I ordered my very first book subscription box for the month of July. I’ve been curious about bookish subscription boxes for a little while but didn’t know which one I should try. There are so many…(Owlcrate, Cratejoy, Book of the Month, etc.)
I decided to try Owlcrate, which is a subscription box for young adult books. Each month they send you a box with an exclusive, signed book and 3-5 bookish themed items. Every box has a different theme (they tell you what it is in advance) and you can skip any month that you don’t want to buy the box.
Each box is $29.99 + tax. But there are a lot of rep codes out there that you can use to get 10% off. I found one on Instagram.
The book and goodies come in these great brown boxes. I love the packaging. They ship around the 15th of each month and it didn’t take very long to arrive (less than 1 week).
There is a lot of stuff packed into these boxed. It was so much fun getting to open the box and see what was inside.
Spin The Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
The book that was included is called Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim.
Project Runway meets Mulan in this YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.
I’m excited to read this and I just love the cover, it is so beautiful. The book is signed by the author and also comes with a note. There is also an enamel pin inspired by the book.
Harry Potter Mug
The mug is my favorite part of the box because it is Harry Potter related. It depicts scenes from the fourth book, Goblet of Fire. The mug was created by CaraKozik exclusively for Owlcrate. You can check out her other items on her etsy page.
Bag | Puzzle | Playing Cards
Next there was a little canvas bag inspired by The Hunger Games that says “may the odds be ever in your favor”. I love this little bag, I think I’ll keep it in my purse for all my small odds and ends.
Next, there was a deck of cards inspired by A Gathering of Shadows. I don’t have this book so I didn’t care too much about these cards.
Then we had a puzzle inspired by The Night Circus. This book I own but haven’t read yet.
And last was a lanyard inspired by The Selection, which I also haven’t read.
Overall I really enjoyed this book box. It was fun to open it and find out what was inside. It was like getting a present in the mail. I think I’ll get another box in the future, but not all the time. I would definitely recommend Owlcrate if you’re looking to order a book box.
Do you subscribe to any bookish boxes?