OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
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 Something Wicked This Way Comes…
Now, on to the items!
(This month’s book comes with an Owl Crate-exclusive cover!)
Book Summary from Amazon:
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil–her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life–she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined.
With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?
The Hearts We Sold is a Faustian tale for the modern age that will steal your heart and break it, and leave you begging for more.
This book also comes with a signed sticker bookplate.
A letter from the author.
And a promotional pin!
Out of Print Poe-Ka Dots Socks – Value $10
These are so fun! (And I love a good pun, so the name of the socks makes these even better!)
Happenstance Coffee Dark Arts Roast – 2 oz Coffee Sampler Value $3
This blend is a classic dark roasted Sumatra with notes of orange, almond, and dark chocolate. And it tasted great! I’m really loving the branding of the Happenstance Coffee blends, too. (Check them out if you are GoT or Fresh Prince fan!)
Ooly Fountain Pen – Value $5
This is a fountain pen set with 3 purple ink cartridges.
I’ve never used a fountain pen before (I always assumed they were complicated), but this one is super easy to use.
Yay for fancy pens!
This short story collection includes:
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- Rip Van Winkle
- The Spectre Bridegroom
- The Devil and Tom Walker
- The Pride of the Village
- Old Christmas
The level of scary I can handle maxes out at going on The Haunted Mansion ride, so these short stories are probably too much for me. I may end up gifting this beautiful paperback!
Savage Song Inspired Sticker – Value $1?
I loved Victoria Schwab‘s Shades of Magic series, and this book is on my to-read list. So, this sticker is a nice reminder!
Treehouse of Books Double Sided Bookmark – Value $1?
This bookmark is inspired by Six of Crows. Another book on my list! (If you’ve read it and recommend it, please let me know!)
And lastly, each OwlCrate box now comes with an exclusive pin to match the theme!
Verdict: I thought this was a great box – and I always appreciate a double-book month! As I mentioned earlier, I’m not into scary stories, but I had to give this book a try, and it has surprised me! Here’s the first sentence of the book:
A demon was knitting outside the hospital.
You have to read more when you read that, right? The book has great pacing, and so far I’m handling the demons.
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 August OwlCrate box? Did you love the book?