asian-inspired world. (I am very excite for this) The box will also have items inspired by Caraval/The Night Circus, Warcross, To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Mulan, and Throne of Glass. There are only a limited number of these, so grab one while you can and use COSY10 when you check out to get 10% off!
Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you’re all having a gorgeous weekend.
Who else got this box?
What’s your favourite item in bookish boxes?