Saturday, December 17, 2016

Owlcrate, September 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 products inside.  Owlcrate has also been including cute pins that match the artwork on the information card!  September's theme was 'Darkness'

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Retail Value:  $17.99  Amazon Price:  $10.80

This book has some pretty good reviews so I can't wait to read it.  I don't know when I'll get around to reading it though since I have a ton of books to read at the moment.

Goodreads Rating:  3.84 stars

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.

Book available here

Owlcrate included a signed bookplate!

Subscribers also received a letter from the author and a Three Dark Crowns fortune teller!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Pouch by Out of Print

Retail Value:  $12

I love this pouch!  I own a couple Miss Peregrine's books but I haven't read them yet.  I have a feeling I'll really like them.

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Fortune Telling Bomb by Da Bomb

Retail Value:  $7.50

This is a really cool product.  This is a berry bath fizzer that will tell your fortune (a yes or no answer) when you place this in the bath.  I haven't used this yet but this is cool.

Product available here

Remade Episode One by Matthew Cody

This is episode one of the Remade 15 episode serial that's available in e-book format on 

You live. You love. You Die. Now RUN. ReMade is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that will take readers past the boundaries of time, space, and even death.This is the 1st episode of ReMade, a 15-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Matthew Cody.Holden Black never imagined his crush knew his name, much less that he’d suddenly be driving her to a party. But life can change in a second, especially when you’re 16. A look. A flash of headlights. A scream. What do you do when the unexpected jumps straight to the unbelievable, the dream becomes a nightmare, and waking changes everything except your heart’s desire?

Remade Episode One available here

Celaena's Cake Candle by
The Melting Library

Retail Value:  $4?

This candle is inspired by The Throne of Glass series.  I've read the first book in the series and loved it.  I can't wait to start reading the rest.  I love the scent of this candle!  It smells like cake.  

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Six of Crows Bookmark by Evie Bookish

Retail Value:  $?

This is a cool bookmark designed by Evie Bookish.  I own both Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom but I haven't read them yet.  I heard they're really good though!  I love the design of this bookmark.

Evie Bookish products available here

This was an extra in September's Owlcrate.  It's promotional material for Moon Chosen, the latest book from P.C. Cast.

Subscribers also got a sneak peek of October's Owlcrate.

My Thoughts:  I love Owlcrate.  They always include a newly released young adult novel and awesome bookish goodies.  I have so many books that I need to read right now but I hope to eventually start reading Three Dark Crowns.  I loved all the goodies in the box this month but my favorite products were the Miss Peregrine's Pouch and the Celaena's Cake Candle.  I think Owlcrate is a great book subscription for young adult book lovers.

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