OwlCrate Unboxing August 2018: RUTHLESS ROYALS

Once again, I am back with a super late unboxing of the August OwlCrate. I get so wrapped up in my other posts that I forget to schedule these ones (oops). Anyway, this will actually NOT be my last OwlCrate unboxing, as I decided I wanted to get the September box after seeing the theme reveal. It’s actually been a bit of a struggle, but I’ll get to that at the end. All that said, I was really excited for this box, so let’s get on with what was in the Ruthless Royals box!

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OwlCrate August 2018: RUTHLESS ROYALS

Here is everything that was included in the August box! There was a lot, plus a big item, so it was kind of tricky to photograph as a whole, but this was my best shot. I really loved most of the items, so let’s get into them!

Let’s kick it off with the smaller, non-book items:

  • Pocket mirror by Catarina Book Design inspired by The Belles
    • The quote on this reads, “May you always find beauty.” I actually read The Bells after getting the box, but I still thought this was super pretty when I opened it. It seems really sturdy, which is good, because I tend to not be very gentle with my bag, and I do think I’ll carry this around with me. It also came in this super cute pink drawstring bag, which I find useful in it’s own right.
  • OwlCrate monthly pin
    • So I’m not ecstatic about this design. I think it’s cute, but it’s not really my jam, style-wise. Eh, you can’t love them all.
  • Disney villain magnetic bookmarks by CraftedVan
    • I love Disney with all my heart, so I was so pumped to see that there would be something inspired by Disney villains. I tend to think bookmarks are a hassle (and I lose them way too easily), but these are so small and unobtrusive that I will definitely be using them. They’re also double-sided, so the other side has the “transformed” version of the character (the beautiful Evil Queen, Maleficent’s dragon, and the Queen of Hearts as a card).
  • Print/ad for Before She Ignites
    • So this isn’t actually a listed item because it’s really just an advertisement for the sequel, As She Ascends, but I still think this print is really pretty, so I’m including it. I haven’t actually read Before She Ignites, but it’s on my TBR.
  • Gemstone ring from GeoCentral
    • I wasn’t sure about this when I first opened it since I’m not huge on statement rings, but I’ve actually already worn it and got a ton of compliments on it. It’s really gorgeous in person.

Now onto the bigger items:

  • The Cruel Prince keepsake tin by Stella Bookish Art
    • If you’ve read my review for it, then you’ll know I was a little underwhelmed by The Cruel Prince. I still think it had some great quotes, so I’m glad that they got utilized here. Each side has a different quote, as does the inside of the lid. I am, however, very unsure about how I’ll use this. It’s a bit smaller than I usually would use for keepsakes, but I’ll figure something out.
  • Throne of Glass-inspired tea towel by Little Inklings Design
    • I really love this. This quote is one of my favorites from Throne of Glass, and the design is absolutely stunning. If it has a constellation on it, I’m sold.
Sorry the towel is wrinkly – I was lazy and just kind of balled it up when I was done instead of folding it like a proper human being.

And last but certainly not least, the book!

  • Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
    • I said in my July unboxing that I was fairly certain I knew what the book in this box would be, and I’m happy to say that I was right. I knew I wanted to read it after I read the summary when it first released, and a lot of people have been giving it pretty good reviews. It definitely seems right up my alley. I am also completely in love with this exclusive cover. I think the original is pretty ordinary (definitely would not have enticed me to buy solely based on the cover), but this – this – definitely would. It’s stunning. (I think it reminds me a lot of the Champion cover, which may be part of the reason, but it is just gorgeous on its own).

There was also a bookmark with quotes from the book on it, but I forgot to photograph it and am too lazy to go take it again, so that was included as well.

divider-musingI was, once again, pretty impressed with this box. The exclusive cover for Grace and Fury really sold it for me. This was supposed to be my last box, but when I read that the September theme would be Masters of Disguise and have items from Harry Potter, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Six of Crows, I knew I wanted it. I also think I know what the book is (again) and have heard nothing but amazing things about it, so I want that as well. This is where I messed up. I tried to switch to a monthly subscription since I just wanted the one additional box. However, I did it too early and was sent another August box before I could notify them, and I was stressing tf out over it since these boxes aren’t exactly cheap. I emailed customer service, and the person I talked to was kind enough to allow me to send it back unopened, which is not their typical policy, but made an exception. I am so, so grateful for that, and OwlCrate has definitely found a loyal customer in me. So, I will have another unboxing next month for the MASTERS OF DISGUISE box, which will most likely be the real last one for a while.

Did you get the August Owlcrate? What was your favorite item? Have you read Grace and Fury?

Keep reading,

Francesca M. Healy (1)

 

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One thought on “OwlCrate Unboxing August 2018: RUTHLESS ROYALS

  1. I got the August OwlCrate (my mum got me a couple months of it)! I absolutely love the cover redesign as well, such a fab change. I also really like the villain bookmarks (so cute) and the ring (mine was purple! which is my fave color huzzah!).

    That’s really awesome about how helpful their customer service was!

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