I’m so excited to be writing up another unboxing post. This time it’s for the Bitty Beacon Box from Beacon Book Box, themed around Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco. It’s essentially a mini-box, which was advertised to include a signed copy of the book with gold sprayed edges, an enamel pin, and a booksleeve! It went on sale back in the summertime, and though I had no clue if I would like the book or not (I didn’t get the ARC until October!!!) I decided to take the plunge and order the box. It was a pretty good deal anyway.
Keep scrolling to see what was in the box, and if I thought it was worth the money!
Book: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Booksleeve (Designed by Rosiethorns88)
Enamel Pin (Designed by SJWonderlandz)
The box itself was $27.99 plus shipping, which isn’t a bad price at all when you consider that the book retails for around $17 plus shipping. For $10 extra dollars we get a booksleeve, pin, and a special edition of a book! Not a bad deal!
I’ll start out by talking about the Book, Kingdom of the Wicked! I’m super pleased with the quality of the shiny gilded sprayed edges. The book itself is signed and features gorgeous endpages. It came protected in the booksleeve, which I’m very glad for. The pin probably could have easily dented or scratched the edges or cover, so I’m happy that the BBB team considered their packaging prior to shipping. The book was the main reason why I wanted the box, and I’m not disappointed at all. It also came with an author letter.
Next, I’ll talk about the pin! It was designed by SJWonderlandz and is quite pretty! It features one of my favorite quotes from the book and the floral bookish theme goes perfectly with me as a person. It’s currently on my pin banner, but I could easily see myself wearing this on my jacket on special occasions.
Lastly, we have the booksleeve. This is the item that I cared the least for. The art was designed by Rosiethorns88, who typically designs stunning pieces of papercraft art. In this case, the fabric the art was printed on was a big turn off for me. Some fabrics aren’t good for printing artwork on, and this one (and the one that the Fairyloot March Booksleeve) were printed on resulted in the artwork looking blurry. Due to this and the fact that Rosie’s depictions of the character weren’t entirely accurate, she’s offering a replacement art print with revised character art, which is very sweet! I’ll still use the booksleeve in the future as it’s super huge and padded, but it’s not a new favorite in my collection.
All in all, I think that Beacon Book Box is definitely onto something with these mini “Bitty” boxes! I would definitely buy from them again if they do something for the sequel or if they ever do another Bitty box in the future! The value was definitely there and hopefully they’ll try a new fabric for the sleeve art (or choose less intricate artwork that would translate better to this type of fabric.)
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