A Great Surprise

Last week I got the most exciting package in the mail.  As soon as I opened the shipping box, I knew this package would be the highlight of my week.  Here's the outside of this really cool wooden box with a sliding lid:

At first glance, I thought this box contained an ARC of Leigh Bardugo's Ruin and Rising, one of my most anticipated books of 2014.  I picked the book up and realized that it's an excerpt from Ruin and Rising, the first few chapters, which is still unexpected and amazing! This is what I saw when I first slid the box's lid open:
And then, I looked underneath the excerpt and found these scented tea light candles, which coordinate with the theme of the series.  How cool is this for a surprise series-themed gift?   

I seriously cannot wait for June 17!  This series has been so unique and compelling.  I can't wait to find out how it all ends!



  1. That sounds like more fun than Christmas! I know the feeling of finding a great book. Sometimes I make myself read slowly, just because I don't want the book to end.

  2. I love the packaging! It got people taking about the book in a good way.


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