Box: Steeped in Folklore
Book: The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Exclusive Edition details: Signed, author letter, special cover, art on back of dust jacket, 2 hidden hardback designs, end pages
Collectible: Enamel Pin, bowl
Value for loot: Great
Hearing the theme “Steeped in Folklore” inspires thoughts of good tea, fantastical worlds, intriguing histories, Taylor Swift and hopes of magic. This box did not disappoint and features some stories I’ve really enjoyed!
What’s in the box?!
- Rivendell Ceramic bowl – collectible, inspired by the Lord of The Rings, designed by JanineLecour
- Steeped in Folklore tea blend – exclusive, created by Riddles Tea Shoppe
- Origami kit – inspired by Six Crimson Cranes, designed by Kim Ekdahl
- Tapestry – inspired by Uprooted, designed by Eden Cooke
- Enamel Zipper Pull – inspired by the Wolf and the Woodsman, designed by The Pickety Witch and Joan of Art
- Literary Luggage Enamel pin – collectible, inspired by Fable, created by Hey Atlas Creative
- The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones – OwlCrate signed edition comes with an author letter and features all exclusive cover (which matches the OwlCrate edition of the Bone Houses), reversible dust jacket art by Gabriella Bujdoso, two foil designs on the hardcover by Tes Medovich, and end pages by niru.sky.
My favorite item is the bowl! Tea and pin being second favorites.
LOTR has and always will have a big part in my heart (and my husband’s) as we met because of the series. It’s hard to compete with a useful and beautifully designed LOTR item. This is the third bowl (out of four) in the collection and it will be awesome to see them all together end of this year. My close up on the bowl got a little bit interrupted by a certain kitten, but surely she was trying to be helpful.
Tea is also an instant favorite for me. I have yet to be disappointed by a Riddle Tea Shoppe blend and really enjoy the varieties they have made!
The zipper pull is very cute and even though I didn’t love that story as much as I thought I would, I like the art and quote they chose for the pull.
My least favorite item is definitely the tapestry. It’s very pretty but I am not quite sure where/how I will use it. I will figure something out! Maybe it will become the front of a pillow one day.
About the book:
The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones is a stand alone story set in the same world as the Bone Houses. I am very excited for this one! I think the author best pitches it herself:
I really love this story, friends. It contains some of my favorite characters: the last living water diviner, a fae-cursed young man, the chaotic-good heir to a thieves guild, and a corgi that may or may not be a spy. It’s one part dark fairytale and one part heist.Emily Lloyd-Jones – Goodreads review
I haven’t read the Bone Houses yet, but it is sitting on my shelf judging me for my choices. I’ve ready one other book by the author before, Unseen Magic, which was simply delightful. Unseen Magic is her middle grade debut which released earlier this year.
Overall another great and beautifully themed box by OwlCrate! I really love the collection with the bowls and hope they do a similar useful item next year!
OwlCrate is an awesome Canadian company that offers a monthly bookish box featuring an exclusive signed hardback edition of a recently released Young Adult book and several bookish goodies. I have gotten every monthly box from them since November 2016 and often order their special edition books & boxes. They ship from within the US and have amazing customer service and splendid taste in books. Primarily they include fantasy stories, ranging from urban to epic fantasy and everything in between.