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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Fandom of the Month Club: May 2016

GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS!?!? It’s Fandom of the Month Day! Yay!

Buckle up, folks, this is the wildest ride in the wilderness! As all of you know by now, Fandom of the Month Club is a basic subscription service: every month they send you something. But, Fandom of the Month is entirely centered around Fandoms (The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, etc.). You can sign up and check them out here: Fandom of the Month Club.

This month we had a pretty awesome theme, and while I’m not the biggest fan – I can’t deny the sheer amazingness that is Sherlock!

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First things first, as usual, LOOK AT THE MAGNET! I love their faces. It’s so mysterious.

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Next up, we have the cute little bag which has one of my favorite quotes on it.

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There is this really cool thing, I have – had – no idea what this was supposed to be when I first saw it. But, after losing myself in the internet, I now know it is a bandanna head scarf thingy! Which is pretty darn cool, I have to say.

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The biggest item in the bag is this badass necklace. I love it (though my charm is attached upside down, oh well).

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Lastly, I got this awesome set of earrings. This is my favorite part of this month’s box if I were to be perfectly honest. I love the silhouettes.

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That’s all folks. Until next time!

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