Illumicrate #10 Rise up Unboxing


Its Illumicrate unboxing time!

This is the first box with a theme and the theme is Rise Up. 


Item 1:

Fight the Darkness Cushion Cover Designed by StellaBookishart. The quote is from Sabaa Tahir An Ember in the Ashes series, and it’s a great addition to be book corner.

Item 2:

Inimitable Mug by abbieimagine. This mug is great reminder that we are all original. Which as a twin is a great reminder that we even with the same DNA we are different.

Item 3:

Daggermark by rdashjackdotcom. I love this bookmark, its a beautiful wooden dagger. Its looks great in and out of books.

Item 4:

A Rebel’s Command List by House of Wonderland. I love notebook, and this one is beautiful and practical and great for planning my uprising. I have several items from house of wonderland and I have never been disappointed.

Item 5:

Lunar Lip Balm by Lovely lip balm. The lip balm feels great on mu lips and has a great mint smell.

Item 6:

Phoenix Magnet by hannahhitchmanart. Phoenix are one of my favourite mythology creature, and this magnet has an added bonus of showing my supper for the Order.

Proof Copy Book:

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

This book is on my wish list so I was very happy to see it in the box, I am especially loving the sprayed purple edges. 

A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?


Blood and Sand by C.V Wyk


The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic―and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus…

For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slaves who dared take on an empire by talented debut author C. V. Wyk.

Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire―an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end―and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus…

I hadn’t heard about this book, but I am really interested in reading after reading the books blurb.

Both book blurbs are from goodreads.

I can’t wait to see what I get in the next book in May.

Thanks for reading

Gem x


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