This month I decided it would be a great time to subscribe to OwlCrate. It’s billed as “a subscription service that sends you magical monthly boxes tailored to a chosen theme. Each OwlCrate will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish treats to help you get your nerd on.” Which is great for someone who loves YA, reading, and books in general. This month’s theme was “Get Inspired,” and it got me pretty inspired for the new year!

So what was in the super cute box? Lots of great things. Check them out below.

First things first, every box comes with a cute spoiler card explaining everything in the box. You can either read it first, or save it for last.

Retail Value: ~$49.00
OwlCrate Cost: $29.99 (one month subscription)
Rating: ★★★★★

Frostbeard Candle


In this box came a super cute mini candle from Frostbeard. They are known for making the bookish themed candles such as “The Shire,” “Winterfell,” “Wizardy Buttery Drink.” This month they chose “Reading at the Cafe,” which is a coffee and chocolate pastry smell. I currently have this burning, and the room I’m in smells exactly like a cozy little coffee shop, the kind that is perfect for reading in a comfy chair while sipping a hot drink. Plus, they included a coupon for the shop that gets you 15% off your first order.

To Do List Notepad


Next out of the box is an adorable To Do List notepad by boygirlparty. To inspire you to complete your goals, this little notepad is just the ticket. Featuring a super cute reading octopus, this pad is a keeper. I’ll definitely be using this pad to keep track of all my lists!

What I Read Journal


This little journal keeps track of what you read and gives helpful prompts to get you started. I got the Penguin one, but there were also journals from Chronicle Books. Mine is a nice red, that will fit perfectly on my nightstand next to my books. At the very end there are prompts like “First book,” “Saddest book,” and “Most influential” which will be great when looking for a book to recommend. Scattered throughout the pages are various literary quotes which add to the charm of this little reading journal.

The Little Prince Magnet

Following the journal, I found a cute magnet by Sandragrafik featuring The Little Prince. Cute, whimsical, and soon to be on my fridge. It is sure to inspire a little adventure and a lot of compassion when his story is remembered.

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott


Last but not least is the book. This month was Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott. The book is a historical fiction set during the Renaissance. It follows Ginevra de’Benci as she discovers the world of poets, philosophers, and artists. Through that discovery, she meets a young Leonardo Da Vinci and her world changes forever. I am truly excited to read this book and explore this new world. This book also comes with an exclusive word magnet set to create poems with.

All in all, this was a great box. Everything in this box gives a little inspiration and is useful. A great box for readers of young adult, as each box does contain a new book. With subscription choices from one to six months, there’s a plan for everyone. Their customer service is great, and they are easy to get in touch with through any major social media (owl post excluded), and have a very user-friendly website to boot. This is one subscription box I’ll continue to subscribe to, and encourage fellow readers to look into.



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