March’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.

March’s theme for OwlCrate was Artistic Obsession.

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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!

Wow! I really do feel like OwlCrate knocked it out of the park this month. Granted, I’ve actually been really happy with the last few boxes, so that’s probably not saying much coming from me. But I do really love the concept of several of these items. I’ll go into that a bit more down below.

Book – March’s book is A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olsen. If you’ve been paying attention to the spoilers (like I have), it was pretty clear that this was going to be the book. The good news is that it’s on my TBR, so I’m thrilled. OwlCrate’s version has a whole new cover (not just a color change), a reversible dust jacket cover, foil stamp on the hardcover, and sprayed edges. I’m a sucker for customizations like this, and it is lovely.

Pin – This month’s pin continues the luggage theme, which I freaking adore. It’s inspired by A Sorcery of Thorns, and might just be one of my favorites to date.

Book Sleeve – For a girl that doesn’t really go anywhere, I sure do have a lot of book sleeves! Not that I’m complaining. Inspired by Daughter of Smoke and Bone, this sleeve is lovely. One side features a character, the other a quote.

Art Print Album – What?! An art print album?! How did none of us ever think of this before? Okay, I’ll step back for a moment. This latest box included a print album, which is exactly what it sounds like. An album for all of those bookish prints subscribers tend to collect. It’s a decent size too – large enough to hold most standard prints, plus the pamphlets that come in each box (which is why my album will be pulling double duty).

Embroidery Kit – Craftier book lovers are going to adore this inclusion in the box – an elegant embroidery kit inspired by A Court of Thorns & Roses. While that isn’t a fandom I’m part of, I do like the design enough that I’ll definitely enjoy creating and displaying it.

Sticker Sheet – If you like stickers that feature lots of quotes, this sheet is perfect for you. There are five stickers in total, four of which have quotes (from Wintersong, The Kingdom of Back, Woven in Moonlight, and Henry Matisse).

Face Mask – Last, but not least, there’s the self-care item. This month’s item is a face mask inspired by Dorian Gray. I haven’t used it yet, but I’m looking forward to trying it.

April’s Hints & Theories:

April’s theme is: Peek Behind the Curtain. Which is actually pretty cool. Any theories on what we might find inside? Here is what I know about the box (so far):

  1. The book features a traveling hotel where the guests have their dreams fulfilled…or so it seems. There is something darker happening behind the scenes.
  2. As for customizations, April’s book is going to have an exclusive cover that glows in the dark (Seriously!), a reversible dust jacket, a printed hardcover case (again, seriously!), and foil end pages. As always, the book will be signed.
  3. Fandoms included in this box are: Once Upon a Broken Heart, The Night Circus, Where Dreams Descend, Phantom of the Opera, and Moulin Rouge. I adore all of these, so I’m stoked about it.
  4. The Night Circus is also the inspiration for this month’s book luggage pin.
  5. Item created by Forensics and Flowers.

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