OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
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 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!)
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?
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?