Illumicrate March 2022 Book Only Unboxing

Illumicrate’s featured book for March was Gallant by V. E. Schwab! I have only read a couple of her books so far but loved them so I was really excited Illumicrate would be doing Gallant so I could add another special edition to my Schwab collection. Let’s take a look at the book and the special finishes!

Illumicrate is a UK-based subscription box. Subscribers can choose between a full box or book only option. The full box includes a hardback book and 3-5 exclusive goodies around a theme, but I subscribe to the book only option.

This edition of Gallant has an exclusive redesigned cover. The original UK cover for Gallant is so gorgeous so it was always going to be hard to improve on it. My first instinct upon opening the package was that I preferred the original UK cover, but the Illumicrate cover has grown on me.

There is also exclusive artwork endpapers by @rachelbostickillustration, embossing on the hardback and digitally printed edges that wrap around all 3 edges of the book. I think these edges are my favourite part of this edition – they are simply stunning!

Many of Illumicrate’s books are signed but this edition is not, which I don’t mind too much as I am most interested in the exclusive finishes.

Do you subscribe to any book boxes? What do you think of this edition? Chat with me in the comments!

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