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OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanAug 6, 2017 | 0 comments

OwlCrate
4.4 overall rating
36 Ratings | 7 Reviews

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!

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 Wanderlust.

Now, onto the items!

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – Retail Value $18.99 (On Amazon for $13.29)

This is my favorite book cover design of the year – I love it!

Book Summary from Amazon:

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi LeeSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

This book has an Owl Crate exclusive cover!

And a signed sticker bookplate.

A lovely illustrated letter from the author.

And a fold out art print map!

These extras are perfection!

 

The Lord of The Rings Drawstring Backpack – Value $10?

This bag was designed exclusively for OwlCrate, so I’m estimating on the value.

It measures about 14 by 16 inches. And the fabric is canvas, so this bag should hold up well. (It’s a much better quality than the typical drawstring promotional bags I sometimes see in subscription boxes.)

Funko Newt Scamander Pocket POP! Keychain – Value $6

POP! keychains are just so freaking cute! And a tip from my POP collector husband: you can unscrew the keychain if you prefer to have this pop on display instead.

Ooly Pocket Journal – Value $1.50

(Subscribers will receive one of eight cities designs.)

It measures 3.5 by 5 inches and has 32 lined pages.

Miss Phi Pocket Mirror – Value $3?

This mirror is an exclusive design for OwlCrate subscribers, and it’s inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic (one of my favorite books).

Mudpuppy Bag Tag – Value $10

What a perfect Wanderlust OwlCrate item!

This travel tag is made with felt with a clear window to protect your info card:

Shailey Ann Designs Art Print – Value $5?

Another exclusive! This measures 5.5 by 8.5 inches, and it’s inspired by the novel Looking for Alaska.

And lastly, each OwlCrate box now comes with an exclusive pin to match the theme!

Verdict: I love this box! The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue has been on my radar for months, and it did not disappoint! It was one of those books I couldn’t put down until I finished it, and it was fun, too!

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 July OwlCrate box? Did you love the book?

OwlCrate is a monthly subscription box for people who love Young Adult literature. Every month they send you a highly anticipated new YA release, as well as 3-5 bookish items (such as fandom jewelry, collectible toys, bookmarks, and more!). Each box will also include exclusive content from authors a... read more.
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!

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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