Owl Crate Unboxed: January Magic

January 25, 2016 Books 3


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.

The Book

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Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

What is this? How have I not heard of this book before? I’m so intrigued — the elements described above are giving me a magical Jane Eyre vibe. !!!

The Other Goodies


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I adore Funko Pops, so I was pretty excited to see that there was one coming with this crate! I likely would not have picked Harry on my own (Snape would have been apropos considering the unfortunate news of late), but he will fit in nicely with my other Potter paraphernalia. A Patronus lip blam came with this package as well, and it is really quite nice! I’m pretty pleased since I was out of lip balm and now I don’t have to buy any for a while. The next item was a Raven Cycle bookmark. I love getting bookmarks — they should honestly include one in every crate.

The only item that doesn’t do anything for me is the Throne of Glass art print. It is a crowd-pleaser, I’m sure. I just couldn’t get into that series. If anyone from the U.S. is interested in this, I’d be happy to mail it to you. Let me know!

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What do you think about this crate? Did it meet its theme well? If you got to pick one of the Harry Potter Funko Pops, which one would you want?

3 Responses to “Owl Crate Unboxed: January Magic”

  1. Paloma @ Pages and Pineapples

    ‘Worlds of Ink and Shadow’ looks like an interesting take on Bronte sibling fanfiction! I’m a bit put off by the mixed reviews on Goodreads, but maybe they’ll even out over time.

    I haven’t read The Raven Cycle, but “The trees speak Latin” is quite a curiosity-raising quote…

  2. Valerie

    I saw one other person who subscribes to this also get a Harry Potter funko! Maybe they are just giving out Harry Potters? Lol.

    I would totally pick a Hermione Funko Pop, OR A DOBBY ONE. That would be cute :)

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