I am new to the works of VE Schwab this year and have only read two of her books so far but I have loved them both and can see why these books are favourited by so many people. I first read A Darker Shade of Magic earlier in the year and I am currently reading A Gathering of Shadows which is my 52nd book of the year – completing my reading challenge for 2020. Honestly, book boxes have really helped with my reading as well as being more active on bookstagram. Also my youtube is picking up nicely again so I’m hoping to do more bookish chats, reviews and unboxings which I cross post here, on IGTV and occassionally facebook. Anyway, I digress. If you fancy seeing an unboxing of the special edition Illumicrate Collections of A Darker Shade of Magic box you can below:
What’s Inside Illumicrate Collections: A Darker Shade of Magic
An illumicrate exclusive naked hardback edition of the first book A Darker Shade of Magic with foil cover design, exclusive end papers and shiny silver sprayed edges with ribbon bookmark.
A set of dust jackets for all three books
A hanging poster
A set of acrylic character models
An enamel pin
A reversible book sleeve with art on one side and a quote on the other
A giant Four London’s blanket
Firstly, this box is bigger than the regular monthly boxes and this is my first special edition illumicrate box. I have already ordered the Daughter of Smoke and Bone box for November but now I’ve seen the quality of stuff in the ‘luxe’ collectors editions I feel that this will just be next level. Also, there’s a blanket and I love a blanket. It’s incredibly soft and lovely. The artwork is all stunning too, I am so impressed and so happy to own these items. I love the booksleeve as the quote art is fantastic and the character art is just perfect. The character figures was a really cool touch and something I just didn’t see coming at all, a great way to display character art.
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