Hey guys! It’s the first Owlcrate box of the year!! The theme this time is Magical Artifacts!
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…
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!
Magical Artifacts – January 2019
So this is all the box included! Now for each item…
This month’s book is The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. 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:
Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
This is the book’s beautiful cover! It’s the same design but instead of golden details, we have silver! You can also see the exclusive letter from the author and a luggage tag inspired by the book too!
Also, the book came signed and here is the author’s signature!
And here is a close up of the first monthly enamel pin from owlcrate! They will be based on the book of the month and this was designed by Alchemy and Ink. It’s so beautiful!
As for the other items…
We got this Wooden Letter Opener designed by Juniper & Ivy Designs. It’s inspired by The Hobbit and it’s beautiful!! I love how detailed it is and as I am an awful letter opener, this is perfect for me!
We also got some socks! They are obviously Harry Potter inspired and I love how they look. They were designed by Team Owlcrate and Michelle Gray!
We got a beautiful zipper pouch designed by Stella Bookish Art! It’s inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic and I love the design of it!
We also got a beautiful antler bracelet. This was inspired by Shadow and Bone and I love it!! It’s so beautiful and delicate! This was designed by Team Owlcrate and looks stunning!
Here’s a close up! Gorgeous, right?!
And here’s the other side of the pouch!
And lastly, we got a super cute wall tapestry designed by Holly Dunn Design! It’s inspired by The Golden Compass.
Another overview of everything included in this box:
What do you think of this box? I especially love the bracelet and the pouch, but it’s difficult to choose…
The next month’s theme will be…
🦄 This box is not yet available. It will be available to order around January 22nd (or if we sell out of January boxes early). If you place an order before then, you’ll be ordering the January Magical Artifacts box.Please be careful when ordering!
🦄 Celebrate all of the magical creatures you wish existed in real life (…or do they already?)! Our February box is packed to the brim with whimsy and fun.
🦄 Our book pick is a fast-paced story about a young girl determined to join the ranks of soldiers who train and fly phoenixes into battle. It’s also a book that takes a deep look at the complex relationship between sisters. We were truly captivated by it!
🦄 The book will be an OwlCrate exclusive edition, which will have SPRAYED EDGES and will be SIGNED by the author! It’s so beautiful!
🦄 There will be super cool items inspired by creatures from Harry Potter, Spirited Away, Peter Pan, and more! We can’t wait to share more sneak peeks…this is one of our very favourite boxes we’ve ever curated!
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!