The box of my birth month is here, and these are usually my favourite because they feel like extra Birthday presents! I didn't mind too much that it came late in the month, it meant May ended with a bang!
I'm really excited to delve into the contents of the box with you guys, it's my favourite one that has come in a while! So many wonderful objects to unwrap, I was actually surprised that there was so much to find in it! Plus, there were two books! I was so happy, especially as I felt the last box was a bit emptier than previous boxes! This made up for it big time!
BOOK ONE: 'Truth Or Dare by Non Pratt. Oh my gosh, how lucky am I? A book by Non Pratt! I have never read anything by this lady, but I've been desperate to for a long time because her books have been recommended to me on so many different occasions! Also, does this seem like the perfect Summer read? Yes it does! I love the idea of their being two stories in one, the same series of events told by alternative perspectives, and it's an interesting way of doing things! The book came with a letter from the Author, which was a fun read. I always love the little extras that Daphne includes!
BOOK TWO: 'The Waking Land' by Callie Bates. I hadn't heard a lot about this book before receiving it in this box, but I do know it is a Fantasy, and we all know how much I love them! With that in mind, I was really happy to receive this ARC! It certainly looks like an interesting read, with a pretty cover to boot. I liked the letter from the author and a signed bookplate too, it was a nice touch. I look forward to finding time to read this!
Feyre Mug: While Sarah J. Maas' latest installment of the series has been controversial, I have read and liked the first book 'A Court Of Thorns & Roses'. I've recently acquired book two in order to see what happens to Feyre and her fairy friends, so I'm actually really pleased to have received this mug. Do I have too many mugs? Probably. Do I care? Not a jot. The artwork on the mug was by Merwild, check out her DeviantArt here!
Mermaid Lagoon Candle: I. Love. Candles. Honestly, Mat and I light them around the house all the time because they smell so good. And this exclusive scented candle from Flickerink is no exception and smells exactly how I imagine a Mermaid Lagoon to smell! Exotic, a little flowery, with a fruity punch! It's inspired by Neverland of course, and I'm really a big fan that is anything remotely Fairy Tale related!
Swish & Flick Keychain: I think my favourite thing about Illumicrate is that it introduces me to some really talented, creative artists who own small businesses and design exclusive pieces for the box. I really like keychains actually, and this was a beautiful Harry Potter inspired addition to my collection. It's an exclsive colour too, but do check out Nutmeg and Arlo for more designs, keychains, badges and cards! You won't regret it!
Enchanted Door Hanger & Print: I think this might be my favourite thing in the box! I'm a huge fan of Beauty & The Beast and TJ Lubrano has really outdone herself and captured my attention. What a talented lady! I have the hanger on the door to our open-plan reception room, and the print is pride of place nearby! I'll definitely be looking at possibly getting something commissioned by her in the future!
Map Bookmark: It did take me a minuscule amount of time to figure out what this was, but once I had done I thought it was really cool. A corner bookmark with a map design by Penguin Co. It's very clever actually and I would definitely recommend it to people that have a habit of dog-earing their books to save a page. It will help protect those precious pages!
I also received some extras from this box:
- A 'Windfall' poster
- A 'The Gender Games' badge
- Some 'The Taste Of Blue Light' postcards