October’s OwlCrate theme is Once Upon a Dream which sound very Disney to me so they had me right from the theme. Owl Crate is a monthly subscription of books and bookish items box. Each OwlCrate contains one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish items all matched to the monthly theme. This month they had a bit of a shipping snafu so boxes are all arriving at very different times. Once they found it and got it under control the emailed the appropriate customers and posted on their site so that everyone knew what was going on. I was not part of the problem but with the delay, I’m getting my box in the middle of the mailed groupings.
First look and I’m loving the front of the info card. Lots of little fairy tale references in there.
The information card tells a little bit about all the goodies in the box.
Everything in the October Once Upon a Dream OwlCrate.
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter ($10.88) – Retellings of fairytales are all the rage right now and I’m in the majority and love them. This is not a fairy tale that I know but I still can’t wait to read this version. Any book that can combine fairy tales, magic, and horror with an urban setting sounds like a winner in my book.
Vassa in the Night is a powerful and haunting modern retelling of the Russian folktale “Vassilissa the Beautiful” for teen fans of urban fantasy, fairy tales, magic, and horror who enjoy books by Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Catherynne Valente, and V. E. Schwab.
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now―but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.
In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters―and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair….
It also came with a note from the author, a temporary tattoo, and a signature card.
You will never have to grow up with the Neverland Beanie From Whosits & Whatsits ($22.00)! This beanie looks huge but then I looked at it and the info online says its supposed to be slouchy on the back. That makes way more sense and the hat fits cute then.
This is an exclusive bangle bracelet based on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale from the GEEKY Cauldron. I love getting exclusive items when it comes to fandom items since they are not what everyone else around will have and this bracelet is no exception. This is stunning and so elegantly simple it will look great with any outfit and lets you show you love without being too overt about it.
How cute is this little Oz Passport Notebook ($3.25) from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild? I have said before but I love notebooks and notepads and keep them all over the house. I am always jotting down notes and ideas no matter where I am
The inside of the booklet has a passport type page on the front and the each page is lined with the cute picture on the corner.
The inside back has some funny traveling tips and then the very back has the quote we all know “There’s no place like HOME.” I love this little notebook and as I’m currently working my way through the Dorothy Must Die series it is also very timely for me.
Every book needs a good bookmark and this button fabric one is from My Heart My Tribe. They sent out lots of different fabrics and I’m liking the one I got. It kind of reminds me of my Dorothy books so I’m going to use it over while reading those. Which color did you get?
Another great month for me and Owl Crate. The boxes are well thought out and I love getting such new books to add to my stash and read list. This month they also managed to tug at my Disney/Fairy Tale loving heart which makes it all the better for me.
Next month’s theme is Wonderland and my guess is that this is the BOOK. I’m really excited since I really like the author and can’t wait for more of her books. The boxes will also include an item created by Authored Adornments. I was just looking around their site and their items are beautiful I can’t wait!
The Description: OwlCrate is 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.
The Price: $29.99 per month + $6.99 shipping