Sunday, September 23, 2018

My First Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box

The Vicious and Vengeful Owlcrate box

I signed up for the Owlcrate newsletter ages ago to check out their limited edition boxes as well as the monthly themes, just waiting to see one that piqued my interest. Sure enough, I got an email announcing a special edition box in collaboration with the one and only, V.E. Schwab. I clicked the link immediately and ordered one. Just three hours later, I was scrolling through instagram and saw Owlcrate post that the box had already sold out! I'm so very grateful that I was able to snag a box.

But then the wait began...

Alex and I were sitting on the couch this past Sunday when I got a text; my Owlcrate box had shipped! 

Two minutes later, my phone buzzed again; My Owlcrate box had arrived! I ran to the front door, and sure enough! There was the box! (Thanks, mail person, for yet again, not ringing the doorbell...*sigh* Thank goodness it wasn't raining today!

Of course, I opened the box immediately!

*ATTENTION* 
Please do not proceed if you are still waiting for your box to show up and don't want to see spoilers! In the post below, I will be sharing photos of each of the items that were in the box.

Now, let's get into the unboxing!

My First Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box

Owlcrate box

I LOVE the outside of the box! Though I'm sure this would be a little eerie to spot in a dark room if you weren't expecting it!


Opening the box, I was quite surprised with how fancy it looked! It was immediately clear that the creators of this box put a lot of thought and effort into this monthly subscription box and really care about the overall experience for the customer! 

The steps to unboxing that was included on the inside of the box was too cute. I loved the "if you give two hoots" line!

The first item seen in the box is the notecard that explains each item and gives a shout-out to the creator or artist. I set that aside to check out after I had seen each of the items.

The first bookish item I pulled out of the box was Mitch's Chocolate Milk chapstick created by Geek Fire Labs. This smells AMAZING and how cute is the label? I'm really picky with my chapsticks so I didn't try this one out; instead I'll be handing it off to my friend Heather of Heather's Reading Hideaway!


The next items made me cheer and jump up to show Alex right away! 

I just love bookish candles and these look and smell lovely! The Eli candle is bright red and it smells both fruity and a bit like cinnamon. The Victor candle is dark gray and it smells like cologne, firewood, and laundry detergent. Now, I'm definitely not the best judge about these smells, but trust me, they smell lovely!!

To check out other candles from this vendor, check out Wick and Fable


The next item was a super cute and wonderful quality pair of socks!! I also gave a little cheer when I pulled these out! I cannot wait to wash and wear them!

These socks were made from the artwork created by Will Staehle, who designed the Shades of Magic book covers, also designed with help from Michelle Gray.

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box- Socks

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box- Socks

Next up was a cute button pin as well as an awesome enamel pin. 

 

The next item was in plastic, so it took me a second to figure out what it was. Yet again, I gave a cheer; it was a pillowcase for a throw pillow! And how AMAZING is that print!? That quote is one of my favorites!

I cannot wait to get a house and have a nice reading chair. This pillowcase will definitely find a home there. 

To check out more items like this, check out Stella Bookish Art.

My First Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box

After the pillowcase, I thought for sure that the next item would be the book, but it wasn't! I shouted to Alex, "It just keeps going!!"

Next up was another item wrapped in plastic to help to protect it, which I greatly appreciate! I'm obsessed with this hardcover notebook!! What a neat idea for a bookish item! I love that the designed pulled from Victor's black-out-poetry! 

Check out this creator, Hey Atlas Design

Owlcate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box Hey Atlas Creative notebook

After that, there was a really lovely bookmark with two different bits of artwork on each side and a larger illustration of Eli and Victor, both created by Melanie Bourgeois of Melie's Scribbles.



The box also included a fun sticker that included elements of the book cover design.


And then there was a lovely handwritten (obviously reprinted) note from V.E. Schwab!

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box- V.E. Schwa note

And finally, there was the star of the show; VENGEFUL!!

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box- Vengeful Hardcover

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box Vengeful spine

Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box 960 of 1200

And just like that, I had reached the bottom of the box:

Owlcrate Unboxing

There were so many items in this special edition box that I had a hard time fitting it all into one photo!

My First Owlcrate Unboxing: The Vicious and Vengeful Box

So, what did I think?
If you didn't guess already, I LOVED this box! 

The overall presentation was lovely, the theme was awesome, and each item was really nice quality!

I'm definitely curious to check out one of the regular monthly boxes in the future to see how it compares to this special edition one. 


Thanks for reading!
Have you ever gotten a monthly subscription box? If so, what did you think?

20 comments:

  1. Very cool! I love the candles and bookmarks!

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    1. Me too!! Definitely two of my favorite elements!

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  2. You’ve got me wanting to subscribe to OwlCrate SO badly!! What an amazing box!

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  3. Ughhh I still need to read Vicious! I adore those socks!

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    1. I LOVE Vicious!! :) I'm hoping to reread it this week before I dive into Vengeful!

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  4. I’ve never done one of these but I hear Owl Crate is pretty awesome and it always looks like it comes with fun stuff.

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    1. I am definitely way more impressed with this box than I was with PageHabit! :)

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  5. That is awesome!! Can't wait to hear what you think of Vengeful!

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  6. Wow, what an awesome box. Everything is so awesome. So I've not read this series yet and I can't help but notice a dog on the bookmark - is he in the books as well?

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    1. Right?! I was very impressed!! And YES! I'm rereading the first book now and just came across him again! His name is Dol.

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  7. Wow, that looks like an amazing box! Enjoy. I was burned badly by the Nocturnal Reader's box so I'm staying away from all boxes for a bit.

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    1. Oh no! I hear ya... I got the PageHabit box and was really disappointed by that one...

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  8. That's a lot of good swag! I'd love a UK based modern indie horror box but that is never going to happen!

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    1. Ooh! That one sounds right up my alley!!

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  9. What a great box. I love that there's a candle for each of the main characters and the socks are great too. I hope you enjoy Vengeful!

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    1. Me too!! I'm obsessed with the candles and socks! Thank you!! I'm rereading Vicious now, then hoping to dive right into Vengeful!

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  10. So many cool items! That pillowcase is absolutely gorgeous DD: I know a lot of people love Vengeful. I need to read more books by that author.

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    1. :-D I highly recommend This Savage Song! So far that one is my favorite!

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