Owlcrate Box: July 2017

It’s that time of month again- to share all the bookish goodies that came in this month’s subscription box from Owlcrate. The theme was “Wanderlust” and each item has an element of travel and adventure.

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Here’s the breakdown of this month’s items:

→A drawstring bag inspired by The Lord of the Rings designed by Owlcrate themselves.

→An owl luggage tag by Mudpuppy

→A Newt Scarmander keychain by Funko

A Darker Shades of Magic inspired pocket mirror by Miss Phi

→A pocket journal by Ooly

→An art print by Shailey Ann Designs created exclusively for this box

and finally,

  1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee with signed bookplate

Goodreads summary: An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a sumptuous romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

That’s all for my this month’s box! I’m thinking about doing a small giveaway with some of these items, so stay tuned to my instagram for that.

Owlcrate Box: June 2017

This month’s theme was “Make it Out Alive” and the box is packed with survival-themed goodies (and very green). Since dystopian societies are my favorite thing to read, I’m in love with pretty much everything.

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Here’s a breakdown of this month’s box:

→ a Little Inklings Design magnet, inspired by An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

→ A Court of Thrones and Roses inspired bookmark from Hey Atlas Creative

→ a Divergent inspired bath bomb from Fizzy Fairy Apothecary (it smells amazing!)

→ a zombie sleep mask from Archie McPhee

→ a patch by Laserbrain Patch Co, inspired by The Giver by Lois Lowry

and, TWO new books (usually it’s only one):

  1. World New Rising by Jennifer Wilson

Goodreads Summary: Since witnessing her parents’ murders at the age of eleven, Phoenix’s only purpose in life has been to uphold her mother’s dying words- to be strong and survive. But surviving outside of The Walls- outside of The Sanctuary- is more like a drawn-out death sentence. A cruel and ruthless city, Tartarus is run by the Tribes whose motto is simple, “Join or die.” Refusing to join and determined to live, Phoenix fights to survive in this savage world. But who can she trust, when no one can be trusted? Not even herself. 

  1. The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

Goodreads summary: When all hope is gone, how do you survive? Before the war, Eden’s life was easy- air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate ti escape to its shores. Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves- but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary Island is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. The island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom. 

Have you heard of these titles? Are there any book subscription services you love?