Wow I feel like I just opened my May OwlCrate last week! But alas it is that time again. The theme for this month’s box is ROYALTY!
I will start this by saying this is by far the best OwlCrate that I have received. I mean thats not saying much, this is only my third box so I don’t have much to base this opinion on. But seriously I’m in love this month. (My obnoxious amount joy may be because I was really kind of bummed with the box last month just an fyi). Heads up the absolute first thing that I noticed about this month’s box was the weight, this box was super heavy. But that makes sense when you open it up and realize that the book for this month is a 500 page hardcover.
Here is a picture of what was included in this months box.
Speaking of the book, the main attraction for this box is the new release hardcover, here is the information that I got from the Harper Collins website:
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.Book Description
EDWARD is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown. . . .
JANE is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than in romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended . . .
GIFFORD is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
THE PLOT THICKENS as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
The comical, fantastical, romantical, entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey but not really
Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.
I am extremely excited for this book. I usually shy away from historical fiction, I’m not going to lie I usually find them pretty boring unless they are about my favorite time period. But this book I will actually give a shot, it seems as though it will be absolutely magical and hysterical and I’m super excited to read this. It’s nice to step out of your reading comfort zone every once and a while, right?
As for the extra bookish goodies for this month I am super impressed, while most of the items will be going into my “if I ever actually get a job this will be my prize/give away box” box, I still really like the items. The first item is an art print with a quote from the “Red Queen”. We also received an exclusive set of magnetic bookmarks by Craftedvan, as well as a funko mystery mini figure (mine was Merida from Brave). However my absolute FAVORITE bookish extra for this month is a bracelet from Rich Love Shoppe. I love this bracelet so much because it actually fits me! I am a big girl so most generic jewelry does not fit me, so the fact that this does and it is actually cute is a HUGE win for me!
If you have ever considered subscribing to OwlCrate I really suggest that you do. Opening this box is absolutely like a little Christmas that happens every month. To subscribe you can check out the link right here —> OwlCrate!
If you want to check out the items from the box for yourself. Below are links to the items as well as pricing information:
Disney Funko Mystery Mini $5.95 While I can not find a link to purchase these from Funko, I got the price from another retailer. So be warned prices may vary.
Handmade “Lunar Chronicles” inspired bracelet $12.00 Okay this link will take you to the “Rich Love Shoppe” Etsy page. They are currently taking a break which means that you can see reviews for their past sales and pictures of products from past sales, but you can not browse items or check prices. So I’m going to be honest with you…I totally made up the price for the bracelet. I am just saying what I would pay for it, so the actual price of this product may be lower or higher. The world may never know.
Magnetic Bookmarks $7.17 This cute set of three bookmarks was created by Craftedvan. While the set sent in the June OwlCrate is an exclusive they do sell sets of book marks on their site that are extremely cute (like the owl ones that I have linked). So for pricing I based it off of their other sets of three bookmarks.
“Red Queen” Inspired Art Print $12.00 While I could not find this exact art print for sale, the link will take you to the artist’s shop where they have countless book related art prints to choose from.
“My Lady Jane” $17.99 This book is by authors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Also included in every box is a letter from the author(s), this box also included a paper crown and a coupon for $10 off the purchase of a bookmark from MyBookmark-shop.com. These items are not available for purchase so I have no pricing details for those. I can tell you that this box is $29.99 a month + $6.99 shipping and handling. There are 3 and 6 month plans that do bring down the overall price and you can check out that information here.
Just a heads up the theme for next months box is “Good vs. Evil.” They announced on their instagram that July’s box will be like nothing that they have ever done before and actually two different boxes will be sent out to subscribers. Half of the subscribers will get the “good” themed box full of hero related items, and the other half will receive the “Evil” themed box full of villain related items. (The book will be the same no matter what box you get, only the extra bookish goodies will differ.) ALSO current subscribers get a sneak peek at one of the items for the next months box, and the preview item for next month is a full-sized POP figure from funko. So for all of you peeps that are into that sort of thing you might want to check into ordering next months box!
Just a BTW: I am in no way affiliated with OwlCrate, I was not compensated for this post/review, and all opinions are my own. I am just a fan sharing my experiences with all of you.