Hey guys! Time for another Owlcrate unboxing!!
August’s box theme is Ruthless Royals and it’s awesome!
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 and somehow (for me) it doesn’t get more expensive than any other box coming from Europe – although obviously, it changes from country to country…
I’ve been loving every single box, and I loved the theme of this one but it was even better than I expected! It’s so well themed and balanced!
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!
Ruthless Royals – August 2018
So this is all the box included! Now for each item…
This month’s book is Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. The cover that came is an exclusive Owlcrate edition that you can see in the photo below and the one on the left is the original one.
Here’s the synopsis:
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.
Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.
As for each item…
This is the book’s amazingly beautiful cover! It’s so striking and full of life! I absolutely love it! You can also see the exclusive bookmark they sent, that has each girl on each side, and it’s glossy on one side and textured on the other – it actually feels really nice!
The book came signed and here is the author’s signature! We also got a letter from the author and on the other side, we have basically the original cover.
This is an amazingly exclusive pocket mirror! It’s inspired by The Belles, which I absolutely loved and was super excited for some merch from. It was designed by Catarina Book Designs! Also, the tiny pouch it came in is gorgeous!
Next, we got a super cute Gemstone Ring from GeoCentral. It’s incredibly beautiful and adjustable to all sizes! Also, it’s made of genuine Agate Stone! I’ve seen it in some colors, and there’s at least black, blue, purple and the green one I got!
We got exclusive magnetic bookmarks with some super cute Villainous Queens! It was created by Craftedvan! We have Maleficent, Queen of Hearts and Evil Queen but not only that, on the other side we have…
Tadam! We have Maleficent’s Dragon on the back of her, Queen of Hearts Card and Evil Queen masked as an inoffensive old lady from the movie 😛 They are so freaking cute!
Here’s how they look open!
Next, we have a FREAKING AMAZING Book Tin! It looks SO SO BEAUTIFUL! It was designed by non-other than Stella Bookish Art and it features quotes from The Cruel Prince. It contains three quotes and the artwork is incredibly magical! I love how it’s shaped like a book!
Here is how it looks open! Isn’t it gorgeous?! And it’s perfect to put jewelry, buttons, pins or even some minor stationary items!
We also got some extra art like a pretty quote promoting As She Ascends, the sequel to Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows and Grace and Fury’s card in the back of the author’s letter.
And last but not least, we got this exclusively beautiful Tea Towel designed by Little Inklings Design. It’s inspired by the Throne of Glass Series and it looks beautiful!
I’m not sure I can use it as a tea towel, it’s just so freaking pretty, I just want to frame it! >.<
Another overview of everything included in this box:
This box was awesome! My fav item has to be the book tin, it’s just magical! It’s gorgeous and it looks amazing on my bookshelf! But I just loved everything about this box… They just keep surprising me and I’m always super happy when I finally get them in the mail…
The next month’s theme will be…
The card theme with a sneak peek for the next month is gorgeous and the theme is…
Masters of Disguise
🎭 Get your masquerade mask ready! Our September box is all about devious disguises, magical transformations and characters who may not be who they claim to be!
🎭 Our book pick is a stunning debut about a young girl forced to impersonate a member of the royal family in order to survive. It’s a gorgeous blend of sci-fi and rich Moroccan-inspired fantasy, and we savoured every page.
🎭 The book will also be an OwlCrate exclusive edition which is signed by the author (it also has something beautiful and exclusive printed on the naked hardback!).
🎭 There will be incredible items inspired by Harry Potter (Marauders fans – get excited!), Six of Crows, The Diabolic, The Kiss of Deception, and A Darker Shade of Magic! Every time was made exclusively for this box.
Each box is amazing and unique, and it’s definitely worth it. I was debating not getting this one, but after the last reveal that it will include one bookish mug designed by Cara Kozik, I just need it!
I hope you guys enjoyed this 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 or have you read it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!