Unboxing – Illumicrate Hidden Talents

This week I received my first Illumicrate book box! Illumicrate is a subscription box that that sends you new books plus bookish items that are fun, beautiful and geeky. The theme for this box was ‘Hidden Talents’.

What I knew about this box when I ordered it;

  • The book will be an exclusive edition.
  • The items in the box will be inspired by Fangirl, Shadowhunters, Percy Jackson, Black Panther and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • And included is an advanced reader copy. It’s the start of a new series by a bestselling author, and its not out until October 2018!

Hidden Talents

Curious to find out what was inside this box?

Light Years by Kass Morgan

This is an exclusive edition ARC of Light Years, the first book in a thrilling and romantic new sci-fi series from the bestselling author of The 100. This book will be published om October 9. It’s about hidden secrets, forbidden love and an interstellar military boarding school.. I can’t wait to read it!


Bookish Goodies

  • It Is Your Time book sleeve, illustrated by Risa Rodil and inspired by Black Panther.
  • Camp Half-Blood enamel pin, designed by Fable and Black and inspired by Percy Jackson.
  • Tarot-style cards of Will, Jem and Tessa with artwork by Taratjah and inspired by Shadowhunters.
  • Stainless steel page markers made by Another Studio and inspired by the four elements in Avatar: The Last Airbender. I love page markers and paperclips and these are just perfect.


More Bookish Goodies

  • #prefersfictionalworlds Lunchbox with artwork of Alice Oseman and inspired by Fangirl. I love this cute little box!
  • A book sample of Holly Bourne’s How Do You Like Me Now? This is the debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne about love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties. I’m curious about this book and I’m axcited to read the book sample!


A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

This debut is about friendship and music. The copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes included in this box has red sprayed edges and it came with a bookmark, a letter from the author and a signed bookplate.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.
When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?”


This was my first Illumicrate box and I really liked it! I got a new release and an ARC.. That’s pretty amazing. The lunchbox and page markers are really cute.


What do you think of this Illumicrate box?

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  1. what a cool idea for a box. Love Avatar the Last Airbender! still obsessed with the characters all these years later

  2. This box is AMAZING! I am so curious about the book, I cannot wait to read it. The ARC is really awesome as well. The lunchbox is so pretty.

  3. I love that there are so many different crates/boxes out there. Pretty cool that you got a good amount of goods from the box! I really liked the Black Panther book sleeve. If it was a shirt, that would’ve been totally cool! Hope you’ll enjoy the books!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me