OwlCrate is a young adult book subscription box where every month you receive one new hardcover book and an assortment of bookish goodies connected to the monthly theme. October’s theme was Lost in the Bookstore and was the first time two books were included in the box.
The October box would be my third box from OwlCrate and is my favorite so far. Besides the book every box includes a spoiler card explaining each item in the box, a booklet with more information about the book and items chosen, a collectible pin, and an announcement card for the next months theme.
The items in the October box included a Choco-mint Truffle Tea from the Tea Spot and a heart-shaped tea strainer to brew the tea with. A pair of book nerd socks from Out of Print and Underlined. A small canvas clutch purse designed to fit most small books to protect books during travel and a Harry Potter themed art print. For subscription boxes the items that I prefer to get are practical items that can be useful or things that I would like the look of but could never justify buying myself.
The October box included two books Pride by Ibi Zoboi and Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa. Owlcrate always gets exclusive signed versions of the books and letters from the authors. This month the books also came with matching bookmarks.
Pride is a contemporary modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn. Honestly, I have no interest in this book because I have never read Pride and Prejudiced nor am I a big fan of contemporary books. But since it was included in the box I will try it out to see if there is anything that I would enjoy.
In comparison, Shadow of the Fox is a book that I’ve been considering buying anyways. The story follows Yumeko, a kitsune shape shifter who is on the hunt for an ancient scroll that will grant one wish at the end of each millennium. Based on Japanese folklore and culture it sounds like a great fantasy adventure.
At the bottom of each months box there is a sneak peek at what the next months theme so November’s theme is Rise from the Ashes.