Last Thursday, I looked on my porch and found my OwlCrate box waiting for me. With glee, I snatched it up. OwlCrate is the highlight of the month! Usually.
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!
3 thoughts on “OwlCrate April Box Review”
Thanks for your honesty on reviewing these products. Yeah, most of the Mockingjay jewelry I’ve come across has either been mediocre or at least not that fantastic, unfortunately. You’re the second person I’ve read (blog-wise) who has reviewed Owlcrate, and come out with a mixed bag. Before I pay for something (as a poor stay at home parent), I want to make sure I’ll get my money’s worth!
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For sure! I understand that completely! We’ll see how next month’s box goes. The March box was fantastic! But if next month fails to impress then I probably won’t continue the subscription and just buy the boxes I want when they become available later. We’ll see. I want them to be good because it’s such a great idea!
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It really is. I’m interested to find out more about it.