Owlcrate’s October 2018 ‘Lost in a Bookstore’ | Unboxing

Owlcrate October 2018 Lost in a Bookstore Unboxing

October’s Lost in a Bookstore theme had me hooked the moment I heard what it was going to be. Plus once I saw some of the hints I knew I had to have it, and I must say, this might be their best box yet! Every item is perfection.

Owlcrate is an American based subscription box company. They are a monthly subscription service that delivers newly released Young Adult novels and a variety of bookish treats.

The Books:

For the first time ever Owlcrate have sent two new releases, signed by the authors with Limited Edition Owlcrate Covers.

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Owlcrate edition of Shadow of the Box by Julie Kagawa

“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.”Summary from Goodreads

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Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Owlcrate edition of Pride by Ibi Zoboi

“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.” Summary from Goodreads

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Bookish Goodies:

Book Nerd Socks by Out of Print

Out of Print Book Nerd Socks on bookcase with Dobby Pop Vinyl

These socks are super cute, comfy and I can’t wait to wear them all the time.

Canvas Clutch by Bookworm Boutique


This clutch is the perfect size for paperback and small hardcover books and I can’t wait to carry it with me everywhere.

Mirror of Erised by Michelle Gray

Mirror of Erised Art print by Michelle Gray

Michelle’s Mirror of Erised print shows every bookworm’s dream. A letter from Hogwarts and a stack of books!

Choco Mint Truffle Tea by The Tea Spot and 
Owlcrate Tea Strainer

Choco Mint Truffle Tea by The Tea Spot with Owlcrate Tea Strainer

This tea sounds very interesting, I’m a little nervous of it as well but I will give it a try. Also this strainer is absolutely adorable!


Owlcrate box in bookcase

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