Thursday, August 27, 2020

August OwlCrate Review

 Hello, all!

The theme for this month was "Written in the Stars" and it was outta this world (ba dum tiss.) 

First up we had some push pins in this cute little star bottle. I'm a big fan of stationery, so anytime they include something like that is 👌


Keeping with the office supplies, we then had this little star pen. I love getting useful items in these boxes, and I'm constantly writing notes and lists to myself, so this is perfect.


Then we had this scarf inspired by Strange the Dreamer designed by Fern and Ink. The colors and design are really pretty, but this just isn't my taste, so I don't know how much wear I'll actually get out of it.

Back to some office supplies! I don't think we've ever received a clipboard before, but I'm into it. This Aurora Rising one was designed by Daphna Sebbane, and it'll be great to use while working from home to keep all my papers in one place.

Now, for my favorite item: a book sleeve inspired by The Starless Sea by Quirky Cup Collective. This mashes up two of my favorite things, so I'm here for it.

 
The book for this month was Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar. This follows Sheetal, the daughter of a star and a mortal, who after accidentally burning her father with starfire needs the power of a full star to heal him. This leads her on a quest to the celestial court where she must act as her family's champion in a competition that will decide the next ruling house of the heavens. If that wasn't enough pressure, if she doesn't win she risks never returning to Earth ever again.

This is actually one of my most anticipated releases for the year, so I was really happy to get it in this box. Once I heard it was a mix of Neil Gaiman (one of my favorite authors) with Hindu mythology, I was completely sold, and you all know how much I love a competition setting in fantasy. OwlCrate also sprayed the edges of this a nice dark purple which really takes this edition to another level. What do you think of this month's box?

2 comments:

  1. Clever opening sentence, lol ;)

    These items are super cool! I love the star theme, even though I've never heard of the book haha.

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    1. I can always count on you to enjoy my puns!

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