Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Owlcrate April - Dystopia

I know, I feel like such an asshole for continuing on with book subscriptions. But I literally cannot quit, I'm a junkie, and I'm kind of a fan of Owlcrate even though I haven't loved every single book.

Now is probably a terrible time to mention I signed up for LitCube again only because the next box (which ships May 15) is Through the Looking Glass themed and I freaking love Alice in Wonderland. and I can't quit. I basically have no self control and at this point? I'm not even sure if I should try to reign myself in.

When I saw that the April theme for Owlcrate was going to be dystopia, I wasn't totally excited. I'm not a huge fan of dystopia and basically the only thing I really liked was The Hunger Games. It's not a go-to genre for me and I basically only read something once it's super popular and everyone is raving about it.

Yes, I am totally that person. It's rare that I'm ahead of the game. HA! But here's what I got in my box:

  • WICKED decal from The Maze Runner by Shailey Ann Designs: I haven't put it anywhere, not sure where I will put it, but you know.. it's pretty cool. Shailey Ann Designs also included a 20% off coupon for her store, so I'll be taking a little look around. 
  • Mockingjay Bracelet from The Geeky Cauldron: I absolutely LOVE this bracelet. This bracelet is basically what made this box for me- I'm a fan of fun jewelry, especially if it's book related! We also got a 10% off coupon for The Geeky Cauldron, which is so great. 
  • A small notebook with artwork from 1984 by George Orwell. I always carry a notebook around in my purse because I never know when I'll need to write something down, and this is a great size for just that. 
  • A Hunger Games style magnet. Admittedly, not super excited about this? I think I actually threw mine away. Whoops! 
  • An Evie Bookish designed coaster based off of Shatter Me. I'm going to use this on my desk because it's usually covered in books and book related things. It seems like an appropriate place for it! 
  • Our book of the month is Flawed, and we also received a letter from the author as well as an exclusive mini poster. The book itself sounds interesting: it's about a society that "believes obedience is of the utmost importance, and any rebellion is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with the rules will strip you of your rights and leave you branded as a 'flawed' citizen. Celestine North is a model citizen trying to live a perfect life, until one day she makes an instinctive decision which in turn could cause her to lose everything." So.. it almost sounds a little like Divergent and The Hunger Games, right? So we'll see. I'm hoping to get to read this soon. 
The next theme for Owlcrate is STEAMPUNK. Which again, isn't necessarily a genre I go to but I am a huge fan of The Infernal Devices and an early teaser told us if we were a fan of that series we would love this box so.... you know I'm all in. My broke ass is all in. 


Crystal said...

I haven't signed up for OwlCrate yet, but I am signed up for LitCube. I was going to cancel before May's subscription and just go to subscribing for a box if it looks interesting... and then I saw the theme for May. Sigh. I should just cancel now before they announce what June's box will be! :)

Shann Eva said...

I love that bracelet too. Although, I admit, I haven't read any of these books. It's not my genre either. Well, I did read 1984 in school years and years ago. You do so much for your family, you deserve a little treat, and if these boxes make you happy, you go for it! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Hopefully you'll like Flawed once you do read it. It seems like a fairly fun box. I've gotten like three months of Owl Crate and I do like the variety of things they include, even if I didn't LOVE everything.

Susannah said...

Thanks... I just can't do another subscription box and you're tempting me to. You're the worst. ;-)