OwlCrate: January 2017 – Classic Remix

Posted January 29, 2017 by Samantha Davies in OwlCrate, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

The theme for this months OwlCrate was Classic Remix. There were some exceptionally cute items in this months box and an interesting new book inspired by the Phantom of the Opera!

RoseBlood by A.G. Howard with a letter and signed bookplate

Rune Germain moves to a boarding school outside of Paris, only to discover that at this opera-house-turned-music-conservatory, phantoms really do exist. RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera–inspired retelling in which Rune’s biggest talent—her voice—is also her biggest curse.

Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an angel, has a mysterious affliction linked to her talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past.

Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. The mystery boy she’s seen frequenting the graveyard beside the opera house doesn’t have any classes at the school, and vanishes almost as quickly as he appears. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, who dresses in clothing straight out of the 19th century, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. Thorn may be falling for Rune, but the phantom haunting RoseBlood wants her for a very specific and dangerous purpose. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he’s ever known.

The Secret Garden Inspired Soap

This soap smells lovely and comes in the shape of a open book! It’s so cute I almost don’t want to use it. If you want to get your own you can find it at TeaSoapBooks.

The Little Prince Mint Tea

This lovely little packet of mint tea is inspired by The Little Prince and created by First Edition Tea Co. I love the beautiful design on the bag and can’t wait to try out this tea. I am a bit of a tea addict so anytime I receive bookish tea, I am a happy lady.

2017 Calendar

This calendar is designed by Obvious State and is filled with art prints inspired by classic children’s stories. My personal favourite is Peter Pan! I will be keeping this on my writing desk.

Phantom of the Opera Magnet

I like the pretty design on this magnet designed by Sweet Sequels. They have a really neat online store with bookish items for you and your little ones.

Slaughterhouse Five Bookmark

I have never read Slaughterhouse Five but I love this beautiful bookmark inspired by it and designed by Lexy Olivia. The quote reads “everything was beautiful and nothing hurt”.

I quite liked my item’s in this months box and I can’t wait for next month’s OwlCrate as it will be a Circus Theme!

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