Gothikana Collector’s Edition by RuNyx Unboxing
Holy wow. This box is beautiful and you can just feel the love and attention to detail running throughout every detail.
You genuinely have my empathy if you missed out on this beauty of a box. That being said, don’t spend massive amounts of money with the resellers or do, it’s your money but you can also and I highly encourage this route,
> email RuNyx at firstname.lastname@example.org with WAITLIST in the title <
There is no guarantee of being able to purchase a box, but it’s worth sending her an email on the off chance.
First of all, Gothikana is one of my absolute favorite novels that I have ever read, seriously. I love this dark gothic romance and it was the first book that I read by RuNyx, whom I adore. Her writing is beautifully unique and wholly her. You can check out my review for Gothikana HERE.
RuNyx accomplished something beautiful with this box, it’s truly something to behold, the attention to the subtle details astounds, and while yes, my box did come slightly damaged, which I believe is because of shipping, I still adore it and will be keeping it in my library, forevermore.
The Book itself is beautiful, with black page edges, raised foiling, cloth bound, the binding itself is amazing – she lays flat when you open her, which most books don’t. The detail. I swear RuNyx outdid herself.
My Photos don’t do this project justice, it doesn’t show how truly stunning and beautiful the book is in all of its naked glory.
The back of the book is filled with goodies, bonus scenes, secrets of Verenmore, and photos. . .beautiful photos.
I’m not going to share the photos or the secrets from the Vaults. . .it’s special and beautiful though.
Along with the deliciously perfect book, included in the box were a cauldron style mug and a RuNyx pen with a smart screen scribbler thing on the end. The mug is adorbs.
Of course, because this is Corvina and Vad’s story there had to be a Tarot deck and it is beautiful.
Again, my box got a bit damaged in shipping but I still love it to pieces.
With five art prints from Avendell, Maria Marcel W, and PhantomRin as well as the reversible bookmark from PhantomRin and two bookmarks from Crafted of Starlight – the artistry on display is gorgeous!
There was also a Gothikana Bonus Epilogue booklet!!
So, was the box worth it? Yes. Absolutely, completely.
Is it gut-wrenching and filled with beauty knowing the backstory of this adventure RuNyx went on and what she went through to get these boxes out to us? Yes.
My love goes out to Ru and her Dad as they traverse the passing of Ru’s Mom. They blessed us with this beauty of a box and I can’t help but feel for them and say thank you. May they know peace and may Ru’s Mom always be smiling down on her Author daughter who pens such beautifully unique stories.
x’s + o’s