Owl Crate June

I have a bit of a bone to pick with this month’s book subscription boxes…but you’ll have to wait until my post for June’s Uppercase Box gets posted to find out what it is! 🙂


This month’s Owl Crate theme is “Royalty,” and we’ve got some princess-y goods to go with it! This month’s book is My Lady Jane written by not one, not two, but three authors. The description:

“The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help. At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.”

The book flap mentions that Mary’s husband-to-be also turns into a horse during the day. So overall…this sounds like a silly book. That is not a bad thing. It seems as if it will be lighthearted, historical-ish (only in that it has the names and vague details of some historical figures), and goofy. I am currently not in the goofy-reading mood, so I might not pick up this one for a while. When I need something easy and fun (perhaps after reading a bunch of convoluted fantasy epics), I could see myself reaching for this story.

royalty4The three authors baffle me. Did they each write one of the perspectives? I always thought co-writing with one person sounded like it might be messy!

We’ve got cute little royal-inspired bookmarks from a popular Etsy shop, a beautiful bracelet with the quote “Even in the future, the story begins with once upon a time” inscribed on it, and a Funko Mystery Mini Disney Princesses box, from which I unearthed Miss Elsa from Frozen. There is also a paper crown, but I don’t really see myself donning that for any particular reason.

royalty3Also included is a poster from the popular Red Queen series, and a scanned letter from the authors of the book.

I am leery of the book, and know that I will definitely have to be in the right mindset to delve into it, but I love the cute, royal extras in this box. With this month, my free Owl Crate subscription, paid for by some lovely friends for my birthday, is at an end 😦 😦 😦 I have enjoyed each one immensely. Next month’s theme is “Good vs. Evil,” and they’ve gone and piqued my interest by saying there will be some Harry Potter inspired items included…so maybe you’ll be seeing Owl Crate around these parts again…


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