Hello friends! Today, I’m going to be sharing some pictures of the items from the June Rainbow Crate box! If you haven’t heard of them, Rainbow Crate is a new subscription book box out there with a focus on queer books, authors, and fandoms. Each box consists of a new or recent release book and several usable items inspired by other queer books. I am extremely thrilled and honored to be part of the Instagram rep team for the summer season, and received the box for free in exchange for promotional content. The June box featured the book The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson and the theme was You Get Me, celebrating partners that just get each other. The book also included an ebook for Tales of the Sea Witch by Lou Wilham. Other fandoms featured in this box were Song of Achilles, Red White & Royal Blue, Carry On, and The Raven Cycle.
First off, we have a gorgeous art print/spoiler card featuring art by Ace Artemis, who will be doing an illustration for each featured book in the Rainbow Crate! The book is a hardcover first edition with a signed bookplate. Next, there is a Song of Achilles metal tumbler, a Red White & Royal Blue hat, a metal chopstick and cloth napkin set inspired by Carry On, a magnet featuring characters from The Raven Cycle, and a mystery item. Each box includes one mystery item that relates to the monthly book, and when you get to a certain point in the book, you’ll receive a reminder to check out the secret item! The Rainbow Gaze includes details on all the items as well as a curated Spotify playlist.
My favorite item is probably the chopsticks. I don’t know if I’ll ever use the cloth napkin because it’s too pretty to get dirty, but the chopsticks are super fun and easy to take with me to the office so I can stop using disposable utensils.
I love how useable all the items are. As someone who subscribes to multiple book boxes, I have accumulated quite a number of enamel pins and other items which I love and are great for display but don’t necessarily have any functionality. Rainbow Crate is dedicated to providing usable and exclusively designed items!
The upcoming July box is unfortunately sold out, but there are a few spots left for subscriptions starting in August. Sign up using this link here! The theme is In Deep Water and the book is a debut wlw Own Voices fantasy featuring a second exclusive dust cover, signed bookplate, and author letter. Other fandoms include Peter Darling, A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, The Last True Poets of the Sea, and The Starless Sea. If you’re interested in finding out what book it is, head to Rainbow Crate’s Instagram page for spoilers.
Thanks for tuning in! Wanna chat more about book boxes? You can find me on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads)! I’ve got a couple coming in soon that I’m super excited about, including the July Rainbow Crate box!
With love, Pei