My OwlCrate box arrived earlier this week and I can’t wait to show you what was inside. This was the first time I’d subscribed to Owl Crate, while I have tried other subscription boxes I hadn’t really thought about OwlCrate since it is a US based one so presumed it’d cost more in shipping and take a long time to get to me in the UK. I was both right and wrong. Shipping cost $20 which is roughly £15 which is a bit much for me to pay on top of the cost of the actual box, or at least it’s a bit much to spend every month. But I was really surprised by how quick it got to me – it shipped on the 15th and arrived just four days later!
Each month there is a theme and this month’s theme was Good vs Evil and to be honest, that’s pretty much why I decided to give OwlCrate a go this month. I love a villain and this month everyone would receive the same book but you’d either receive Good themed goodies or Evil themed ones. By pure chance my box was an Evil themed one which made me really happy.
So what were the Evil goodies? There was a Draco Malfoy POP figure from Funko which is great because the POP figures I have so far are Marvel ones so it’s nice to expand my collection. Plus, I kinda love Draco. There was a Death Star necklace from Vector Engraving – not gonna lie, it did take me a moment to figure out what it was, I was like “What is this ball supposed to be?” There was a magnetic bookmark of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland by Jane’s Tiny Things which is very cute and I like that it has a quote from the Queen on the back of the bookmark. The final goodie is related to a book I haven’t read yet but it is actually in the post on its way to me, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It’s a sticker with a quote from the bad guy and it was exclusively designed for OwlCrate by Drop and Give Me Nerdy.
Now the book, which not only came with a letter from the author and signed bookplate but also colouring book featuring covers of YA novels, was… This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab! It’s a book I’ve been seeing all over social media but have somehow not learnt a great deal about it, which is great as I love going into a book knowing as little as possible. I’ve read Victoria Schwab’s adult fantasy books Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic and really enjoyed them both so I’m looking forward to seeing what I make of This Savage Song. While I’ve liked the Victoria Schwab books I’ve read so far, I am really bad at keeping up to date with new releases so this book being in the box was pretty great for me.
So that was what was in this month’s OwlCrate box! I liked everything in the box, especially the Draco Funko POP, and I’m looking forward to reading This Savage Song. The theme for August’s box is “Fast Times at YA High” so if that’s the sort of thing you’re interested in then maybe think about subscribing. I’ve cancelled my OwlCrate subscription for next month as that theme isn’t something that takes my fancy. While I liked everything I received in my OwlCrate box, I don’t think I’ll get a box every month due to the cost. I think what I might end up doing is keep my eye on what each month’s theme is and if there’s one I like the look of, just get that box.
Are you subscribed to OwlCrate? Or what about another subscription box? I’m always keen to learn about and try different subscription boxes.