Review – OwlCrate YA Subscription Box: August 2015

Posted 08/23/2015 by Cezanne in Book, Review, Subscription Box /// 1 Comment ///


I originally heard about the OwlCrate box subscription a few months ago. Since then I’ve been anxious to get my hands on one. I finally swooped up my spot on the wait list (yes there is a wait list for new subscribers) and I am so happy I did. Owlcrate is a YA subscription.

About the box

The Subscription Box: OwlCrate.

OwlCrate is fairly new. It started up back in March of this year.

What you get:

A new YA book and 3-5 book-related goodies and each month there is a different theme.

The Cost:

$29.99 plus shipping ($6.99 to US, $10.59 to Canada, $19.99 Worldwide)

Ships to:


This Month’s Theme: Mystery


The Book:

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly


It was just released this month and it came with a cool bookmark and pin


Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome

When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He’s rude and he treats her like a book he’s already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby–annoying, brilliant and somehow attractive?–has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.

When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can’t say no. Digby gets her, even though she barely gets herself. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exercise his own obsessive compulsive tendencies?

A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a friendship story where they aren’t even sure they like each other–this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you’ve ever met


The WHOLE awesome haul


Nancy Drew Pendant Key Chain

Designed by By The Book Boutique

Custom Art Print

Designed by Shaileyann Designs


Sherlock Holmes Notebook

From: The Unemployed Philopsher’s Guild


Some cool Nail decals

Designed by Inspired Nails


Final word:

So far I’m really liking this box! I’m impressed with bookish goodies (ps. I love Nancy Drew something fierce so I’m already rocking the key chain) and I can see myself reading the novel.  Ehh, it’s a little on side but I do think it’s worth it. I’ll more than likely get continue my subscription for now. 🙂


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