Owlcrate Unboxing \\ Hidden Worlds

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February Theme: Hidden Worlds

The February box was all about magical – and sometimes dangerous – worlds. It’s a good box for those who like stories like Alice in Wonderland and Coraline. I loved the January box, but I didn’t know what to expect from this one?

I just kind of forgot about it until it showed up in the mail. And it 100% exceeded ANY expectations I had.

Items and book included:

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Owlcrate Unboxing \\ Fearsome Fairy Tales

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January Theme: Fearsome Fairy Tales

The January box is themed around Grimms fairy tales and dark faeries!

I was so excited for this box! I had guessed the book beforehand, and it was one that I had been anticipating for months! Plus, as you probably already know, I love Grimms fairy tales, and just fairy tales\old stories in general. So naturally I couldn’t wait for my box to get here!

So let’s open it! I’m so excited I feel the need to use more exclamation marks than grammatically necessary!!

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Owlcrate Unboxing | October 2017

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October Theme: Find Me in the Forest

This month’s Owlcrate centers around magical realism, curses and the woods.

Unfortunately, this box is sold out. BUT! Owlcrate sells the leftover books and items! So you can still grab some of these items, as well as the book* (which has an exclusive cover)!

 

*not just October’s book, but all the books since July 2016. And this INCLUDES signed book plates, letters, and any other swag!

Past Boxes

Past Books and Exclusive Covers

Past Bookish Items

 

What was inside the box:

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Fairyloot Unboxing | July ’17

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July Theme: Tricksters

This box is themed around all things evil and mischievous!

For those of you who don’t know, Fairyloot is a YA subscription box themed entirely around fantasy! It ships from the UK, which ends up being expensive for those of us in the US (…which is why this is my first Fairyloot box).

 

If you want to view some of their other boxes, just go here: Past Boxes


Website: www.fairyloot.com

Subscribe HERE

Single Purchase HERE


Spoilers!


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This is the card with spoilers (which I save until last), and the matching bookmark.

I love this artwork! Fairyloot always has really cool art. I want to say this is Inej, but it might just be some random person.


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The first thing out of this box was my favorite! This is a Sherlock-themed mug!

It says “I have to go to my Mind Palace”

Made by Fictiontea Designs


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This is body lotion themed after Loki (vegan and, ironically, cruelty free).

I don’t think I’ve ever gotten body lotion in a book box before – it was a pleasantly weird surprise!

Made by Geeky Clean


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This is the coolest thing ever – it’s Hogwarts playing cards! This is an officially licensed item, which means it’s not fan-made.

I’m a Gryffindor, personally.


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Again, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten an oven mit in a book box.

It’s themed around the book of the month (which I’ll get to).


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This is probably my favorite art print I’ve ever gotten – It’s a quote from Harley Quinn.

It says “It doesn’t matter who broke you down. What matters is who made you smile again.”

Made by Miss Phi


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This is amazing – it’s a Six of Crows bookmark! I love the feather on the back!

Made by Lexy Olivia


Daughter of the Burning City

Amanda Foody

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Goodreads Page

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth.

I saw this book awhile ago, and I was really intrigued by it! I’m excited to start it and see what I think!


 

 

Which item was your favorite?

Owlcrate Unboxing | July ’17

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July Theme: Wanderlust

This box is themed around travel! Including items from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and A Darker Shade of Magic this box is perfect for all the wanderers out there!

If you like the sound of this box and don’t want to be spoiled, they still have some boxes left!

Just go here: Past Boxes


Website: www.owlcrate.com

Gift this box HERE

Subscribe HERE

10% off: DFT10 (DarkFaerieTales_)


SPOILERS!


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The card is always the first thing out of the box – as well as the collectible pin (far right).

I don’t usually look at this until the end, since it lists all the items on the back.


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This Lord of the Rings-inspired backpack is the best! It was created exclusively by Owlcrate – you can’t find it anywhere else!

Quote: “Home is behind the world again, and there are many paths to tread through the shadows to the edge of night. Until the stars are all alight.”


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This is an adorable luggage tag! I’ve already attached it to my favorite bag! Does anyone else love felt animals?

Made by Mudpuppy


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This Funko key chain is styled after Newt from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! It’s just adorable!

(I don’t have a key chain though…😝)


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This pocket mirror is designed off of A Darker Shade of Magic.

It says ‘As Travars‘ which means ‘To Travel‘.

Made by the very talented Miss Phi


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I love notebooks! There there eight different designs sent out – all themed around travel! Which one did you get?

Made by Ooly


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This art print features the quote from Francois Rabelais.

It says ‘I Go To Seek A Great Perhaps‘. (Fun fact: this is the quote that inspired Looking for Alaska by John Green!)

Made by Shailey Ann Designs


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Mackenzi Lee

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Goodreads Page

A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush.

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

I’m not sure what I think about this book, but I’m excited to read it. It seems like it’ll be funny, and my favorite kinds of books are ones that make me laugh!

If you like Edgar Allan Poe, This Savage Song, Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow or Six of Crows then you’ll love the August box! The Owlcrate links are at the top of the page if you’re interested!

(P.S. This book will also have an exclusive cover!)


 

Which item was your favorite?

YA Chronicles | Bookish product of the Week

Hello everyone!

 

As you probably know, every week I feature a different bookish product – so I’ll update you on sales, favorite products, etc. all throughout the month.

This month is themed around different subscription boxes. Every week in June I’ll talk about a different book subscription box.

 

This box for this Friday is…


The YA Chronicles

The YA Chronicles

Website: theyachronicles.com.au

The YA Chronicles is a Australia-based subscription box. Every month they try to find a book that has great diversity, an excellent plot, and amazing writing. It also includes 5-6 items pertaining to a theme.

 

View past boxes here: Past Boxes

 

From what I can tell, this is one of the longest-running book boxes. Over two years, I think.

I have not gotten this box, but I have heard good things! Especially from people in Australia, so if that’s where you’re from, this is a good option.

I believe they also do pre-order boxes – for example, I think you can pre-order boxes for September (which has the new Chaol novel from Sarah J. Maas). This isn’t part of the subscription, but a one-time box.

 

 

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