OwlCrate YA Book Subscription Box Review – December 2015
OwlCrate is a YA book subscription box. Each month they send you a newly released YA book with some bookish goodies.
FYI – this box is usually in waitlist mode, but as of today (10/25 at 5 PM ET), it is currently available. If you sign up for a subscription, your first box will be the November box.
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)
COUPON: Use coupon code BOOKWORM10 to save 10% off your first month.
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 Get Inspired!
Book summary from Amazon:
For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de’ Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest masterpieces.
The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship—and to find love.
This book also came with a set of promotional magnets inspired by Da Vinci’s Tiger.
Sandra Vargas Magnet – Value $3
This magnet is inspired by The Little Prince.
What I Read Journal – Retail Value $8 (On Amazon for $6)
The reading journal helps you keep track of all the books you read. (I use Goodreads for this, so I’m not sure if I’ll use this that often).
BoyGirlParty To Do List – Value $8
I love this adorable to-do list! I go through notepads pretty quickly, so I’ll be using this soon!
Frostbeard Studio Reading at the Cafe Candle Tin – Value $3?
This is my favorite Frostbeard candle yet! It smells like a mix of coffee and chocolate!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $34 (using the Amazon sale prices). I think that’s a good value for a book box, especially with the curation and bonus book extras that OwlCrate includes each month. I also really like the notepad and What I Read journal for starting the new year!
What do you think of the December OwlCrate box?