OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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 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
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?