Unboxing the VENGEFUL Special Limited Edition Owlcrate!

Welcome to my very first unboxing, voracious readers! You may not know this about me, but I am a minimalist and tend to avoid subscription boxes like this because the few knick-knacks that I own I would rather curate myself. However, when I saw this special and limited edition box advertised it was as if I had an out of body experience; I grabbed my credit card and had checked out before I really realized what I was doing. The most embarrassing part of this whole situation is that while I have an eBook of VICIOUS, I hadn’t read it yet. I literally started reading it on Monday with Jen (loving it so far!). This is capitalism at its finest and consumerism at its worst.

Considering my general stance on clutter and being a minimalist, you may be wondering what I am going to do with these items.  I am getting close to 500 WordPress subscribers and I’m actually saving most of the box contents for a future giveaway to celebrate when I hit that milestone!

Without further ado, let’s get into the unboxing, shall we?


For those of you that don’t want to listen to my voice as I pull out each individual item from the box, here is a list of the contents and pictures!

Contents

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Victor and Eli candles from Wick and Fable to show your allegiance. Whose side are you on?

The candles have interesting scents: Eli’s smells fruity almost and Victor’s I am just not sure.

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A pillowcase with the Vicious quote “Plenty of humans were monstrous and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” The pillowcase was designed by Stellar Bookish art, and according to the spoiler card the imagery is inspired by Victor and Eli’s days at university.

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This lovely print and pin of Eli and Victor was designed by Melanie Bourgeoisn of Melie’s Scribbles! She also designed the bookmark below which features Sydney, Dol, and Marcella.

 

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I think my favorite item in the box is by far the hardcover notebook inspired by Victor’s blackout poetry! The text says “You asked me if I ever wanted to believe in something. I do. I want to believe in this. I want to believe that there’s more. That we could be more. Hell, we could be heroes.” The cover was designed by Hey Atlas Creative.

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My second favorite item is these awesome exclusive socks, which features artwork from the newly redesigned cover of Vicious. Cover artwork by Wil Staehle and the socked were designed with help from Michelle Gray.

I’ll be honest that the main reason that I ordered the box was that I wanted one of the limited first edition printing. I am just a sucker for special editions. My copy is #290 out of 1,200 and is also signed by Victoria. You can see all of the items together in the photo below (including the chapstick that I didn’t think needed an individual picture for). What’s your favorite item in the box?

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Well that is all I have for you today on this unplanned and bonus blog post! What do you think? Like I said before I don’t tend to subscribe to boxes like this, but I might in the future if the theme sounds interesting enough and it is a book that I want. (I subscribe to a book-only monthly service from Mysterious Galaxy, an indie bookstore in San Diego.) Would you want more unboxings in the future? What is your favorite subscription box?

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14 Comments

  1. Tammy

    September 28, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    This is so cool!! I definitely would have bought this if I’d known about it. I’m not big on knick knacks either but I do love that notebook!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      September 28, 2018 at 4:35 PM

      The only reason that I knew about it was that a friend posted a screenshot of the Instagram announcement on Twitter; otherwise I would have missed out. It sold out in three hours, too! It was their first ever special edition box and they definitely underestimated the interest. I’ll be sure to give you a poke if they do another special box!

  2. jennifertarheelreader

    September 28, 2018 at 9:41 PM

    I love an unboxing, Kaleena! Everything in this is so fun, and that book! You have the best voice! (I hope I don’t sound creepy weird, but I notice voices in videos! 😂)

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 7:42 PM

      Oh yay, I am glad you enjoyed it hehe! I am SO EXCITED for this book you don’t even know. Starting it tomorrow! And thank you for the voice compliment – I get asked to do voiceovers at work a lot because of it haha.

  3. Phantom Paper

    September 28, 2018 at 9:53 PM

    Gah, subscription boxes are temptresses!! Over the budget for me though😥 Love the illustrations!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 7:43 PM

      I know they are so expensive, and for me at least the idea/concept of them is better than the actual box. Because honestly I don’t know that I am going to keep anything but the book, LOL. But oh well, giveaway will have some awesome things!

      1. Phantom Paper

        October 6, 2018 at 2:21 AM

        That’s a good point! Where would you put ALL those book goodies?? If I could I’d get one now and then but if I were to subscribe to a monthly box I’d go for a minimalistic one. Whoever wins the giveaway is gonna be one happy bookworm!!

  4. Kelly Brigid

    September 28, 2018 at 9:53 PM

    I haven’t started this series (yet! 😉), so I just skimmed through the post, but everything in those pics looks SO CUTE! Especially the socks and bookmarks! Lovely unboxing!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 7:44 PM

      Thank you Kelly! I hope you enjoy the series when you get to it, I finished VICIOUS while on vacation and am starting VENGEFUL tomorrow!

  5. Meaghan @ Words Gremlin

    September 29, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    OMG that notebook, though. I have no idea if the Illumicrate box has something similar (I have SO DILIGENTLY avoided spoilers except for what the exclusive cover looks like), but I sure hope it does because I can always use more notebooks. I love the socks, too!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 7:53 PM

      The notebook and socks are my favorites, hands down. I am not sure what is in the Illumicrate but I have serious cover envy of that edition of the book!

  6. Maddie // Munch Reviews

    September 29, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Ughhhhggghhhh this is so freaking awesome.

    *paws at pictures fondly* looks like an amazing box 😩😩😩😩😭😭😭😭

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 3, 2018 at 7:54 PM

      It was a really fun box, and the items are all such good quality! I don’t have a use for most of the items though, so they will make their way into an upcoming blog giveaway!

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