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OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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OwlCrate is a YA book subscription box. Each month they send you a newly released YA book with some bookish goodies.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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 WELCOME10 to save 10% off your first month!

The Products: A new YA book and 3-5 book-related goodies.

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out all of my OwlCrate reviews and all of our Book Subscription Box reviews!

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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is Head Over Heels.

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Now, onto the items!

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli  – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.62)

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Book Summary from Amazon:

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

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This book also came with a signed bookplate sticker and a letter from the author:

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And a decal sticker:

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I really enjoyed Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, so I was pumped to see Owl Crate featuring Becky Albertalli’s latest book! This book is cute, funny, and a quick read – I’m sure I’ll be finished with it in another day!

Bookish goodies time!

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Storiarts Pride and Prejudice Headband – Value $14

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This is officially my favorite headband ever! It’s made with a 100% cotton stretch knit, and it fits my head comfortably! (If you have a big head like I do, you know how difficult it is to find a good headband!)

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And it stays in place so well, too! The text design with a passage from Pride & Prejudice is lovely, too.

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And Storiarts included a coupon for 10% off anything in their shop, too!

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Bookworm Boutique Keychain – Value $8?

(This keychain is an exclusive design for OwlCrate subscribers, so I’m guessing on the value.)

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I like the OREO detail on the flip side! (And I had no idea they are making this book into a movie!)

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The Tea Spot Anna and the French Kiss Chocolate Cherry Bomb Tea – Value $4?

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This is a black tea with chocolate and cherry flavoring. It definitely has a dessert tea vibe!

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Novelly Yours Candle in Park & Eleanor Vanilla – Value $3

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Subscribers will receive one of three candles inspired by couples from Rainbow Rowell’s books! This is the one Rainbow Rowell book I still need to read – I think it is a sign!

(And the candle is a yummy vanilla cupcake!)

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Evie Bookish A Court of Thorns and Roses Print – Value $5?

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Sarah J Maas is one of my all-time favorite YA authors, so of course, I love this print, too. (And this is a good reminder that A Court of Wings and Ruin comes out on May 2nd!

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Umberland by Wendy Spinale Preview

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The first book in this series, Everland, was included in the May 2016 Owl Crate, so I appreciate the follow up with a preview of the next book!

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And each OwlCrate box now comes with an exclusive pin to match the theme!

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And a hint for the upcoming box:

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Verdict: This box has a value of about $45 (using the Amazon sale prices and my estimates of some of these exclusive items). I think that’s a good value for a book box, especially with the curation, exclusive items, and bonus book extras that OwlCrate includes each month.

I think OwlCrate does SUCH a wonderful job at putting together a box. It is always such a treat to open! I’m already excited for the May box!

What do you think of the April OwlCrate box? Did you like the book?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

2 Comments

  1. I’m really hoping it’s the Leigh Bardugo Wonder Woman novel next month! Plus they just said it’s an exclusive cover, whatever it is!

    Also, I am crazy in love with the headband. I have such a huge head and they never fit and this one does!!!

  2. I have a lot of books waiting in the songs to read and I pick my next book based on what kind of reading mood I am in so it is rare for me to read these books right away. A day or two before I received my box I got an e-mail about this book and I put it on my Amazon wish list. I considered it a sign when I saw this book. I *squeed* when I saw it (I avoid spoilers for most of my subs).

    I am almost done with this book and I love it. Some of the writing is just so good and I am wondering if Albertalli has taken residence in my brain because I can see myself, if I were currently 17, saying and thinking the things Molly does.

    Oh, and Eleanor & Park is heartbreaking, yet awesome! Since some people are trying to get the book banned from libraries I like to suggest everyone read it. Especially if you like reading awesome young adult fiction.

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