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Unboxing May's OwlCrate Young Adult Box

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March's SECRETS & MASKS box




Our May book features a protagonist who is supposed to start an apprenticeship at an esteemed entertainment house. But then she is unexpectedly called for a private audience with a charming duke, who sweeps her away to his manor to serve as a musician and gain her freedom.

Things are not as they seem, however, as she barely survives a monster attack, realizes the duke is no mere mortal, and that she has the key to stopping the impending war, and maybe even saving them all.

Our exclusive edition will feature: 

  • Exclusive redesigned dust jacket by @danlinz_art
  • Reversible dust jacket by @_saintdri
  • Foil hardcover case design by @azura.arts
  • End pages designed by @jessichenliu
  • Gilded edges
  • Signed by the author
  • Tip in page designed by @thepearledreader
  • Handwritten author letter bound into book
  • Bonus content bound into book
  • Ribbon bookmark

Items included in this box will be inspired by Daughter of the Moon GoddessThe Buried and the Bound, Lord of the Rings, and Shades of Magic.⁠

Our next pin in the Perfect Pairings Pin Collection will be inspired by Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan! ⁠As a reminder, these pins are only available individually inside our monthly boxes!⁠

Young Adult YA May Theme: Traverse the Realms box. Join the Waitlist at OwlCrate.com


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Song of the Six Realms by Judy I. Lin

Our May book pick features a magical celestial world and a girl trying to find her purpose. In Song of the Six Realms, we meet Xue, an orphan and a talented young musician at the House of Flowing Water. After her uncle passes away in a brutal attack, she is swept away by Duke Meng to his home, and they both must work together to figure out how to stop the impending war that is about to break out in the Six Realms

This signed edition features a gorgeous redesigned cover by Danlin Zhang (@danlinz_art) as well as rose gold gilded edges! 

Turn over the cover for the reversible jacket with gorgeous artwork by Dri Gomez (@_saintdri)

On the hardback, we have some magnificent foil designs by Azura Arts (@azura.arts)

Inside, you’ll find gorgeous end pages by Jessica Liu (@jessichenliu)

Finally, there's also a ribbon bookmark included, as well as an author letter and bonus content from Judy I. Lin bound right into the book just for our subscribers!

Enjoy this book while listening to the Spotify playlist we curated!


Place all your yummy dishes on our ceramic trivet! Inspired by Daughter of the Moon Goddess, this trivet is a standout piece for your kitchen. Stunningly designed by An-Nhien Nguyen (@annguyenart).


Get ready for your day in bookish flair with our desk mirror! It is double-sided, and adorned with beautiful designs inspired by The Buried and the Bound. This item is designed by Yeatasmin Shiropa (@the.pearledreader).


Our metal bag tag is for the traveler who wants to keep their bags safe and in style! Inspired by The Lord of the Rings, this item is wonderfully designed by Teresa Chen (@divineliterary).


Use our A Darker Shade of Magic pen to annotate your copies of the trilogy or any of your favorite books! This pen design is so unique and awesome, made by Lazare Art (@legionofpotatoes).


This month features the fifth pin in our Perfect Pairings collection! Each month’s box will include a sliding pin featuring characters that pair together in the most fierce, intense, and romantic ways — all designed by Saiyre Art (@saiyre.art)!

Our fifth perfect pairing is inspired by Percy Jackson, and shows that Percy and Annabeth will always reunite even in the depths of the underworld.


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What is OwlCrate ?

OwlCrate is a monthly subscription service that delivers newly published hardcover novels and a collection of bookish goodies to your doorstep. Our Young Adult boxes are designed for ages 14 and up but, as we always say, you are never too old for YA!

Each Book & Goodies box contains a newly released hardcover novel plus 4-5 bookish goodies inspired by the book and other fandoms. We also offer a Book Only option. All books are signed by the author and have exclusive covers and design elements. We often include exclusive bonus content from the author as well!

All of the books chosen for this subscription are of various types of fantasy. This can include high fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, magical realism, urban fantasy, and more! 

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