It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done an Owlcrate unboxing!
Once I arrived at home from school, I had not one, but two boxes waiting for me to open! So here are the March and April 2018 unboxings!!There are a ton of awesome bookish goodies along with two YA Fantasy novels that I have been long awaiting to place on my shelves.
Can you take a guess which recent releases they might be??
Here are all the goodies in the March 2018, ACROSS THE GALAXY-themed box:
I was really surprised in the quality of this first cute and silky piece. This one is perfect to cozy up on an air-conditioned reading adventure..
This infinity scarf is an exclusive edition made from the Owlcrate themselves!
The next item smells rather orange-y..
A small Blood Orange candle from Wick & Fable featuring The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
What’s a reader without a coffee mug??
This mug is made by Sasha Natasha inspired from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!
Who doesn’t love Funko Pops? What about those cute mini ones??
This box contained a Funko from the Galaxy Mystery series.
To finish the package, a reader always needs a new bookmark to keep from forgetting which page their on..
This one is made from Lexy Olivia featuring the Star Wars quote!
AND finally.. the Book of the Month!!
Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron #1) by Ashley Poston
“Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.
Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.
When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.
What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?“
Published: 27 February 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
An as with every Owlcrate, the author tied in some fun goodies including a signed edition with purple pages along with a personalized note!
And now for the hint to the April 2018, SHADOWS AND SECRETS box:
The first item in this box is a treat I am excited to brew..
This deliciously smelling, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt coffee is made from Bones Coffee Company. And can I just say that I am really loving the packaging. Can it be Halloween-time yet??
The next item is a sticker from The Young Elites series from Marie Lu:
Made by the artist Jamila Mehio!
How about another smelly object to keep yourself squeaky clean from all the marathon reading you’ve been doing all day?
This soap is made by the Three Sisters Apothecary by Soap Cauldron! Its smells originate from the Shadowhunter realm by Cassandra Clare!
Are you a Potterhead such as myself? Any fellow Ravenclaw-ers out there??
Well it’s time to get to class before Professor McGonagall finds us missing with these three pencils with Harry Potter quotes. These fun items are from Jubilee Designs!
This has to be my favorite item of the box, and also the largest..
This gorgeous pillowcase is made from Stella Bookisn Art featuring a Crooked Kingdom quote from Leigh Bardugo.
Most of you may recognize this sampler of Legendary by Stephanie Garber.
This book has been on my TBR-list for awhile now. The first book in the series, Caraval, was amazing!
Drum roll please for the Book of the Month!
Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
“Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she’ll need to play.“
Published: 10 April 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
And for the final goodies of the box includes a set of postcards based from the book along with a signed edition and a personalized note from the author!
Can’t wait to see what the May box unfolds?? Well here is the sneak peek of one of the items!
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Until next time…