Illumicrate Book Only Unboxing: January 2022 ‘Royal Secrets’

Hey guys! Today I’ll be unboxing Illumicrate’s January book. I was very excited to get my hands on this because it’s one of my most anticipated reads for the year and the customisations sounded fantastic. Also, it’s my first time receiving a box with two books. Illumicrate has done this a few times and I’ve only heard good things about the previous boxes so I’m looking forward to reading the paperback choice for this month’s box.

The paperback choice this month is The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman and this edition has a digital signature, as well as an exclusive cover and sprayed edges. I must say, the choice of colours is fantastic. The yellow cover really makes the blue foiling pop. I definitely prefer it to the original cover. I like how it has the two sisters on the front and the two brothers on the back.

As you can see, the sprayed edges match the blue foiling on the cover and I do really love the royal blue they’ve picked. Inside the cover we have the digital signature and a message from the author. It looks interesting and I’m looking forward to reading it. Now onto the main book for this month! 

The January book is This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi and just look at how stunning it is. Illumicrate is off to a fantastic start because I am blown away by how beautiful this edition is. They really went all out on the customisations and I can only hope we have more like this to come. It’s a naked hardcover with a completely redesigned cover and beautiful gold and silver foiling. I said last month I wasn’t sure if I’d continue with my subscription or not but I definitely will if Illumicrate continues with more editions like this.

The stencilled edges are stunning and I love how it all matches. It’s a beautiful, beautiful edition and I really hope I like the story. Tahereh Mafi is the author of Shatter Me, one of my absolute favourite series so I have high hopes for This Woven Kingdom.

This edition is signed too, which I’m very pleased about. The endpapers really pop, too. That orange is gorgeous. The book also comes with an art print/author letter and it’s so pretty.

What do you think of this edition? I thought the original cover was pretty but I’m glad I’ve got the Illumicrate edition. I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!

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