OwlCrate: December 2016

Hey guys! It’s been waaaayyy too long since I’ve done one of these. But, HOORAY! The time has come for another OwlCrate unboxing!

In case you don’t know what the glorious OwlCrate is, it’s just like Fandom of the Month only.. better? I don’t know, I love them both. OwlCrate gives you a new release in the Young Adult world and a bunch of bookish stuff centered around a specific theme. It’s a subscription box that is worth every little penny – count on that. (You guys can sign up here)

I was so excited when I found out the theme for the December box. You ready?

EPIC

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I didn’t freak out. Nope, not at all. (That’s a lie).

The first goodie I pulled out of my goodie box was this awesome little book pin. LOOK AT IT! It’s so perfect and tiny and wonderful and I have no idea what to wear it with but by golly I’m going to wear it.

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Up net, I pulled out one of the coolest things ever. GAME OF THRONES COASTERS! *gasp*

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These were, are, so perfect. I have them sitting out on the coffee table for all to see. They’re my precious babies. The art on them is beautiful, and the quality is amazing. Honestly, these are so freakin cool.

Up next, we have a blank card! For all you stationary lovers out there, this is for you. The inside is completely blank so you can send whatever you want to whomever you want. But the outside? Perfection. It’s like my childhood has come back to say hi and ask if I want a hug.

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Then I pulled out this really pretty owl skull pin and a gorgeous sticker. I have no idea what to do with the sticker, but I love it – so it shall be cherished forever.

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Last, except for the book to follow, was the cutest thing I’ve ever received in an OwlCrate box. There was a small PopFunko Harry Potter mystery box, and… I GOT HEDWIG. It’s so cute! I screamed, and freaked out, and now Hedwig sits on my desk and watches over me in my dorm.

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Now, up last, the book! When I opened my box, I had no idea what to expect. Let me tell you, hot diggity darn was I pleasantly surprised. Of Fire and Stars has been on my wishlist since forever, and now I finally have a copy! Yay! Say hello to my little friend.

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Summary from Goodreads:

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.


Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.


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OwlCrate: November 2016

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, and happy OwlCrate day!

In case you don’t know what the glorious OwlCrate is, it’s just like Fandom of the Month only.. better? I don’t know, I love them both. OwlCrate gives you a new release in the Young Adult world and a bunch of bookish stuff centered around a specific theme. It’s a subscription box that is worth every little penny – count on that. (You guys can sign up here)

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Owl Crate: October 2016

I’m not screaming, you’re screaming. Actually, we’re all screaming.

 

IT’S OWLCRATE TIME!

In case you don’t know what the glorious OwlCrate is, it’s just like Fandom of the Month only.. better? I don’t know, I love them both. OwlCrate gives you a new release in the Young Adult world and a bunch of bookish stuff centered around a specific theme. It’s a subscription box that is worth every little penny – count on that. (You guys can sign up here)

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OwlCrate: September 2016

I’m so excited! In case you can’t tell by now, OwlCrate boxes are amazing and I love getting them in the mail. They’re glorious, and wonderful, and creative, and full of goodies that make your fangirl heart squeal. I know I haven’t posted one of these for a while now, and for that I’m sorry – it just kind of got away from me for a bit. But now it’s coming back in full force, so, without further ado….

In case you don’t know what the glorious OwlCrate is, it’s just like Fandom of the Month only.. better? I don’t know, I love them both. OwlCrate gives you a new release in the Young Adult world and a bunch of bookish stuff centered around a specific theme. It’s a subscription box that is worth every little penny – count on that. (You guys can sign up here)

The theme for September was amazing. I mean, the theme (and everything about these boxes) is always amazing. September is darkness. Ohhhhhhhooo! Can’t you just feel the anticipation rising?

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It’s just so dark and gloomy and wonderful. This stuff is deadly.

The first item I pulled out was a giant bath bomb that claims it can tell your fortune. Sadly, I do not have a bathtub in my dorm room, so my fortune is going to have to wait no matter how badly I want to use it right now.

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Next up out of the wondrous box of goodies was this awesome candle!

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It’s fantastic. Not only is it Throne of Glass related (which, come on, literal icing on the cake here), it also smells divine. I wish I could use it right now, but I’m not allowed to have candles in my dorm room (shhh), so it’s kind of a non-lightable secret.

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But damn straight do I want to rattle the stars!

The next item was something I wasn’t expecting. Not in the slightest. The September box included the first volume, or episode, of a serial publication called Remade. While I haven’t started it yet, it sounds really interesting – so I can’t wait to crack it open.

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Up next there was this cute little Passport looking thingy, which – surprisingly – ended up being a little coloring book/ book preview for the new P.C Cast novel Moon Chosen! I flailed a bit. (That’s a lie. I flailed a lot)

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We were then gifted a cute little pouch with a quote from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is coming out in theaters in a few days.

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Though I’ve never read the series (I know, shame on me), I do love the quote on the back and I plan to use it regularly.

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Then we have one of my personal favorite items of the box: A Six of Crows bookmark with two of my favorite quotes! *incomprehensible fangirl screeching ensues*

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The artwork is so beautiful and delicate. I cannot wait to get this gorgeous thing between the pages of my next read. I’ll never let this out of my sight.

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Last but not least, the included book for this month. Which, if I am to be completely honest, I also screamed and freaked out over because I was so damn happy. This month the box included Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, which I am practically salivating over as I type this.

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Summary from Goodreads:

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.


I am off to go bask in the glory of this box. I can’t wait to dive into all of the fantastic goodies!

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OwlCrate: May 2016

I’m so excited! In case you can’t tell by now, OwlCrate boxes are amazing and I love getting them in the mail. They’re glorious, and wonderful, and creative, and full of goodies that make your fangirl heart squeal.

In case you don’t know what the glorious OwlCrate is, it’s just like Fandom of the Month only.. better? I don’t know, I love them both. OwlCrate gives you a new release in the Young Adult world and a bunch of bookish stuff centered around a specific theme. It’s a subscription box that is worth every little penny – count on that. (You guys can sign up here)

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In case you weren’t paying attention last month, the little preview told us what the theme would be. Anyone remember? Guess what! THIS MONTH’S THEME IS STEAMPUNK!

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Look how beautiful it is…

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I mean, just look at it! I’m in love, and it’s just the post card. Argh. OwlCrate kills me every time.

First up, we got this amazing set of nail art! I can’t wait to use it. I’m so excited I might die.

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After that, I pulled out this awesome little (not really, it’s quite large) broach. It’s amazing, and I mean AH-MAZ-ING! Apparently, there were different accessories given out – so everyone pretty much got something different. I can’t wait to see what the others got.

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I can’t wait to wear it. I have no idea where to wear it or what to wear it with, but it shall be done!

I’m going to stick with the keys for a second, LOOK AT THIS NECKLACE! I am in love. Enough said.

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It is simply beautiful.

Then we have one of my personal favorites: an Infernal Devices ring! I died a little bit. Yes, my lovely bookish people, that is the clockwork angel. Like I said, I died a little bit.

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Additionally, we were given this wonderful Peter Pan art print. I cannot wait to get a frame and hang it on my wall. If you don’t know, Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast are my ultimate favorite fairy tales. Just sayin’.

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On top of all that wonderful stuff, we also get a book – which, as usual, is probably my favorite part of the entire box despite how much I love everything else. This month we were gifted the wondrous Everland by Wendy Spinale. I screamed. DYSTOPIAN PETER PAN!?!?! Hell yes!

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Summary from Goodreads:

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders — the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.

Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?


As part of the book package, there were some really cool, shiny looking temporary tattoos. It’s awesome.

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