Unboxings

Owlcrate Unboxing: October

So, here is my October Owlcrate unboxing, the theme was Lost in a Bookstore and most of the items were not based on specific fandoms. What I was expecting from Lost in a bookstore was really bookish items like maybe a reading light or bookmarks, items like that. But scroll down below to see what was included. I forgot to take an overview unboxing photo this month so, oops! And this month TWO books were included and they both had exclusive covers and were signed.

I’m just going to apologize before you scroll down for the quality of photos here.

savingpng-12


Books

So out of the two books I’m only interested in one of them, while i’m sure Pride is great its just not my thing.

savingpng-3

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)
Original cover

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

savingpng-4

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Pride
Original cover

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

Items

Owlcrate exclusive Book Nerd socks by Out of Print. While it says these are exclusive you can actually buy the exact same socks the colours are just inverted. There was a big issue with these socks, the bottom of the socks should say BOOK on one sock and NERD on the other but a lot of people ended up with the same word on both socks. Luckily mine were correct

savingpng-8Choco-Mint truffle tea by The Tea Spot. I absolutely detest chocolate and mint together so I’ll be passing this on to someone else. The packaging for this tea is absolutely adorable though and they included a discount code.

savingpng-9

Owlcrate Silicone tea strainer designed by Michelle Gray and made by Owlcrate. This is another Item i’ll probably pass along, the holes in the strainer are rather large and I’m very picky with my tea strainers, the design is cute, but not for me.

savingpng-7

Harry Potter Mirror of Erised print designed by Michelle Gray. I really like this print, its so cute with Hedwig and the stack of books and tea/coffee. Michelle did a fantastic job designing this and it will be going up on my art wall!

savingpng-6savingpng-5

Lastly there was a canvas pouch included that’s supposed to fit “most” SMALL books. The pouch says “Books are a uniquely portable magic” and was designed by Bookworm Boutique. While I enjoy the idea of this, I don’t think I’ll ever use it. The pouch is quite large and barely fits a skinny small hardcover, its pretty impractical, I’d rather use a booksleeve.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Owlcrate Unboxing: October”

  1. Thanks for sharing your unboxing! It sounds like you weren’t too pleased with all the items you received due to a conflict to your personal tastes or due to some issue with the product itself. Do you think this box was worth getting? From the looks of it, it looks like the goodies only partially fit with the theme. The two books received also don’t really seem to relate very well either? The art print and socks seemed super cute though!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yea, I really wasn’t a fan of it. Someone posted on insta the other day about the tea strainer not working, it float s and hardly holds tea haha. I agree, the books don’t really fit the theme and they are two completely different genre’s. I’m interested in Shadow of the Fox but not Pride. I personally don’t think it was worth my money.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sorry you didn’t like this box better! Its actually one of my favorite boxes so far. I was one of the people that both my socks say “nerd” but I emailed them and they said they would send me “the missing sock, as well as some special OwlCrate goodies” so I am curious to see if they actually send me one sock 😂 The clutch actually works perfectly to hold the paperback I am currently reading, my keys, wallet, phone, a couple hair accessories and some pens. Which I was carrying all that stuff before but it was all loose and most of it didn’t fit in my pockets. So I am using the clutch to hold that stuff and it is working really really well!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s