Good evening! I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday. How was your weekend? We read some books, as usual. Rachael also participated in OwlCrate-A-Thon, which occurred Friday to Sunday! She was able to read Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston, which is her oldest OwlCrate book.
The July OwlCrate box arrived a couple of weeks ago and it featured some beautiful items! The July theme was Dates With Destiny. OwlCrate just finished shipping August’s boxes (theme is Written in the Stars). They are currently sold out, but there is a waitlist for September’s boxes. The theme for September is A Glorious Haunting. OwlCrate has revealed that their next fleece blanket will be in September’s box, so if you’re interested, get on the waitlist now!
The Items Included:
- A Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince inspired mug, designed by @carakozik
- An apron inspired by The Raven Cycle, designed by @paperbackbones
- The Hunger Games inspired paper clips, designed by @paperbackbones
- Simon’s Sour Cherry Scones flavored tea, inspired by Carry On and created by @riddlesteashoppe
- A Rey Skywalker inspired woodmark, designed by @in.the.reads
- A pin based on the monthly book pick (more information below)
The Monthly Book
This month, OwlCrate included Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson. Their edition featured an exclusive cover, exclusive design under the dust jacket, gilded foil edges, and is signed by the author. In case you are interested in the book, we have provided the Goodreads description below!
When Andra wakes up, she’s drowning.
Not only that, but she’s in a hot, dirty cave, it’s the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess. When Andra went into a cryonic sleep for a trip across the galaxy, she expected to wake up in a hundred years, not a thousand. Worst of all, the rest of the colonists—including her family and friends—are dead. They died centuries ago, and for some reason, their descendants think Andra’s a deity. She knows she’s nothing special, but she’ll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth.
Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerensed, has other plans. Four years ago, the sleeping Goddess’s glass coffin disappeared from the palace, and Zhade devoted himself to finding it. Now he’s hoping the Goddess will be the key to taking his rightful place on the throne—if he can get her to play her part, that is. Because if his people realize she doesn’t actually have the power to save their dying planet, they’ll kill her.
With a vicious monarch on the throne and a city tearing apart at the seams, Zhade and Andra might never be able to unlock the mystery of her fate, let alone find a way to unseat the king, especially since Zhade hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with Andra. And a thousand years from home, is there any way of knowing that Earth is better than the planet she’s woken to?
Did you receive this past month’s OwlCrate box? What was your favorite item? Let us know in the comments! Danielle’s favorite item is the paper clips as they will be useful when she is back in a classroom. Danielle and Rachael’s mother really loves the apron and will get much use out of it when making baked goods and dinners.