OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Spoiler – February 2016

Subscription: OwlCrate

Cost: $29.99 + $6.99 shipping [$36.98 total per month]

What to Expect:

  • A highly anticipated new YA release [Young Adult].
  • 3-5 other bookish goodies (jewelry, totes, yummy treats, pins, etc).
  • Exclusive items from publishers and authors.
  • A note telling you more about the novel and the items included in your crate.


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Oh, hi owly!

mossy gnome pot

CLOSEUP! I can’t grow plants! This had my FFF basil in it last summer, but it never sprouted. Then I planted a Trader Joe’s basil that promptly died. Now I just have a moss bin =)


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Theme: Scifi Love


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The Lunar Chronicles Tote

My mom read a couple of books in this series so I sent her the tote. Though, she totally forgot she read them and was confused why I sent it. I lurrrve my mutti =) This series is on my TBR list, but they’re a ways away from being read/listened to.

Click here to see the Goodreads page for the 9 books in this 4 book series.

I’m always confused on whether you’re supposed to read 0.5 and 3.1 books while reading the series or go back and read them in the order they were published. Thoughts??

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Vector Engraving Tardis Pin: $12-18 seems to be the rate for her other cools stuff.

This is pretty, but I’m not a Who-er? My cousin’s tweenager got this because she’s a Whovian. Who-ligan?

Idk what Dr Who fans are called. Though, I think Cumberbitches is perhaps my favorite fandom name… You win again, Benedict Cumberbatch.

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The Time Machine by HG Wells: $10.99 from Rock Paper Books.

Description from Goodreads:

“I’ve had a most amazing time….”

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes…and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells’s expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.

I am actually really excited to read this! I love Warehouse 13 [darn you Netflix for not posting the last two seasons yet!!], and part of the series is based on HG Wells actually being female, and she hangs out with the modern day characters because, you know, time travel.

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Letter from the Author and Signed Bookplate

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry: $10.58 on Amazon. 3.86 stars on Goodreads.

Description from Goodreads:

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start… until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

I actually was surprised when I got this because a couple days before I had been randomly poking around on the author’s Instagram, though I can’t remember how I found her. I am a bit dubious of this book because the description says a high school girl meets a “beautiful boy”, and now I’m just going to have it in my head that it’s muggle Twilight [a relationship built on looks and lust, but not intellect or personality]. I also have no interest in Friday Night Lights or The Time Traveler’s Wife.

I will give it a try though! 

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So pretty!! I love this.


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I am the kind of person who keeps books in amazing condition. I don’t write in books and I take off the dust jacket when I read hardcovers so it doesn’t get ripped. Also, I actually gasped out loud when I read that Subsista folds her book pages! Fortunately she just got a poo bookmark from GlobeIn. However, to each their own [just don’t do it to my books!] =)

So, needless to say, I was really bummed when I noticed bits of damage on this book.

Basically I have to burn it now. [sarcasm, don’t worry]


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Another random closeup:


While flipping through books to use as a background, I randomly stopped on a page that I had a postcard of the picture! I used to have this on my wall, and thought it was really neat to see it in this newspaper book.

The girl who sent it to me was going through a divorce and the swap was to send a picture of your feelings!


March Theme: Writer’s Block

march spoilers

Instagram spoilers released show two items are coming from Out of Print [top right] and Bookworm Boutique <3 [lower left]. I love Bookworm Boutique’s Instagram and all of the items I’ve seen in other people’s pictures, I just haven’t purchased anything myself so I’m excited to see what comes!



Verdict: This box again wasn’t a hit for me, but I’ll still give the book a go. I actually canceled because $$, but then I saw that they were doing an Out of Print and Bookworm Boutique collab for March and I had to say yes. Sighhh. Budgets, guys! HELP! Also, I think I’ve ended most of my posts lately with the statement that I want to cancel, and I think it’s because I’m ready to try some new subs!

What did you think? Let us know!


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Disclosure: This box was paid for by me. There is a refer-three-get-one-free link.

  3 comments for “OwlCrate Subscription Box Review + Spoiler – February 2016

  1. March 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    You are growing moss. Mine kicked the curb so your moss still growing counts for something. Kinda looks like a start of a fairy garden. Maybe you can have fairies visit your garden for your nieces when they visit in lieu of a fairy door? Hmmm… I am thinking of a new project Operation: fairy gardens using untended subscription box terraniums. Maybe I should get sand and make a zen fairy garden. That way I don’t kill anything. I digress. Thoughtful post imdeed 🙂

    • March 15, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Haha, you really don’t have to “try” to grow moss in western WA! It’s been pretty rainy this winter too. The bigger tufts of moss I found on the driveway, and I’m pretty sure they blew out of a tree.

      A zen fairy garden sounds great! Instead of sand you should use glitter ;’D sooo unzen trying to get the glitter off of everything though.

      • March 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        Maybe if I put glitter in the sand it wouldn’t be a mess. This fairy zen garden idea is getting better and better.

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