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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 code OWLCRATEMSA10 to save 10% off your order!

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

Ships to: Worldwide!

Check out all of my OwlCrate reviews!


Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is Get Inspired!


Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $14.10)

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?


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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!

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Comments (6)

  1. I have been a member of Owlcrate for several months now and it’s one of my fav subscription boxes. You can tell that the curators put love into their products and are just as geeky as I am! The only thing I would like is if they branched away from YA or had the option of checking out other genres. I know it is marketed as a YA book box and I do love YA, but I would like more variety.. I guess that is why I also use the library!

  2. This was my 1st OwlCrate and I really like it. I adore the Little Prince magnet and checked out the artist’s Etsy shop. And of course bought something, LOL! I just started the book and it’s pretty good so far. 🙂

    • Yay! Glad you like your first box! 🙂 And I’m happy to hear the book is good so far! I need to start it!

  3. I also use Goodreads, but I think the little “What I Read” journal would be good for a child’s summer reading list!

    • That’s a great idea! I will be gifting this! 🙂

  4. Love Owl Crate and loved this box!!!!

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