Through the Letterbox: Illumicrate #10 Rise Up Unboxing

Posted April 11, 2018 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments

Welcome to Through the Letterbox. Illumicrate is a quarterly subscription box.  This is the frist box that actually has a theme for the box which is Rise Up and is pretty awesome. It was a jam packed box and had so many items in it that there was a slight delay in the box shipping.

the box:

In each box you can expect:

  • One recently published  book,
  • 3-5 goodies often related to the book,
  • promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),
  •  anddddddddd an Advanced Reader Copy of a highly anticipated book!!

The box is £29.99 plus free shipping  (if UK based).  For international shipping, depending where you live its between  £4.99 – £13.99. But I can promise you that this box is well worth the price.


the unboxing:
  •  Blood and Sand by C.V.Wyk which is a re-imagining of the story of Spartacus, if Spartacus was a young women. The book also came with a  a signed bookplate, a badge, a bookmark and a temporary tattoo.


  •   The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green  which I am so excited to receive. Not only is it an ARC, but it is also Sally Green’s new book and a start of a brand new series.  Aaaggghh I’m so excited!
  • Fight the Darkness Cushion Cover from stellabookishart – So long as you fight the darkness you stand in the light’  a quote from Ember in the Ashes series from Sabaa Tahir – I still need to read this series but when I read good quotes like this it just makes me want to have the book in my hands right now!

  • Inimitable Mug by abbieimagine with the quote ‘I am inimitable, I am an original’ is from Hamilton, a musical I really want to see. Despite not having seen the musical, I really love this quote and how bright the mug is.

  • Dagger bookmark from  rdashjackdomcom.  This is one of my favourite item of the box! This is a wooden bookmark in the shape of a dagger, and has the quote:‘Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?’ from The Winner’s Curse Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. I really like this quote, and the bookmark is also really detailed – the picture doesn’t do it justice.

  • Lunar Lip Balm from lovely_lip_balm A red cherry flavoured lip balm called ‘Scarlet’, based on the Lunar Chronicles series. Again, another book series I haven’t read but everyone can appreciate some delicious smelling lip balm.
  • Phoenix Magnet from hannahhitchmanart. This is Harry Potter related and has writing on it that says ‘I’m in the Order’, a reference to the Order of the Phoenix.
  • The Truth and Lies of Ella Black Compact Mirror. A sweet little compact mirror.
  • The Hazelwood Notebook and pen.  I love how the pen is built in. And to make the item even better the book was part of February’s Fairyloot Box so its nice to have merch relating to a new book.

  • Extras: Strange the Dreamer Postcard, Witchsign bookmark, Shatter Me and Clean samplers


Also make sure you check out Illumicrate on Twitter @Illumicrate Facebook and Instagram @Illumicrate

Let me know if you’ve received Rise Up Illumicrate Box. I’d love to know your thoughts. What was your favourite item?  And was there anything that you didn’t like?

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