I haven’t been getting OwlCrate boxes for very long but I am constantly being blown away by how completely awesome the ones I receive are. The OwlCrate August box theme was “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and was definitely as good as was promised. This box was perfect for those of us who are into slightly darker tales and had items inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, This Savage Song, Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow, Six of Crows, plus some more! As usual the box had a OwlCrate pin that matches the art card (which is honestly one of the most gorgeous I have ever seen).
First up and moving from left to right: SOCKS!!! I don’t own any Out of Print socks but I have been jonesing to get a pair ever since I saw some on Instagram. These are the Poe-ka Dots socks which I super applaud for their name and which are super groovy looking.
Instead of the tea they usually have in book boxes, this month’s box had coffee. The Dark Arts Roast ground coffee by Happenstance Coffee to be exact. Now, I don’t actually drink coffee but everyone else in my family does so it will end up being drunk and not go to waste.
Hi my name is Julia and I am a pen snob. Really, I am. This Fountain Pen is from Ooly and promises to be smooth writing. It looks like one of those cool calligraphy type pens but I’ll have to try it out to see if I like it.
I love getting stickers despite the fact that I have nowhere to put them. This box had a cool This Savage Song inspired sticker designed by Evie Bookish (another book that I haven’t read). The quote says: “We are the darkest acts made light.”
Recieving two books in one box is always an occasion to celebrate! The second book in the box (the one that isn’t the book of the month) was Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving which has absolutely gorgeous cover art by Rock Paper Books. I haven’t actually ever read this book, only seen the movie with Johnny Depp in it, and I am super looking forward to reading it.
Every time I get an item inspired by Six of Crows I inevitably want to read it. Problem is I feel like I need to finish reading The Grisha Trilogy first. This double-sided bookmark by Treehouse of Books was no different and now I really think I need to hurry it up and read those books.
The book for this month was The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones. I did guess this book but I wasn’t too sure if I was right, but I’m honestly surprised that I wasn’t more confident because it fits the theme perfectly.
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.
With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?
Along with this book came a letter from the author, a cute little pin, and a signed book plate which you will never see me complain about because as far as I am concerned I count my books with signed bookplates in them as signed editions (which I adore owning).
All in all this was a pretty awesome box, which I am starting to expect from OwlCrate (I usually only buy the boxes month to month but I’m honestly considering subscribing). Next month, September’s theme is “Mythical Creatures” and has items inspired by Game of Thrones, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and others (One of the items is a Book Sleeve from Book Beau!! How awesome is that!). My guess for the book next month is Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows because DRAGONS!!! If you have decided that you super like what is in an OwlCrate box here is the link so that you can order one of your own!