Unboxing October's OwlCrate Young Adult Box

Hey Book Owl! Thank you for being part of the OwlCrate Community. We're so excited to have you here and we hope you love this box! On this page, you will find how to join the conversation with other book owls, some spoilers on what's inside the October box and how you can earn rewards points by sharing your unboxing experience! 

If you are unboxing September's DROWN YOUR SECRETS box, you can find the information here!



Our October book is a story filled with magic and mayhem! In order to save her family's ranch, our protagonist finds herself entering a dangerous race, competing against the most elite riders in the city. But this is no ordinary race the stakes are high and danger lurks around every corner. In order to succeed, she enlists the help of an enchanter who works with a secret, illegal form of magic, and a mysterious young lord both with their own dark secrets that they'll do anything to protect. 

Perfect for fans of The Scorpio Races and The Hunger Games, this Jewish-inspired fantasy is an exciting tale full of forbidden magic, political intrigue, and a dash of fiery romance!⁠

Our exclusive edition will feature:

  • ⁠Completely redesigned cover by @anta_arf
  • Reversible dust jacket illustrated by @rhymes.y
  • Foil designs on the front and back of the hardcover case by @divineliterary
  • STENCILLED EDGES on all 3 sides by @carmen.dmdesign
  • Stunning end pages (different front and back) by @spookgeist
  • Signed by the author on a page designed by @divineliterary
  • Letter from the author bound into the book⁠
  • And bonus content bound into the book (bonus chapter)⁠!⁠

Items included in this month's box will be inspired by Once Upon a Broken Heart, The Nature of Witches, The Priory of the Orange Tree and The Poppy War!⁠

Our Treasured Tomes pin this month will be inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle!

Adult Fantasy August Theme Forever Is A Curse


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Our book pick for October features an unlikely group working together to win a cutthroat enchanted horse race. In This Dark Descent we find a horse breeder, a black-market enchanter, an ambitious heir, and his broody friend join together to make sure that they win the race. This is no ordinary horse race, as the odds are stacked against them and no one can be trusted, not even each other. This signed edition features a gorgeous redesigned exclusive cover by @anta_arf. Turn it over to view the reversible dust jacket with beautiful artwork by @rhymes.y. We also have wonderful stenciled edges adorning this book by @carmen.dmdesign.

Beneath the dust jacket, @divineliterary has created a stunning foil hardcover design. Peek inside to view two gorgeous exclusive end pages by @spookgeist and a designed signature page by @divineliterary. Finally, an author letter and a bonus chapter from Kalyn Josephson has been bound into the book for our subscribers!

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

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Fall into the autumn season with our beautiful ceramic spoon rest! Inspired by The Nature of Witches, this cozy kitchen item has a beautiful autumnal feel, perfect for setting down your utensils while making your comfort meals. This item has been designed with love by @selchauni.


Cozy up with our Once Upon a Broken Heart-inspired scarf! Perfect to wear during the cold weather and wonderfully stylish, this adorable item was designed by @bluelyboo!


Our Dragonrider Lip Balm is the perfect item to carry around in your pocket as you traverse the world of Inys. Inspired by The Priory of the Orange Tree, this item has the scent of a snow cream spiced latte, is vegan, and was created with love by Fiction Bath Co.


Decorate your items in preparation for training with our Sineguard Academy Sticker Set! Featuring our favorite anti-heroes and elements from The Poppy War, this stunning set of stickers was designed by @annguyenart!


Previous Pins
Here are some of the previous pins we sent out this year so far.

This month features the 10th Treasured Tomes enamel pin in our 2023 collection! Each month’s box will include a book-styles pin featuring in-universe references to many beloved books and fandoms - all designed by @no0nedesigns! Enter the moving castle in the hills and journey through the world of Howl’s Moving Castle! Howl has been looking everywhere for you, but be careful not to get cursed…


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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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