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Owlcrate & Owlcrate Jr August 2017 Unboxing

It’s time to open book subscription boxes! This post includes my Owlcrate & Owlcrate Jr August 2017 Unboxing.

I got both of these boxes for free so I could post pictures and review them. All opinions are my own 🙂

Owlcrate August 2017 Unboxing

Owlcrate is a Young Adult subscription box that sends you a hardcover book and 3-5 goodies inspired by the theme of the book. 

The August 2017 theme was Something Wicked this Way Comes.

The book of the month was The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones, a YA fantasy novel about a girl who sold her heart to a demon. (This sounds so good!) The book came with a letter from the author, a signed bookplate and a lapel pin. It also features an exclusive cover with red embroidered details (instead of white like in the original cover). Value: $11.20

It also included a second book: Sleepy Hollow and other short stories. This edition was published by Rock Paper Books, they have awesome modern covers for classic books! Value: $14.99

Then one of my favorite items, a fountain pen from Ooly (with 2 extra cartridges)! This pen is already inspiring me to practice my writing! I got a calligraphy book the other day, so we will see… Value: $4.99

Another really cool thing! These socks from Out of Print with a Poe-ka Dots pattern (get it :P?) I’ll always be happy to receive socks, especially if they have fun desings! Value: $10

A bookmark inspired by Six of Crows (I wasn’t really a fan of the book, but I like the quote). This one was designed by Hey Atlas. Value: $5

This Dark Arts Roast was my other favorite thing in the box! It was created in collaboration with Owlcrate by Happenstance. I used it this morning with my French press and I got 2 cups out of it (and there’s still a bit in the bag). It was delicious! I think I noticed the orange accent the most, and a bit of the dark chocolate. Aaah, excuse me while I get my second cup! Value: $3

Also, I got a sticker designed by Evie Seo with a quote from This Savage Song. It looks like a nice material, so I bet it will last a long time wherever I use it (if I convince myself to use it). Value: $2.50

As always, the box included a nice print (with spoilers for all the items) and a collectible pin.

That was it for the August 2017 Owlcrate box! I loved this box, I guess the only thing I would change is the month it came out. I wish this was the October box instead of August because it would have been perfect for Halloween! The theme was fun and slightly creepy, and all the goodies fit perfectly with each other and the book. Also, I really appreciate it when book boxes send classic books.

  • Price: $29.99 USD +shipping
  • Approximate value of the items included: $51.68
  • Discount Code: PRETTY15 for 15% off your first purchase


Owlcrate Jr August 2017 Unboxing

Owlcrate Jr is a monthly subscription box suitable for boys and girls aged 8-12*.

This month’s theme was Into the Woods, and the box came with a book and goodies inspired by magical woods!

* Also suitable for adults who are a kids at heart.

The book selection for Owlcrate Jr was The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol. This is a middle-grade fantasy book about a young witch and the strange things happening in the woods. The book came with a letter from the author and a signed bookplate! Value: $11.59

It also included this pack of sticky tabs, which look so cute with the cover of the book because they’re little mushrooms! These can be used as bookmarks to mark important places in books and notebooks. Value: $1.99

As always, Owlcrate Jr included a fun DIY activity. This time it was a crystal growing tree from Copernicus Toys. I already used my kit and grew my own tree overnight! Value: $7

Also, this Harry Potter bookmark is now one of my favorites! The tassel really makes a difference and it stands out from my other paper bookmarks. Designed by Ashley Visvanathan. Value: Around $6.50?

These enchanted cubes from Rory’s Story Cubes, that are useful if you need some prompts to write a fantastic story. Value: $4.99

And of course, their collectible pin of the month!

That was it for the August 2017 Owlcrate Jr box! I think this box always does a great job putting together fun items that go with the theme. This month was no exception! All the goodies are super cute and have something to do with magical woods. I also liked the crystal growing tree and the enchanted cubes because those provide more entertainment once you’re done with the book!

  • Price: $27.99 USD +shipping
  • Approximate value of the items included: $32 (I’m assuming the Harry Potter bookmark costs around $6.50)
  • Discount Code: GEEKERY15 for 15% off your first purchase

What did you think about these boxes? Do you have a favorite item? From Owlcrate I loved the Poe socks! And from Owlcrate Jr my favorite was the Harry Potter bookmark 😀

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