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? 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). 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! 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! 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). 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). 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. 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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