October 2016 Owlcrate!


Do you love YA books?

How about fairy tales?

Now, what about bookish goodies featuring fairy tales AND a new YA book delivered straight to your doorstep?

For the month of October, Owlcrate has chosen a theme surrounding all of your favorites such as Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz, and Sleeping Beauty: ONCE UPON A DREAM!


So here’s what’s inside the magical box:


I didn’t notice it until after reading the info card at the end of the unboxing, BUT Owlcrate was sneaky in their card design by adding in a few subtle hints to what is in the rest of the box. Hmmmm… what could it possibly be….


As always do not turn this card over until AFTER the completion of the unboxing, otherwise, you will spoil yourself. So let’s just set that aside for now..

The first item is from the world of Peter Pan!


With Fall in full swing and the Halloween season just around the corner, this beanie from Whosits and Whatsits is the perfect addition to your new Peter Pan costume! You’ll never have to worry about your head getting cold while on your way to Neverland 🙂

The next item will allow you to keep your place between adventures.


This giant, red dot bookmark is from the company My Heart My Tribe. It even matches the cover of this month’s book!


Also placed in the box is a bookmark featuring the New World series by Jennifer Wilson.

Do you love jewelry, or need just the right addition to your Sleepy Beauty costume?


From the Geeky Cauldron comes a fun charm bracelet featuring a spindle, blue charm, and a “Once Upon a Dream” quote.


How cute is this!?  


Now who loves walking down the Yellow Brick Road??


Take notes of all the crazy things you see in Oz with this handy notebook from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild.


You’ll need it as your passport for entering the great Emerald City!

Lately, Owlcrate has been adding cute buttons in the boxes that feature the info card design, so now you can show off your bookish bling on your bookbag or shirt.

And finally, for the big reveal. Have you guessed what the book could be?


The book of the month for October’s Once Upon A Dream is…


Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter!



In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.

In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.

But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair…“

More Book Information:

Published: 20 September 2016

Publisher: Tor Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 304

With this month’s book comes a few EXCLUSIVE items to help celebrate the reveal! Your find an author name plate, a tattoo, and an author’s note tucked away behind the book.


Can you see how the items matched with the info card design? Tricky right?

Well that is it for the awesome Once Upon A Dream box from the lovely people over at Owlcrate. Stay tuned next month for another unboxing post! You can subscribe below and the link will deliver straight to your email as soon as my little elves are released.

…And from what I hear, November’s box will be AMAZING for those who are head over heels for Wonderland (such as yours truly)….

I hope y’all enjoyed this post, and until next time,

Happy Reading,


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