It’s time for another unboxing! This time I’m unboxing my first ever LitJoy Crate. I see some of you in shock, Janel, you bought a YA box – yes, yes, I did, and I regret nothing! It was widely advertised beforehand what the book would be, and as it was one on my wishlist, I thought why not treat myself. This is the Catwoman August Crate – any guesses what the book is?
LitJoy Crate is a monthly young adult book subscription box, based in the US, that offer subscribers a YA book and bookish goodies each month, often with exclusive items and/or book editions. I’m just going to go ahead and say, I love this box, and wish I read YA widely so I could get a box each month. They don’t always announce the book ahead of time, but I think this book was an anticipated release for so many people, they wanted readers to have a chance to get a signed copy from their crate, or a book-only option. They do, however, do limited edition crates, where they announce the book, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for them, especially the Superman: Dawnbreaker crate, because I need to complete the DC Icons series.
Before I unbox this crate, just look at how gorgeous the box design is, I’m sure other boxes see this and have immediate box envy!
So what was inside:
Harley Quinn Mini Bath Bomb by Fairytale Bath Co. And because Harley Quinn is so kickass, it’s fruit punch scented. I love a bath bomb, win!
“Meow” Cat Jewelry Dish, a LitJoy Exclusive. Catwoman is out robbing valuables from Gotham City, she can just drop them in my dish when she’s done! I love this item!
Poison Ivy Candle by A Court of Candles. Scent: Pink Hibiscus, White Tea and Tangerine, and it smells divine!
Cat Nail Decals – pretty self explanatory.
Catwoman Ankle Socks, a LitJoy Exclusive. Love, love, love these! And I love the Catwoman art print by Anna Shoemaker, on the reverse is a signed letter from the author, Sarah J. Maas.
LitJoy Collectors Trading Cards: Gotham Girls, a LitJoy Exclusive, art by Gabi Bujdoso. Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Selina (Catwoman). Again, I love these, and they will be joining my wall of print.
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story of kick-ass super hero: CATWOMAN by international bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.
When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . .
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.
In this third DC Icons book–following Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker–Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?
This book was the reason I bought the crate in the first place, so it goes without saying I’m incredibly happy with it. Not only is it a signed copy, but as it’s a first print, it includes a limited edition poster of Selina!
The complete box
I’m so glad I bought this crate, as you can probably tell from the amount of times I’ve used the word ‘love’ in this unboxing. This crate also comes with a little booklet explaining all the items in the crate, and it introduces next months theme. Whether a theme draws me in, or it’s the Superman: Dawnbreaker crate, I will definitely be buying this again. This crate is based in the US, and combined with international shipping, I only had to pay £31, which I think is very reasonable. I love the thought that went into this crate.
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