Waiting on Wednesday: ENDURE!!!



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This week I’m eagerly waiting on……

ENDURE by Sara B Larson

25440127Endure (Defy, Book 3) Hardcover – December 29, 2015

The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson’s bestselling Defy series!

At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.

When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy, that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page.


It has been awhile since I’ve done a Waiting on Wednesday, but I’m so excited for this book!  I can’t wait to delve back into Alexa’s world.  And the best part about it?  I only have a short time to wait!  Endure is being released December 29th!   Endure is definitely at the top of my Christmas list this year!


Review: Fantasy and Sci-fi Books debut subscription box + Giveaway!



The lovely Theresa at Fantasy and Sci-fi Books was kind enough to send me their very first subscription box for review!

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books  is the newest monthly YA book subscription service.  Each month they will send out a new release YA Sci-Fi or Fantasy book along with 3-4 related items surrounding the theme of the book.  These bookish items will include fandom jewelry, collectibles, bookmarks, bags, and more! Boxes will include items made especially for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books that cannot be purchased anywhere else.  Boxes will also include exclusive items from guest authors! 

Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books box subscription is is $27.99 plus shipping – USA $6.99, Canada $19.99, International $26.99.

If you missed their debut box, there’s still time!

(From Fantasyandscifibooks.com)


Still looking for the December box in time for the holidays?  Email us at the address found in the FAQ. We are doing a second shipment for customers who want the December box. Regular ordering is for the January 5th box.

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I was so excited to see this box at my door! And let me tell you guys, it was a LARGE and HEAVY box!


The packaging is pretty simple, but I like that.  And who are we kidding, we’re in it for what’s inside anyway! 🙂

So without further ado…………………


The inside!

There are several subscription boxes that use the shredded paper for packing, and then there are some boxes that don’t use anything.  This box opted for simple tissue paper wrapped goodies.  Simple is good!  Who wants to pick up all those pieces of shredded paper anyway? 🙂

The blue card is the list of all the goodies inside.  It’s face down when you open the box so if you don’t want spoilers you can set it aside until later.  Ready to see the goodies?


That is one packed box!

So the first thing I pulled out was the book on top.  It is Unforgiven by Lauren Kate, and is the companion book to her Fallen series.  Now, I’m not familiar with this series myself, but it is a beautiful hardcover and the premise sounds very interesting!  I was enlightened by my friend Becky (@Becky_LoveDemi) who co-blogs over at BookNerdAddict.com that there is a movie in the works for the series as well!

Besides Unforgiven, there were two book related items: a metal cuff and guitar key chain.



According to the note included, the metal bracelet represents the mechanical cuff some of the troublemakers sent to Sword and Cross were forced to wear.

The Guitar Keychain represents Lilith and her song.  They changed Cam and inspired him to make music and become the rocker known at Sword and Cross.

Most bookish boxes I’ve seen send along bookish items that may relate to the book or that particular month’s theme.  What I found interesting and different about Fantasy and Sci-fi books was, though the items absolutely held significance to the book, they weren’t necessarily bookish items.

That could go either way for some people.  I really like the idea of getting bookish items and supporting those who make them.  But on the other hand, I really like the fact that the curators of this box really took the time to find specific items related to Unforgiven.

There were still more goodies underneath all of that!


That IS a second book!  And guess what?  It’s signed!!


Finally, there were two bookmarks and a draw string bag.  I know it’s hard to tell from the picture, but it’s really big!


According to the blue card, the gold wings represent Cam’s wings.  The bag was an item specially made just for this box and cannot be bought anywhere else!


Here is what everything looks like together!

I couldn’t be more pleased with this box!  I was impressed by the quality of each item included, and feel that it is worth the subscription fee. I can’t wait to see what Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books do for the January’s box!

I loved this box so much that I want to share it with all of you!  Enter for a chance to win Fantasy and Sci-fi Book’s very first box below! (US/CAN only)

I would love to know if anyone else has subscribed to this fantastic new YA Book box!

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