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OwlCrate YA Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

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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.


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 LOVELY10 to save 10%!

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!


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


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $11.52)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.

Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.

I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book, and it was already in my Amazon shopping cart, so I’m very excited about this month’s book selection!


And this book also comes with a letter from the author and a quote card.


Out of Print Banned Books Socks – Value $10

I love getting bookish socks in subscription boxes! I can’t even explain it, but I’m always happy to see cute socks in these boxes! On one sock the book titles are censored, and on the other sock the titles are visible:



Bookworm Boutique Pins – Value $4?

These were made exclusively for OwlCrate. Here are the quotes on the pins:

  • I start a new adventure every time I open a book.
  • Let’s live in fictional worlds.
  • I live to read. I read to live.

Kikkerland Quill Pen – Value $7

Here is a closer look at the pen:


(Subscribers will receive either a black or white pen.)


642 Tiny Things to Write About – Value $7

This is a perfect addition for a “Writer’s Block” themed box! Each page has multiple writing prompts:


I think this could be fun to do outloud with friends as a game, too!


Verdict: This box has a value of about $40 (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 love the “Writer’s Block” theme and items this month, and I can’t wait to read The Serpent Kind – I think this is one of my favorite OwlCrates!

What do you think of the March 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!

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.


  1. Trying to decide between OwlCrate, GiftLit, and Just the Right Book for my 10 year old daughter who is an avid reader. Thinking OwlCrate might be a little too old for her just yet, but I know she’d love to get goodies in addition to the book. Anyone have any recommendations or preferences for book subscription boxes for the 10-12 year old age range?

  2. ISO of this pen in black!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Arg! If I hadn’t just bought the Gilmore Girl box I would have gotten this (sub-budget)! The curation gave me chills. The author letter really spoke to me and the rest of the items looked good for introspection -matching the book theme. I think a bunch of us might be YA inside and just a little older on the outside!

  4. I didn’t think I would like this box when I saw the theme, but it’s my favorite OwlCrate so far. I really like when they include items from Out of Print.

    • I was thinking the same thing! Then it turned out to be a favorite! 🙂

  5. I received the white pen, super nice, what a great tip on it. Love the socks too. But the biggest hit for me is the Tiny Things to Write About! I purchased these boxes for my summer reading, since I cannot really read for pleasure during the school year, so this addition to my summer reading plans is SO AWESOME! I told my oldest (8) that he was welcome to work through some of them with me, even the 5 y/o was interested. They’re both good readers and enjoy using their imagination. If I get one or two little stories from them it’ll be awesome. If not we’ll just try.

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