OwlCrate Unboxing | February 2018 “HIDDEN WORLDS”

Once again I have been absolutely blown away by the awesomeness that is OwlCrate! The OwlCrate February box theme was “Hidden Worlds” and completely blew me away! Owlcrate is continually creating better and better boxes as the months pass by. This box was perfect for people who fantasy books, and had items inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, Coraline, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Alice in Wonderland and more! As usual the box also included a OwlCrate pin that matched the beautiful art card.

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The February box contained:

  • An exclusive candle from Books on Candles inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia and smells like pine, mint, and vanilla.
  • A Team OwlCrate designed skeleton key necklace inspired by Caroline.
  • A stunning vinyl-ish pouch designed by Risa Rodil. The quote says: “We dreamed together of the world remade.”
  • A gorgeous wall tapestry designed by Evie Bookish (I didn’t realise how big these things are). The quote says: “Books fall open, you fall in.”
  • A cute little Alice in Wonderland sticker designed by Naomi Lord.

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The book for this month was The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, which is an awesome sounding magic realism/fantasy book that is “about a girl who has to venture deep into a sinister land of fairy tales in an effort to rescue her mother.” I have been wanting to read this book since I first saw it on Goodreads and I also FREAKIN LOVE THIS COVER! (The original is black while this one is green).

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

All in all this was a pretty awesome box, which I definitely expect from OwlCrate. Next month, March’s theme is “Across the Galaxy” and has items inspired by The Illuminae Files, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars and others (One of the items is a candle by Wick and Fable AND the book will have sprayed edges à la Six of Crows style but a different colour). The book in March’s box is described as “an incredibly fun tale inspired by the story of Anastasia, but set in space.” With that description I think it might be Atlas Fallen by Jessica Pierce (But don’t quote me on that). 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!

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