Unboxing September'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 September box and how you can earn rewards points by sharing your unboxing experience! 



Our September book explores dark forces both mortal and magical! Two rival students meet at the crumbling manor of our protagonist’s favorite author, who has recently passed. She is there to re-design the manor, while her rival is there to prove the author is a fraud. Together, they unravel secrets that may bring them all to ruin…⁠

Our exclusive edition will feature:

  • Completely redesigned cover by @danlinz_art
  • Reversible dust jacket by @istomin__denis
  • Fully printed hardcover case art by @c.e.illo
  • Signed by the author⁠
  • End pages (different front and back) illustrated by @hachandraws
  • Author letter bound into the book⁠
  • Signature page designed by @bluelyboo
  • Incredibly special BONUS CONTENT bound into the back of the book

Items included in this month's box will be inspired by The Whispering Dark, The Atlas Six, A Discovery of Witches and A Lesson in Vengeance!⁠ One of these items will be the next Faux Book Journal in our ongoing collection with @lichen_and_limestone!

One of these items will be the next Faux Book Journal in our ongoing collection with @lichen_and_limestone! 👀⁠

Our Treasured Tomes pin this month will be inspired by Babel!

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Our September book pick features dark forces of all kinds. In A Study in Drowning, we meet Effy Sayre, a student who is brought on to design the mansion of a late author whom she admires. Little does she know, she'll meet her rival and unravel a world of secrets that could bring them all to ruin. This signed edition features a gorgeous redesigned exclusive cover by @danlinz_arts.

Turn over the cover for the reversible dust jacket with beautiful artwork by @istomin__denis and text design by @divineliterary. Beneath the dust jacket, weʼve included the original cover art by @c.e.illo on the hardcover case - we couldnʼt resist including it! Peek inside to view the beautiful exclusive end pages designed by @hachandraws and designed signature page by @bluelyboo. Finally, an author letter and bonus material from Ava Reid has been bound into the book for our subscribers!

Enjoy this book while listening to the Spotify playlist we curated for the DROWN YOUR SECRETS September box! 

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This monthʼs Faux Book Journal is the third in one of our 2023 collections! Featuring in-universe references, each journal will be sure to transport you to a different literary universe. This monthʼs journal pays homage to the Alexandrian society in The Atlas Six and has been designed with love by Lichen and Limestone.


Start off this Dark Academia season with our Corduroy Bag! Designed by Yeatasmin Shiropa (@the.pearledreader), this bag will take you through the halls of Dalloway School in A Lesson in Vengeance.


Dive into a cozy fall day with The Bodlean Library Tea! Created by Riddle’s Tea Shoppe and inspired by A Discovery of Witches, taste the comforting flavors of English breakfast, cream, and chamomile!


Be prepared to look good anywhere with our Lipstick Case! Designed beautifully by @thebitterseason, this case is perfect for keeping your favorite lipstick for touch ups, or anything else that you might need at your convenience. This item is inspired by The Whispering Dark!


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

This month features the ninth Treasured Tomes enamel pin in our 2023 pin collection! Each monthʼs box will include a book-styled pin featuring in-universe references to many beloved books and fandoms — all designed by @no0nedesigns! Enter the tower of Babel, and be careful of getting caught within the shadowy Hermes Society...


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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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