God, I did not think they could do it.
I did NOT think OwlCrate (monthly YA subscription box) could top January’s ridiculously perfect crate.
But guess what?
They fuckin’ did it.
Explosion of excitement.
In this month’s crate we got:
- The Night Circus inspired tote bag by Evie Bookish
Which is just weird, because as you guys know, I just read that book, and now, bam, I’m apart of the crew. I know what’s up.
- Le Cirque des Reves candle by Frostbeard Studio
It spells like fall, and it also helped me battle my neighbor’s incessant marijuana use last night, which filters up through my floorboards into my bedroom. It’s so nice.
The exclusive candle made specially for OwlCrate is a blend of caramel popcorn, roasted chestnuts and bonfire fragrances–I know it sounds like an assault, but it’s actually quite nice on the nostrils.
This notepad is sweet because it’s made from recycled casino playing cards!
- Page flags from Girl Of All Work
Who doesn’t need page flags? If you read books and don’t mark your favorite sentences, I’m sorry for you that you have yet to figure out how to read.
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
THANK YOU, OWLCRATE, FOR COMING THROUGH FOR ME AND PUTTING THIS BOOK IN FEBRUARY’S BOX. I WANTED IT, AND YOU GAVE IT TO ME, AND NOW I CAN REST IN PEACE.
Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.