This is my second month of getting Owlcrate and I have fallen in love with these people and service. Unfortunately, I forgot to show off my first box last month but I’m doing it from now on.
Owlcrate is a monthly subscription box starting at $29.99USD (+ shipping) featuring a brand new YA novel and 3-5 bookish items that fit into the month’s theme.
There’s a different theme each month and January’s was “Vengeance will be mine”.
Before getting into the book, let’s look at the goodies that came with it.
Harry Potter Mug! This is gorgeous. The art is done by Cara Kozik and part of Owlcrate’s ongoing series and I wish I had the previous ones.
Crooked Kingdom Socks! These are an exclusive design made by Out of Print which is another amazing company I highly encourage people to shop. Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need and I wish there were more companies that did things like this.
Nevernight Pocket Mirror! This was designed by Team Owlcrate. I’ve been needing a new pocket mirror and I adore this. I also love the compartments inside it. Not sure yet what I’ll use them for but I’m sure I’ll think of something.
Children of Blood and Bone Candle! This handmade candle is from A Court of Candles and smells AMAZING! Apparently they had five different candles being sent out so if you also get this box, you may have a different candle than what I got. Mine is a delicious combination of raspberry, patchouli, and mint leaves. It’s a beautiful shade of red and has some glitter too.
The Hobbit Pin Banner! This is made by In the Reads and I love it. I won’t be using it for my pins though because why would I want to cover up this map? It’s amazing. Instead I’ll be handing it up above my bookshelf and my pins will continue to go into my denim jacket.
Exclusive Enamel Pin! This beautiful pin was made by Forensics and Flowers and is inspired by the main character of this month’s book.
And finally the book of this month is…
They drastically changed the cover for this one and I prefer this. It’s beautiful.
When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches, a new identity, and the promise of retribution against Kamon Mercado, the powerful merchant who ruined Amaya’s family and stole the life she once had.
Cayo Mercado, heir to his father’s empire, is well acquainted with the grit beneath the grandeur of Moray. In this opulent coastal city-state, where the corrupt Slum King pockets gold from desperate gamblers and deadly ash fever spreads like rot, Cayo is desperate to shake his disreputable past. But when his sister falls ill, Cayo will do anything to save her life — even if it means making a deal with the Slum King.
As Amaya and Cayo become entangled in a dangerous game of deception — one of them set on protecting the Mercado family at any cost, and the other set on destroying it — they find themselves unexpectedly drawn to one another. But the more Amaya discovers about her past, the more she realizes she must trust no one…
The first novel in a sweeping fantasy duology, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, dueling identities, and breathtaking betrayals, all brilliantly woven together by acclaimed author Tara Sim.
Next Month in Owlcrate…
We better be getting an amazing witch story next month with this art and theme. If not I’m going to be very upset for false advertising. I adore witches and now I’m going to be trying to guess what we’ll get next month and see if I’m right.
Do any of you also get Owlcrate? What do you think of this month’s box and book? Let me know.