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I’ve been notoriously inconsistent when it comes to these unboxing posts! My last one was in February… ? Oops. I think I’m just so hard on myself about my “bookish photography” that I just procrastinate and then it’s way too late to post. 

The last three boxes gave me books like Wicked SaintsFour Dead Queens, and We Hunt the Flame, and oodles of bookish goodies!

But here’s June’s box! I didn’t dawdle this time! ? (Well, kind of, because this box came last weekend.)


June OwlCrate: Libraries of Wonder

 

Tote

A beautiful tote (which I’ll admit, I don’t use these a lot, but it’s nice to have one on hand if needed, like if I need to bring books home from the library) with art inspired by Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer, which was a favorite book of mine in 2017. Designed by Stella Bookish Art!

Coffee

I’m always on board with trying new coffee, so I am definitely excited to try this later today! I need that caffeine buzz to help my tackle my TBR. Made by Book Beau!

Pin

This is always my favorite part of the book box (besides the book, obviously). I love pins, and I always attach them to my purse. I am most definitely a child of the library. Designed by Brio and Brandish. (They have SO MANY cool pins on their Etsy page!)

Bookends

I’ve needed some of these for a while! I’m so happy to have gotten some in this month’s box! They are pretty, metal, and just my style. Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia and designed by Hey Atlas Creative.

Coasters

I’m not 100% sure if I will even use these … I can’t exactly sit drinks around with a 14-month old. ? But these are lovely! Illustrated by KDP Letters.

Pen

A pen. That is also a key. ? I love it so much! This was an item provided by Team OwlCrate! ?

June’s Book

Perhaps the most anticipated future of OwlCrate… let’s talk about the book!

This month, it was Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson!

The cover of this novel was already beautiful, but look what OwlCrate did to it! It’s got more of a cooler tone, and the embossed title has a silver shine to it. ? So gorgeous! The eye on the back cover is also embossed – super rad!

I love the illustrated covers of Rogerson’s books (and of course they are designed by Charlie Bowater – I love her style!), so I immediately put this book on my Goodreads list (and kept it on there when I purged my virtual shelves a few weeks ago).


35715518Sorcery of Thorns
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Published: June 4th, 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Format: Hardcover, 456 pages
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All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

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Overall Thoughts

For the most part, this box was a WIN! I received some new bookends, have a new blend of coffee to try, an awesome new pin to add to my collection, and a really cool new pen to write with! I am also really excited to have Sorcery of Thorns in my clutches, and this edition is breath-taking!

NEXT MONTH…

Next month’s theme is Tournaments & Trials. The book pick features a young girl disguising herself as a boy to try out for the role of the emperor’s imperial tailor. Exciting items inspired by Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe Hunger GamesThe SelectionThe Night Circus, and A Gathering of Shadows will also be in next month’s box!

(maybe) I’ll SEE YOU NEXT MONTH FOR July’s UNBOXING! ?

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