This Owlcrate is a little different than the regular monthly boxes, this was a limited special edition box for The Wicked King by Holly Black. I believe this was also curated with Holly, which is pretty cool. It was a little more costly and came with a few more items. It is also the first time they’ve continued in a series with an exclusive cover that you can’t get anywhere else. I should warn you now, that although I like a lot of the items – I don’t like them all and I’m giving my honest opinion. If you loved everything in the box then that is super awesome – it just wasn’t a complete hit for me.
The High King Woodwick Candle – This is a really nice full sized item. It is definitely more of a manly scent and it’s a little strong but not completely overpowering. The smell is leather, oak, wood and moss. I normally don’t light decorative candles but I really want to hear the woodwick crackle, so I’m def going to try it.
Acorn Necklace – This is very pretty. It’s a little on the dainty side for me, but I might eventually wear it. We’ll see. It is lovely though. I keep referring to it as the squirrel necklace in my head though – wtf even?
Faeire Fruit Tea – The flavors are fruit and elderflower. Meh, I wish we could get some hot chocolate or something. We aren’t all tea and coffee drinkers. Just once Owlcrate!
Wicked King Scarf – I have to admit that I don’t really wear designed scarves. I’m a little chubby person and it just takes off the little bit of neck that I have LOL It’s cute though – I’ll likely use it for IG pictures.
The Wicked King signed by Holly Black with an exclusive cover – This one is so much nicer than the one they did for The Cruel Prince and I liked that one a lot. I love this one though and I imagine they’ll do another one for the third book. Very cool collector’s item.
Gem soap – I use body washes and not soap but I like the ingredients and it’s very pretty, so I’ll use it.
Zipper Pouch – I’m really getting over pouches from OC, not going to lie. It’s a nice quality and a nice quote. I really need to find a use of these things and then maybe I’ll appreciate them more. Any ideas?
Tassel Bookmark – I hate to say this but I don’t think this is very nice. It’s super basic and nothing I care about. I wish they would’ve gotten a really cool one.
Jude and Carden art print by @meliescribbles – Gorgeous! This is the kind of stuff I wanted! Really beautiful artwork and something unique. Possibly my favorite artwork I’ve seen of these two. I plan on framing this one.
Enamel Pin – OC is switching from the little monthly buttons to a much higher quality quality enamel pin. I didn’t think they would be doing this till January but it’s cool one made it in this box. It’s very pretty. I just have to figure out a way to display them.
*There was also a little Wicked King quote print and enamel pin that was something you got for pre-ordering Wicked King, so it’s cool that it came in the box because it was only for US residents and I’m in Canada.
Overall, I didn’t LOVE the box but I’m still glad I got it. I loved a few items in it and the signed book with the exclusive cover is worth the price alone, so no real complaints. Now, I’m still debating if I want to read this closer to the release date of the third book or brave the cliffhanger – I’ve heard it’s an intense one.
Did you get The Wicked King OC box? What did you think? Favorite or least favorite item? Let me know!