Friday, October 15, 2021

September OwlCrate Review

Hello, all!

The theme for September was "Haunted Hearts" and I hate to say it, but I was a bit underwhelmed.

First up, we had this wooden page holder inspired by Wintersong and designed by Juniper and Ivy Designs. We had gotten another one of these in a different box and I never used it, so I don't foresee me using this one either.

Next we had this coaster set created by Lichen and Limestone. Each one features quotes from Jane Austen, The Vampire Diaries, Pablo Naruda, and Crimson Peaks. I could always use a coaster, so these I may actually keep.

OwlCrate has definitely included some out there products in the past, but this calligraphy kit is a little too niche. It's beautiful and I love that it's Stalking Jack the Ripper themed, but I would never actually use this.

Then there were these magnetic fridge frames from Riddle & Ravens. These have quotes from The Beautiful and The Shadows Between Us, and yeah, unfortunately, another item I don't see myself using. I like the designs, but it's just not a practical item.

Aside from the coasters, this travel mug is the only other item I liked. This was the next installment of OwlCrate's Reading Through the Seasons drinkware set. I love the autumnal flowers and the quote from Emily Brontë.

September's book was Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone. Violeta Graceling has arrived at the haunted Lakesedge estate fully prepared to encounter a monster. She knows the rumors surrounding Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was just a boy. But neither the estate nor the boy are what they seem, and the true horror is lurking in the black waters of the lake, which seems to be calling to Violeta.

I've never heard of this book before, but I'm definitely intrigued. It sounds like the perfect spooky, Gothic read for this time of year. I also love when OwlCrate does these naked dust jackets, I think they're so pretty.

Let me know what you thought of this box!


  1. I actually preordered Lakesedge- it sounds so atmospheric! The OwlCrate edition is quite lovely!

    1. I'm hoping I can get to it before the month is over because it sounds perfect for October!