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:

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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

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 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!

~Autumn๐Ÿ’•

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!

~Autumn๐Ÿ’•

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 ๐Ÿคฉ 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 ๐Ÿ‘€


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 ๐Ÿ’•

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’•

ARCs, Contemporary, Dark, Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

ARC REVIEW: Breathe Me (Breathe Me Duet #1) by C.R. Jane & Ivy Fox

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Synopsis:

They say that true love only comes once in a lifetime.
In my case, they were wrong.
I gave my heart away three times.
To the blue eyed sensitive soul, who read poetry when he thought no one was looking.
To the green eyed jock, who made you laugh as hard as he made you cry.
And to the dark eyed boy, whose dark heart only ever beat for me.

They were my everything, until suddenly they werenโ€™t.
They asked me to choose, but they were asking the impossible.

Now it’s my turn to ask for more than what they are willing to give.
I only have three months left, and I just want to spend it with them.
Will they accept my offer, or will four hearts live the remaining days of their lives in regret of what could have been?

The letters have been sent.
All that remains is for me to wait.
Wait to see if their hearts are still mine.
Because for as long as mine beats, it will always belong to them.


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*I received an eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

When I heard that two of my absolute favorite romance authors were teaming up to co-write a book, believe me when I say I was stoked. I didnโ€™t even need to know what the book was about, I was just prepared to go in and fall in love. And thatโ€™s what I did. All the way. This book had my whole heart and didnโ€™t let go throughout the entire book. I went in with high expectations and this book broke all of them to shreds. It deserves all of the stars and more. I need the next book like I need air!


Other Books in the Series:

  • Book 2 – To Be Released
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 fromย 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! ~๐’œ๐“Š๐“‰๐“Š๐“‚๐“ƒ