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January Owlcrate Review

Owlcrate is a monthly subscription literary box that costs $29.99 plus shipping. It is a bit more costly than some other subscription boxes but they do a very good job of making sure the items you receive are worth the price. Each month, Owlcrate has a theme so all of your goodies go together. Another good thing about Owlcrate is that they ship worldwide! No matter where you are, you will never have to worry about missing out! They also offer different payment plans, such as month-to-month, 3 month, and 6 month plans. They also do gift boxes so you can send a box to your friend of family!

 This month’s theme was MAGIC!

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The items received this month included, a POP figure from Funko, an exclusive bookmark and poster from Evie Bookish, some Harry Potter lip balm, the code for the ebook – A Knot in Grain, and a hardcover of the newly released book, Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley.

POP Figure: I have never quite understood the new obsession with POP figures. They make cute bookshelf decor, so maybe that’s the point? Either way, this is the first time that Owlcrate has included one in their boxes. They sent out 5 different figures from Harry Potter and I received Prof. Snape. I actually really like this because with the passing of the great Alan Rickman last week, there was definitely some sentimental value to this for me. He looks wonderful on my bookshelf now!

Patronus Lip Balm: This is a full-sized lip balm from Geek Fire Labs. I love that it’s Harry Potter themed as well. It’s really nice and smooth and does moisturize your lips real well. There is no color to this balm which makes it good for layering and works for guys, too!

Bookmark and Poster: These were both created for Owlcrate by Evie Bookish. I like them both but haven’t yet read the books that they are from. The bookmark is inspired by The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater and the print is a quote from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. The colors in the print are fantastic and I can’t wait to frame it and add it to my gallery wall.

Book: This month’s book is Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley. It is a fantasy retelling of the lives of the Brontë sisters. In this story, the youth are able to literally escape into the stories that they have created! This is a very interesting story that I cannot wait to read. There is also a beautiful paper doll kit that comes with the book. I also appreciate how the authors of the books included in Owlcrate send a personal letter, which I find very sweet and touching.

This month was fantastic! I encourage anyone who is interested in a literary subscription box to definitely consider Owlcrate as their first choice!

Are you a subscriber? What did you think about the items included in the month’s box? Leave a comment and let me know!

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