OwlCrate YA Book Subscription Box Review – June 2015
OwlCrate is a relatively new book subscription box. Each month they send you a newly released YA book with some bookish goodies.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This month’s theme is Diversity.
The Subscription Box: OwlCrate
The Cost: $29.99 plus shipping ($6.99 to US, $10.59 to Canada, $19.99 Worldwide)
The Products: A new YA book and 3-5 book-related goodies.
Ships to: Worldwide!
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Here is the book summary from Amazon:
Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends aren’t always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough.Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn’t mind talking about Aaron’s past. But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.
This book also came with a poster and temporary tattoo.
Pride Flag Shwings – Value $8.95
Snark Factory Earrings – Value $10
These earrings were designed just for OwlCrate subscribers. The earrings say “Read More” “Diverse Books”
Albus Dumbledore Banner from Appraising Pages – Value $10?
This is another custom designed piece, and I can’t find any other banners on their website, so I am completely guessing on the value. I really love this banner – and what great timing too!
Verdict: I’m really impressed with OwlCrate so far. (It’s only my second month of this subscription). I think the book selections are great, (More Happy Than Not gets great reviews), and you can tell a lot of thought goes into the curation for the bookish extras and the theme.
What do you think of the June 2015 OwlCrate box?