It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an Owlcrate unboxing here – although they have made an appearance on my Instagram account. But this one is special, because it’ll be the last box I get for awhile. I love Owlcrate – as a company and a product – but my wallet needs a break. At least for now. Who knows, I may order future boxes if the theme really catches my eye.
Anyway, onwards with the bookish goodies! This month’s box is circus themed, which is awesome in so many ways. The circus has so much potential for themed goodies. While not my favourite, I do think this box is up there as one of Owlcrate’s best.
This month’s box included a gorgeous tote bag, designed by Evie Bookish. A black version was also available, but I’m really happy with the red. And it’s Night Circus themed, which is one of my favourite books.
Next up, a mini candle by Frostbeard Studio, called Le Cirque de Rêves – also Night Circus themed. The scent is a blend of caramel popcorn, roasted chestnuts and bonfire. It smells amazing, and now I’m dying for a full sized version!
Geek Fire Labs created a lip balm that smells like mini doughnuts – and it really does smell like fried pastries. I think I’ll use this sparingly, as the scent is a bit too sweet for me. The label is very cute though!
The playing card notebook was created by Attic Journals, out of recycled casino cards. I love the upcycling, and it’s really small and cute – I’ll probably toss this one into my purse for notes on the go.
The cute, circusy page flags are by Girl of All Work. I’m not the type to flag my books as I read them, but I could definitely put these to good use at work!
And then there’s the book. Guys, THIS BOOK! I have had Caraval on my Indigo wishlist for months, and as soon as Owlcrate announced the theme I knew it was coming. I’m beyond thrilled. Just check out the synopsis, it’s awesome.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever. – Goodreads
I am itching to start reading this, and the reviews I’ve seen so far have all been positive. If any of you have read it, let me know what you think!
The Owlcrate theme for March is Sailors, Ships & Seas, which sounds like a lot of fun. It’ll include an item from Boy Girl Party, who makes really cute animal themed products. I’ll admit, I’m sad I’m not getting this box! As always, if you would like to sign up for Owlcrate, feel free to click here and use my referral.