OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
OwlCrate is a YA 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).
The Subscription Box: OwlCrate
The Cost: $29.99 plus shipping ($6.99 to US, $10.59 to Canada, $19.99 Worldwide)
DEAL: Use coupon code WELCOME15 to save 15% off your first month!
The Products: A new YA book and 3-5 book-related goodies.
Ships to: Worldwide!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is Darkness!
Book Summary from Amazon:
Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
The last queen standing gets the crown.
When I first read the book summary of this, I was wondering how I would enjoy a book without a “good” character. But then I remembered how much I enjoyed reading Fairest, in the Lunar Chronicles, and I think this should be similar.
I’m only a few chapters in, but it’s already dark and interesting.
And this book came with a signed bookplate sticker!
We also received a map of the world of Three Dark Crowns.
And on the flipside of the map is a letter from the author.
There was also a promotional paper fortune teller:
This zippered pouch is made of sturdy canvas and measures 6 by 9 inches.
Confession: I haven’t read this book yet (even though I hear wonderful things.) I can’t handle scary books – if you’ve read this and recommend it, let me know.
REMADE – Season 1 Episode 1 – Value $1.59
This is an interesting concept! It’s a series of “episodes” of a book. You subscribe and get a new digital copy each week. This is the first episode of REMADE.
Summary of the series:
Every minute, 108 people die. This fall, in one of those minutes, twenty-three of those deaths will be teenagers. Now they are humanity’s last hope for survival. Awakened in a post-apocalyptic world and hunted by mechanical horrors, these teens search for answers amidst the ruins of civilization. Fate, love, and loyalty face off in this adrenaline-pumping YA adventure.
daBomb Fortune Telling Bath Bomb – Value $7.50
This is a big bath bomb! (About the size of a tennis ball.) It smells great, and it also includes an answer to a yes or no question inside!
Darkness Pin – Value $1?
This is a collector pin for the Darkness OwlCrate box. I think this is the first time they’ve done a pin for the box theme? This one is numbered, so I’m assuming it will continue in the future!
Passport To a New Wold Promotional Insert – Bonus
This included an expert for Moon Chosen.
The Melting Library Celaena’s Cake Tin Candle – 2 oz Value $4
Yay! A candle from one of my favorite series! (And it smells like delicious cake batter!)
Lastly, this box also included a Six of Crows promotional bookmark. (Just another reminder of my ever growing TBR list!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $36.50 (using the Amazon sale prices and my estimates of some of these exclusive items). I think that’s a decent value for a book box, especially with the curation and bonus book extras that OwlCrate includes each month. (And usually OwlCrate’s boxes have a higher value, so I’m OK with a lower value month once in a while.)
What do you think of the September OwlCrate box?