Happy new year! It is officially 2017! I hope that you all had a great holiday and spent it with the people you love. Recently, I decided to try out OwlCrate, a monthly subscription box dedicated to YA books. Each month has a different theme, with book related items related to that theme, along with a book. In today's post I am going to be guiding you through my first unboxing.
First of all, the box has super cool packaging, I love the design and the little owl on it (reminds me of harry potter, ey?) Before I show you whats inside, here is a little background on how the company works:
- each box is based around a theme and includes a new book, and 3-5 other book related items
- all of the items are made from arists of very small companies, and some make items that are exclusive to the OwlCrate box!
- The author/publisher includes excluse items with the book (including a handwritten letter from them!)
The theme for December 2016 was Epic reads. I was very impressed by the thought in care that went into every single item in this box.
Here is perfect example of how well-put together the box is. It includes a card with all of the items included in the box and where they are from, but on the frotn is exclusive artwork that includes hints to all of the books refrenced in the box! Here is a walkthrough of everything that came in the box:
This little figurine is made by Funko who are well known for their figures. The size of these are perfect, and I have to agree that Harry Potter is an epic read!
Now this is definetely one of my favorite items in the box, it is a little pin made by Ideal Bookshelf, themed around Lord of the Rings. I can't get over how cute it is, and how nice it will look on any tote, backpack, or jacket.
I literally just opened these, and can smell the fresh paint used to make these. They are coasters from Dark Horse Comics, based of off Game of Thrones. The quality of these coasters are amazing, and I know that I'll bring them out when I have friends over.
This beautiful card was drawn by Susan Draws, and feautres a scene from the wonderful Chronicles of Narnia. A perfect edition to this December box, as the card is very wintry!
With a quote from A Darker Shade of Magic, this sticker makes a notebook or laptop more inspirational. The artist of this sticker is Miss Phi.
Finally, the box came with an Epic read, along with some exclusive items, the handwritten letter and bookmark pictured above. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst is a diverse fantasy novel, and I am very excited to read it! It is the author's debut novel, and the storyline sounds brilliant. Here is the synopsis OwlCrate gave:
"Princess Dennaleia has been betrothed to the prince of a neighboring kingdom since she was a child, and the time has finally come for the alliance to take place. Denna is thrown into her new life, having to learn to navigate through hidden politics, a growing uprising, and finding her place in the castle - all while trying to hide her own powers. Things get even more complicated when Denna finds herself beginning to fall in love with the prince's sister, Mare."
The next box will be sent out in January 2017, and theme will be Classic Remix! I highly recommend giving the company a try, there is no special commiment, you can purchace multiple months, or only one if you choose! I reccomend using the code WELCOME10 at checkout for 10% off!
That concludes this weeks post! I haven't done a post focused around books in a while, and I really missed it. I have been in a bad reading slump the past few months, and my TBR has been getting larger, but I can't seem to finish a book. Have any of you experienced this problem? Share some tips in the comments. Also, have you gotten an OwlCrate before or plan to? Let me know, I would love to hear from you. Have a fantastic week!