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October 2018 OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. How are you?Today’s blog post is all about my October OwlCrate unboxing. This month’s theme was “Lost in a Bookstore”. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what was your favourite item in this month’s box. Hope you have a great day. 

The first thing I see in this box is the spoiler card. This is probably one of my favourites that OwlCrate was ever came out with. I love how the girl is having tea and reading a book named “Little Witches”. I love the aesthetic of this card. I am not going to be looking at the back of this card because I don’t want to spoil myself. 

The next item I see in this box is a pair of book nerd socks. These socks were designed by Out of Print and Underlined. I love socks especially bookish ones. These are so cute. 

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Another item in this box is a choco mint truffle flavoured tea from The Tea Spot. I am not a tea drinker, however my best friend is so I will absolutely be gifting this to her.  I love the illustrations on this label. 

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Next is a tea strainer. Team OwlCrate created this silicone heart shaped strainer and Michelle Grey designed it. 

A canvas clutch purse is up next in this box. This was designed and created exclusively from Bookworm Boutique.  It reads on the back “books are a uniquely portable magic”. This pouch is gorgeous. 

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The final item is this month’s box is the pin that they always have that corresponds with the spoiler card. 

In this month’s box we get the honour of hitting two hardcover exclusive cover signed books. 

The first book is a Pride and Prejudice retelling called Pride by Ibi Zoboi. This is about a girl named Zuri who loves where she is from. However, lately she is feeling the the ramifications of renovating the houses on her neighbourhood. When a wealthy family moves next door, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two sons. Soon after Zuri’s older sister starts falling in love with one of them and initial judgments begin to shift. This is an OwlCrate exclusive cover. On the original cover the Title Pride is in blue. It is also signed, comes with a letter from the author and a bookmark. I love the naked spine and the endpapers. 

The next book is a fantasy novel called Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kawagawa. At the end of the millennium, whoever holds the scroll will be granted one wish from the great Kami Dragon. When a demon destroys a shapeshifter named Yumeko’s home as well has everyone she knows. She escapes with a piece of the scroll and embarks on a quest to find the missing pieces.  Fate, brings her into the path of Tatsumi, a demon slaying shadow warrior who’s only mission is to find the scroll and to kill anyone who stands in his path. This is an OwlCrate exclusive cover. ON the original cover the background is black and the silhouette of the forrest is red. It is also signed, comes with a letter from the author and a bookmark.

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Next is the panphelette that has exclusive interviews with the authors, companies, word searches and a sneak peek of next month’s theme, book and an item. 

Next month’s theme is “Rise From the Ashes” and every November box will include an exclusive wax seal kit.

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September OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s blog post is all about my September OwlCrate unboxing. This mont’s theme was Masters of Disguise and I have no idea what the book for this month’s is. OwlCrate is a monthly subscription box that comes with a newly released Young Adult novel and 3 to 5 bookish goodies. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite item in this month’s box is. Hope you have a great day. 

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First thing I see in this box is the spoiler card. It is beautiful as always. I love the purple hues the artist used in this print. I am not going to look that the back of the print because it has spoilers and I want to be surprised. 

Next is a mug that is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was created and designed by Cara Kozik. I love the artwork and all of the iconic scenes on this mug. 

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Another item that I seen this box is bath soak created by Leeloo Soaps. This item was inspired by the Diabolic. I absolutely want to use this in the future. 

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Fourth item in this box is a pair of fingerless gloves that was created by the OwlCrate team. This item was inspired by the Six of Crows duology. I love it when subscription boxes have practical items in their boxes. 

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This gorgeous lip balm was created and designed by GeekFireLabs . It was inspired by the Kiss of Deception trilogy. It smells like apple and spearmint. This smells so good. 

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The next item is a gorgeous art print of Lila Bard from the Shades of Magic trilogy. This was designed by Kirsty Carter. This is beautiful. It will absolutely be going upon non my art print wall. 

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Another item is the pin that they always include in the box. It is a close up of the royals’s face on the spoiler card. I love collecting these.

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The final item before the book is a promotional card with nail polish for the upcoming release of Grim Lovelies. This is such a good idea. I have never gotten nail polish in a subscription box before. I love the colour of it as well. 

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The book for this month is Mirage by Somaiya Daud. This is about Amani, who is kidnapped to the royal palace. There she discovers that she look a lot like the hated Princess Marem. Amani is forced to impersonate the princess at all of her social gatherings. This is a debut novel with fantasy and sci-fi elements. I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about this book, but I am very intrigued about this novel. It sounds awesome. 

This novel also comes signed by the author, a note from the author and a special design underneath the dust jacket. We also get a panflete with a interview from the author, word search and an interview with Leeloo Soaps. 

Next month’s theme is Lost in a Bookstore. Every October box will include an exclusive pair of socks from Our of Print and will also include two hardcover and signed books. 

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August 2018 OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my August OwlCrate unboxing. This month’s theme is “Ruthless Royals”. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite item was in this month’s box. Hope you have a great day. 

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The first item I see is the monthly spoiler card. I love the design of this card. The two royals with the daggers behind both of them. I won’t look at the back because I don’t want to spoil myself for what awesome goodies are in this box. 

Next is a gemstone ring from GeoCentral. I love the colour and how much of a statement piece this is. 

Another item that we have this month is a pocket mirror. It is inspired by the Belles and designed y Catarina Book Designs. It says “May you always find beauty”. It is beautiful. 

Then, we have three magnetic bookmarks designed by Craftedvan that is inspired by famous Disney villains. We have Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts and the Evil Queen. On the other side of each bookmark it has what they transform into which I think is a cute touch. 

Next, is a book tin designed by Stella Bookish Art. It was inspired by the Cruel Prince. On the front it says “I like for things to happen.. stories to unfolding if I can’t find a good enough story, I make one”, one the inside of the tin it says “sharpen your blade. Harden your heart” and on the back it says “I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of faerie. You have much more to lose and I have nothing.” This tin is absolutely gorgeous and I love the quotes on it. 

We also get a mini print in this month’s box. This quote is from Before she Ignites. The quote says “I wanted freedom in the same way I wanted my next breath: an unspoken but constant desire” This will absolutely be going on my print wall. On the other side it is a promotional card for the next book that series which is called As She Ascends”. 

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Another item is the OwlCrate pin that we always get every month. It has the Royal in the purple on it from the spoiler car.

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The final item in this month’s box before the book is a tea towel inspired by Throne of glass and designed by Little Inkling Designs. The quote on the towel says “she had often wished for adventure, for old spells and wicked kings”. I love the galaxy background it has. 

This month’s book is Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. This is a story about a dystopian world where women have no rights. Serina Tessaro has been training to become a Grace, someone who will stand by the heir as an example as a perfect lady. Her sister Nomi dreams of so much more. Then unexpectedly Nomi gets picked t be a grace and Serina gets banished to a island due to a secret that Nomi has been hiding. The sisters go on a journey to find each other. 

This edition that we are getting is an exclusive OwlCrate cover and I do love it more then the original. It is signed by the author. There is also a bookmark and a letter from the author. 

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As always we get a pamphlet all about the behind the scenes of making this month’s box. Such as an interview with the author and a vendor that they had this month, as well as a word search. 

Next month’s theme is Masters of Disguise and we will also be getting a Harry Potter inspired mug from Cara Rozir. 

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July 2018 OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. How is your day going? Today’s blog post is all about my OwlCrate unboxing for July. Please leave me comment down below letting me know what your favourite item from this month’s box was. Hope you have a great day. 

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This month’s theme is Strange and Unusual. 

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This is the spoiler card for this month. I am in love with the illustration of the card. It is so creepy and I love the black and white aspect of the card. I am not going to show you the other side because it has spoilers on it. 

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The first item in this box is a pennant flag. This item was designed by Risa Rodil and was inspired by Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. I think tis is a really fun and creative item and I will absolutely be putting this up on my reading art wall. 

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Another item that I see in this box is a Funko keychain of Eleven. I love keychains. I am so happy to have this to add to my collection. 

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The next item in this box are mints from Boston American Corp. I think this packaging and product is so cute and well thought out. I love how its Ouija board inspired and that the mints are actually in the shape of a Ouija board piece. 

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Push pins are the next item that we have in this box. This is another unique item that I find don’t come in a lot in bookish subscription boxes. I also love that they came in this vile and that there are multiple push pins. 

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Next is this gorgeous wallet designed by Reverie and Ink. This wallet is inspired by the Raven Boys quartet. I love the colours and typography of the front of the wallet. I also love how sturdy it is and you can also make it into a wristlet. 

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Then in this box is a gorgeous vinyl sticker created by TJ Lubraqno. This has the lovable Luna Lovegood on it. I love how fun and vibrant this is. 

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The final item in this month’s box before the book is this art print designed by Aun-Juli Riddle. I feel like this art print is the definition of strange and unusual and I won’t have it another way. This art print is beautiful. I love the watercolour effect of it. 

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This month’s book is MY Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre with ghost hunting in it. This book is also signed by the three authors. Also comes with a letter from the authors and a fun craft of Mr. Rochester’s home. 

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As always this box come with a newsletter with interviews with the authors and a shop that they worked with, as well as a sneak peak into next month’s box. 

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August’s theme is Ruthless Royals and if you get the box next month you will be getting an item from Craftedvan 

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June OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s post post is my June OwlCrate unboxing. This month’s theme is Summer Lovin’. I’m so excited to see what goodies we have this month. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what your favourite item was in this month’s box. Hope you have a good day. 

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The first thing in this box is the spoiler card. I love the design and colour scheme of this card. The purples, pinks and blues sues are stunning. I also love that the girl in the picture is reading a previous OwlCrate book. On the opposite side it shows what is in the box. 

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An item that we got in this box is a mason jar mug. It says “Book worm and proud”. This is much a good idea to put in a summer bookish subscription box. I love reading outside while drinking iced coffee, so I’ll absolutely be using this. This mug was designed by Michelle Grey and OwlCrate.

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Next up we have tea from Riddle’s Tea Shoppe. This is inspired by Since You’ve Been Gone bye Morgan Matson. It has hints of summer apple and peach, which sounds delicious. I don’t drink tea, so I’ll 100% be giving this to my friend that does. I also love the label design. 

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Another item we have in this box is an item that I have never seen in any other book subscription box before and that is a towel. It says “My summer is all booked” which is so true.  This towel was designed by Stella Bookish Art. I am so excited to use this. 

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Also I this box we received a wooden bookmark. The quote on it says “Summer was a book of hope” and it is from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. This item was designed and created by Ink and Wonder. I have always wanted one of their bookmarks and I am so happy that I finally have one now. 

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The final item we have before the book is this little cactus pen. This item was designed and created by BC Mini. I love the bright colours of this pen. 

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The book that we received this month is From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon. This booms about Twinkle Mehra who is an aspiring filmmaker. When a fellow filmmaker offers Twinkle the chance to direct a short film, she jumps at the chance to do it. This novel is told from the letters that Twinkle writes to her favourite female filmmakers. This bookstands like the perfect summer read. I’m so excited to read it. The book is also signed by the author and has a letter from the author. We also get an exclusive keychain inspired from the novel. 

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After the book we also get a newsletter. This has games, interviews with the author and Riddle’s Tea Shoppe and a sneak peek of next month’s box. 

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July’s theme is Strange and Unusual and we will get an item inspired by the television show Stranger Things. I’m really excited for the box.  

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May 2018 OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s blog post is all about this month’s OwlCrate box. Please leave me a comment below letting me know what items are your favourite from this month’s box. Hope you have a great day! 

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First as always is the spoiler card for this month’s box. This month’s theme is fight like a girl. I always love OwlCrate’s spoiler card. The artwork is always beautiful and fits the theme just right. 

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After that we are getting a wall hanging designed by Evie Bookish. The quote says “remember that you are a wolf and you cannot be caged”. The quote is from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I love that the design is so well detailed yet so simplistic. 

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Then we have a bath bomb from Whipped Up Wonderful. It smells very fruity. It is inspired by Zelie’s magic from Children of Blood and Bone. I will absolutely be using this. 

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Next, we have a enamel pin that says “when in doubt go to the library” in the shape of a book. This pin is inspired by none other then Hermione. It was designed by Out of Print. The quote is a saying that I live by. 

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In this box we also have a bookmark from Indigo Eleven. On one side it says “if I am marching to my death, then I will march to it as a girl without fear.”  Then on the other side it says “you are strong. Fierce. Capable beyond measure.” Both quotes are from the Wrath and the Dawn duology. I love the design of both sides of the bookmarks, the colours and flowers are beautiful and fits the season. 

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Then we get an art print from Melanie Bourgeois. This print is inspired by Inej from Six of Crows. This print is down right gorgeous. I feel like it needs to be framed. 

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In addition to the main book we have this month OwlCrate added another book to this book. This book is called Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan. It follows a powerful witch named Jayin who is trying to survive. Her paths cross with Maddix, a man wrongfully in prison and just escaped. Throughout the story they become the most unlikeliest of allies. This edition is an Owl Crate exclusive from Oftomes Publishing. 

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The book for this months box is Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. This follows Eelyn who is a Viking. She ends up face to face with her brother on the battlefield – hr brother she thought died 5 years ago.  She ends up being forced to live among a rival clan, and she discovers life altering secrets. This book is one of my most anticipated books for 2018, I am so excited. This book is also signed. With the book we also get a letter from the author and an exclusive pin. 

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Every month we get a pamphlet all about the behind the scenes of making this month’s box. 

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Next month’s theme is Summer Lovin’ and we will be getting an exclusive item from Riddle’s Tea Shoppe.  

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Bookmark Collection

Hi lovelies. Today’s blog is about my bookmark collection. I love collecting bookmarks. Please leave me a comment below letting me know if you like collecting bookmarks. 

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Alice in Wonderland bookmark created by Rock Paper Books and designed by Lisa Rodil. From November 2016 Wonderland themed OwlCrate box.

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“Curiouser and Curiouser…” Metal Bookmark  created and designed by Authored Adornments. From November 2016 Wonderland themed OwlCrate box. 

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Royalty trio bookmarks created and designed by Crafted Van. From June 2016 Royalty themed OwlCrate box. 

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Where the Wild Things Are duo magnetic bookmarks created and designed by Crafted Van. From October 2017 Find me in the Forrest themed OwlCrate box. 

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Star Wars bookmark created and designed by Lexie Olivia. From the March 2018 Across the Galaxy themed OwlCrate box.

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Six of Crows Bookmark created and designed by Evie Bookish. From the September 2016 Darkness themed OwlCrate box.

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The Serpent King and the Perks of Being a Wallflower two sided bookmark created and designed by OwlCrate. From the December 2017 Seize the Day themed OwlCrate box.

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Fabric Button Bookmark designed and created by My Heart My Tribe. From the October 2016 Once Upon a Dream themed OwlCrate box.

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Various Book Depository bookmarks that are created and designed by Book Depository. All of the bookmarks have come in packages that I have ordered from them over the years.

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Two bookmarks created and designed by Little Inkling Designs. I order these bookmarks from her Etsy shop.

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Various bookmarks from my local bookstore Chapters Indigo. I purchased these throughout the years.

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Name of the Wind and the Princess Bride two sided bookmark created and designed by Nerdy Post. From the April 2018 Fantasy box.