Most of the time when I see a Facebook ad I get a little annoyed. Yes, they use my browsing history to bring up articles and items for sale that should interest me. But, I’m a writer. I look up many things I’m not particularly interested in, except to learn or write about them. However, a few weeks ago I saw an ad for Owlcrate – Magical – Monthly – Reads.
I had to click on it.
Owlcrate is a subscription service that mails out packages of themed items around the chosen book of the month, always young adult and magical. And, can you believe it, a NEW AUTHOR!! How exciting!
What you get in your subscription depends on what the theme is. Today I received my first Owlcrate and I was so excited to open it. I wasn’t disappointed.
Inside I found the theme: Run Away with the Circus. Enclosed is a tote bag, inspired by The Night Circus and created by Evie Bookish. Also included is a Le Cirque Des Reves candle. It’s a book lover’s soy candle from Frostbeard Studio. The scent is a blend of caramel popcorn, roasted chestnuts, and bonfire. I wish you could smell just how delicious this candle is! Mmmm!
Next is a yummy mini doughnut lip balm, inspired by classic traveling carnivals. It’s from Geek Fire Labs, an etsy shop. Pucker up!!
There is also a small notepad made from recycled casino playing cards hand created by Attic Journals. Attic Journals is a company owned by husband and wife Michelle Sanders and Miguel Salinas.
I’m loving the page flags from Girl of All Work. You have got to go to their site and see what all this Girl of All Work does! It’s really fun.
Lastly, there’s the book of the month: Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Along with the book you get a bookplate signed by the author, exclusive quote card, and a sneak peak at Garber’s audio book. All of this is for $29.99 + shipping and handling.
Book description: This is a story about two sisters, Scarlett and Tella, who run away from their controlling father, and join in the game of Caraval. Scarlett has dreamed of attending Caraval her entire life, but things go awry almost immediately, as Tella is kidnapped and becomes a part of the game itself. Now Scarlett is in a race against time to find the clues, navigate the game and rescue her sister before it’s too late.
This is Stephanie Garber’s debut novel! I’m so excited to read this book. The best part is that this package will be going to someone needy at the holidays to lift their spirits. That is, after I read Caraval. (I promise not to dog-ear it!)
I can’t wait to see what March’s Owlcrate brings!!
**Please note I added the links behind the names for these fabulous goodies Owlcrate added. Feel free to click on them and see what other fabulous items they have for sale.
Dawn is a young adult fiction author, creating authentic stories that cut through the lies we hide behind to break through to our inner truths. Her passions are her faith, family, shoes, purses, things that sparkle, and anything steampunk. Keep up with Dawn's news and events at dawnfordauthor.com.View all Dawn Ford posts.