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:

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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!

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 😔


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 💕

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!

~Autumn💕

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 💕