January 2022 – Royal Secrets

Posted on November 30 2021

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Our January 2022 theme is: Royal Secrets!

This month we’re focusing on royalty with something to hide, and we’re kicking off 2022 in style with a two book box!

Our hardback book for January is This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi! We were swept away by Tahereh’s gorgeous prose, utterly obsessed with the relationship between Alizeh and Kamran, and captivated by this Persian-inspired world. Our Illumicrate edition features an entirely redesigned, naked hardback cover with gorgeous foiling details, digitally printed edges, and is signed by the author!

Our paperback book this month is the first in an Indian-inspired duology from a debut author. In a world where magic is a scarce resource, one country’s new queen is desperate to find a mythical relic long-rumoured to unlock a new source of magic. To do so, she must reunite with her siblings, but with all of them harbouring secrets, will her plan succeed? Our Illumicrate edition features a digital signature, exclusive cover and exclusive sprayed edges!

Both full box and book only subscribers will be receiving both books

Our featured fandoms this month are We Hunt the Flame, The Prison Healer, Priory of the Orange Tree and The Never Tilting World!

Please note that, due to the release date of This Woven Kingdom, our January boxes will begin shipping at the very end of January. We’ll no longer be including a pin inspired by the book with either our full box or book only subscriptions, from January 2022 onwards.

The hardback book at a glance:

  • YA fantasy, first in a series
  • Persian-inspired world, written by Persian author. F/M relationship between main characters
  • Entirely redesigned naked hardback cover, exclusive digitally printed edges, signed by the author

Content warnings (compiled by the Illumicrate team, if you feel any are missing please do get in touch):

  • Neglect/abuse
  • Parental death
  • Strong feelings of isolation, grief and loneliness
  • Child sacrifice (multiple) – not on page
  • Presence of blood/injuries