OwlCrate November 2017 Review: Castles, Courts and Kingdoms

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate). It’s that time again! Time for another OwlCrate review. This month’s theme is Castles, Courts and Kingdoms, and the box is filled with all sorts of cool merchandise and goodies from Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. 

OwlCrate is a monthly subscription of books. Each OwlCrate contains one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3 to 5 other bookish items that all match with the monthly theme. My daughter loves reading and getting the cute items that go with her books each month. This really helps her discover new authors and find others books to read.

OwlCrate always provides information cards. The information cards tell a little about all the items that are in that month’s box along with little comments on why they were selected. It is always decorated to go along with that month theme. My daughter doesn’t read it right away she likes to be surprised with what is in the box.

The book of the month uses a gorgeous and vivid color cover. In this case , The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano. Here is a quick summary of the book I found on Amazon.

“Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.
Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, though, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.
But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with Wil’s power.
With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?”

Being a Owlcrate exclusive cover there’s always something different than the original cover. The difference is the original book has the title in blue coloring. The Owlcrate book has it in purple. Its looks really cool.

This book also comes with a letter from the author and a signed sticker bookplate.

My daughter received this Harry Potter inspired “Expecto Patronum” beanie. Its simply adorable.

Next, is a cute soap from Fizzy Fairy Apothecary, it’s made to look like the elf-bread from LOTR (Lord of the Rings).

This pretty OwlCrate exclusive wooden badge designed by Juniper and Ivy.  There were three different designs, for the three different types of Grisha in the series by Leigh Bardugo.

 A Court of Mist and Fury “Don’t Let the Hard Days Win” notebook. My daughter loves this notebook! What a great quote, and such a pretty design!

Also included was a lip balm inspired by Game of Thrones. This lip balm is called “Winter is Here” and was created by Geek Fire Labs. It actually smells just like blackberry!

The Exclusive OwlCrate badge is a snippet from the information card. The button is slightly dark, but it is of a girl on a horse holding a torch inspired by Game of Thrones.

Next month, December’s theme is “Seize the Day” and has items inspired by Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Serpent King, Percy Jackson and others (One of the items is an exclusive item designed by Bookworm Boutique and another is an exclusive candle from Novelly Yours).

 

How did you like this month’s theme? What was your favorite thing in the box? Ready for next month’s Box?

Don’t forget to check out my review of the upcoming December 2017 OwlCrate box.

 

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