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The Book Drop YA Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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The Book Drop is a book subscription box from Bethany Beach Books. You can pick one of four different subscription options:

Book Subscription Options


This review is of the YA subscription.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Subscription Box: The Book Drop

The Cost: $16 a month for YA version, $13 for children’s version, or $20 for the Jane/Ernest version

The Products: One book selected each month based on the book-type preference you select.

Ships to: US

Check out all of our The Book Drop reviews!


The box came with a Bethany Beach Books bookmark and a note explaining why the book was selected.


Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong – Retail Value $9.99 (On Amazon for $9.18)

Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author, takes an exciting new direction with this big, breathtaking blend of fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, perfect for fans ofGraceling and Game of Thrones.

Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their sixteenth birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. There, the veil between the living world and the beyond is thinnest, and the girls pay respect to the spirits who have passed.

But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong.

With all the heart-stopping romance and action that have made her a #1 New York Timesbestselling author, and set in an unforgettably rich and dangerous world, this first epic book in the Age of Legends trilogy will appeal to Kelley Armstrong’s legions of fans around the world and win her many new ones.


This box also included some book swag, and a signed bookplate sticker.

Verdict: I like that The Book Drop has started to include some extras with each box – it helps add to the value. I looked up reviews for this book, and some reviewers have been concerned with it being slow to start. I have a rule that if I get 50% into a book and I don’t care what happens to the characters, I stop reading – so we’ll see if this book passes that test!

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I LOVE this book! Kelley Armstrong is my favorite author. Her best series in my opinion is The Darkest Powers series, but this book is pretty awesome too.

  2. I read this book right after it came out and really enjoyed it.

  3. I haven’t read this one (yet) but I *love* Kelley Armstrong. Her “Women of the Otherworld” series is one of my faves of all-time. My best friend, mom and husband all enjoyed it as well. It’s definitely a more adult take on the subject matter and the first book, Bitten, was made into a TV show that’s going into its third season on Space (SyFy in the States). Plus, she’s Canadian and lives near enough to me that I got to attend a reading she gave and meet her in person 🙂 If this one’s not your speed, try Bitten!

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