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Last month, I received my first Owlcrate box from a three-month subscription. I was delighted with it, but also a little apprehensive that the next box wouldn't be as good - I needn't have worried.
The theme for the August box was "Fast Times at YA High" - a nod to this cult 80s flick starring Sean Penn. It was packed full of goodies:
The book for this month was P.S. I Like You by Kasie West - a YA romance story about a girl and boy who converse via notes and letters (so very old school, eh?). Also included was a letter from the author, and a signed bookplate. There was a signed bookplate with last month's choice too - I just stuck it to the inside of the book, I did the same with this one.
The Harry Potter side of things was covered with this gorgeous print by Susanne Draws - created exclusively for this box. This is crying out for a frame! There was a badge too, created by Taryn Knight.
There was a large adult colouring book included, along with a packet of colouring pencils. I have to admit that even though I was a huge fan of colouring growing up, I lost interest when it became "a thing". I don't find mandala patterns really relaxing, I find them stressful because I hate fiddly things - but I do have a Harry Potter colouring book that I really like and I have a willing recipient for this one.
There was a second badge, and a great little notebook made from recycled materials:
Finally, there was an exclusive piece of jewellery made by the folks at Owlcrate. It's based on the YA favourite Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and it's very, very cute.
Lastly, there was a cute information card for this box and a spoiler for next month... do you want to see?
The theme of the September box will be "Darkness", and it will contain a "spooky and peculiar" item from Out of Print, something related to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
CAN. NOT. WAIT.
I adore this box. I've already ended three other subscriptions so that I can afford it again when my current sub runs out in October, I think it's well worth the €40 odd a month (recently published hardback books are nearly €20, never mind the other stuff). There's a discount code too - use WELCOME15 for 15% off your first order at www.owlcrate.com.
Can I just say too, that I love the way Owlcrate treat their International customers. I got a shipping notice yesterday and received my box today. From America! I love how we're not left waiting for weeks, it makes a huge difference to be able to join in the unboxing fun at the same time as everyone else (or in some cases, even before).
Bring on September!