Box: The Night Circus in Collaboration with Erin Morgenstern
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Exclusive Edition details: Signed, author letter on the front endpapers, shiny silver cover, foil embossing on the hardback, sprayed & stenciled edges and a book ribbon.
Collectible: Enamel Pin, Tea pot/cup and Book Tin
Value for loot: Great
People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern page 28
Happy 10th birthday to the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!
First published September 13, 2011, this story has captured the hearts of many with its fantastical tale of a circus that arrives without warning. When Illumicrate announced they were doing a Collections box in collaboration with the author, I knew I needed it for my collection!
What’s in the box?!
- Welcome to the Night Circus Book Tin – Designed by RosieThorns88
- Truest Tales Tea for One – designed Chatty Nora
- Pocket Watch Enamel Pin – designed by Stacey McEvoy Caunt
- Le Cirque Des Rêves Hanging Banner* – designed by Sylvia Bi
- Open at Midnight Metal Bookmark – designed by Danielle
- Under the Umbrella Foiled Print – artwork by Noverantale
*item not pictured, replacement item in the mail.
Everything in this box was simply perfection. The color theme and item selection were spot on for the story and give me even stronger desires to reread. The Tea for One is my favorite item. Here you have a gorgeous teacup, mini teapot and saucer. The design/art is fabulous on all items. I love that this box came with not only an amazing tea in one set designed by ChattyNora, but a book tin with Rosie Thorns art, a print with Noverantale art and a bold enamel pin by Stacey McEvoy Caunt. I love their work so much and it’s delightful to have all so many favorite artists altogether in one box. Sadly, my hanging banner was missing from my box, but a replacement is on the way to complete the set!
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern page 3
About the book:
The opening to the Night Circus is a captivating one. Simply reading this quote makes me want to jump back in and its location on the hardback spin in delightful. Those who know, know that the circus opens at nightfall and closes at dawn. Le Cirque des Rêves, or the circus of dreams, is quite the wonder and the tale of Celia and Marco a delightful escape. This story is a bit of a meandering puzzle full of wonder and delightful details. I am planning to write a proper review once I reread it. My first read through went by rather quick, I think just 1-2 days. I hard a hard time putting it down and was happy to simply devour the story.
This wonderful box was absolutely fitting for the magical story of the Night Circus. The art and color scheme were a perfect match and there were useful designs from some of my very favorite artists. This may very well be one of my favorite boxes to date and I can’t wait to see which book Illumicrate does a collections edition for next!
Illumicrate is a wonderful bookish box company located in the UK. Their monthly box features a special hardback edition of a recently released science fiction or fantasy book, an exclusive enamel pin designed by Stacey McEvoy Caunt inspired by the month’s book and several other bookish items. If you’re not into the bookish goodies, you can opt for the book only option which comes with the enamel pin. They also offer special editions of select books sometimes as a stand alone or as a special edition box. They also have introduced a Lifestyles line with some bookish clothing as well as the Illumicrate Archives which are a complete series of books with a brand new look and a few pieces of merch. I’ve been subscribed to their monthly box since November 2019 but my first box was their May 2019 box with Aurora Rising.