Tuesday, May 12, 2020

#Throwback | Unboxing: Duality Box - Rebirth

"Arise from the ashes like a Phoenix. Stronger and blinding. Duality Box's Rebirth is to bring you along the journey of becoming a better and powerful person that you are." — Duality Box, 2019.

The last time I made an unboxing post on a Duality Box's book box was almost two years ago! This is also not exactly an unboxing of a new box either, but more to a throwback of their last box from August 2019. I've had this post planned since back then, but things happened, and I decided to post it now as a welcoming gift to Sufina, one of DB's founders, for finally starting her own bookstagram account! Check out Sufina's account, @thebadassreader πŸ’–

Although I would say that their Dangerously Alive box will always be my favourite, it wouldn't change the fact that this Rebirth box owns a special place in my heart as well. And that's because I myself participated in designing one of the merchandise in this box! Continue reading along to see which one is designed by yours truly ✨

Here's a close up of the theme art for Rebirth box πŸ”₯ I love how vibrant the colours of the flames are, and despite looking demure, the flame girl still depicts a strong vibe. I'm absolutely positive she would not hesitate to burn anyone's ass for messing up with her πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

— Theme art designed by @rizalazizart

1. Exclusive Pencil Case (Warcross)

(Rainbow haired and sleeve tattoos? We can only dream to be as cool as Emika Chen but at least we have this badass pencil case exclusively designed by @kdpletters inspired by Emika Chen herself!)

This has been the second time Warcross inspired merch become part of a Duality Box box—which means that I really should clear my TBR list soon and grab Warcross! This design by @kdpletters is really gorgeous, definitely able to showcase that you're having badass thoughts 24/7 (҂◡̀_◡́)α•€

2. Exclusive Coaster (The Cruel Prince)

(To dine with royalty, we must first live like royalty. By using this exclusive coaster designed by Aishah @mermaird with powerful quote from The Cruel Prince, you're one step closer to the palace's dining table.)

And here we are: the merchandise that's designed by yours truly °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°  I was honoured that Sufina trusted my skills enough to commission me for a coaster made out of cloth. I have to admit that I was nervous when I accepted the offer, because I have yet to read The Cruel Prince series until today! I know the quote came from The Wicked King, the second book of the series, but this design was inspired mostly by the cover of The Cruel Prince instead. I didn't want to use white as the main background since it'll be easier to look dirty, so I changed it to black instead. I can proudly say that orange-y golden looked gorgeous with black in this one (▰˘v˘▰)

It was a very exciting experience designing this one; I'm looking forward to collaborating with Duality Box again in the future! ♡

3. Exclusive 2oz Candle (The Hunger Games)

(Who's excited for The Hunger Games prequel?! Get ready to head back to Panem with this exclusive lavender scented candle from @candlenutsbynadia!)

The soft purple colour of this candle is very pretty, and I can't get enough of the sweet and soothing lavender scent!

4. Exclusive Collectible Bookmark

(Bookmarks are a bookworm essential and we are so excited to introduce our new collectible item, theme art bookmarks! Starting with this beautiful artwork by @rizalazizart.)

Bookmarks are always part of the merchandise in Duality Box boxes, and this time it features the gorgeous theme art of the month! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

5. Bookish Enamel Pin

(Your wish is our command! We decided to include an enamel pin in our comeback as it seems to be a Dualities' favourite item as a mini thank you for the overwhelming support you've shown us!)

As an enamel pin collector, nothing makes me happier than this adorable reading hedgehog enamel pin being included in this box 。:.οΎŸγƒ½(´∀`。)οΎ‰οΎŸ.:。+゚ "Just one more page"; well, isn't that what all readers say even when it's already 4AM in the morning? 

6. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

(We are thrilled to feature another debut novel for our comeback box including a signed bookplate and an author's letter exclusively for Dualities!)

The featured book in Rebirth box is The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephon. Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life...until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother's death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

I haven't had the opportunity to read this one yet because of my ever-growing  TBR list and also... other "priorities", but I'm excited to pick up this book soon! It has such a beautiful cover, and the premise of the story seems promising as well. I'm almost sure that I'll end up loving it (。>Ο‰<)。The sequel to this book, The Crow Rider, is expected to be release this upcoming July.

7. Exclusive Book Discussion Invitation from Untitled Book Club

(You are officially invited to the @untitledbc book discussion of The Storm Crow! We are so excited to be collaborating with them and we can't wait to read the book together in September!)

In case you're unaware, I'm part of Untitled Book Club's team and we always have a segment for Book of the Month on our social medias! After each month passed, there will be a book discussion on Goodreads. This was the first time Duality Box collaborated with The Storm Crow and I'd say it went very well—even if I didn't actually join it since I haven't read the book

And there we go; a throwback to the last box from Duality Box just so that my lovely Sufina can relieve that things that she made possible with her sister γƒΎ(・∀・`*)οΎ‰☆ I do hope that Duality Box will be making their comeback real soon! Much love to them πŸ’–

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Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'

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