September 2021: To the Bitter End

Posted on July 27 2021

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Our September theme is: TO THE BITTER END! This month we’re celebrating those ride or dies, the teams that will not be separated, that strive for a common goal…no matter the cost

Our featured book this month is Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff! Our edition has all exclusive: cover, embossing on the hardback, and digitally printed edges! It is also signed by the author. This is absolutely one of our most stunning books this year, and we cannot wait for you all to see it! As always, both the full box and book only subscriptions will come with a matching pin designed by Stacey McEvoy-Caunt

Our featured fandoms are Percy Jackson, Throne of Glass, Strange the Dreamer, These Violent Delights and An Ember in the Ashes! There’s no @rosiethorns88 mug this month (instead it will be in October’s box) but we have replaced it with a suuuuuuper exciting item. We wont be doing a reveal for this item, but lets just say if you’re a Percy Jackson fan, you will not want to skip this box

The book at a glance:

  • Adult dark fantasy, first of a series
  • All exclusive: cover, foil embossing on the hardback, digitally printed edges, and signed by the author
  • M/F relationship (main pairing), queer relationships between side characters

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

  • As this book includes vampires, most vampire-related content warnings will apply: blood, violence, murder, gore, death and death threats, mind control
  • Animal deaths
  • Suicide/contemplation of suicide
  • Explicit sexual content
  • Sexual acts between minors
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse
  • Death of a child
  • Homophobia (institutional, echoed by some side characters but not MC)
  • Addiction
  • Drug/blood use
  • Hallucinations
  • Blackmail
  • Imprisonment
  • Starvation/dehydration