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OwlCrate YA Book Subscription Box Review – February 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)

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 Sci-fi Love!


The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start…until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

How to get me excited about anything: describe it as “Friday Night Lights meets…” This book sounds good to me!


And this book also comes with a signed book plate sticker and a letter from the author!


The Lunar Chronicles Inspired Tote – Value $8?

This is an exclusive for Owl Crate subscribers and I love it – I’m a big fan of the books! (Although, I have to admit I haven’t read Winter yet. I bought it the day it came out, but when I started reading it I realized I didn’t remember everything from the previous books as well as I thought I did, so I have a re-read situation!) If you haven’t read the books yet, I recommend reading Cinder asap to get started!


Vector Engraving Tardis Brooch – Value $12?

I’m a little confused on this item. In OwlCrate’s February spoiler post they mentioned the brand included would be Juniper and Ivy, but this is a different brand. Same looking items, and same location though, so I’m guessing just two different brands under the same company?

Here is the brooch in my hand to give a better sense of scale:



The Time Machine by H.G. Wells – Value $5.50?

This is a new edition of the book from Rock Paper Books. (Originally published in 1895!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $37 (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 think they did a great job with the theme this month, and even though I’m not a big sci-fi reader, I’m excited to try The Love That Split the World.

What do you think of the February OwlCrate box?

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 (10)

  1. I didn’t buy this box…sigh. My niece would love the brooch, and I would love “The Time Machine.” The cover looks amazing, and I’m intrigued by the plot of the other book. I hope others enjoy it.

  2. This book has great reviews and will actually be the first book I get from Owlcrate that I keep! The tote was put up for swap and immediately requested and swapped that same day. I love the Tardis pin! I really liked this box.

    • Put up for swap where? Just curious as there are a few things I’d like to do this with as well 🙂

      • 🙂

  3. I was underwhelmed by this box. The tote is horrible quality, and I just don’t feel like the value was there overall. Sad as they usually wow me!

  4. I was super excited about this box when Owlcrate first released the theme and then the spoiler. Then when I opened the box and saw The Time Machine by H.G. Wells I was even more excited. Then the magnetic tardis pin ???. Oh boy, I am in love with that, but then when I realized that this month’s box only had 4 items ? I was disappointed. I really like that an additional book was added in but only 2 bookish items made me very sad. This month’s box is my least favorite out of all the boxes I’ve gotten. I’ll probably be giving away or trading the bag. I haven’t read the Lunar Chronicles yet though I plan too but I have too many bags already and I don’t use them enough to keep this one.

  5. I love the Lunar Chronicles books! I just finished #3.5, Fairest: Levana’s Story, which was an interesting side to hear. I am waiting for Winter to become available at my library!

  6. Love the Tardis brooch! Plus the fact that it’s magnetic is super nice. The bag was meh for me. Though it might get me to read the series, if anything it has done its task and made me aware of the series.
    However, I LOVE that they included a classic book! Completely appropriate for all who think that February has to center around love, and since they were working on a Sci-Fi love theme it fit in amazingly. I can’t recall if I have ever actually read the story. Well, regardless, I will be reading it this summer and sharing it with my children.

  7. Thanks for including the book description! I was bummed OwlCrate didn’t include anything about what the book actually was on the card, since I didn’t want to open the plastic wrap yet.

  8. I was a bit disappointed with this box. I just didn’t think the value was there. I also already got the book in the Fantasy and Sci Fi books subscription box earlier this month, so didn’t even get a cool new book to read ? My fault I guess for subscribing to all the book subscription boxes!

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