Hey guys! This will be my first ever Owlcrate unboxing!! I’m SOO excited!!
May’s box theme is Fight Like A Girl and it’s truly incredible!! Owlcrate is an amazing YA bookish subscription box that I would highly recommend getting. Plus, if you live in Europe like me, it still arrives incredibly fast although I believe it’s a Canadian based subscription box!
I had a pretty good hunch on what the book was going to be, and I was lucky enough to have read it already and absolutely loved it, so I needed to get this box!
If you wanna check out what this box included, just keep reading! I will show photos of all the items, information on them and some of my thoughts!
Fight Like a Girl! – May 2018
So this is all the box included. Now for each item…
This month’s book is Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. The cover that came is an exclusive Owlcrate edition that you can see in the photo below. On the right, you have the original one, which is gold.
Here’s the synopsis:
OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
As for each item…
This is the book’s beautiful cover and with it, we got a letter from the author. Also, the book is signed which you can see in the next photo! We also got a super cute and exclusive pin that says “QND ELDR. Breathe Fire”. Also, the theme card for this month is pretty damn cool! You can see my review for this book here!
Here’s the signed page for Sky in the Deep and an extra book that came in the box! Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan is a fantasy book about witches released May 8th, 2018 by Oftomes Publishing. Also, the edition that we got is an Owlcrate exclusive!
Here’s the synopsis and the original cover:
Witch. Betrayal. Hunted.
Jayin Ijaad is in hiding. A witch with powerful abilities, she carves out a life for herself in the slums of Pavaal, a city rotting from the inside out. When an old acquaintance tracks her down, Jayin is dragged back into a world she tried to escape — and is determined to escape again.
Maddix Kell is on the run. After two years in prison for crimes he did not commit, Maddix escapes and seeks out a legendary order of witchhunters who are his only chance to find justice.
But all is not as it seems and Maddix soon finds himself on the run from the people he sought as allies. When their paths collide, Jayin and Maddix must put aside their prejudices and forge an uneasy alliance that could crumble at any moment. But if they want to survive in Aestos — a brutal kingdom where magic and corruption lie hand in hand and enemies lurk around every corner — they must first survive each other.
Next, we got an amazing art print designed by Mélanie Bourgeois! It’s inspired by Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. We got an amazing design of The Wrath – Inej that looks absolutely stunning both in detail and colors!
We also got a tassel bookmark designed by Indigo Eleven! This bookmark is double sided and it’s inspired by both The Wrath and the Dawn and Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh. One side reads “You are strong. Fierce. Capable beyond measure”, which is the one on the upper photo. The other side reads “If I am marching to my death, then I will march to it as a girl. Without fear.” which you can see in the overall photo both at the beginning and at the end!
And finally, for my favorite item of the lot, we have an incredible and exclusive wall hanging poster designed by Evie Bookish! It’s inspired by A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas and it’s astonishing! It’s my first ever wall hanging poster and it looks amazing! I like the feeling of it, it’s a bit more rustic/old styled than just a wall poster, you know? Plus I really like the quote “Remember that you are a wolf and you cannot be caged.”
We also got an amazing bath bomb, which I’m incredibly excited for because I never got any bookish related one before and this one was designed by Whipped Up Wonderful and inspired by Zélie from Children of Blood and Bone! Zélie’s Magic Bomb smells amazing (I can’t really describe but to me, it smells a bit of toffee and orange) and it’s all red/orange with black and gold on top.
And last but not least we got some pins! I’ve talked about the one inspired by Sky in the Deep, but we also got an exclusive Harry Potter inspired enamel pin designed by Out of Print! This one was clearly designed thinking of Hermione and it reads “When in Doubt got to the Library” and it’s beautiful!
And apparently, each box comes with a button with part of the design for the month! It’s such a cool idea!
Another overview of everything included in this box:
This box was incredible! I’m super happy I finally own a copy of Sky in the Deep and it’s freaking signed! I’m also a huge fan of enamel pins and this box contained two! Plus, all the art in this box is incredible, I mean, look at Inej!?
But my favorite item has to be the wall hanging poster quote from Feyre! It’s perfect! But to be honest, I loved every single thing in this box!
Also, the card theme with a sneak peek for the next month is gorgeous!
The next month’s theme will be…
Time to announce our theme for June… SUMMER LOVIN’! You guys have been asking for a contemporary box and we heard your calls!
Our book pick is a super fun story about a girl who dreams of being a groundbreaking filmmaker. She gets into all sorts of shenanigans when creating a short film for a summer film festival! The book is full of laughs, friendship, and adorable romance.
The book will be a special exclusive edition that is SIGNED by the author. We had a lot of fun with this edition…the entire dust jacket is special (not just the cover)!
June’s box will feature some of the most exciting goodies we’ve ever included (in our humble opinion)! Two items are things we’ve never sent out before and we’re so proud of how they turned out! They’re perfect for any bookworm! This box is so packed, we almost couldn’t close it!
Items will be inspired by Since You’ve Been Gone, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and much more. We’ve also partnered up with some of the most beloved bookish shops out there. We can’t wait to share sneak peeks!
This box is available to order now! Boxes are limited, so make sure you grab one ASAP! We’ve sold out early consistently over the past few months.
For more information on that box, you can check it out here or at their Instagram here. If you missed them, don’t worry! At the beginning of each month they put some extra ones for sale, just check out their Instagram! Each box is amazing and unique, and it’s definitely worth it!
Hope you guys enjoyed this unboxing! They are always super fun to make but this one is special since it’s my first Owlcrate unboxing!
Did you get this box or intend to get the next one?
What’s your favorite item from this box?
Is this book on your TBR? (It should!!) Let’s discuss it in the comments below!