If it’s not obvious – this post will be a spoiler for anyone who has not received their January Illumicrate box yet.
January 2022 Theme is Royal Secrets
We Hunt The Flame Puzzle Story
Designed by: Chattynora
We Hunt the Flame has been on my TBR for a while now. This puzzle looks really cool – I can’t wait to try it out. The box will look great on my shelves (along with my Folk of the Air one!)
Under the Orange Tree Socks
Designed by: Alicia Ramos Castillo
These socks are perfect for cosy evenings, snuggled under a blanket with your book or Kindle!
You’re a Survivor Phone Holder
Designed by: No0nedesigns
I know exactly what I can use this for! I’ve been listening to audio books in my kitchen lately – so this will be very handy. I’m also going to pretend that I figured this very SIMPLE construction out in one go.
Night and Day Spinning Pendant
Artwork by: Joanne Palmer
I rarely wear necklaces, so when I get something like this in a box, I usually use as a photo prop – or hang from my curtain poles. It is very pretty though.
Featured book: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.
The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom – and the world.
This book is absolutely stunning. Illumicrate have delivered with this design! The art work for the author letter is amazing too!
Second book: The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman
Vira is desperate to get out of her mother’s shadow and establish her legacy as a revered queen of Ashoka. But with the country’s only quarry running out of magic – a precious resource that has kept Ashoka safe from conflict – she can barely protect her citizens from the looming threat of war. And if her enemies discover this, they’ll stop at nothing to seize the last of the magic.
Vira’s only hope is to find a mysterious object of legend: the Ivory Key, rumoured to unlock a new source of magic. But in order to infiltrate enemy territory and retrieve it, she must reunite with her siblings, torn apart by broken relationships and the different paths their lives have taken. Each of them has something to gain from finding the Ivory Key – and even more to lose if they fail. Ronak plans to sell it to the highest bidder in exchange for escape from his impending political and unwanted marriage. Kaleb, falsely accused of assassinating the former maharani, needs it to clear his name. And Riya, the runaway sibling who cut all family ties, wants the Key to prove her loyalty to the rebels who took her in.
They must work together to survive the treacherous journey. But with each sibling harbouring secrets and their own conflicting agendas, the very thing that brought them together could tear apart their family – and their world – for good.
I’ve seen this book a lot on Instagram – this cover is lovely and the sprayed edges really set it off nicely against the bright front cover. I’m looking forward to reading this one too. *Another* book for the never ending TBR.
For me, this whole box was worth it for the featured book alone. I can make use of most of the other items, and the extra book is a bonus too. So, overall, this box is a hit for me.
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What do you think of this one?
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