August 2021 Illumicrate

Illumicrate is a UK based fantasy and science fiction book box that has monthly boxes or just a monthly book only subscription. Each box also includes a selection of bookish goodies some more practical, others more decorative set around a monthly theme. August’s theme is Dark Academia.

The items included in this box are a Book Pot (planter shaped like a book), an Athena Teacup and Saucer set, a set of page tabs and washi tape, and a reading journal/planner. The reading planner while made very well is my least favorite item. I already have a reading journal and planner system which I have no plans on changing and I absolutely hate undated planners. I know that this is the type of planner that I would never use so I do plan to pass it on to someone else.

Illumicrate, like other book boxes, include a new hard cover each month which come with a enamel pin inspired by the book. This months book is The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino which also has a custom cover, foiling on the hardback, teal blue sprayed edges, and is signed. When Tess and Eliot find an ancient book that is hidden in a tunnel under the school library they end up releasing the devil who has trapped in the book. They must work together to trap him and force the devil back into the book before he finds away to kill everyone they care about. When fighting the devil school doesn’t sound too bad.

October’s theme is To the Bitter End.

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