Sunday, March 13, 2016

Owlcrate February 2016

Owlcrate is a monthly young adult book subscription box. Every month you'll receive a box filled with a recently released young adult book and several book themed goodies.  There is a different themed box every month.

Price:  The cost of this subscription is $29.99 a month (plus shipping) for the month to month plan, $28.99 a month (plus shipping) if you pay for 3 months upfront, or $27.99 a month (plus shipping) if you pay for 6 months upfront.

Shipping: to the USA is $6.99, shipping to Canada is $10.59, and international shipping is $19.99.  All shipping costs are in US dollars.

What was inside the February 2016 Owlcrate?  Let's find out!


The theme this month was Sci-Fi Love

Every Owlcrate includes an information card detailing the items inside.

The February 2016 Owlcrate included:

The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry (hardcover)

I was so happy when I saw this book in my box.  I've been wanting to read this because it sounds really interesting.

Retail Value: $17.99  Amazon Price: $10.58

Goodreads Rating:  3.86

Goodreads Synopsis:

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves. 

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start... until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

Owlcrate also included a letter from the author and a signed bookplate!!

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (paperback)

This is a beautiful edition of The Time Machine from Rock Paper Books.  I don't think I've ever read The Time Machine but I definitely have heard of this book.  I can't wait to read it!  Owlcrate also included a Rock Paper Books bookmark with a code for 15% off.

Retail Value: $10.99

Goodreads Rating: 3.85

Goodreads Synopsis:

“I’ve had a most amazing time....”

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.  There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well.  Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells’s expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.

Owlcrate 'Lunar Chronicles' Tote Bag

Subscribers either received the pink version or the red version of this tote bag inspired by The Lunar Chronicles book series.  I love this tote bag and it was designed by the Owlcrate team! 

Retail Value:  ?

TARDIS Brooch by Vector Engraving

This is such a cute Doctor Who pin!

Retail Value: ?

My Thoughts:  I just love Owlcrate!  I am never disappointed with the books or bookish goodies they include in every box.  They always choose the latest, hottest young adult novel and I was happy that they also included a wonderful classic book this month.  I love that I have a letter from the author and the signed bookplate.  This really is a wonderful book subscription that I recommend for any book lover.

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The March theme is 'Writer's Block' 

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