February 2020 Owlcrate!

Disclaimer: I bought my own box because OwlCrate is just that awesome.

Rating: 3/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the February “A Power Within” crate! Inside was:

  • Two metal bookmark rulers inspired by Truthwitch series designed by @heyatlas
    • Estimated Price: $8
  • Duel-sided screen cleaning cloth featuring designs from Wicked Saints designed by @nicole.deal.art and lettering done by @leafandlore
    • Estimated Price: $5
  • Throne of Glass inspired deck of cards designed by @po_jainter, @morgana0anagrom, @dianadworak, @janarunneck, and @themichellegray
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • The Magicians themed keychain designed by @bloominglibrary
    • Estimated Price: $12
  • Bento Box with Owlcrate spelled out in Scadrial’s Steel Alphabet found in the Mistborn series!
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • All the Stars and Teeth themed pin designed by @thatslovelydearshop
    • Estimated Price: $15
  • All the Stars and Teeth with special edition cover, author letter, and is signed.
    • Estimated Price: $22

Estimated Total of Box: $102

Verdict: Don’t let the rating make you think I hated this box, on the contrary I thought this was an amazing box. I loved the bento box and I love the cover changes to All the Stars and Teeth. The bookmarks are a cute idea as well. However, I hate Wicked Saints and do not want to keep this item, I am not a fan of Throne of Glass and have too many playing cards right now to keep them, and the keychain is cool but I don’t have room for another one and I’m not that big of a fan of The Magicians anyways. So, I’m giving away half the box, but the items are all gorgeous in my opinion and I think the box was well curated.

January 2020 Owlcrate

Disclaimer: I bought my own box because OwlCrate is just that awesome.

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents and Estimated Prices: I received the January Vengeance Will Be Mine box! Inside was:

  • Harry Potter Ceramic Mug by @carakozik
    • Estimated Price: $15.00
  • Crooked Kingdom influenced socks from @outofprint
    • Estimated Price: $12.00
  • Nevernight Inspired Pocket Mirror designed by Team Owlcrate
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • Children of Blood and Bone inspired candle from @acourtofcandles
    • Estimated Price: $8.50
  • The Hobbit inspired pin banner from @in.the.reads
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Exclusive cover and signed copy of Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim with author letter
    • Estimated Price: $23.00
  • Exclusive enamel pin themed for Scavenge the Stars from @forensicsandflowers
    • Estimated Price: $8.00

Estimated Total of Box: $74.50

Verdict: I loved this box so much! The candle smells amazing, the pin is creative and cute, and I love the cover! The pin banner will go to someone who wants it (I don’t like pin banners or The Hobbit since I’m cursed to never see it) and the pocket mirror would be great if you like makeup and like to mix your own/fix your broken compacts. The ceramic mug is also gorgeous!

December 2019 Owlcrate

Disclaimer: I bought my own box because OwlCrate is just that awesome.

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents and Estimated Prices: I received the December Tales of Trickery box! Inside was:

  • Exclusive Sky in the Deep hand warmer and little sleeve designed by @kitstercronk
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Mount Ruin (Grace & Fury) wood wick candle from @novellyyours
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Caraval inspired ear muffs
    • Estimated Price: $6.00
  • Sorcery of Thorns inspired book sleeve designed by @chattynora
    • Estimated Price: $15.00
  • Exclusive coloring book
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Colored pencils
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • The Guinevere Deception enamel pin from @readandwonder_
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White (signed, foil stamping, author letter)
    • Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY*
    • Estimated Price: $22.00

Estimated Total of Box: $73.00

Verdict: OMG this box rocks! I loved the hand warmer kit, the book is gorgeous, the enamel pin is amazing and can be used for pics of any fantasy/castle set books, and that book sleeve is TO DIE FOR! Definitely my favorite box of this year from @owlcrate.

November 2019 Owlcrate

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own! Yay me!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents and Estimated Prices: I received the November 2019 book box! Inside was:

  • Officially licensed (blah!) throw blanket designed by Bookmark’d Tattoos (artwork copyright Holly Black… *eye roll*)
    • $12
  • Metal Tassel bookmark from Her Paper World
    • $7
  • Wooden ornament from Juniper and Ivy Designs
    • $5
  • Reading planner from Blue Star Press
    • $20
  • Planner Stickers from Pipsticks
    • $3
  • Enamel Pin by Four Seasons Fox
    • $10
  • Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw, signed and exclusive edition
    • $21

Estimated Total of Box: $78

Verdict: This box was definitely worth it! I loved the bookmark, the reading planner, and the book! The ornament (while not my fandom) is on my Christmas tree this year and the enamel pin looks amazing. Definitely still recommend Owlcrate!

OwlCrate October 2019

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own! Yay me!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I got the October book box! Inside was:

*Illuminae Files book tin designed by StellaBookishArt (EP: $10)
*Saga Magnetic Bookmarks by Craftedvan (EP: $4)
*Lunar Chronicles pendant necklace (not sure if hypoallergenic) designed by @ironandinkdesigns (EP: $13)
*Warcross Sticker by Blanca Montiel (EP: $2)
*Crier’s War by Nina Varela (EP: $22)
*I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi (EP: $22)
*Two enamel pins by EnchantedBookShop (EP: $20)

Estimated Total of Box: $93

Verdict: I loved this box! I loved that this box had two books and both sound amazing. The pins are adorable and I love them. I’ve already placed my sticker on my sticker place, and I can’t wait to wear the pendant necklace. And that book tin is GORGEOUS! I love this box.

September 2019 Owlcrate!

Disclaimer: I bought this box. ‘Nuff said.

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I bought the October 2019 Fear the Night box! Inside was:

**Fingerless gloves created by Team Owlcrate ($8.00)
**1 big pack of coffee from Bones Coffee Company ($8.00)
**Ceramic Trinket Dish designed by Stella Bookish Art ($6.00)
**The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ($12.49)
**Art print by Anne Lambelet ($4.00)
**The Bone Houses signed by author Emily Lloyd-Jones with author letter and bookmark ($23.00)
**Enamel pin by Lapels and Spells ($11.00)

Estimated Total of Box: $72.49

Verdict: While this box wasn’t as full as others have been, the items were huge and amazing! I loved the second book, I’ve been wanting a copy of The Haunting of Hill House. I loved the redesigned cover of The Bone Houses. I love the fingerless gloves and the enamel pin too! I’m also currently using the trinket dish! And while I like the art print and the coffee, I personally won’t use them, but that doesn’t sideline the fact that the items were all simply amazing.

Tunnel of Bones Special Edition Box from Owlcrate Jr.!

Disclaimer: I bought this box with the help of Rachel (@elliebeth_bennett) and Danica (@thehogsmeadereader HOGSMEADE10 to save at @owlcrate and @owlcratejr)! Thanks guys!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Again, can’t find the charge on my statements, but they usually run about $39.99 and up.

Products: Tunnel of Bones related items!

Ships To: USA and international, but I don’t believe they ship to certain countries so check before you order!

Contents: You ready?

  • Could You Escape the Paris Catacombs by Matt Doeden
    • Estimated Price: $6.95
  • Fuzzy Black Grim kitty from Wild Republic
    • Estimated Price: $8.99
  • Silver Mirror Pendant Necklace
    • Estimated Price: $15.00
  • Quote tote by Baily Crawford
    • Estimated Price: $12.00
  • Haunted Remains skull soap from LeeLoo’s Soap
    • Estimated Price: $8.00
  • Travel Stickers of Paris and Edinburgh
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Signed Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
    • Estimated Price: $20.00
  • Cassidy and David pin
    • Estimated Price: $2.00

Estimated Total of Box: $74.94

Verdict: I loved this box and even some of the more kiddy elements (this cat is mine and will be with me at all times now. I demand to be buried in it). I love the themeing and I love that the book includes TWO more spots for TWO more travel stickers. Owlcrate… are you trying to tell us something??? 😉

Owlcrate August 2019 box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own! Yay me!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I received the August 2019 Storms and Seas box! Inside was:

  • Little Mermaid inspired bath salts by @thesoaplibrarian
    • Estimated Price: $3.50
  • Daughter of the Pirate King wooden tassel bookmark by @juniperandivydesigns
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • Tea Light Candle Latern
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • The Scorpio Races pencil case by @stellabookishart
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Sea Witch inspired looseleaf tea by @riddlesteashoppe
    • Estimated Price: $11.00
  • House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (signed, exclusive edition)
    • Estimated Price: $22.00
  • House of Salt and Sorrows inspired enamel pin by @laserbrainpatchco
    • Estimated Price: $13.00

Estimated Total of Box: $71.50

Verdict: While this box didn’t have as much items as some of the previous box, the items in here were amazing! The tea light candle latern is so well done and gives such house of salt and sorrows vibes, the book is gorgeous, the pencil case is amazing, and I am in love with the enamel pin! I also can’t wait to use the bath salts! How do you use them again?

July 2019 Owlcrate!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own! Yay me!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I received the July 2019 Tournaments and Trials box! Inside was:

  • The Selection inspired Lanyard by @fourseasonsfox
    • Estimated Price: $3
  • Hunger Games inspired Canvas Coin Purse by Kit Cronk Studio.
    • Estimated Price: $5
  • The Night Circus inspired art print by @hollydunndesign
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • The Night Circus puzzle
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • A Gathering of Shadows inspired Deck of Cards designed by @nicole.art.design, @darkandbeautifulart, @mariannemartindraws, @dianadworack, and @themichellegray
    • Estimated Price: $25
  • Harry Potter inspired Ceramic Mug designed by @carakozik
    • Estimated Price: $18
  • Spin the Dawn (signed by author)
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • Spin the Dawn inspired Enamel Pin designed by @dustandpages
    • Estimated Price: $10

Estimated Total of Box: $95

Verdict: Honestly, I didn’t think I would like this box. I thought it would just be the mug and book I would like and that would be it. But I love every bit of this box. The lanyard is so cute, the puzzle is meh but the print is amazing, the coin purse is something I would use, that card deck is so gorgeous, and I’m loving the pin! I love this box so so much!!

June 2019 Owlcrate!

Disclaimer: I bought this box on my own! Yay me!

Rating: 5/5

Price: Prices start at $29.99 USD plus shipping.

Products: A highly anticipated brand new YA release, published within 45 days of receiving your box. Bookish keepsakes made from a wide range of small businesses. Exclusive items from publishers and authors that you won’t find anywhere else! This includes a handwritten letter from the author in every box, and we also try to include signed bookplates as much as possible. Yay! A collectible flyer showcasing all of the wonderful people who worked on each box, as well as sneak peeks for next month! This box also includes special edition of the books featured.

Ships To: Ships worldwide with the exception of Mexico and Peru.

Contents: I received the June 2019 – Libraries of Wonder box! Inside was:

  • Key gel pen
    • Estimated Price: $3.32
  • Coaster set with different literary quotes illustrated by KDP Letters.
    • Estimated Price: $25
  • Coffee from Book Beau
    • Estimated Price: $8
  • Strange the Dreamer Tote Bag designed by Stella Bookish Art
    • Estimated Price: $25
  • Metal bookends inspired by Narnia and designed by Hey Atlas.
    • Estimated Price: $10
  • Exclusive signed edition of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson with author letter
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • Sticker decal
    • Estimated Price: $2
  • Enamel Pin by Brio and Brandish
    • Estimated Price: $10.50

Estimated Total of Box: $103.82

Verdict: I absolutely loved this box! It was AMAZING! The tote is the best one I’ve owned in a good while and the enamel pin is to die for! I love the bookends as well and I’m anxious to use them and the coasters as well! The only thing that I didn’t love love is the coffee and the pen. I’m not a coffee person but I will be using it as a giveaway item for the next readathon! And with the pen, it’ll at least be a cute prop!