Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Owlcrate: Magic

Yikes- I am so behind in updating you on my subscription boxes! If it makes you feel any better, I haven't read any of the books in my Owlcrate or Bookworm Box yet, but I wanted to share with you what I got anyways.

The theme for January 2016 Owlcrate box was MAGIC. Now, I knew that could mean a whole bunch of themes but we were given the spoilers that we'd have a Harry Potter themed item AND a Funko figurine, which are kind of *the* thing to have now. So when my box came I was pretty excited!

I only took one kind of terrible photo (sorry) but you get the idea of what we received:

  • A Harry Potter Funko character. They sent out five different characters, but everyone I know (including me) ended up with Dumbledore. Which... whomp whomp. I was hoping for Snape but hey- that's how it rolls. So Dumbledore is hanging out on my bookshelf. 
  • We also got a second Harry Potter item, a Patronus Lip Balm from Geek Fire Labs. It's a mint and white chocolate scent, which I admittedly have not opened yet because white chocolate scent usually triggers a migraine so we'll see. But it's a cute little chapstick. 
  • Evie Bookish created two super cool art pieces for us in this box. First is a book mark based off of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle (I love that author, LOVE HER) so that's pretty cool. Secondly we got an art print insired by Sarah J. Mass' Throne of Glass, which I haven't read but I love this piece. 
  • Lastly the book we got was Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley. I wanted to start this the weekend I got my box but then I looked at my calendar and realized I have a LOT of review books I need to be working on. So this pretty will have to sit on the shelf a bit longer. We also got an exclusive letter from the author (which I've been storing in the inside cover of my book) and a paper doll kit. Which, if we're being honest- I threw out because who has time for that shit? I certainly don't. 
I have to tell you, Owlcrate is easily one of the most reliably great book subscription boxes currently out there. The books are always new releases, most of the time they are hotly anticipated new releases and the items you get are super fun and unique. If you are looking to try Owlcrate, head over HERE and sign up, even just for one month. If you don't like it, cancel by the first and you're done. It's a box of happy mail every month- who couldn't use that?! 


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I did Owl Crate for a few months. I wasn't thrilled about most of the books, but they do give really nice items. I only canceled my subscription because of lack of funds at the moment. I'm sad I missed the HP funko though!!


Ruth said...

I will have to look at this for my daughter.