OwlCrate November 2018 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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Owl Crate is a monthly subscription of books and bookish items. Each OwlCrate contains one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish items all matched to the monthly theme. OwlCrate always sends the best items to go along with their theme with the hottest new books out there.

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November’s OwlCrate theme is Rise from the Ashes. OwlCrate always has the best info card prints. One side is a print representing the theme and the other side is the information for the box contents.

The information card tells a little bit about all the items in this month’s box along with little comments on why they were selected or other fun tidbits. The theme follows through even with the info. It is always decorated to go along with that month.

Everything in my November OwlCrate box.

In addition to the information card, we get a booklet with more info on the author and theme and each month we get a pin that has the theme represented.

Every month the book comes in a plastic sleeve to protect it in travel. There is a sticker on the outside of the back letting us know that it is exclusive.

I take the sticker off the bag and put it on the inside sleeve so I always know where it came from and what is special about it.

This month’s exclusive cover really adds some extra fire to the front!

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan ($15.19) – I can’t imagine being taken for what is supposed to be an honor but is really your worst nightmare. Of course things never go as plan and the heroine falls in love with the forbidden. A nice fiery novel to read in front of the roaring fire at home.

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. 

In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it’s Lei they’re after — the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king’s consort. There, she does the unthinkable — she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world’s entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

The book also came with a note from the author and a sticker decal.

As we have gotten the last couple of months the books don’t only have an exclusive cover but it is signed by the author.

Want to create a new life? Owlcrate sent us an exclusive planter so we can grow a new one. Little plants and flowers can greatly help your mental health and create a space of comfort. I can’t wait to grow something in my little skull.

Eeehhhh!!! I’m a card maker and I love to send homemade cards to friends and family. What is better than getting an unexpected surprise in the mailbox. I can’t wait to put this to work this holiday season. Owlcrate and designer  Michelle Gray created this super fun exclusive wax seal kit for us to use on all our mail!

What else would you expect from a book box but then a book on your wax seal!

Owlcrate and Evie Bookish created this dynamic exclusive pillowcase inspired by the An Ember in the Ashes series. My boys are already trying to decide which of our couch pillows we can use as the stuffer.  I’m thinking we will need to buy a real stuffer pillow but for now, I’ll let it go.

What a fun craft to do on a dreary day. Creating a Wishing Bracelet from Ann Williams. Just write away your wish and dreams and roll it up while you make your beads. I’m a huge crafter and I can’t wait to make this fun little bracelet.

Do you think of anything other then the Phoenix from Harry Potter when you think of Rise from the Ashes? That was actually what I thought of when I saw the theme last month and I’m so glad it was included in some way. Such a cute Fawkes sticker.

I love all of the themes that Owl Crate comes up with and how they curate each box with the most interesting items. Little succulents and plants are all the rage right now so having my own little pot is so fun. I can’t wait to get something growing in there. Every month Owl Crate sends the most fun items and things I didn’t even know I needed or wanted like the wax seal this month. It looks so fun and is so perfect for me and all of my cards.

The December 2018 theme is Power of Illusions! This month’s box will include an exclusive edition AND the book will be signed by the author!

✨ Get ready to step into a world of magic and wonder with our December box! We built this box all around the theme of illusions and trickery.
✨ Our book pick is a fantasy tale about a young orphan who must use her ability to create illusions in order to gain her rightful place in the world. She soon finds out that things are not always what they appear to be.
✨ The book will be a stunning exclusive edition, and it will be signed by the author! Seriously, our OwlCrate exclusive cover is one of our favourites we’ve ever done. We can’t wait for you to see it!
✨ You’ll also find gorgeous items inspired by books such as The Caraval Series, The Night Circus, The Crown’s Game, The Lunar Chronicles and more!
✨ Many of you have been asking if we’ll be including a reading planner in this box (because you loved the one we sent last year) and we are happy to say that we are! We’ve worked with our friends at Blue Star Press again to 
bring you an awesome updated planner. We took your feedback and created a bigger and better planner!
✨ We’re so excited to end 2018 with a bang and we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve put together for you! Every item has been designed beautifully and we think you’re going to be blown away by these goodies. More sneak peeks will be shared soon!
✨ Graphic by Hey Atlas Creative

Each box will also include an exclusive item from ink and wonder designs!

The back of the information booklet also tells us a bit more about the November box.

Get ready to step into a world of magic and wonder with out December box! We built this box all around the theme of illusions and trickery. Our book pick is a fantasy tale about a young orphan who must use her ability to create illusions in order to gain her rightful place in the palace court. She soon finds out that palace life is not what it appears to be. The book will be a stunning exclusive edition, and it will be signed by the author! You’ll also find gorgeous items inspired by books such as The Caraval Series, The Night Circus, The Crown’s Game, The Lunar Chronicles and more! You can also expect to find a lovely item created by Ink and Wonder Designs (psst…it’s not a bookmark!). We’re so excited to end 2018 with a bang and we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve put together for you!

What did you think of this month’s Owl Crate theme? Are you excited for next month’s theme?

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