OwlCrate YA Book Subscription Box Review – August 2015
OwlCrate is a relatively new book subscription box. Each month they send you a newly released YA book with some bookish goodies.
FYI – this box is currently in waitlist mode. (You can sign up on their site to get an email when subscriptions open up).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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. This month’s theme is Mystery!
This book came with a bonus bookmark and pin – no signed bookplate sticker though month, though.
Book Summary from Amazon:
Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome
When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He’s rude and he treats her like a book he’s already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby–annoying, brilliant and somehow attractive?–has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.
When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can’t say no. Digby gets her, even though she barely gets herself. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exercise his own obsessive-compulsive tendencies?
A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a friendship story where they aren’t even sure they like each other–this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you’ve ever met.
I’m excited to read this one! Veronica Mars meets anything = something I will always check out!
Normally I don’t get too excited about notebooks in subscription boxes (only because I get so many), but this one is too fun! The back page includes 10 rules of deduction, and each page lists out the case, date, clues and suspects. (show in picture below).
Inspired Nails Sherlock Holmes Nail Decals – Value $4.50
I may end up swapping these – but they are an awesome fit to the theme!
Nancy Drew Pendant Key Chain – Value $9?
This month subscribers will receive an exclusive Nancy Drew designed keychain by either By The Book Boutique or Forever Always Designs. I’m not sure which one designed this keychain – but it’s cute! (Babysitters Club and Nancy Drew were my go-to series as a kid, so this is a nice nostalgia item for me).
Verdict: Owl Crate does such a good job with themes! It makes the whole box so much more fun and thoughtful. This box has a value of about $35 if you count the discounted Amazon price, and I think that’s great for a book subscription box.
What do you think of the August 2015 OwlCrate?