OwlCrate: June 2018 Review!

Hey loves! Thank goddess it's Friday, right? I have been swamped lately! But! I've finished all my deadlines (on time) and have some time on my hands, I plan on relaxing, reading, and watch the new season of Queer Eye (yaaaaaassss Kween). It's gonna be nice loves.

Also as a nice surprise, my OwlCrate came! Which means it's time for *drum roll*

AN OWLCRATE UNBOXING

If you're new to this blog, I've gotten OwlCrate in the past that you can read, here, here, and here. Yes, I've gotten a lot of these.

A little bit about OwlCrate if you're not familiar with the company, they are a monthly YA subscription box, where each month they will send you a new YA novel (with an exclusive cover and signed book) along with 4-6 other "bookish" goodies based on a theme that changes each month. June's theme was: "Summer Loving".  Subscription prices start at $29.99 per month plus shipping but there's usually a coupon code somewhere in the world for you to use to get a little discount.

True time darlings, I bought this box by accident. So I have a subscription to OwlCrate, but if I don't love a theme, or just don't like the box to spend money on it, I typically just skip it. But I just forgot, so I woke up on June 1, on the air mattress in my best friends apartment with an email that I ordered June's OwlCrate. So I'm making the best of it.

So let's get started!


What's In the Box 

So every month, OwlCrate does a little card with info on everything in the box and where it comes from. You also get a little pin that has a nod to the cover art on the card. I don't typically wear pins, but this Ferris Wheel is actual super cute. I like that there's an info cares because it makes it easier to do these reviews (lol)

"My Summer All Booked" Towel 

This is actually really interesting because I've NEVER seen a towel, like actual beach towel in a book subscription box, so that's a game changer. The design is from Stella Bookish Arts. The design is really cute, but the towel itself is really thin, because it's a microfiber towel. I wouldn't recommend taking this to the pool, but like if you're going to the park or outdoor concert, this is the towel for you.

Mason Jar Mug 


I'm digging OwlCrate getting into glassware now. I love the mug I got from the March box and I'm really liking the Mason Jar Mug now. I've actually been wanting a Mason Jar Mug for a while now. This is designed by Team OwlCrate and artist Michelle Grey. The mug says "Book Worm and Proud". The mug is supposed to be inspired by The Sumer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han. I don't how it relates, as I've never read the book, but I'm glad it's neutral enough I can use it without knowing the reference.  The only down stop to this mug is that the inside smells, HORRIBLE. So many washings.

Tea 

The next item is apple and peach tea from "Riddle's Tea Shoppe" (love them). It's supposed to inspire by the book Since You've Been Gone by Michelle Matson, another book I haven't read. But it's tea so I  don't need to get it. It's three tea bags inside, and I'm sure I'll like them.

Wooden Book Mark and Pen 

Next is the exclusive wooden bookmark from Ink and Wonder Designs which is inspired by Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz  (another book I haven't read). I'm not a fan of bookmarks, but this is really cute and it's a neutral quote that you don't need to have read the book to get it. The other thing is the Catus Pen from BC Mini. It's a cute little pen and it writes really well.

From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon 


The final thing, and the main this is the book of the month, From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon. I'm actually really excited for this book because I've heard a lot of good things about it and about the author. My bestie actually got this book at BookCon and has mix feels about it, so we'll see. The cover is exclusive to Owlcrate, it has different colors from the original and it comes sighed, with a letter from other author and a cute keychain. I'm actually really excited to read.

Final Thoughts 

What I love about this box is that everything is useful, which is the first time I can say this about OwlCrate. I can use everything in the box, and that's the first time I can say that. I also like that everything was more related to summer then like actual books. One of the reasons why I wasn't going to buy this box was that I don't really read YA Contemporary so I didn't know any of the books that were going to be featured, but because it's summer related, I didn't have too.

Having said that, I'm really not wowed by this box, and I can't tell you why. Maybe because everything is kinda cheap is quality (I can probably find everything on here at the Dollar General for the same quality). Like nothing on here really wows me, and I think that's what I need in a subscription box. Having said this, I actually met the people who run OwlCrate at the BookCon and they are the sweetest people ever! I hate that I'm canceling my subscription because I like them as people, but I think I've just outgrown Owlcrate.

What did you think of the box? Do you have a subscription box, have order one in the past. Let me know in the comments!
Stay Stylin'
Elle

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