February’s OwlCrate, a reveal and review by Cat

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OwlCrate – A Box of Bookish Goodies

Owlcrate is one of many book boxes currently available for all the bibliophiles of the world. OwlCrate’s focus is on Young Adult (with a strong leaning towards fantasy), and each monthly box includes a new young adult book and several bookish goodies. Included in the goodies will always be an exclusive pin.

Best of all (for those collectors out there), each month has a special theme for the entire box.

February’s theme for OwlCrate was Among the Monsters.

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*In case it wasn’t obvious, don’t look too closely at the rest of this post if you’re hoping to avoid spoilers!

I’ll admit that my reveal and review is a little late for February’s OC Box – and this time it’s totally my fault. The box arrived on time, I just didn’t get around to sitting down and actually talking about it until now. Sorry about that!

On the whole, I really loved the theme for February – dark and brooding is a fantastic aesthetic, if I may say so. I was also really looking forward to February’s box as it had the first item in OwlCrate’s newest collection, but more on that in a minute.

Book – First up, let’s talk about February’s book. Only A Monster is the debut novel of Vanessa Len, and I have been hearing SO much about it. The book comes with an exclusive cover, foil stamp, and black sprayed edges. And of course, the book is signed. Stay tuned for my review later this month!

Pin – This month’s pin makes for the second one in OC’s new pin collection, which is all bookish luggage. I adore this theme and will be sad when the year is out. This month’s pin is inspired by Cabeswater (from The Raven Boys).

OwlCrate Classic – The OwlCrate Classic Collection is, as the name probably implies, the latest OwlCrate collection. The first book in the series is none other than Frankenstein, and it looks brilliant. I honestly wish that there would be more than four books in this series.

Bookends – These metal bookends have a quote from The Bear and The Nightingale on them, and are thus my new favorites. I actually feel kinda bad using them as actual bookends, since that doesn’t display them as well as I would like.

Keychain – We got a cute keychain inspired by This Savage Song. I honestly really do have waaaay more keychains than I could ever use, but I don’t see myself giving this one up anytime soon. Any ideas on a cute way to display them all?

Cable Keepers – I do love it when I can find something that is both bookish and practical. February’s box included an item that meets both, as these cable keepers are inspired by Lakesedge – they’re also actually designed by the author of Lakesedge, Lyndall Clipstone. Pretty cool.

Art Print – This month’s print is inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle! Yes, that sentence deserved an exclamation point, because it’s actually pretty exciting. I wasn’t expecting that, but I certainly am happy about it.

Sampler – Every now and then OwlCrate will include an extra item, usually a sampler or other small item. The sampler in this box is a code for a digital sample of Forestfall, the sequel to Lakesedge (yes, please!).

March’s Hints & Theories:

March’s theme is: Artistic Obsession. It already looks like it’s going to be an amazing box, which is fantastic as most people should be receiving their boxes right around now (as I said, I’m behind on this post). Here’s what I know about the box:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone booksleeve. Every box is going to have a booksleeve inspired by this book, designed by Tara L’Hommediu.
  2. The book has a totally new cover (no color changes), reversible dust jacket, sprayed edges, exclusive foil design, and is signed.
  3. Every box has a self-care item (Designed by Fiction Bath Co.)
  4. Sorcery of Thorns inspired luggage book pin.

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