Hey guys, yes this unboxing is super late. I meant to get it up last month but it just didn’t happen but I still wanted to do my regular Owlcrate Unboxing and thoughts. May’s theme was Epic Adventures.
It’s finally here! When I heard Owlcrate was doing a special edition box for the release of Finale by Stephanie Garber, I was all in. I made sure I was on at the exact time that they went on sale to grab one, so I’m happy to say I got one and it’s here! This box was actually curated with the help of Stephanie Garber herself, so that makes it a little extra special I think! Alright, let’s see what is in this baby!
My Owlcrate came quite quickly this month, which is always nice since I’m in Canada. I was excited for this month’s theme – Murder and Mayhem, so let’s get this unboxing under way! Continue reading “March 2019 Owlcrate Unboxing – SPOILERS”
Head’s up I didn’t love this box, I liked it. I’m very honest with my review of the items and may have thrown a little shade in a couple places. However, if you loved all the items than that is wonderful, that makes me happy. If I don’t like something that you love, please remember it’s not a personal attack. Just a difference of opinion.
Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi Exclusive Signed OC Edition – I’ve read this and loved it. You can check out my non-spoiler review HERE – The actual difference in the editions is very slight. The decorative part is silver instead of gold and the flowers are blue instead of purple. I think it looks beautiful.
Gilded Wolves Enamel Pin – OC has officially switched from the little buttons the give monthly to higher quality exclusive enamel pins. I like the change a lot. This one goes with Gilded Wolves and it looks beautiful.
Lord of the Rings Letter Opener – If I’m going to be honest, I hate this item. I have a weird quirk about unfinished wood. I HATEEE the feel of it – it freaks me right out. I will pass this along to someone who can actually take it out of the package and use it (STOP JUDGING ME LOL).
Golden Compass Wall Hanging – Another item that I don’t like at all. I have never read the book but I really want to. I was actually excited for this item but it looks like something that should’ve went into OC Jr – it’s just not something that I’d hang anywhere as an adult and if I’m going to get a little savage here – the illustration of the polar bear looks like a bad stock image – just saying…
Grishaverse Bracelet – This is very pretty, it’s supposed to be antlers but it looks very much like branches. It goes REALLY well with the acorn necklace from The Wicked King limited box they did.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Socks – These are cute and they are nice and cozy warmer ones which I like. I do have health issues and my feet swell because of it (TMI, I know – you’re welcome!), so hopefully these will fit nice.
Darker Shade of Magic Pouch – This is stunning. It has a different quote on both sides and I really like the material. It’s a canvas material but super soft, not that scratchy junk. My only issue with this is – HOW MANY POUCHES DO WE NEED OWLCRATE? Like have you run out of ideas, so you just panic and say “Give them a pouch, yes a pouch will do. Everyone loves a pouch!” No! Chill out with these, we’ve gotten like four at least in the last year.
Overall, I liked most of the items but nothing blew me out of the water (book excluded). It was kind of a meh box for me. If they are starting to give us enamel pins then why haven’t they given us anything to display them on? They should’ve given us one forever ago for all the buttons they sent. I guess they are too busy ordering pouches…. *side eye*
Did you get the box this month? What did you think? Did you love everything? Hate everything? Let me know below!!
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. Continue reading “Owlcrate Wicked King Special Edition Unboxing”
Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene – OC Signed Exclusive: This wasn’t a book that was on my radar at all but I love what they did with the cover. The blue is stunning, I like it much more than the original cover. I’m not super excited to read the book but I have enough interest that I will certainly get to it at some point. Note: This also came with a little necklace that was likely a pre-order item and it’s nothing special. I won’t be wearing it.
The Crowns Game Ornament: I mean it’s beautiful but I have a super weird quirk – I hate the feel of unfinished wood, it makes me gag. I’ll likely throw this into a giveaway at some point. Stop judging me LOL
Caraval Tote Bag: YAS! I was so excited about this. One of my all-time favorite series and the bag is gorgeous! Very pleased with this. Just incase, anyone wants to see the bag better, I’ve included a photo.
Lunar Queen Candle (not pictured): I love The Lunar Chronicles and this candle was cute. I’m horrible at describing scents but it names blackberry as one of the scents and I really pick up notes of that.
The Night Circus Magnet: I have never read the book, although I do own it. However, the magnet is a beautiful design and very good quality.
King of Fools Sampler: It’s a good size sample and I’ll be reading Ace of Shades this month, since Amanda Foody is visiting the TBR and Beyond group.
Yearly Owcrate Reading Planner: This was so much nice than I expected it to be. Really beautiful design, lots of room for keeping track of your reading from month-to-month and some cute extras. I already purchased Little Inklings reading planner, but what is great about this OC one, is that it has no dates so I can use it in the future. Great item. I’ve included a couple pictures from the inside of the planner to give you a better idea of what it looks like.
Yes, this post is really late because I didn’t get my box till the other day. Canada Post was on strike (they have since been ordered back to work), so things were moving very slowly. I figured I’d still do my November Owlcrate Unboxing all the same and give my thoughts on last month’s box.