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 WELCOME10 to save 10% off your first month!
The Products: A new YA book and 3-5 book-related goodies.
Ships to: Worldwide!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month’s theme is Make It Out Alive.
Now, onto the items!
Book Summary from Amazon:
Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.
Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves. But the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.
This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.
This book has an Owl Crate exclusive cover!
And a signed sticker bookplate.
And a letter from the author.
And stickers! Woo! That's a lot of extras!
Sarah J Maas Bookmark
If you've read my YA book box reviews, you might already know that I am a huge fan of Sarah J Maas! (If you haven't already, time to start both of her series!)
New World Rising by Jennifer Wilson - Value $12.99
Book Summary from Amazon:
Since witnessing her parents' murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix's only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother's dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, "Join or die."
Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself.
Zombie Sleep Mask - Value $6
This is a novelty item - not a high quality sleep mask. But still, pretty fun! (And I'm guessing it would keep anyone from starting a conversation with you if you busted it out on a flight 😉 )
It blocks light well but is a little too tight for my liking. It will be gifted to a zombie-loving friend!
Fizzy Fairy Apothecary Faction Bath Bomb - Value $4?
(This is a little smaller than the full-size version, so I'm guessing on the value.)
The scent is green apple, and each bath bomb includes a charm that will sort you into one of the different factions. (Inspired from Divergent).
Any guesses on why the expiration date is so soon? Is that normal for bath bombs?
LaserBrain Patch Co Patch - Value $8?
This patch was inspired by The Giver - one of my favorite books from Middle School, and maybe my first dystopian novel?
And in other exciting news, LaserBrain has their own subscription! Each month you get 2-3 items (patches, stickers, pins), and the August theme is Game of Thrones! (Let me know if you'd like to see it reviewed!)
An Ember in the Ashes Magnet - Value $3?
And lastly, each OwlCrate box now comes with an exclusive pin to match the theme!
Verdict: Double book month! Out of the two, New World Rising was my favorite, and I'm happy to see that the second book in the series is already out, and the final book will be released in October. (One of my YA pet peeves is falling in love with a book then realizing I will have to wait years for the complete series to be released.)
In general, the value of this box is getting harder to calculate since there are so many exclusives - even the book cover! That being said, I definitely think the box is worth the cost, and the thoughtful curation makes it so special and fun to unbox.
What do you think of the June OwlCrate box? Which book was your favorite?