February 2020 Litjoy Crate!

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support small businesses!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $30.99 for the full crate, $19.99 for the book only, and $19.99 for the items only. Subbing will save you money!

Products: Includes the book, trading cards, and bookish items with the chance to upgrade and add items each month. They also have membership options through Lunacorns to give you more reward money each month so you can spend more at their store online. Each month you will also earn rewards and be able to buy items on their shop.

Ships To: USA (based) and International

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the February “Once Upon a Retelling” box! Inside was:

  • Night Spinner with reverse jacket cover designed by @simsamy, author letter, and is signed.
    • Estimated Price: $20
  • February trading cards: Disney Valentines designed by @niru.sky
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • Rapunzel and Cress-inspired hairbrush with artwork by @katerinasavic
    • Estimated Price: $8
  • To Kill A Kingdom floating pen
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • Rumplestiltskin bookmark/bookshelf prop
    • Estimated Price: $4
  • ACOTAR/Beauty and The Beast inspired puzzle designed by @rosiethorns88
    • Estimated Price: $8

Estimated Total of Box: $48

Verdict: There was another item listed in the line-up but because of the current situation of the world, it couldn’t be included in this box. However, I did think that the box was very well packed and curated regardless. I appreciate how honest and up-front with the missing item the company was, unlike some companies who choose to wait until shipping date to tell us items are delayed and making us wait for the whole box entirely. Anyways, I love the book choice, I love the cards, and the pen is amazing. I’m not a fan of the brush because of my hair type I can’t use it and I’m not a fan of the bookshelf prop, it looks really cheap, and ACOTAR is not my thing so that’s going to someone else who will love it. Overall though, really well done!

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 Litjoy

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support small businesses!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $30.99 for the full crate, $19.99 for the book only, and $19.99 for the items only. Subbing will save you money!

Products: Includes the book, trading cards, and bookish items with the chance to upgrade and add items each month. They also have membership options through Lunacorns to give you more reward money each month so you can spend more at their store online. Each month you will also earn rewards and be able to buy items on their shop.

Ships To: USA (based) and International

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the January Starry Night box! Inside was:

  • Strange the Dreamer full sized pillowcase (art by @eviebookish)
    • Estimated Price: $7.00
  • The Darkling’s “Cult of the Starless” trinket box (art by @maggie.rose.studio)
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Doctor Who twist fabric headband
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Night Court inspired dreamcatcher
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Nightnight Chronicles trading cards (set of 3) (art by @niru.sky)
    • Estimated Price: $6.00
  • Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez with exclusive design inside jacket designed by the author herself. Also comes signed and with a map and author letter.
    • Estimated Price: $23.00
  • Optional add-ons:
    • Literary Location Pin: Neverland
    • Apothecary Candle: Phoenix Tears
    • Lumos Necklace

Estimated Total of Box: $49.00

Verdict: While the value isn’t as much of a bang for this box as was Owlcrate, I still feel like this box held its own and did a fantastic job! The inside dust jacket art is gorgeous I loved it so much! The pillowcase is going on my bed and the dreamcatcher will make a return in my photos for years to come. I can even use the headband at work, which is a score for me! Definitely will keep with this box for a bit.

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!

Enchanted Fandom January 2020 Box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support small businesses!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $39.99

Products: Full of wonderful indie/handmade items made by crafter’s who love the places where magic lies.

We believe that NO Fandom Should be Left Behind. So each month we pack our boxes filled with multiple Fandoms just for you.

Each Box features a different Fandom Theme from Pop-culture, Books, TV & Movies! We work with small shops to bring your favorite Fandom worlds to life!

Ships To: USA and international!

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the January “The Art of Doing Nothing” box! Inside was:

Spoiler Card art by @kimcarlika

Estimated Price: $2.00

Bridget Jone’s Diary candle by @littlemousebookshelf

Estimated Price: $3.00

Anna and the French Kiss ricebag by @bookishstardesigns

Estimated Price: $6.99

Jane Austen Book Club cookies by @greyghostbakery

Estimated Price: $4.00

Practical Magic Bath Bomb by @loveandshea

Estimated Price: $2.00

Cinderella Hot Chocolate by Best Day Ever

Estimated Price: $5.00

Eat, Pray, Love face mask by @fictionbathco

Estimated Price: $1.00

Pride and Prejudice Notebook by @enchanted_fandom_

Estimated Price: $3.00

Alice in Wonderland sticker by @enchanted_fandom_

Estimated Price: $1.00

Mulan Water Bottle by @enchanted_fandom_

Estimated Price: $10.00

Recipe Card by @enchanted_fandom_

Estimated Price: $2.00

Estimated Total of Box: $39.99

Verdict: I loved this relaxing box! I thought the box was well crafted and had a lot of items I would use to relax. My face is the hot chocolate and the water bottle! It’s so gorgeous! Definitely check out this company!

December 2019 Enchanted Fandoom

Disclaimer: I bought this box! Support small businesses and use my code POPFLY5!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $39.99

Products: Full of wonderful indie/handmade items made by crafter’s who love the places where magic lies.

We believe that NO Fandom Should be Left Behind. So each month we pack our boxes filled with multiple Fandoms just for you.

Each Box features a different Fandom Theme from Pop-culture, Books, TV & Movies! We work with small shops to bring your favorite Fandom worlds to life!

Ships To: USA and international!

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the December 10 Days of Fandom Holidays Box! Inside was:

  • Harry Potter Christmas Cards designed by @kimcarlika
    • EP: $3.00
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses stickers by Tristartist
    • EP: $1.00
  • A Spinning Silver pin by @ironandinkdesigns
    • EP: $7.50
  • A Narnia inspired necklace from @elissajdesigns
    • EP: $15.99
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely inspired candle by @littlemousebookshelf
    • EP: $4.00
  • Book review notepads designed by Enchanted Fandom!
    • EP: $4.00
  • Harry Potter themed Bookmark holder from @threelittlecowgirls
    • EP: $5.00
  • Doctor Who Cookie Cutter from WebitNerdy and a cookie recipe card
    • EP: $5.00
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas ornament from Enchanted Fandom
    • EP: $4.00
  • A fandom tapestry from Enchanted Fandom
    • EP: $25.00

Estimated Total of Box: $74.49

Verdict: I absolutely loved this box! I loved opening them the ten days before Christmas and it made me that much more excited for Christmas! I absolutely love the tapestry, the ornament is on my tree, the bookmark holder is on my table, and I can’t wait to light that candle! This was absolutely amazing! Thanks everyone who made it!

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.

December 2019 Beacon Book Box

Disclaimer: I bought this box because I support small businesses and you should too!

Rating: 5/5

Price: $29.99 for one month sub, discounted at higher months!

Products: Beacon Book Box is a monthly Young Adult book subscription box that includes a newly-released hardcover YA book and 3-5 bookish goodies, delivered to your door once a month!

Ships To: USA (based) and worldwide!

Contents and Estimated Prices: I received the December Deceptive Dangers box! Inside was:

  • Exclusive Lord of the Rings Apron designed by @kitstercronk
    • Estimated Price: $10.00
  • Exclusive The Wrath and the Dawn inspired candle from @novellyyours
    • Estimated Price: $4.00
  • Exclusive Shadow and Bone inspired Ornament designed by @littlebearries
    • Estimated Price: $5.00
  • Exclusive Scythe Anastasia’s soaking salts from Team Beacon
    • Estimated Price: $3.00
  • Baking with the Beacons City of Bones inspired recipe with artwork from @morgana0anagrom
    • Estimated Price: $2.00
  • Christmas Village booksleeve from Team Beacon
    • Estimated Price: $12.00
  • E-Book download of Demonic Debutanes by Victoria Moshou, Christine Bottas, Amber Boyd, Steven R. Brandt, E.A. Comiskey, Sophia Diaz, & Josephine Templeton.
    • In the first nine days of the ninth month of 1999, the Devil begat nine daughters. To each he gave a power to wreck havoc upon the earth, and to each he gave a home where they could see the wickedness of humankind; where their hearts could nurture dark desires for vengeance and destruction. But kids don’t always turn out the way you plan. With shady characters, magic, LGBTQ+ antiheroes to love, and a very likeable demon historian, DEMONIC DEBUTANTES promises to give you the chills and remind you that even the Devil was once an Angel.
    • $0.99 on Kindle
  • E-Book download of Marrow Charm by Kristine Jacques
    • Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above. Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. It is an existence of fear and constant dread. When Azzy’s brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes. The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world. And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.
    • $3.99 on Kindle
  • Bookmark extras from As Above Skin Curse by Kristin Jacques and Shadow’s Voice by Natalie Johanson
  • Signed, exclusive cover with sprayed edges of This Will Kill That by Danielle K. Roux
    • District City is full of monsters. Not the kind that appear particularly vile from the outside. The kind who murder innocent people for no apparent reason. Abandoned houses are haunted by wayward spirits. Leaders of rival Colors clash over the secrets of a brutal past. After the Plague thinned out the population, Rin Morana figured people would have stopped killing each other. No such luck. Her parents disappeared, and now she is set to take over as the new Lady Morana, head of the Green faction. To be a leader, Rin must contend with her relationship to her rival, Lady Amaya, as well as her own history of violence. A series of riddles take Amaya Verity out of her isolated room in the Blue compound and into the hidden spaces of the City. Running away from captivity, Amaya takes shelter with Rin at the old Sydis house. There she meets two young men with demons of their own to contend with and abilities to match. Alan who is hiding out from his abusive ex, and Kazuki who might be the only person in the City that remembers the events of the Plague. As they dig deeper, Amaya and Rin must decide whether to fight monsters or become them.
    • Estimated Price: $22.00

Estimated Total of Box: $62.98

Verdict: I loved this box! I think the apron is well made, the bath salts are going to amazing on my vacation days this month, and the book is GORGEOUS! I loved this box so much and I highly recommend this box!

Danger in Dystopia FireNationCreation special edition box!

Disclaimer: I bought this box with my money because I support small businesses! Support them!Rating: 5/5Price: $70.00Products: This option is for the BOX WITH BLANKET, which will include:
-4 four oz candles OR wax melts
-1 huge fluffy blanket!
-1 booksleeve (by @a_court_of_books_and_family)
-3+ other bookish goodiesThere are also blanket only and box only opinions.Ships To: USA and international!Contents and Estimated Prices:I got the Danger in Dystopia box! Inside was:The Smoke candle ($8.00)City of Ember candle ($8.00)The Maze ($8.00)Receiver of Memory Candle ($8.00)Hunger Games inspired enamel pin ($10.00)Duel sided bookmark ($3.00)Fahrenheit 451 tumbler ($10.00)Booksleeve ($13.00)Blanket ($26.00)Estimated Total of Box: $94.00Verdict: Omg I’m in love with everything in this box! The candles are amazing, the blanket is so cuddly, the tumbler is cool, the bookmark is awesome, and the pin and booksleeve are *heart eyes*. I love all of these items and Alex did amazing putting it together.

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!