Illumicrate May Box 2017

Hello guys! It’s time for another Illumicrate unboxing! Are you excited? I am! I got my May Box last week and I can’t wait to show you everything.


But first let me introduce you to Illumicrate.

Illumicrate is a UK-based quarterly bookish subscription box owned by Daphne, a fellow bookworm. The boxes are scheduled to be shipped in February, May, August, and November. Each boxes includes a newly released book and 3-5 exclusive bookish goodies. Sometimes it comes with an advance reader copy as an extra. Illumicrate costs £29.99 per box, which includes free shipping in the UK! Additional shipping costs will be applied for international customers.

This is an unboxing post so it contains spoilers for the May box. If you’re okay with spoilers then let’s start!


let Chip, Lumiere and Cogsworth welcome your guests to your library

Enchanted Door Hanger and Print – artwork by TJ Lubrano. These are so adorable! I’m a fan of TJ’s artwork and I love Beauty and the Beast.

especially handmade to pretty your book corners

Map Bookmark by Penguin Co. This is such a pretty handmade bookmark.

a hint of magic to keep your keys together

Swish and Flick Keychain by Nutmeg and Arlo. This is absolutely one of my favorites and I’m already using it. The color is exclusive for Illumicrate only.

be transported to Neverland with this gorgeous tropical scent

Mermaid Lagoon Candle by Flickerink. Another favorite of mine! I have a confession to make. I thought this was inspired by The Little Mermaid, but I was wrong. Haha. Anyway, I love the scent of this candle. I cannot really describe the scent but I love it! It’s so perfect for summer.

celebrating the series with this beautiful fanart mug

Feyre Mug – artwork by Merwild. I was so excited when Illumicrate revealed that one of the exclusive items was inspired by the ACOTAR series. I’m addicted to mug and I adore the ACOTAR series so this is so perfect for me! The artwork is incredibly gorgeous and this is definitely my number one favorite from this box.


„Taste of Blue Light“ post cards. These are inspired by an upcoming novel by Lydia Ruffles.

Windfall by Jennifer Smith poster and The Gender Games by Juno Dawson pin.

An Advance Reader Copy of The Waking Land by Callie Bates. May Box has two books (again) and this is the second book. A young adult fantasy novel that will be out on the 27th of June, 2017.


Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart.


May’s book is Truth or Dare by Non Pratt and it’s signed! Honestly, I wasn’t familiar with the book but I’m familiar with the author. It was recently released (June 1) and the story sounds pretty interesting. Plus, the book looks adorable too.


How far is too far when it comes to the people you love? Claire Casey hates being the centre of attention. But if it means getting Sef Malik to notice her, it’s a risk she’s happy to take. Sef is prepared to do anything to help his recently disabled brother. But this means putting Claire’s love – and life – on the line. Because when you’re willing to risk everything, what is there left to lose?


What do you think of the May box? I think it’s incredible! All the things that a reader wants are inside this box. Bookish candle and mug, bookmark, postcards and of course, books! what more can you ask for? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it (over and over) again. Illumicrate is extraordinary and I highly recommend it!

Subscription for August boxes are now open so hurry and save yourself a spot. Head over to and use my discount code “kath10” to get 10% off your first box.

May 2017 Box

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