Everything You Need to Know About Our August 2021 'Dark Academia' Theme!

By: Cori Reed

Here's what you can expect to find in our August 2021 box...

About the book:

Our August book is set in a secluded ivy-covered campus where witchcraft is woven throughout its centuries-old history. If you enjoy darkly atmospheric stories featuring a menacing air of mystery and secret societies you’d kill to be in… this book is for you!

We will be including a beautiful exclusive edition of this book with an exclusive cover, a reversible dust jacket (artist to be revealed soon), an exclusive foil design on the hardcover case and GILDED EDGES! The book will also be signed!

*Please note, this book is definitely a more mature YA read. If you have any questions/concerns about content please email us at support@owlcrate.com!

About the rest of the goodies: 

Items included will be inspired by The Secret History, The Raven Boys, Truly Devious, and If We Were Villains. Even if you’re not familiar with these fandoms, we are confident that any bookworm will love the goodies. There will also be an item not inspired by a fandom that we think every reader needs!

Sneak Peek #1:

Every August DARK ACADEMIA box will include a fabric book sleeve featuring artwork by Saint Dri!

We have always been obsessed with the way Dri illustrates the characters from The Raven Boys, so we thought it would be a lot of fun to work with her on a book sleeve inspired by the series!

This book sleeve features gorgeous artwork on both sides, and is large enough for bulky books. It’s perfect for protecting your current read in between classes!

Sneak Peek #2:

This box will also include the next book tin in our ongoing collection!
This will be tin 3 out of 4 and we are so in love with it. Forensics and Flowers designs all of these tins and she does such an amazing job!

Each tin is designed to look like a book you could find in the parallel Londons from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. This has been such a fun collection to work on this year!

Dust Jacket Artist Reveal:

Every book included in our August DARK ACADEMIA box will feature a reversible dust jacket with artwork by the amazing Nicole Deal!

We collaborated with Nicole to create stunning character art of the two main characters in our August book, and the end result is to die for! Nicole is so incredibly talented and we can’t wait for you to all see what she’s come up with for this dust jacket.

Sneak Peek #3:

Picture says 'August Sneak Peek Riddle's Tea Shoppe! and features various different bags of tea

Every August DARK ACADEMIA box will contain an exclusive tea blend from our friends at Riddle's Tea Shoppe! We absolutely love working with the folks at Riddle’s Tea, and they've created a truly delicious blend for this box. Brew up a cup while you’re staying awake studying!

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Please note, we wanted to give everyone the heads up right away that our August boxes will be delayed due to items being held up in customs exams and general delays with global shipping at the moment. We’ll give more updates as soon as we can, and we’ll continue to update our Shipping Updates page at owlcrate.com with info!