I've always seen OwlCrate bring out these amazing exclusive boxes for new releases, but I've never actually bought one before. Then I got an email that they were doing one for V.E. Schwab's latest release, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, and I couldn't hit "Add to Cart" fast enough. I wasn't even sure if I was going to get this because I had a few issues with the post office saying they delivered it when they didn't, and when it did finally come the box was all damaged, but luckily everything inside was in tact!
First up, we had this wooden page holder designed by Juniper and Ivy Designs. I love the design and I've never used a page holder before, so I'm excited to test it out.
It wouldn't be a book box without a candle! This one is from Alchemy and Ink and it has a very deep woodsy scent which usually I'm not a fan of, but it seems to have a little sweet undertone, so I'm hoping that will cut through nicely when burning to offset the pine.
I've actually been needing a new reusable water bottle, so I'm really pumped on this one by @paperbackbones. It even has a little tea infuser you can pop in and out for loose leaf tea which I love.
Now, for the most unique item I think I've ever gotten in a box before: this gorgeous wooden calendar by Daffodils and Ink. I'm terrible at just changing a regular calendar, so I'm not sure how on top of this I would be, but the design is incredible and very chic.
The last item was this 3-year journal designed by Michelle Gray and Unlucky Designs. I've had a journal like this before and for the first few months I was really diligent about filling it out, but then I eventually stopped, so we'll see if I can keep up with this one.
Now, can we take a moment for the actual book. It is 👏stun👏ning. I'm such a fan of hardcovers with no dust jackets and I really wish more came this way. Aside from the naked book (which again was gorgeously designed by @paperbackbones), there's a ribbon bookmark, exclusive endpapers and rose gold foiling. This is definitely one of the prettiest books I now own.
So, this story follows Addie LaRue, who in 1714, France, in a moment of desperation strikes a deal to live forever, but there's a catch: everyone she ever meets will instantly forget her. This leads Addie on an incredible journey that spans centuries, but despite all the amazing things she's seen and experienced, Addie goes through life never leaving a lasting impression on anyone or anything around her. Until, in a bookstore 300-years later, someone remembers her.
Ahh, I cannot wait to pick this up. What do you think of this box? Have you read this yet? If so, lemme know what you thought!