Hey guys! Time for another Owlcrate unboxing!! October’s box theme is Lost in the Bookstore!
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…
The main reason I got this box was that it included two books, and I was super excited for especially one of them!
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!
Lost in the Bookstore – October 2018
So this is all the box included! Now for each item…
One of this month’s books is Pride by Ibi Zoboi. 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:
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.
When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.
But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.
In a timely update of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.
This is the book’s beautiful cover! I love the pink in it! It makes it more striking than the blue. You can also see the exclusive letter from the author and a bookmark!
Also, the book came signed and here is the author’s signature! Also, you can see the back of the letter and the bookmark here.
Also, the inside is beautiful! And not only that….
That spine is just gorgeous!!
The other one of this month’s books is Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa. 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:
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.
There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.
With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.
This is the book’s cover, and it’s also only slightly different from the original. And we also received an exclusive letter from the author and a bookmark.
Also, the book came signed and here is the author’s signature!
As for the other items…
We got this exclusive art print of the Mirror of Erised designed by Michelle Gray! Isn’t it adorable?!
Also, we got these soft and adorable Book Nerd Socks designed by Underlined and Out of Print! They are super soft and the under part says Book in one and Nerd in the other, check the last photo to see it!
Next, we got a tea strainer designed by Owlcrate and Michelle Gray. And obviously, some tea to go with it! This tea was done by The Tea Spot and its choco mint truffle flavored!
And lastly, we got this cute canvas clutch purse! I absolutely love that quote and this was designed by Bookworm Boutique.
And here’s the back of it! I love this side!
Another overview of everything included in this box:
What do you think? My fav has to be the socks. They are perfect and super soft! This was not the fullest of boxes, but I did love getting two signed books!
The next month’s theme will be…
Rise from the Ashes
🔥 This box is not yet available. It will be available to order around mid-October. But we know the holidays are right around the corner, so we wanted to give you a peek at what we have planned for November!
🔥 Do you love inspiring stories about overcoming great odds and surviving no matter what? Do you love characters that you want to root for every step of the way? Our November box is perfect for you!
🔥 Our book pick is a harrowing tale of a girl kidnapped from her village, and forced into a life of slavery as a concubine at the royal palace. There she’ll have to work together with the other girls under control of this vicious king, and they’ll need all of their wits and strength to survive. We fell in love with this powerful, beautifully-written story and diverse romance, and we know you will too! We truly feel that this is one of the most incredible fantasy releases of 2018 and we’re thrilled to be including it in our boxes!
🔥 The book will be an exclusive edition SIGNED by the author, and will also have exclusive end pages featuring a gorgeous book map!
🔥 This box will include a whole bunch of amazing goodies that will inspire you (many are items we’ve never included before). There will be items inspired by An Ember in the Ashes and Harry Potter, as well as some really cool items that aren’t linked to fandoms.
🔥 This is truly one of the most unique boxes we’ve ever put together! We’ll be sharing more sneak peeks as it gets closer to the time this box becomes available so stay tuned!
🔥 Graphic by @heyatlascreative
I hope you guys enjoyed this unboxing! They are always super fun to make!
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!