Fantasy, Illumicrate Unboxings

UNBOXING: May Illumicrate “Change Your Stars” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with another Illumicrate unboxing today! This is a box I’ve been excited about for a while and I am so happy to share it with you all today!

The Book:

I LOVED the design choices Illumicrate chose for this month’s book! The stenciled edges, while a simple design, compliment the book and cover well. I also love what they did with the foil embossing. It’s almost prettier than the cover, truth be told.

The Items:


I have heard some grumblings about the items this month. And, while I can say not all of the items are ones I would personally use, I can see the value in this box. The sketchbook is beautiful, the tea tin is stunning, and the gown pin is (as always with Blissfully Bookish) gorgeous! The key is supposed to be the new collectable for IC going forward and, as someone who has been begging for a key collection, I am pretty excited. The key does look a little cheap in photos, but is better in person.

Artist/Supplier Credits:

Spinning Silver Book Sleeve – @pauhami

Girls of Paper and Fire Dress Pin – @blissfullybookishtees

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Sketchbook – @rena.illustration

Daevabad Tea Tin – @lioninthetrees

Skyward Illumikey – dalandan.ielle

Monthly Enamel Pin Inspired by the Book – @stacey.mcevoy.caunt

Overall, this was a pretty good box. Not my absolute favorite box, but I still enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to next month’s box, which sounds like it could easily become a favorite for me!

Dreamy & Co. Unboxings, Fantasy, Favorites

UNBOXING: May Dreamy & Co. “To Whatever End” Box

Hello Lovelies! I’m back with an unboxing from one of my favorite companies, Dreamy & Co. Unlike most book boxes, Dreamy doesn’t include a book, but instead has a item only box centered around one fandom. In the case of this month, the box was centered around Throne of Glass, which naturally was a much have box for me.

The Items:


Artist/Supplier Credits:

Double-Sided Sturdy Print (Aelin & Rowan Print) – @emeliesnath_art

Double-Sided Square (Manon/Thirteen) Print – @nessiarts

Enamel Pin – @azura.arts

Pin Banner – @eviebookish

Double Sided Woodmark, Double-Sided Sturdy Bookmark, & Wooden Art – @dreamyandco

2 oz Candle – @flickthewick

Overall, I enjoyed this box! The pin banner is the most beautiful one I have ever seen and the pin is gorgeous! I’m not gonna lie, the Rowan face on the print is kind of weird, but I enjoyed this box besides that. Dreamy & Co. blew me away, as usual!

~ Autumn ๐Ÿ’•

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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 ๐Ÿ˜”

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 ๐Ÿ’•

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!


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 ๐Ÿ’•

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 โค๏ธ ____ 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 whenย 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? ๐Ÿ˜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 ๐Ÿ˜ข.

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! ~๐’œ๐“Š๐“‰๐“Š๐“‚๐“ƒ