Happy Sunday!!!! I just wanted to pop in and show you my @rainbowcrate June box, as promised! As a reminder the theme for this month was “You Get Me,” and the fandoms were Red, White and Royal Blue, Carry On, The Raven Cycle and The Song of Achilles.
The book of the month is The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson, it’s a contemporary political themed novel which sounds interesting. One of the items included is wrapped up really cutely and there’s a little note in the book as to when you should open this present, which I absolutely love. It feels like a tiny little treasure hunt while you’re reading! I haven’t read this at the time of posting this so I don’t know what this item is yet, but I can’t wait to find out!
You can watch a full unboxing and explanation of the items on my Instagram on IGTV if you want (@ rainbowbooksandbeyond) but we have a RWRB “History Huh,” hat, a cute little Ronan/Adam magnet, some rainbow chopsticks and a cloth napkin inspired by Carry On (I’ll be using mine as a tapestry!) and my personal favourite is the TSOA tumbler with the “he is half of my soul, as the poets say,” quote on! There’s also an art print of a scene from the book on the back of the spoiler card and a little newsletter included, in the theme of a newspaper, with some details on the crate, the fandoms, a playlist and other new releases to be excited about!
The quality of these items is incredible, especially for a first box from a brand new company. I’ve had boxes from established crate companies that don’t measure up to this one. I am slightly biased as not only am I a rep but I’m also a 90% queer fiction reader which means that usually most book box fandom choices don’t appeal to me nearly as much as this one because it’s rare they include queer focused fandoms, but I cannot get enough of this box, and I’m so excited about what this book box company is going to develop into.
And talking of future boxes, while the July crate is sold out there are still limited spots available for the August crate (last I checked, there were 16). The theme of that month is In Deep Water, the book sounds amazing and the fandom picks are equally incredible! We have Peter Darling, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, The Starless Sea and The Last True Poets of the Sea! And along with these fandom items there will also once again be a book of the month inspired item!
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope that you’ll show this small business some love by liking and reblogging, and going over to give @rainbowcrate a follow; even if you can’t buy the box, supporting them on social media is a huge help! And last, but certainly not least, I hope you’re all staying safe and well <3