I feel like this is a late post for me, but I’m finally getting around to doing this unboxing of the Owlcrate May 2019 unboxing. The theme for this box was Epic Adventures. This box felt a little light to me, but the items included are some of my favorite ever included.
Let’s start with this adorable sticker designed by Naomi Lord, it’s inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle. This passport wallet is cute and super functional. I may not use it for my passport currently, but I bet I can find other uses for it.
The last sleep mask that was included, is one that I use a lot and is one that I like to use to surprise people with. This sleep mask is gorgeous and is so soft against the eyes. I recently took it with me to New York while at Book Con and it came in handy.
Now this water bottle is my favorite thing ever included in a box. It’s up there with the mason jar tumbler and the Nevernight tumbler. It’s inspired by Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I guess I just really love reusable drinking containers. I’ve carried this glass bottle around to loads of places and so far so good. I am careful with it because you know glass and it can break in a moment.
The pillowcase included hits a soft spot with me since it is Shades of Magic inspired and I love anything Lila Bard. it was also designed by Stella Bookish Art. They only thing though is I never really use the pillowcase. With my current sheets, they just don’t go. I did see a girl attach this particular pillowcase to her jean jacket like a really big patch. I loved it so much that I think I’m going to do that as well. If you have bookish pillowcases how do you like to repurpose them if you don’t use them as actual pillowcases.
I’m really loving these enamel pins that have been included and this one is just so pretty. It goes really well with the book. This one was designed by IceyDesigns.
Now for the book. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, is one that I had seen making the rounds before it came out. So I was excited to see that it was included, I always get excited when books from authors of color are included. My currently reading is full at the moment, but I hope to get to this one when I’m more in the mood for adventure.
Here’s the full synopsis from Goodreads:
People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.
Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.
War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.
Overall I like the box, like i typically do with Owlcrate. I’m always pleased with the items and look forward to my next box. June’s theme is Libraries of Wonder. I have a feeling it’s one that you are not gonna want to miss out on.