It pains my heart to write this, but I was a bit disappointed with the OwlCrate this month. The theme was Dystopia, one of my favorite genres. Perhaps I had too high of expectations. But for me, the box fell flat, especially in comparison to its predecessors.
I was glad to see Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. I had predicted this would be the book for the crate so I held off on buying it. I’m glad that my gamble went in my favor. I love a good dystopian so we’ll see if this delivers. If not, at least the cover is pretty. I also always enjoy the exclusive note from each author to OwlCrate subscribers. It’s such a wonderful touch and collectible.
The rest of the box was a sort of odd mishmash to me. A couple items of Hunger Games merchandise. The first was this fridge magnent of the Mockingjay symbol by Half Blood Prints. Under different circumstances I might have been more happy about this, but in my current living situation, I do not have a fridge to stick it on presently. This may change later this week, and if it does, I’ll be sure to let you know. It would be a great relief to me.
The second was this Mockingjay bracelet from The Geeky Cauldron. I wasn’t happy to see this at all because I received it as a gift a few Christmases ago, and it promptly fell apart. Maybe I just got a lemon, but no, I wasn’t excited to see an item that had been of such poor quality in the past.
A random WICKED sticker from The Maze Runner. Great design and series, but I’m not sure what to do with it.
The coaster was nice but I didn’t quite see the point of it since if I use it, no one will see the design on it. And again, with my current living situation, I don’t have a place to use it.
The poster for the Star-Touched Queen was also pretty, but since the book hasn’t been released yet, it seemed out of context. It included a link to read the first five chapters, which I don’t know if that was an exclusive offer or not. It seemed a bit pointless to me as well since the book is being released tomorrow. I personally have it pre-ordered. So the chapter pass was useless to me.
And last but not least, they included this little 1984 notebook, which I honestly wasn’t impressed with. The cover was shoddily printed and it was almost to small to write anything in. I may just recycle it.
Overall, I will still use the OwlCrate service for now because the hardcover book is worth the price. Perhaps this box was just a fluke and next month’s will be better. Otherwise I might have to find a new subscription box service. I am again hopeful though since next month’s theme is Steampunk, another one of my favorite genres, and this time around, I have no clue what the book will be so I will be utterly surprised by whatever comes.
I will be adding some shop updates today or tomorrow as I have a couple more products and will officially be opening. So keep your eyes peeled for that!
In the meantime though, tootle loo, darlings!