OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2018

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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 Across the Galaxy.

And Owl Crate includes a booklet, too:

Now, on to the items!

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston – Retail Value $17.99

This is an Owl Crate exclusive cover variant!

Book Summary from Amazon:

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

I absolutely LOVED this book! I was drawn into the story and the characters immediately. It reminded me of another series I love, too: The Lunar Chronicles!

Plus, Anastasia is one of my all time favorite animated movies, so any nod to that story is a win for me.

I was surprised to see this book didn’t get only 5-star reviews, but it seems like some readers had issues with the lack of world-building and the 4 different POVs. Personally, I prefer when books just jump into the action instead of dedicating a chapter or two to an infodump, so the lack of worldbuilding was fine with me. And the 4 characters were different enough that it was easy for me to follow immediately.

And this book is signed!

And Heart of Iron also included a promotional mini poster.

Here are the other bookish goodies in the box:

Wick & Fable Candle – Estimated Value $4?

This exclusive candle is inspired by The Illuminae Files. The scent is Sweet Honeydew, and it reminds me of Watermelon Bubbilicious bubble gum!

(Also! Wick & Fable has their only monthly box! Let me know if you’d like me to review it!)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Pint Size Heroes Blind Bag – Value $4

I got Rocket!

This lil’ cutie measures about 1 inch tall. I’m sure my husband Eric will adopt him into his collection! 🙂

Ceramic Mug designed by Sasha Natasha – Estimated Value $15?

Another Owl Crate exclusive!

This mug is inspired by The Lunar Chronicles.

And it’s microwave and dishwasher safe!

Galaxy Print Infinity Scarf – Estimated Value $15?

More exclusives!

This fabric is soft and slinky – it’s “milk silk.”

Lexy Olivia Designed Bookmark – Estimated value $3?

This gorgeous bookmark is perfect for the book!

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!

What do you think of the March OwlCrate box? Did you love the 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!

Posted in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Book Subscription Boxes, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, OwlCrate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews, YA Book Subscription Boxes| Tags: owlcrate | 11 comments


  1. Hey Liz – I was just curious as to why you stopped doing OwlCrate reviews? Not trying to be rude or anything at all, I just always looked forward to your reviews! 🙂

  2. I would love to see a review of the Wick and Fable box. Bookish candles are my weakness!

  3. YES…Please review Wick & Fable! I’ve been contemplating subbing and it would be great to check out some of your reviews before I do!!

  4. Oh wow! This box looks bomb dot com!! I added the book to my to-read list. Lunar Chronicles is one of my absolute favorite series and I wish I owned that mug! (You don’t reaaaaaally need it, do you Liz? :D)

  5. Wick and fable looks awesome! Great way to read new books based off their theme while having the candles lit.

  6. I loved this month’s box. The scarf is not my style but I love everything else.

  7. Please review Wick & Fable!

  8. Oohhh that wick and fable subscription looks really neat! all of the candles! And I love that scarf!

  9. I’d love to see a review of the Wick and Fable box. I love the idea of it, and reviews always help me to decide!

    I’m adding this box to my “to-read” pile too. It looks good!

  10. Oh my goodness I LOVE that scarf. If we order now would we get this month’s box or April’s?

    • March sold out… you would get April’s box. I was too late to get March.. it looked like a good one !

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