My March Owlcrate has finally arrived, and I love everything in it. This month’s theme is Writer’s Block – so let’s get right to it!
The book this month is The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. Here’s the Goodreads summary:
Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.
He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.
Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.
I’ve added the whole blurb, because the story just seemed too complex to truncate. The plot sounds intriguing and I’m excited to start reading the book.
The book also came with a letter from the author. I love when Owlcrate does this. The author letters are usually handwritten and it’s really great to hear about the book in the author’s own words.
And now the bookish goodies. First up, a set of three pins with cute sayings from Bookworm Boutique. They were created exclusively for Owlcrate. There was also a small notebook of writing ideas and a rubber quill pen. I’m definitely going to be using both. I’ve flipped through the notebook and it has some great ideas, and the pen writes beautifully. The book is from Chronicle Books and the pen from Kikkerland.
Last, but certainly not least, are a pair of banned books socks from Out of Print. I love love love Out of Print; I have a bunch of t-shirts and socks from them. In fact, I already have the banned books socks – but they have a hole, so I’m happy to have a replacement.
And that’s it! April’s theme is Dystopia – I’m betting there will be lots of Divergent and Hunger Games goodies. Click here if you are interested in signing up!