Illumicrate, Unboxings

Illumicrate Afterlight August 2022 unboxing

This unboxing contains spoilers!

Theme of the box

Description by Illumicrate

We’re so happy to be announcing the August Afterlight box; our featured book this month is Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood (@alihazelwood)! The Illumicrate team are all huge fans of Ali, and we’re thrilled to be bringing you a special edition of her next novel in this box – an angst-filled, enemies to lovers romance between two scientists forced to work together at NASA!

Our Afterlight edition is an exclusive hardback with an exclusive cover, sprayed edges, foil embossing on the hardback, and a digital signature with a note from Ali!

We’re also revealing that one of the items in this box is a useful item created by @littleheartgifts!

The book at a glance:
📚 Contemporary adult romance
💛⁣ F/M relationship with a demisexual love interest
✨ B-format hardback with an exclusive cover, sprayed edges, foil embossing on the hardback and a digital signature

Content warnings (from the author’s website):

  • Parental death in a car accident (past)
  • Death of a friend in a rock climbing accident (past)
  • Seizure disorder in children
  • Sexism in the workplace
  • Mentions of workplace sexual harassment
  • Firearms and life-threatening situations (that do not result in death)
  • Explicit and graphic sexual content
  • Cursing and vulgar language

Item 1

The Kiss Body Butter Bar

PRODUCED BY: LITTLE HEART GIFTS

LABEL BY: CHLOE HUGHES

Soothe your skin with this heart-shaped body butter bar, A subtle & sophisticated scent with slightly woody notes as well as vanilla, musk, and cocoa bean.

Oooh it smells very nice! I’ve never used a body butter bar before.

Item 2

Experiments of the Heart Book Box

ARTWORK BY VIKI LESTER

Store your love letters and other knick-knacks in this fandom-neutral book box Inspired by the science of love.

Oooh very pretty! I love this box so much. It’s very useful. I can’t wait to store stuff in it.

Book

Love on the Brain BY ALI HAZELWOOD

Bee Königswasser lives by a simple code: What would Marie Curie do? If NASA offered her the lead on a neuroengineering project – a literal dream come true-Marie would accept without hesitation. Duh. But the mother of modern physics never had to co-lead with Levi Ward.

Sure, Levi is attractive in a tall, dark, and piercing-eyes kind of way. But Levi made his feelings toward Bee very clear in grad school – archenemies work best employed in their own galaxies far, far away.

But when her equipment starts to go missing and the staff ignore her, Bee could swear she sees Levi softening into an ally, backing her plays, seconding her ideas… devouring her with those eyes. The possibilities have all her neurons firing.

But when it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line. there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do?

Our Afterlight edition is an exclusive hardback with an exclusive cover, sprayed edges, foil embossing on the hardback, and a digital signature with a note from Ali!

Join us in our Illumicrate Reading Room server on Discord to discuss the book! You can find the link to join our server in our linktree on Instagram.

The book is so pretty! I love how it matches nicely with the love hypothesis. The author letter was a nice surprise! The art is by @polarts_

Conclusion

This is my first time getting the illumicrate afterlight box. I got it because of the book but I really liked the items as well! They’re really useful for me so that’s nice. The book itself is very pretty and it matches with my copy of the love hypothesis so yay!

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