Owlcrate: June Box ‘Royalty’
Okay, so if you don’t know what a book subscription box then;
- Where have you been?
- Check out my blog post about them HERE.
Owlcrate is one of the more well known subscription services out there at the moment. And to be honest they deserve to be up there. The quality of service is awesome and the products included are well thought through and packaged well. I have actually had one of their boxes in the past but I wasn’t doing reviews like this back then so this is my first official review. For me this box is a bit on the dear side (when you include shipping and currency exchange) so I’ve been waiting for a good theme before I placed an order and when I saw the Royalty theme I knew it was the box I had to get. So without further ado let’s get into the unboxing review.
So to begin lets talk about the box. It’s super cute right? I love the design.
So first things first we have the introduction card. (Sorry that it’s wonky) I think the quality of these cards is super important. It’s always the first thing subscribers see when they open their boxes. It has to catch your eye, it has to look appealing and the font needs to be clear and Owlcrate always get this spot on. It looks amazing, each months crd is unique and well designed. I don’t think any of the other services put this much attention into their intro cards. Personally it just sets the tone for the rest of the box and it’s a very good tone.
So the first ACTUAL thing in the box was this mystery mini Disney vinyl figure. I was excited about this because DISNEY. I seriously love Disney princesses and their movies so of course I was excited for this.
And the figure I got was….
She’s honestly so cute, I love it!
Next thing I saw was this sweet little bracelet inspired by Cinder by Marissa Meyer created by Rich Love Shoppe. It says “Even in the future the story begins with once upon a time”. This is the sort of bracelet I would be totally cool with wearing on n everyday occasion and probably will. So I’m very happy with this product. Plus it came in a cute little bag.
I actually screamed when I saw this. See I LOVE MyBookmark‘s bookmarks but they’re so expensive and when you dd shipping it’s like $40 AUD for a bookmark and in the past I haven’t been able to justify that. But with this discount voucher? I can finally get one! I’m so excited!
On the subject of bookmarks, there adorable mini magnetic bookmarks were the next thing I saw in my box. They’re by Craftedvan and they’re exclusive to this box but you can check out their other super cute magnetic bookmarks on their Etsy page!
The last thing in the box before the book (and the fun goodies that came with the book) was this super cool art print inspired by Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! It’s designed by EvieBookish and I actually really love it, I love Evie’s artwork and this is no exception! It’ll look great on my door with my other bookish poster like things.
And this month’s book is….
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. I had seen some talk about this book but it was a few months ago, and a few months ago I wasn’t as interested in historical fiction as I am now. So I didn’t really pay much attention to it- then I forgot about it. I’m still not fully into historical fiction but there was a letter that came with this book from the authors that sold me completely.
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
This was the letter that sold me on the book, it reads;
Dear Owl Crate Readers
First of all we love owls, and we love crates, particularly when those crates include books.
We’re excited to share My Lady Jane with you. In history Jane Grey was simply awesome. She spoke eight languages, loved books, and spoke her mind in a time when girls were told to be quite. But at age sixteen, she became queen of England for nine days and then was beheaded. That was less awesome.
So we decided to give Jane a better ending. And we added some magic. And some jokes. And an arranged marriage to a boy who keeps turning into a horse. It’s not exactly what you’d find in a history book, but we hope you like our version better.
Love The Lady Janies
See that sold you too didn’t it?
The last thing in the box was this paper crown to wear. It looks very one dimensional in the photos but there are other sides to it. This isn’t as cool as the letter and other products in the box but still pretty exciting.
I loved this box, it had so many good products in it. It was well curated to the theme and the book looks awesome! I really do think you get what you pay for (and more) with this subscription box and it’s in my top two subscription box services along with Fairyloot. The care put into making this box is awesome, and I’m going to mention it again, but the introduction card shows the dedication to this box. Literally the only thing I’m on the shelf about is the paper crown.. And that’s mostly because I don’t know where to put it as opposed to not liking it. I highly recommend this box, it’s YA and is unique every month.
The next month’s theme is Good vs Evil. I’ve already ordered mine and will be reviewing it when it comes – by the time I post this you won’t be able to order it anymore. I just wanted to include a little bit of information about this box so you can see how amazing this service is. See with July’s theme half the boxes are good, and the other half are evil. The book is the same, but it’s two sides. And the exciting part? We don’t know which one we’ll get. Plus the sneak peek says there will be a full size Funko figurine! How awesome is that!
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The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone. This post is not sponsored I paid for the box myself.