But honestly, the September OwlCrate box may be my favorite one yet. I have been an OwlCrate subscriber since August 2015, so I have seen a lot of boxes. Boxes that were wonderful, boxes that were unique, boxes that fell a tad bit short, and boxes that blew me away. September’s “Darkness” box was one of the ones that blew me away.
This box had items that all felt cohesive with the Darkness theme, but more than that, were of high quality. I am the type of person that prefers quality over quantity when it comes to subscription boxes, and this one is all quality.
So, without further ado, I present the September Darkness OwlCrate!
The first thing I pulled out of the box was this giant ass fortune-telling bath bomb, created by Da Bomb Bath Fizzers. Reminiscent of The Raven Cycle (which I still haven’t read), each bath bomb contains a yes or no answer inside. So, ask a question, let the bath fizzer dissolve, and celebrate your answer (or weep). This item is super unique, and I love that it is created by two sisters who appear to be young teenagers. Nothing like 15-year-old entrepreneurs to make me reconsider my life.
OwlCrate had revealed that they were going to be working with Out of Print for the September box, and that item did not disappoint! A high quality pencil-case with a design on it from the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, the quote reads “Strange, I thought how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.” The quote is super spooky, and the case seems to be official gear from the movie, which is neat.
The next item included was a miniature “Celaena’s Cake” candle made exclusively for this OwlCrate by The Melting Library! Everyone love’s candles, and it was awesome to see such a reputable company be a part of this box. I really like the candles that The Melting Library creates, they are unique and of high quality, plus the little duster that sits on top of the candle is so adorable! I can’t quite place the scent, maybe chocolate and hazelnut? If anyone knows exactly, comment below!
Lastly, as far as items go, there is a Six of Crows bookmark designed by Evie Bookish. I pretty much adore anything that Evie creates, including the sneak peek cards she designs for each upcoming OwlCrate, so adding another of her bookmarks to my collection is perfect. It is great timing as well since the sequel to Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom just came out as well, so I will have a perfect bookmark-book pairing!
Finally, the last item in this wonderful book box is the book itself, and the miscellaneous swag that accompanies it. This month, we received Three Dark Crowns, a high fantasy start to a new series by Kendare Blake! I have actually been really excited to read this since my little sister won an ARC at BookCon back in May, and was stoked to see it included in this box! Obviously it is wonderful to receive a book that is as gorgeous on the outside as it is on the inside, so I am hoping this one doesn’t let me down: the cover is entrancing.
In addition to the book, we also got a letter from the author (per usual), a signed book-plate (already stuck in my book because I am a monster), and this neat little fortune folding game pictured at the beginning of this post. I used to make these little fortune things back in middle school and I loved them, but I cannot for the life of me remember what they are called….
Anyways, as I already mentioned, I absolutely loved this box. I have added the candle to my increasingly expansive collection of Sarah J. Maas merchandise, and plan to take a fizzy bath later this week and discover my fortune. I love when everything in the box is put to great use! Next month’s theme is “Once Upon a Dream” and as usual, I am anxious to see what OwlCrate cooks up.
Did you receive the September box? What are your thoughts!?