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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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: April 2016

IT’S OWL CRATE TIME!!! Ahhhhhh!!! Goodness, how I love these OwlCrate boxes. Just… they’re my favorite part of the month – plus Fandom of the Month stuff, but still.

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)

This is round two of my OwlCrate experience, and I have to say that I am absolutely in love. If you haven’t signed up for this amazing thing yet, WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU!?! (Just kidding). This is just so wonderful.. it’s so, so incredible. I mean, you get a book and a bunch of other bookish merch. It is sheer perfection.

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Pretty much my reaction to this:

 

This month’s theme, is… wait for it…. wait for it…. DYSTOPIAN!

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JUST… Just… LOOK AT IT! OH MY GOODNESS! It’s so beautiful, and perfect, and everything I think I’ve ever wanted.

First things first, I yanked out this awesome little notebook. Isn’t it cute?

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It’s the perfect little notebook. There are blank pages, so you can draw and write and all sorts of stuff.

Next, I pulled out a bracelet that gave me all the feels. I mean, the movies are all over now and… and… it’s like half of my childhood and the entirety of my high school experience. The final movie didn’t come out until my Sophomore year of college. It’s a special thing for me.

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Sticking with the Hunger Games theme, the next item is this is adorable little magnet. It’s the same artist who does the magnets for Fandom of the Month Club (And you all know how much I love those).

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The cool thing is that everyone is getting different Hunger Games magnets. Some people got Katniss ones, some got these, and I’m pretty sure some people got Peeta, Effie, and Gale or something, too.

Next up is this amazing coaster from Evie Seo’s Society 6 store! LOOK AT IT! AHHHHHHH. I love it so much, so, so much.

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After that came this cool little vinyl decal, which now sits upon my laptop. Muahahahaha.

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Another little beauty was this Star-Touched Queen design, which, if you read my review, you know I absolutely love.

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Last but not least, the book! This month’s book is Flawed by Cecilia Ahern.

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It, as did last month’s book, came with a hand-written note and a small bookplate with a quote.


Summary from Goodreads:

You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.


I’m so excited to dive into this one! Honestly, it sounds amazing and I love dystopian novels. So, win win.

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I’M SO EXCITED! Guys, guys, guys! Guess what the theme for the May box is!?!?! GUESS! GUESS! GUESS!

It’s Steampunk! WHHHHAATTTTT!!! Do you know what this means? Do you? INFERNAL DEVICES *squeals*

OwlCrate: March 2016

HOW DID I NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS PRECIOUS THING SOONER! Someone should have knocked some sense into me.

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)

This is my first time getting an OwlCrate box, so I really had no idea what to expect besides sheer awesomeness. I am so glad I did this guys! I mean.. an adorable box full of bookish things and a book? Hell yes.

Look at the pretty little box! (Actually, the box is a pretty decent size)

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Isn’t it cute? The entire thing is actually decorated. There are footprints and all sorts of stuff throughout – it was so freaken adorable.

In case you were wondering, the theme of this month’s box was writer’s block! So fitting, right? (Shh.. don’t judge me and my nonexistent Wattpad updates)

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Isn’t that awesome? I mean, not only is the postcard extremely detailed and fitting – there is an amazing note on the back and all sorts of little surprises thrown in.

The first thing I grabbed out of the box, besides the themed card, was this sweet little collection of buttons which now reside upon my bookshelf.

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After that came a quill pen and an idea-generating notebook. I love them, I really, really do. They might be my favorite part of the box besides the book that came with it.

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There are some seriously hilarious prompts in here guys, and I mean HI-LAR-I-OUS!

  • Boil down Hamlet to a tweet
  • You live in a cloud. Give three tips for how not to fall off
  • You’ve just heard your favorite potato chip flavor will no longer be available. Write an indignant letter to the manufacturer

That’s just some of them… there are over six-hundred.

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Next came banned book socks. Squee!

This gorgeous pair made me unreasonably happy.

And finally… the book!

The book included in this month’s box is The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

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It came with a handwritten note from the author and a really cute bookplate that has a profound quote.

Summary from Goodreads:

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.

Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.

Doesn’t it sound amazing? I can’t wait to dive head first into this book!

So yea, that’s pretty much it. Amazing, huh? These have become my new favorite thing guys. I just found out next month’s box is going to be Dystopian themed and now I’m already squealing and I have to wait a month.

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I would write something witty to sum this whole thing up, but I think the owl in the box is much better suited to this than I ever will be.

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