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Owlcrate – September – box review

Owl’s September box had the theme of Darkness which was great because              the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children was coming out in September and the box had an item based off the hit book written by Ransom Riggs.

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Like the previous months I LOVED this box. Let’s dive into the box of DARKNESS!!

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Theme – Darkness

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Book: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

With the book we received a letter from the author along with a signed bookplate to place inside the book which was signed by the author.

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Bonus Book: Remade by Matthew Cody

Remade is part of a 15 part ‘serial’ series. Which to me is like a TV show but for booknerds.

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Other Goodies:

Candle: This candle has been created by The Melting Library and was inspired by the Throne of Glass series.

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Canvas Pouch: Inspired by Ransom Riggs’s book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Out of Print created a adorable canvas pouch which include a quote from the second book in the series. I used it the night the movie came out as a small purse.

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Bookmark: Thanks to Evie Bookish for creating an adorable bookmark which will be great for when I read Crooked Kingdom.

Bath Fizzers: This was my first experience with a bath bomb. I have seen them online and my mall has a store which allows you to create your own. This bath bomb was made by Da Bomb.

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October Sneak Peek:

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OwlCrate describes October’s box as the following ” the theme of the box is ONCE UPON A DREAM. The box will include a dark and atmospheric novel inspired by Russian folklore. The story is all about the magic that occurs in the middle of the night! We’ll also be filling each box with beautiful goodies inspired by fairy tales, as well as stories that feature dreams. This is a really beautiful box, and the book is perfect to read around Halloween!”

Item Sneak Peek: The box will include an exclusive item (priced at $20) designed by Whosits and Whatsits

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The Best Damn Book Box – July – Box Review

Out of my 6 month subscription with The Best Damn Book Box the June box is my second box. The Alice Through the Looking Glass was a special edition box.

I received my June box near the end of July. However that was mainly because the owner of the company had a family death and flew back to be with family for a little time to remember the one they all lost. And to make up for the lateness she threw in an extra item.

I love Game of Thrones. I’m behind in the show and the books. I have only read the first book and I’m on season 3 for the TV show. However I knew that I would love this box! And I did. I love each of the items found within the box.

 

June’s theme was Game of Thrones

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Found within the box:

  • A hand crafted magnetic bookmarks designed by Nerd Girl Designs
  • A hand crafted water color bookmark of Jon Snow made by Marquis Du Soleil
  • handmade dragon necklace by The Best Damn Craft Shop
  • An amazing hand crated dragons egg coaster made by Pigsey art
  • An art print of the Mother of Dragons by Marquis Du Soleil
  • A Bad Seed Bookmark for Michael Lackey‘s book The Bad Seed
  • A book plate for Crystal Crowned for the final book Elise Kova‘s series
  • A button pin of the Mother of Dragons designed by Infinity Designs
  • book The Crown’s Game” written by Evelyn Skye
  • Wax melts from Once Upon A wick

 

The Wax melts were the added item in the box to help with the longer wait. I plan on using them as soon as I get through my current smell which is fresh rose. I just love the magnetic bookmarks, they are too cute and I love that my collection is growing. I have placed the necklace and the dragon egg coaster in my bookcase near some of my special Game of Throne books. The pin has been placed on my work desk. Overall I think this is my favorite box from them so far.

Coming up are the July box and the special edition horror box.

July – Neverland

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we have been given a few hints at what we will find inside the box from Neverland. One item will be a custom item from Once Upon A Wick. One to two books. And maybe a Pop Funko.

Special Edition Horror Box

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This will arrive I believe closer to Halloween. But will include bookish goodies along with a Young Adult horror book and a pop funko!!

 

LitCube July Book Box Review

I received my July LitCube book box and I have to say I have mixed opinions on it. For one it’s on the pricier side with it being $34.95 per month plus tax and shipping. And after the July box I felt that I did not get the full money forth inside the cube. I also felt that several of the items within the cube I won’t be using.

LitCube fills their cube with something wearable, something to be eaten, a book, and other bookish related items.

Like OwlCrate and The Best Damn Book Box LitCube provides a information sheet that explains what is inside the cube. However something that I really liked from the other two book boxes is that they  create their info card to have a connecting with their monthly theme.

July’s Theme was An Awfully Big Adventure

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Found within the cube:

  • The Neverland Wars written by Audrey Greathouse – this also included a signed bookplate for inside the book.
  • Faith, Trust, and pixie dust adjustable copper Ring
  • Megpies all natural tart
  • Peter Pan tote bag
  • Tinker Bell inspired key chain
  • 4×6 Hand-designed Peter Pan Card
  • Purple sunglasses

Like I said before several of the items I won’t be using. They will go to my niece. Items such as the ring and sunglasses. I will use the bag as a library bag to carry books to and from. The Megpie was a mess and I had to throw that away. I have the keychain hanging in my bookcase and I will be reading the book.

August

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This will be my last cube from them which I know my niece will like since she loves mermaids. They (the owners) have said that this box will include two books. With the main book being a brand new paperback release and the bonus book is an older book. I’m hoping that the books are books that I don’t already own and that the box is better than the Peter Pan one. ** fingers crossed **

 

Owlcrate July Book Box

So I received my first Owlcrate box in July and just loved it ALL!!! From the book to the contents inside the book.

July’s theme was Good Vs Evil and I received the good box!!!!

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Found within the books:

  • Luna Pop from Funko
  • Millennium Falcon Necklace from Vector Engraving
  • Alice Magnetic Bookmark created by JanesTinyThings
  • A beautiful sticker with a quote from the book Illuminae created by Alexi Lampley
  • This Savage Song written by Victoria Aveyard 
  • A letter from the author of the book and a signed bookplate
  • A coloring book based off YA book covers
  • a bookmark for an upcoming new release
  • a sneak peek at the August box and what might be inside

 

I found everything inside this box to be amazing. I loved my Luna Pop and she joined my one and only Pop – Belle right away. I’m not a fan of Star Wars but I love the cute necklace within this box. The Alice Magnetic is joining my growing collection of magentic bookmarks (thanks to these boxes) on a string in my bookcase to showcase all of them. The sticker is too cute, I don’t want to use it so I’m figuring out what to do with it. I loved the added touch of the author note. As for the coloring book — LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! and the bookmark was cute and allows some more coloring. And the sneak peek just made me wish the next box would be here now.

August –

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Fast Times at YA High – This will have a high school love story by a contemporary author. Along with items based on some favorite high school sweethearts and items based off Hogwarts (everyone’s dream school).

OwlCrate likes to give out two sneak peeks leading up to the release of the box. For the first peek they have collaborated with artist Susanne draws  who created a brand new piece of art just for the box!! Looking forward to the second sneak peek.

Subscription book boxes

As I mentioned in my last post I have been trying out some monthly book box subscription.

A few others I have tried out are:

Litcube

LitCubeLogo.png $34.99 per month plus shipping – within this box one gets a YA book and some bookish goodies. They try to send items that we as readers can use. Items such as food or something wearable like t-shirts. They have monthly subscriptions along with a Gilmore Girls special box. I will be getting the July and August box from them but decided to cancel my subscription.

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Note: These pictures are not mine but from the creative minds of LitCube. Those are the pictures used to announce the themes for each month.

OwlCrate

owlcrate  $29.99 per month, $86.98 3 month prepay, $167.94 6 month prepay – all plus shipping.

Found within this book is a YA new release Book along with several bookish goodies. Goodies might be jewelry, totes, yummy treats, pins, and more. They also include a wonderful note telling the buyer about the novel and the items within the crate. Also included in the box is a hint at what they will find in the next month’s box.

At the moment I plan on keeping my subscription to the box. I received my first one in July Which was Good Vs Evil (I got evil!). Review once I receive my missing info card which was left out but the Owlcrate team are sending a owl my way with a new one.

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Trying in August

Along with Owlcrate I plan on trying two more book boxes. Those are

BooklyBox

BooklyBox-copy-3 $22.99 per month plus $5.99 shipping. It’s currently on sale from $29.99 per month. BooklyBox is different – with each book box purchase they donate one book to a less fortunate country. Inside the box is a brand new book from the genre of the subscribers choice ( adult fiction, business, children 7-12, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, shelf help, and young adult) a bookmark, some tea, and two different items every month that will make a difference in the reading experience. Also included in the box is a report of where you donation went and how it will make a difference.

As a lover of charity work I’m excited to spend money on this book box knowing that some of the money is helping out others.

Once Upon a BookClub

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Inside the box will be a book to read. Which currently they are adult books but the creators want to branch out to a YA book box soon. Along with the book is a 5×7 quote print and 2-4 gifts that will match a quote or item mentioned in the book. What makes it a experience is that each gift is wrapped in paper with a page number. And the one rule for the box is to open the gifts as you read the book and land on the corresponding page. Pretty fun! Also include is a book club discussion questions for each month. Each question will have a date next to it and can be discussed on their Instagram page.

 

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