For those of you unfamiliar with OwlCrate, it is a monthly YA subscription box that features a newly released book as well as 3-4 bookish items that are set around a theme. The theme for April was “Dystopia”. This is what the box contained:
- A WICKED decal by Shailey Ann Designs.
- A Mockingjay bracelet from The Geeky Cauldron.
- A notebook inspired by George Orwell’s classic 1984 by Manuscript.
- A Hunger Games magnet by Half Blood Prints.
- A Shatter Me quote coaster by Evie Bookish.
- A Star-Touched Queen quote poster.
- A hardcover copy of Flawed by Cecelia Ahern as well as a letter from the author, mini book poster and tattoo.
Again, not a book I would have chosen for myself. I have heard a lot of negative things about Flawed, but I will eventually give it a read to judge for myself. After another lack luster box, I’ve decided to cancel my OwlCrate subscription. Next month’s box will be the final one that I’ll receive. I just can’t justify continuing to pay for a box that I’m not totally enjoying. Does anyone else feel the same?
Uppercase is also a young adult book-of-the-month subscription box. You receive a recently published YA novel and some additional book-related items. This month the box (or cloth bag) contained:
- A Harry Potter inspired notebook from the Literary Emporium.
- Super cute Hagrid and Buckbeak bookmarks from Beedoo.TO.
- A Harry Potter quote poster by Risa Rodil.
- A pin for This Is Teen’s #IReadYA Week.
- A signed hardcover copy for Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw and book related stickers.
I love Uppercase more and more each month! First, the book is signed. It’s honestly not one that I had heard of before, but the blurb on the back makes it sound like something I’m going to really like. And…so much Harry Potter goodness!! The bookmarks are adorable and the quote and totally go up in my classroom. I’m really looking forward to the box next month!