This is a box that I was SO excited to receive! Today I’m excited to share my unboxing of Illumicrate’s From Blood and Ash box. If you haven’t read FBAA yet, I highly recommend that you do. One of my bookstagram friends got me to read it (thank you Stevi Lynn!) and I am hooked! The Illumicrate edition of From Blood and Ash has all the works and features a stunning cover by Merwild, with design work done by Chatty Nora. It also has amazing stenciled edges that go around all sides, and beautiful gold embossing on both sides of the hard cover. Isn’t it beautiful!? I was lucky enough to manage to grab a hand-signed edition and it now has a place of honor on my bookshelf!
Other items included in this box were:
-Magnetic coins featuring Poppy and Hawke by Monolime Art
-A fabric book jacket (which wraps around hardback books so you don’t get finger prints on the hardback) with gorgeous artwork by winterofherdiscontent
-An enamel replica of Poppy’s dagger by Stacey McEvoy Caunt
-The softest blanket ever with artwork by Yoshi Yoshitani
-A foiled art print of Poppy, Hawke and Kieran by Arz
-And finally a mug of Poppy and Hawke by Rosiethorns88
Overall I thought Illumicrate really nailed it with this box! I aboslutely love the book and can’t wait to see what they do with the other books in the series. My only issue was with the mug’s artwork. I know that Rosiethorns absolutely did not intend this in their art, but the scene does come off as borderline awkward/harras-ey since the small details (such as Poppy’s dagger under her dress, or her blush) didn’t go through that well on the mug printing.