Bookish Box Unboxings, Fantasy

UNBOXING: May Bookish Box “Story Wanderlust” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with another Bookish Box unboxing today and I am interested to share this box with you guys!

The Book:

I was really excited for the book this month because it was one of my most anticipated releases and I loved the ARC. And, while I love the inside artwork and the end papers, the reverse dust jacket design is not for me. None of the characters really look like how I picture them and the main female character looks 12 😬

The Items:

Traveler Tea by Riddle’s Tea Shoppe
Fictional Wanderlust Necklace
The Shadows Between Us Art Print by @morlev_art
Monthly Collectable Pin: Crave Pin by @blissfullybookishtees
Monthly Collectables: Double-Sided Twilight Bookmark & Candle

As far as the items go this month, I was a bit on the disappointed side as well. While the mug is lovely, I also found it a bit plain and FBAA is not my fandom so I don’t really get much excitement out of it. The other items were also a bit tame as well. The only one I really like is the pin because I love the designer πŸ˜”

Next Month’s Box (June):

As far as next month’s box goes, I am pretty excited. Bookish Box has already revealed what the book will look like and it is STUNNING!! The fandoms also sounds pretty interesting! I can never say no to ACOTAR and I’m looking forward to the Addie item!

Overall, this box wasn’t my favorite. I see the value, but the fandoms mixed with the choice of artwork on the reverse dust jacket of the book just wasn’t for me. It’s been a while since Bookish was such a miss for me so I know this probably just wasn’t my month. I am looking forward to June’s box though!

~ Autumn πŸ’•

Bookish Box Unboxings

UNBOXING: May Book Gizmo “Morally Grey Characters” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m here today with a new box that I’ve never gotten from before, Book Gizmo. As soon as I saw this theme, I knew it was for me and that I HAD to try it! Morally grey characters are my favorites in books and I was SO excited for this box!

The Items:

Throne of Glass Candle by @california_candlecompany
Six of Crows Mouse Pad
Crescent City Lens Cloth
Illuminae Files Mini Book Sleeve
Three Dark Crowns Ribbon Bookmark

Overall, I really liked this box! I probably won’t start a monthly subscription with them, but for a one-off box, this was worth the money. The items were on the less unique side, but the artwork/designs on them were pretty and they were all useful in their own ways. My favorite items were probably the mouse pad and KOTW book sleeve, with my least favorite being the mini book sleeve (I like the design but it’s just too small to be practical).

~ Autumn πŸ’•

Bookish Box Unboxings, Fantasy, TBR

UNBOXING: April Bookish Box “Ascend the Throne” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with another Bookish Box unboxing! This month’s box was quite late due to the book’s release date, but it ended up being a great box so I was happy to wait!

The Book:

I LOVED THE BOOK PICK THIS MONTH!!! I literally cannot say that enough! I was so sad when no other boxes decided to include this book, so I’m so happy that Bookish Box did! Add on all their beautiful customizations, and I could not love this edition more if I tried!

The Items:

Art Print of May Theme Art by @morlev_art
Throne of Glass Pillow Case by @letterpiece
Monthly Collectable Pin: Lord of the Rings Pin by @pinsbyarisamon
Monthly Collectables: Double-Sided AEITA Bookmark & Candle

This items were pretty great this month! Even though it’s not my fandom, the book sleeve is absolutely stunning and the pin is one of my favorites that they have done!

I said it last month, but I feel like it’s worth mentioning again: I don’t really like the fact that one of the items included is the future theme art for the next month? It feels like a waste of an item and it’s not a choice that I would make, personally.

Next Month’s Box (May):

As far as next month’s box goes, I am so incredibly excited, it’s unreal!!! The book will be Realm Breaker which is one of my most anticipated releases for this year and the customizations sound amazing! The fandoms sound mildly intriguing, but none are my top fandoms so we’ll see. I do find it very peculiar that they are including FBAA two months in a row? I guess we’ll see!

Overall, I enjoyed this month’s box. The book makes it all worth it to me, but the pin and book sleeve made it doubly worth it! I can’t wait for next (this? lol) month’s box!


Dark, Fantasy, Favorites, Illumicrate Unboxings, Romance, TBR

UNBOXING: April Illumicrate “Dearly Departed” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with another Illumicrate unboxing today! This box was a bit late but it’s here now and I could not be more excited!

The Book:

The book this month is absolutely STUNNING!!! First off, I could not be more in love with the book pick itself. A dark, polyamorous romance you say??? HELL TO THE YES!!! Add on the stenciled edges, exclusive endpapers, and one of the prettiest art prints I have ever seen and this has GOT to be one of my most favorite books I’ve ever gotten! I can’t wait to dive into this read!

The Items:

The Beautiful Mason Jar Glass by @thatslovelydearshop
Dread Nation Sickle Key Ring by @palaceofresin
Gideon the Ninth Magnets by @_saintdri
Monthly Enamel Pin by @stacey.mcevoy.caunt
Nevernight Book Organizer by @rosdottir

As far as the items go this month, I think Illumicrate did well for the most part. A majority of their budget had to have gone to the book pot, so with that in mind, the other items were better quality than I would have thought.

While gorgeous, the book pot isn’t my favorite they’ve ever done. I love the Egyptian mythology theme, but their Forgotten Fables and Folklore book pot is still my favorite.

My favorite item BY FAR is the Nevernight book organizer! I am not ashamed to say that I’ve already put it to good use, housing some of my books! My least favorite item has to be the key ring. It’s not awful, but it’s not my fandom and you run out of enthusiasm for them after a while!

Next Month’s Box (May):

I’m excited for next month’s (this month’s lol?) box. I love me some stenciled edges so I’m looking forward to those. I am also looking forward to the Addie LaRue and City of Brass items!

Overall, I did enjoy this month’s box. The Nevernight item made the box pretty much worth it items wise, but what really sold me was the book! It’s probably my favorite pick from Illumicrate so far this year, not gonna lie!


FairyLoot Unboxings, Fantasy, Favorites, TBR

UNBOXING: March FairyLoot “Frozen Fables” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back for the SECOND day in a row with an unboxing 🀩 This has certainly been a good week for unboxings! I know not to keep you waiting from this awesome box so let’s just get into it!!

The Book:

I can’t express to you guys how IN LOVE I am with FairyLoot’s edition of this book! I already knew it was going to be beautiful but it blew all of my expectations out of the water! It’s definitely one of my favorite exclusives that I have ever gotten from a book box!

The Items:

Wicked Saints Headband by @catarinabookdesigns
Even the Darkest Stars Socks by @jezhawk
Winterwood Phone Ring by @ironandinkdesigns

Monthly Theme Art Print & Bookmark
Monthly Tarot Cards: Winternight

FairyLoot, on top of having a stunning book this month, absolutely knocked it out of the park with these items! I love them all and some are so stunning that pictures can’t do them justice. The mug is by far my favorite I have ever gotten! The art is just so beautiful and it is definitely my favorite item in the box! I do really like the socks and notebook though! I can’t wait to use them! My least favorite item is probably the phone ring, but it is still a useful item!

I should note, I am missing an item (like all US residents) as it was delayed in customs. The spoiler card says it is a Foiled Art Print of Spinning Silver by @warickaart. I love that artist so I’m sure it will be stunning! The print is supposed to be included with my April box so you’ll get to see it when I unbox April!

Next Month’s Box (April!!!):

Next month’s box, just like this one, is one I am HIGHLY anticipating! The book is one of my anticipated releases and it’s supposed to have STENCILED EDGES which I am honestly SO excited about! As far as the items go, the fandoms sound pretty good as well! I’m probably the most excited for the Lord of the Rings item and foiled bookmark set! They also said the box will contain an item they’ve never done before so I am very eager to see what it is πŸ‘€

Overall, this is probably one of my favorite boxes that I have ever gotten from FairyLoot! Despite missing an item, the box is still incredibly put together and I love the wintery vibes of all the items! This box definitely shows why FairyLoot is the favorite box of many people!

~Autumn πŸ’•

Bookish Box Unboxings

UNBOXING: March Bookish Box “Crime & Passions” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with my second unboxing since my break and I’m so excited! Anyways, I don’t want to keep you waiting so here is March’s Bookish Box!

The Book:

First off in this box, we have the beautiful book! I love all of the art and exclusive pieces that Bookish Box decided to do for this book. It is all very themed and the reverse dust jacket artwork is to DIE for!! While the genre that the book is (mystery/thriller) is not my thing, I can still appreciate its beauty!

The Items:

Kingdom of the Wicked Puzzle by @Jemlin_C.
The Shadows Between Us Bracelet
From Blood and Ash April Theme Art Print by @morlev_art
Monthly Collectable Pin: Sherlock Holmes Pin by @dustandpages

I enjoyed this month’s items! Overall, not their best box, though the value is still there. I really like the Crescent City book light and the key pin is fantastic! I’m not particularly fond of the fact that they used next month’s theme art as an art print/item? It just comes across as a cop-out to me. Plus I’m not really a fan of the art in general so I didn’t really need it as a print in the box, especially considering it’s the theme art for NEXT month?! I don’t know, it just doesn’t work for me.

Next Month’s Box (April!!!):

I’m excited about next month’s box! The book is going to be These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy which is one of my anticipated releases. The customizations sound AMAZING and the fandoms sound awesome! I’m SO excited for the Throne of Glass and Lord of the Rings items!

Overall, this was a solid box. The book and items, while not my absolute favorites, still worked. Bookish Box can be a hit or miss for me, but typically (like with this box) you can still find the value there. Here’s to hoping that next month’s is even better!

~Autumn πŸ’•

Fantasy, Favorites, Illumicrate Unboxings, TBR

UNBOXING: March Illumicrate “Fighting Spirit” Box

Hello Lovelies! I used to do unboxings on this blog a while back and I missed it so much that I decided to bring it back! I receive so much bookish merch (seriously I have a problem lol) so I really wanted to share it with you all! SO today I have the March Illumicrate box to unbox for you all! Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

First up in this box, we have the stunning book! The edges are a beautiful shade of red which happens to be my favorite color so naturally, I loved what the IC team chose to do! The naked hardcover is also beautiful and the description sounds awesome!

The Items:

Court of Miracles Pin Hoop
Bone Witch Heartglass Necklace
Kingdom of the Wicked Woodmark
Winternight Tote Bag

I LOVED these items!!! This box was amazing and all of the items are pretty useful! The RosieThorns88 mug is one of my absolute favorites they’ve ever done (I am biased though because it’s Cassie Clare lol) and the pin hoop is fantastically designed! I already have so many plans for it (involving some beautiful Reylo pins 😍) but it is beautiful on its own! The tote bag is probably my least favorite (just because I have so many) but it is still pretty!

Next Month’s Box (April!!!):

Y’all have no idea how excited I am for next month’s Illumicrate box!! The book is one of my most anticipated releases with a POLYAMOROUS relationship 😍! And the fandoms…. omg the fandoms are going to be THE BEST!! I NEED some more Gideon the Ninth and Nevernight items in my life so this box is automatically a win because it has BOTH!!!

Overall, I highly enjoyed this box! It’s one of the best ones I’ve gotten and I KNOW Illumicrate’s boxes are going to improve as the year goes on! The items are all great and the book is beautiful which is what I go into a box wanting so MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

~ Autumn πŸ’•

Extra, Favorites

My Bookmark Collection

Hello Lovelies! When I did my Bookish Items That I Absolutely Love post, I really wanted to include bookmarks but I felt like I have so many that it would have completely dominated the list. So, I decided to make a separate post about nothing but my bookmark collection. Here they are:

These I bought all at once because I really wanted some Infernal Devices bookmarks. All of them are a quote from a different character. The blue one is a Will quote, the pink is a Tessa quote, and the grey one is a Jem quote. I have been in love with them since I saw them and I still get scared to use them because I don’t want anything to happen to them.

If you want to buy them for yourself, you can get them from StrangeTheBookmark on Etsy. She has a lot of great bookmarks in her shop and a wide variety of fandom bookmarks to choose from.

I also got these two bookmarks from StrangeTheBookmark. The cool thing about these was that I got to choose their color and everything! They are great to use while reading and they also make good props for my Bookstagram.

These are the same bookmark, I just flipped one over so you could see both sides. I got these when I went to Jennifer L. Armentrout’s event for The Darkest Star.

This is one of my favorite bookmarks. That quote gets me every time I read it and I will never get tired of hearing it. I would have it on a thousand different bookmarks if I could.

If you want to buy this for yourself, you can get it from LovelyBookish on Etsy.

This bookmark was bought for me as a birthday present. Even though I wouldn’t have chosen it for myself, I do admire the simplicity of it. I also really like the quote at the bottom.

If you want to buy it for yourself, you can get it from Book Depository or Amazon US.

This bookmark is one that I just adore. I love everything about it, from its design to the color scheme. I bought this in-store at Books-A-Million.

This bookmark was one of the first ones that I bought. I knew that as soon as I saw it on the shelf at Books-A-Million, that I had to have it. The words on it just spoke to me and I love the imperfect feather design.

This bookmark always makes me laugh when I see it and is a constant joy to look at. I bought it in-store at BAM.

This is probably my favorite bookmark. I just love it so much and this is my go to one that I use. I adore its design so much that I have even considered getting the arrow in the bottom left corner tattooed on me.

This was the first one that I bought. I was just looking for any bookmark and it called to me. I loved the attachment part of it and the color scheme.

If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

Everyone that knows me knows that I have never been a big fan of Alice in Wonderland (which is really odd considering my favorite genre is fantasy). But when I saw this bookmark, I knew I had to have it. It has such a meaningful quote and I hold it close to my heart.

If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

This bookmark is one of my absolute favorites. How could it not be? It has the Court of Dreams on it! Need I say more??

If you want to buy this for yourself, you can get it fromΒ BookishStuff on Etsy. They have so many cool designs for ACOTAR and many other fandoms as well.

Screenshot_2019-04-04 Wolf Beaded Bookmark

For those that don’t know, the wolf is my spirit animal. So when I saw this bookmark, I went crazy over it. It is currently missing (I think my sister stole it) so I had to use a screenshot for this picture.

If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

That’s it everyone! Those are my bookmarks. I will continue to buy more of them as I find cool ones and I will maybe do a part two of this post eventually. I do want to apologize for the lack of links for some of the bookmarks. I looked everywhere I could to find a link for all of them and I just wasn’t lucky with a few. If you have any questions about my bookmark collection please let me know! ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ

Extra, Favorites

Bookish Items That I Absolutely Love

Hello Lovelies! The idea for this post just popped into my head and wouldn’t go away so I knew I had to do it. Today, I am going to be showing you pictures of all of my favorite bookish items that I have. Hope you enjoy!


These are my bookish pins. I love them all so much and I even have multiples of certain ones.

  • I got the Terrasen pin from the Kingdom of Ash pre-order campaign. I have three of them.

  • I got the Night Court pin from the ACOFAS pre-order campaign.

  • I got the Shadowhunter Army pin when I met Cassandra Clare when she went on tour for Queen of Air and Darkness. I have four of these.

  • I got the I ❀️ ____ pins as well as the A Court of Smut and Wingspans pin from BookishStuff. I have three of the Cassian one.


This Shadowhunter Rune Light-switch Cover is truly one of my favorite items of all time and I don’t see anything topping it anytime soon. I got it from BookishStuff.

This is one key chain, I just wanted you to be able to see both sides. I got it when I went to see Sarah J. Maas on the Tower of Dawn tour. It is one of the very first bookish items I received and it holds a special place in my heart.


These pens are what inspired this post. Every time I see them, I have to just stop and stare. I am just absolutely in love with these pens! I got them in-store at Books-A-Million. In case you can’t see them clearly enough, they say:



  • TALK Darcy TO ME


I feel like this magnet embodies me as a person. I saw it in the Books-A-Million store and just knew I had to have it!


This is a Game of Thrones, Stark inspired, goblet that my mom bought for me as a Christmas present. It came from Books-A-Million as well.

Even though I am a cat person, the wolf is my spirit animal. These book-ends are absolutely breath taking and every time I look at them, I still can’t believe that I have them in my possession. I bought them in-store at Books-A-Million (I think you are starting to see where I go for the majority of my book shopping).

I found the link for them if you want to buy them for yourself: BAM Link

These are some of my favorite bookish necklaces. I’m sorry if the chains don’t look the best, but it is harder than you might think to lay out necklace chains for a picture.

  • The Targaryen symbol one I got from Ebay.

  • I got the Angelic Power Rune with the blue around it and the moon from Amazon. If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

  • The black Angelic Power Rune I got from the TMI movie exclusive box. They aren’t selling these anymore, but you could check Ebay and other websites if you really want it.

  • The final Angelic Power Rune with the other runes surrounding it was bought from Wish.

I don’t have a lot of Funko Pops, but I absolutely adore the ones that I do have. They are all Game of Thrones inspired and I plan to get more of them soon.

  • The Jon Snow was bought for me by my dad whenΒ MomoCon came to Atlanta last year. If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

  • The Daenerys Targaryen was bought from Amazon. If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

  • The Grey Worm (my baby) was bought from Amazon. If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

  • The Ghost one also came from Amazon. If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.

  • The Daenerys and Drogon one was bought from Amazon. If you want to buy it for yourself, use this link.


Both of these pillows will always hold a special place in my heart because I bought them when I was in the thick of my Sarah J. Maas phase (though is it really a phase if I still feel the same way? πŸ˜ƒ). They both hold a lot of meaning for me.

I was broken after Empire of Storms and, even though that pillow might be silly to some, it is all truth for me. I survived EoS, not just read it.

I bought both pillows from Redbubble. The link for the “To Whatever End” pillow is here and the EoS pillow link can be found here.


These are my Academy/The Ghost Bird bracelets. The front has the Academy symbol on it and the back has the words “The Academy” and NEVER ALONE. The green one represents Kota and the purple one represents Dr. Green. I got them both completely random from the StoneStudios shop on Etsy. Unfortunately, the shop has been closed down since then.


These are my Academy/The Ghost Bird stickers. I have two of each one and I will treasure them always. I bought them from StoneStudios as well and, since the shop has been shut down, I will never be using them since I can’t get them back 😒.

If you are still here, I thank you very much. Even though this post took FOREVER to set up and type, it was totally worth it. I love each and every one of these bookish items and I am SO thankful that I had the opportunity to buy them. What are some of your favorite bookish items? If you have any questions about the ones on my list, please let me know! ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ