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OwlCrate Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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)

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!

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 Fast Time at YA High! I love the illustrations on these cards!


P.S. I Like You By Kasie West – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $10.58)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters — sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

Kasie West brings irresistible wit, warmth, and sparkle to this swoon-worthy story of love showing up when you least expect it.

This book came with a signed bookplate sticker:


And a letter from the author:


I liked this book! If you are in the mood for a light and cute read, this is your book! I think I finished it in less than two days. This isn’t a book I’d want to re-read in the future, but I liked it enough to immediately lend it to a friend and download a few other Kasie West books on my kindle!

And we have P.S. I Like You branded coloring pencils, too:


Value $2?

These go perfectly with the coloring book:


Blue Star Adult Coloring Book – Value $11

This is 48-pages of stress-reduction!


There is just something satisfying about coloring in the lines!


Hogwarts is My Home Pin – Value $3?

Chapter Raptor Pin – Value $2? (Or Priceless?)

Both these pins are AMAZING! (And exclusives to OwlCrate.) I love all things Harry Potter, so the “Hogwarts is My Home” pin is an immediate win, but this Chapter Raptor Pin! It is just so silly and cracking me up!

OK, back to more Harry Potter goodness:


Susanne Draws! Harry Potter Print – Value $6?

This print has a glossy finish, is printed on quality paper, and it measures 6 by 9 inches. This print is super cute, and I love that Hermione has more books than Harry and Ron combined!


Decomposition Book – Value $5

This little notebook is made from 100% Post-Consumer-Waste Recycled Pages. Plus it is printed with soy ink and made in the USA!

And the inner illustrations are great, too:



Eleanor and Park Necklace – Value $15?

This is an OwlCrate exclusive piece. I love the little cassette tape charm and I haven’t even read this book yet! (Don’t worry, it is on my TBR list!)

Here it is on:



And with necklace is an illustrated card about Rainbow Rowell books:


So far, I’ve only read Fangirl. If you have a favorite you recommend I read next, let me know!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $55 (using the Amazon sale prices and my estimates of some of these exclusive items). I think that’s a great value for a book box, especially with the curation and bonus book extras that OwlCrate includes each month.

What do you think of the August 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. I ordered my daughter, “Eleanor and Park” because of the jewelry hint of this box. I finished reading it in one day and is one of my fave books. My daughter is reading it now and she so loved the necklace that came with this box. It is her first box and a winner. We loved the coloring book and color pencils, the decomposition book, the pins, the Harry Potter print and book. Once she finishes E&P, she will start on P.S. I Like You.

    Definitely keeping this description. 🙂

    • subscription! lol

    • Yay! So glad to hear her first OwlCrate was a hit!! 🙂

  2. Eleanor and Park is AMAZING. I could not put it down! You should definitely read it. =]

  3. I *love* the Eleanor and Park necklace. It’s a great book, too!

    Btw, if you read Fangirl, you have to read Carry On! You love Harry Potter, so I think you’ll really like it. I think I might like it better than Harry Potter, but now I’m not sure after reading Cursed Child. Scorpius has my heart. ❤️ 🙂

    • OK I’m bumping Carry On up the list thanks to your recommendation! 🙂

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