Saturday, December 17, 2016

Owlcrate, October 2016 Review

Owlcrate is a monthly young adult book subscription box. Every month you'll receive a box containing 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.

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Every Owlcrate comes with an information card detailing the items inside.  October's theme was 'Once Upon A Dream'

Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter

I've been wanting to read this book so I was happy to see this was the book for October!

Retail Value:  $17.99  Amazon Price:  $10.58

Goodreads Rating:  3.51


In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.
In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling away again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair…

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Subscribers also received a letter from the author, a signed bookplate, and a Vassa In The Night Temporary Tattoo!

Neverland Beanie by Whosits & Whatsits

Retail Value:  $22

This is a cute Peter Pan inspired beanie.  It looks weird on me though so I don't know if I'll wear it.

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Sleeping Beauty Bangle Charm Bracelet 
by The Geeky Cauldron

Retail Value:  $?

This is a really cute bracelet but it's a little large for my wrist.  I have very small wrists.  I tried making it smaller but it's still too big.

Button Bookmark by My Heart My Tribe

Retail Value:?

This is such a cool looking bookmark.  Love it!

Oz Passport Notebook by The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

Retail Value:  $3.25

This is a cool little notebook and I could always use more small notebooks to carry in my purse.

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The final item in the box was this promotional bookmark for the novel New World Rising by Jennifer Kay Wilson.

Owlcrate included a preview of November's box!

My Thoughts:  This was another great box from Owlcrate.  I can't wait to read Vassa In The Night because it seems like a really unique book.  I love that button bookmark and I'll definitely be using the Oz Passport notebook.  I wish the bracelet fit my wrist better and the Neverland beanie just isn't my style.  

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