I’m a bit obsessed with subscription boxes. The surprise! The loot! The thrill of getting mail! Here’s a look into my latest box: Owl Crate.
Soundless by Richelle Mead
This was a little deflating as I already have a copy of this book from BEA. BUT, that is the risk you run with subscription boxes. This final edition is still very beautiful though! And because I have an ARC already, I will be giving this copy away, replete with the bookmark and temporary tattoos it came with. My review for Soundless isn’t up yet, but it was an enjoyable, if simplistic story. Enter for a chance to win below.
The Other Goodies
Snow White Tea by adagio teas
An apple tea blend to help Snow White ward off the wicked Queen’s poisonous spell and awake with the gentle kiss from her handsome Prince.
This was a very delicious surprise! I made myself a cup right away in order to take some pictures of the loot, and I’m really glad I received this flavor. It is a mixture of green rooibos, apples, hibiscus, cocoa nibs, cherries, cherry and apple flavors, and coconut. It smells glorious and is perfect for chilly weather.
Castle necklace, Camp Half-Blood bracelet, Mermaid mirror
So far I have enjoyed the actual jewelry pieces they have included in the box. This castle locket from The Leaky Cauldron is pretty sweet, and I will definitely wear it. But for every hit in a box, there is a definite miss, and that falls to two items for me, the “mermaid” mirror and the plastic jelly bracelet. I’m not sure who actually uses pocket mirrors, or wears bracelets like that. I have no interest in the Camp Half-Blood bracelet, and will probably end up pitching it. The mirror could be useful, but it feels like such a random addition to this box.
Overall, this wasn’t a great showing. I really liked the tea and the necklace, and if I didn’t already have the book I would have been happy with that too! However, I do like giving books to people, so an unexpected giveaway it is! I’m open to shipping Internationally, so have at it!
Have you read Soundless? And what about jelly bracelets? I feel like those were super popular 10 years ago (LIVESTRONG, anyone?) and are just kind of throw-aways these days.