Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016
We all know by now that I'm obsessed with books so a book subscription box is just amazing and so exciting to me! Illumicrate is a quarterly book subscription service and I received the May box a couple of weeks ago now. It is £29.99 which is quite expensive in my opinion, lucky I was sent a 10% off code but I have to cancel my subscription for now because I've just had to spend over £700 on driving lessons *adulting is no fun*. In the box you get one new book release as well as lots of other goodies, I thought there would be maybe 2 or 3 extras but there were so many!

The book that came in the May box is When We Collided by Emery Lord which is a contemporary romance *I think* which is so far from the genres that I usually read - I'm definitely more of a fantasy, historical fiction, magical realism and mystery book lover so I don't know when I'll get around to reading this but I love the cover and it came with a sticker/bookplate that is signed by the author!
Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016
The other goodies that came with the book included an adorable plastic mug from The Art of Escapism which I will get a lot of use out of, a freakin' gorgeous 'Readers Gonna Read' book pin from Literary Emporium, a cute stamp from Little Stamp Store, the cutest bookworm clip from My Bookish Mark and a very appropriate addition for me, a 'To Be Read' list notepad from Goodnight Boutique - this is perfect for book bloggers and booktubers. My favourite items have to be the pin, notepad and book club mug. Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016
There were also some extras including: postcards with the same artwork as the book cover, adverts for other books, cute badges and a exclusive sampler from Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor which I am SO excited for! The book doesn't come out until September this year but the sampler is a really descent size at 60 pages.

Overall, even though I'm not a fan of the genre of the book that came in the May/third box, I am really happy with all of the amazing bookish goodies and extras that were included in the box. I love the mug, pin and the sampler. I have cancelled my subscription for now, adulting has to take priority *cries* but I would recommend this subscription service. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you read When We Collided? What do you think of Illumicrate? 


  1. so lovely!

  2. how pretty does everything look! really great stuff :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. Love style of your blog.

  4. It is definitely an expensive subscription and after £700 on driving lessons, the last thing you want is to spend extra money on things like that:) That cup is so cool!

    Ela BellaWorld

    1. I know, I'd love to carry on the subscription but driving lessons are quite expensive! x


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