Subscription Box Review: OwlCrate

Posted on 06/03/2016 in Discussion / 1 Comment

It’s that time again – let’s unbox the May OwlCrate! I get ridiculously excited when this box arrives in the mail. OwlCrate is a monthly subscription box that contains a YA book, along with 3-5 other goodies that go along with that particular month’s theme. The theme for May was Steampunk, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. As usual, OwlCrate didn’t disappoint.   Have I mentioned that I love the postcards? This is one of my favorites! How adorable is this? owlcratemay1   The first thing I noticed was this cool steampunk pin from Elope. There were five different pieces sent out in the boxes, and this is the one I received. Very cool. (Retail value: $7.95). owlcratemay7   Next up was a tiny box. Inside was a beautiful ring designed by Sparks Emporium. It is inspired by The Infernal Devices, which I admit, I haven’t read. I sort of feel like I can’t wear this until I have read the trilogy. In the meantime, I’ll be drooling over other jewelry on their site! owlcratemay4   Let’s continue with the jewelry trend, and my absolute favorite thing in the box: a gorgeous skeleton key necklace by Crystal Compass Designs. I’ve already worn this a couple of times, and received several compliments.  I couldn’t find this exact necklace on the site to provide a value, but I love it! owlcratemay2   Next up was a sheet of steampunk nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. These exact wraps aren’t featured on the site, but I actually like these a lot more than the current steampunk set. As a huge fan of Jamberry, I’m very curious to try these out and see how they hold up. (Retail value $10). owlcratemay3   The last item before we get to the book was a really cool art print from Creative Daffodil Studios. I absolutely love this, and I will definitely frame it and hang it up. It’s so simple, yet so perfect. (Retail value $12). owlcratemay5   And finally, the book reveal…Everland by Wendy Spinale. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it sounds great. I love twists on classic stories, so this is right up my alley. This is actually the second Peter Pan-inspired book that I’m going to be reading this month, and I can’t wait to dive into both of them! There was also a sheet of tattoos, as well as a wonderful letter from the author. This is one of my favorite things about OwlCrate – getting a personal look into why the author wrote the book, or what it means to them. I’ll share more on her letter when I review the book. everland   This box was probably one of my favorites that I have received from OwlCrate. If you haven’t tried this subscription box, and you love YA books and getting surprises in the mail, this is the one I would recommend. We are not affiliated in any way with OwlCrate, and I pay for my subscription. I just genuinely love the box, and I enjoy being exposed to books that I may not have otherwise discovered. I can’t wait to see what the next box will hold! The theme for June is Royalty.

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Jessica’s addiction to books began at age 4, going on weekly trips to the library with her mom. After being a young fan of Sweet Valley High and The Baby-Sitters Club, she discovered the thrill of reading a book that made her want to leave the light on and check under the bed. Her all-time favorite author is Stephen King, but she will read just about anything! Jessica never leaves home without her e-reader, and considers it the best gift she ever received. Her other hobbies include running and going to Disney World as often as possible.

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