UNBOXING: Illumicrate April 2022 – NOTHING BUT THIEVES ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Hi! I guess it’s time for another unboxing!

I actually got this a few weeks ago, but haven’t had the chance to post it. And because of the timing, I may actually post my review of the featured book shortly since I finished it last weekend and I’m really excited to share my thoughts with you all.

I was quite looking forward to this box because I heard a lot of great things about the book and I’m pretty sure it is the first contemporary book that Illumicrate has included as they’ve always included fantasy books. I was also really excited to find out that the MCs were college students so the plot is centered around a more mature set of characters. Anyway, I’ll have to save the rest of my thoughts about the book to include in my review ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a preview of everything that’s in the box….

Illumicrate Apr 2022: NOTHING BUT THIEVES

And now up close…

What’s in the box?

๐Ÿ–ผ Art history book pot, designed by @chattynora

This is one of Illumicrate’s popular collectible items so I was really happy to get it in this box. I actually don’t really use them (I have one of the older ones) but I appreciated this much more after I finished the book; it fits so perfectly with the theme!

๐Ÿ–ผ Song of the Spirits papercraft kit by @rosiethorns88

Inspired by City of Brass, this one is such a neat item to include. It would normally be my kind of thing but I’m in the middle of some craft projects so I didn’t think I’ll get to this soon enough and I didn’t have as much motivation as I have not yet read the series.

๐Ÿ–ผ To Be Remembered print album with artwork by Fez Inkwright / @rosdottir

It’s funny because I just recently received an art print album from a previous Owlcrate box, but since The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is one of my favorites, I was naturally a lot more thrilled to receive this one! This one is such a beauty with all the foiled details!

๐Ÿ–ผ Gilded Wolves bookmark set with art by @gabriella.bujdoso

These are beautiful illustrations but I also have not read Gilded Wolves so I’m afraid I didn’t appreciate it as much. I do love bookmark sets though, so I’m hoping for some inspired by books I’ve read in upcoming boxes for the year.

And now the featured book for this box…

๐Ÿ–ผ Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li ๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ•ถ exclusive cover ๐Ÿ•ถ exclusive foil design on the hardcover ๐Ÿ•ถ signed by author ๐Ÿ•ถexclusive sprayed edges

Before I read and thoroughly enjoyed the book, I actually thought Illumicrate’s customizations were a bit underwhelming, but I now appreciate the little details, like that bright blue hand grabbing the “A” in Portrait to represent the art heist, and the exclusive tiger silhouettes to represent the jade tiger – a significant element in the novel.

As always, thank you for unboxing with me!

Have you heard of or read Portrait of a Thief? Or any of the books I mentioned above?


Here is a comprehensive list linked to Amazon* of all the titles mentioned in this post:

*As an Amazon Associate, I get a mini % of sales price every time you use my link to make a purchase. Thank you! ^_^

2 thoughts on “UNBOXING: Illumicrate April 2022 – NOTHING BUT THIEVES ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  1. I have the illumicrate book only subscription so I’m always curious about the items I missed out on. I do love the look of the book pot.

    I started the April book but have to admit I haven’t gotten very far as wasn’t in the right mood for it

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