I received my monthly OwlCrate subscription box in the mail yesterday and I was so excited! I immediately wanted to tear into it to see what this magical box of bookish goodness contained.
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The first thing I pulled out was a handmade soy candle created by Books on Candles. The scent, Through the Wardrobe, is obviously inspired by the magical woods of Narnia and smells like pine, mint, and vanilla. I’m not sure yet if I like the scent but I’ll see once I burn it.
We also have our monthly themed pin! This one has an owl on it and I’m obsessed with anything owl so…perfection!
Next up is this GORGEOUS zipper pouch which inspired by Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It was created by Risa Rodil. I am in love. She is super talented! I might use it for art supplies, but not 100% sure yet!
They have included this shnazzy ( how do you spell that word??) skeleton key necklace. It was inspired by the key used in the story Coraline. I honestly don’t believe I have ever read the book or seen the movie. Have you? If so is it good? It comes in this nice little velvety bag.
The next item I am going to hang on my bedroom wall and I’m pretty excited about it! It is a wall tapestry created by Evie Bookish. I don’t think my picture even does it justice. Plus it’s super tiny for some reason but hopefully you can get an idea of what it looks like.
Now for the book! I was so excited to see what title was included. The book for this month’s OwlCrate is The Hazel Wood I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately. The OwlCrate cover is green rather than black, Melissa Albert signed the book, wrote a letter to the reader, and included a sticker sheet! And look how gorgeous the end pages are! I personally like the black and gold look better, but I feel special having a green copy.
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
Have you read this book or added it to your TBR? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts on it.