Illumicrate is a bookish subscription box based in the UK. It contains at least one book and lots of other bookish delights. It is a quarterly box that arrives in February, May, August and November.
After unboxing the August one, I was delighted and had to renew my subscription. I have eagerly waited for the whole of November and was delighted to find that it had arrived today!
The Diabolic by S.K.Kincaid
I must admit that I have never seen this book before but that’s part of the reason I order Illumicrate, to get new books! From the blurb, it seems really interesting.
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators children. It s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life and the empire.
Coffee Cosy from Sparrow + Wolf (Exclusive)
I think this is my favourite item in the box. Its a super adorable coffee cosy with books all over it!
AIDAN Candle bu Meraki Candles (Exclusive)
I was wrong, this is my favourite item! When I saw that Meraki Candles was one of the supplies I was very excited to know I would be receiving a candle. It’s “bergamot, sandalwood and mercy” and smells amazing. I love candles so can’t wait to start using this one.
Evil Plans Notebooks by House of Wonderland (Exclusive)
Filled with plank pages there’s plenty of room to start my plotting.
Happy Socks by Happy Socks
Always a necessity in cold English weather, this will be used very soon!
Extras: Six of Crows travel card, Replica poster, Wolf by Wolf / Blood for Blood transferables, The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, I’ll Be Home For Christmas tag, All the Bright Places / Holding Up The Universe posters, Unconventional post cards.