OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017

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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 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 Seize the Day.

And now Owl Crate is including a booklet, too:

Now, on to the items!

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills – Retail Value $17.99

(This month’s book comes with an Owl Crate-exclusive cover!)

Book Summary from Amazon:

When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year.

Smart, funny, and thoroughly, wonderfully flawed, Claudia navigates a world of intense friendships and tentative romance in this book about expanding your horizons, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and accepting―and loving―people for who they really are.

I received this book in the December Uppercase box as well, and it just wasn’t for me.

This is one of those books that I just couldn’t get into even though I knew it was good. Do you ever find yourself in a book situation like that? I think my issue is that I’m a 33-year-old who loves YA, but sometimes contemporary YA just doesn’t enthrall me because I’m not the targeted audience for it. I’m guessing 15-year-old Liz would have loved this book, and I’m going to pass it along to a younger cousin to enjoy.

This book also comes with a signed sticker bookplate:

A letter from the author:

And a promotional patch:

And here are the other bookish goodies in the box:

Owl Crate Harry Potter Tote – Estimated Value $12?

There are a few items I never tire of seeing in subscription boxes: lip balm, candles, and Harry Potter items!

This cotton canvas fabric tote measures 15 X 15 inches, and features potions, quills, wands, etc.

Owlcrate Ornament – Estimated Value $5?

This wooden ornament is inspired by Everything, Everything and an OwlCrate exclusive!

The piece is made by Juniper & Ivy Designs – they also have amazing nerdy bookmarks, cufflinks, magnets, etc.

OwlCrate Planner – Estimated Value $12.99?

Another exclusive item! This one is from OwlCrate and Blue Star Press!

In addition to a standard weekly planner, this one has plenty of areas for book tracking!

There’s a book log, and there are book quotes throughout from past OwlCrate books!

Novelly Yours The Dreaming Tree Candle – 2 oz Estimated Retail Value $4

This candle is inspired by The Names They Gave Us. It’s a crisp apple scent that gives me cozy reading vibes!

Ink & Wonder Designs Magnet – Estimated Value $3?

This magnet is inspired by the Percy Jackson series, and reads, “If my life is going to mean anything I have to live it myself.”

This is the one book-inspired item in the box that I haven’t read the book for – if you recommend the Percy Jackson books, please let me know!

Little Inkling Designs Double Sided Bookmark – Value $3.31

This bookmark features quotes from The Serpent King and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Excellent books, and beautiful quote illustrations!

And this box also included a promotional bookmark for Kasie West’s new novel, Lucky in Love.

(On the back is a note to OwlCrate readers.)

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

Verdict: I absolutely love OwlCrate! I think they are getting better and better every year, and the amount of exclusive items and designs they include in each box makes this entire unboxing and reading experience feel so special. I think this would be a great box to gift or to gift to yourself!

FYI – I am behind on a few reviews, so I should call out that this box arrived in December as it was supposed to – the planner + ornament were on time, I just wasn’t!

What do you think of the December 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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  1. Finally got off the waitlist so February will be my daughter’s first box. Signed up for LitJoy while we waited so it’ll be interesting to see which one she likes better.

  2. I don’t care for the books Owlcrate sends out because they are always the same and never any diversity.

    • Um, okay…

      Yes, they’re all YA, because that’s what they do. But they send out a pretty good mix of genres like contemporary, fantasy, historical fiction, and dystopian. The books they send out have diverse representation both in terms of characters within the books and authors. I don’t really see how you can say that “they are all the same.” Have you ever received a box or read any of the books sent out?

  3. Hi Liz,
    You must read Percy Jackson series. If you like Greek Mythology it will be fun. My entire family loves the series!

    • Adding it to my list – thank you!! 🙂

      • I concur. They’re just really fun!

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