Hey everyone! I have just realized that I have been receiving Owlcrate boxes for the past three months, and I have yet to do an unboxing post! For anyone who doesn’t know, Owlcrate is a subscription box where every month you get a new release YA novel along with a few items that relate to the month’s theme. The theme this month was “sci-fi love”, so I was so hyped to see what was inside!
WARNING! SPOILERS FOR THE FEBRUARY OWLCRATE BOC BEYOND THIS POINT!!!
The first thing you see when you open the box is this adorable card designed to match the theme of the box. Every month you get a different card with an explanation of the box’s contents on the back, and this was the one for February!
I am super hyped about the first book related item in the box, which was this “Lunar Chronicles” tote bag!
I just finished “The Lunar Chronicles” series this month, and I absolutely loved it, so I was honestly so excited to see this bag. Like literally loud gasping in my dorm room excited!
The next item was this “Doctor Who” TARDIS broach made by Vector Engraving. I actually haven’t watched much “Doctor Who”, but I’ve been meaning to get into it for the longest time, and the engraving on this pin is beautiful!
Next up we have this copy of “The Time Machine” by H.G Wells, published by Rock Paper Books. I have been meaning to get myself into classic science fiction for such a long time, so this book will be great motivation to finally start! Plus I absolutely love the cover!
Finally we have the book: “The Love that Split the World” by Emily Henry.
I was not that familiar with this book before I received it in the box, but the description sounds really unique and interesting! Here’s the description from Goodreads:
Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start… until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.
That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.
Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.
The book also came with a letter from the author and a signed bookplate, and I can’t wait to get to reading it!
Well that’s about it for the February Owlcrate unboxing! See you next time and thanks for reading!