Owl Crate 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. Some of these items are very practical and others are better suited as decor or for a pin/builtin board. July’s theme is Tournaments and Trials.
Each box includes different bookish goodies that fit the theme of the month and are connected to other books. This months goodies were a lanyard inspired by The Selection, a canvas coin purse inspired by the Hunger Games, a 300 piece puzzle with a quote and images form the Night Circus, there is also an art print with the same image as the puzzle, and a deck of playing cards with art work inspired by A Gathering of Shadows which showcases multiple artists.
The best and the biggest item for the month is the next Harry Potter mug form Cara Kozik who has done Harry Potter mugs for OwlCrate in different boxes.
The book this month is Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim which I have heard described as Mulan meets Project Runway though I don’t know if that is true. The story follows Maia, the daughter of a once famous tailor, who in a bid to become the next tailor for the emperor disguises herself as a boy to compete in a tournament. However, if she is discovered her life would be forfeit. All OwlCrate books are signed, come with exclusive covers, and a letter from the author. This month a matching bookmark was also included. Also the enamel pin that is included every month is inspired by the book.
The Theme of the August box is Storms and Seas.