Monday, June 27, 2016
Owlcrate June Royalty YA Lit Subscription Box Review
2016 was the year for me to try a monthly Lit Box. Literature Boxes are a subscription box that includes a book and some other book fandom.
I chose Owlcrate b/c of the obvious Harry Potter inspired name which is awfully similar to my blog name. Us HP fanatics need to stick together. I've received several Owlcrates, and I've actually loved every single one. All of the books I've received have been great books and the extra stuff has been so fun.
Owlcrate is a YA (Young Adult Literature) book themed box, but I've been considering a couple different Children's Picture Book Lit Boxes.
I love getting Owlcrate, and my kids love opening it with me. However, they are a bit young for the books (being that they are 1, 4, and 5), and I think they would really love a box geared to them. I'll review them when I finally decided which one I'm going to do. Do you have any kid book box subscription suggestions?
The June Owlcrate box was themed Royalty, and they mentioned that if you liked Cinder you'd like this box. Since I love fractured fairy tales I figured I'd like this month's subscription box.
My kids absolutely love seeing this box on our doorstep, and to be honest so do I.
This month's box included the cutest little Cinderella magnetic bookmarks from craftedvan. Craftedvan has some of the cutest bookmarks and cards. Go check them out on Etsy or Instagram. I honestly feel super cute when I use these bookmarks: I'm not sure how it's possible to feel cute while reading b/c of a bookmark, but somehow I do.
On Instagram Owlcrate had promised a mystery Miniature Pop Funko figurine, and I was excited. I have a Ron Weasley Pop Funko, and I definitely wanted to add to my collection. I've always loved a good mystery, and my kids were anxious to help me solve the mystery to see which Pop Funko we got.
We were lucky enough to get Jasmine, and my kids love it. Ever since we met Jasmine at Disney World my kids have been a fan of her, so this Pop Funko was a win for us.
The June Owlcrate box also included this very cool Rich Love Shoppe bracelet inspired by Cinder, the book by Marissa Meyer. One neat thing about Owlcrate is some of the items you get in the subscription box you can't get anywhere else, which is the case with this jewelry item. Lovely, right?!
I love all of the little fandom items I get, but to be honest I get most excited for the book. Owlcrate does a fantastic job of sending really great books, and with every book you get a letter from the author. For me, a subscription box is fun but it is only worth it if you like and enjoy it. I've enjoyed every box and every item. I still get giddy when I get to use my Patronus Chapstick by The Geeky Cauldron.
This month, My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand is the lucky book for this Royalty Owlcrate box. My Lady Jane is touted as a lighthearted alternative history, fantasy, romance, adventure, humorous book about Lady Jane Grey in 16th century England.
For my review of this 4.5/5 star book, My Lady Jane click here.
All in all, I am very happy with my Owlcrate (yes I totally pay with this myself). They are so fun to get, and they are a perfect gift or present for a bookworm in your life.
Are you addicted to Subscription Boxes? Which ones have you done?
Happy Reading and Happy Booknerding (yes I totally turned that into a verb)! :)