Monday, March 7, 2016

March 2016 Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription Box Review

In my never ending attempt to run myself out of house and home by purchasing more and more books, I am sharing another subscription box review with you today.  The Fantasy and Sci Fi subscription box was a box that I subscribed to without much advance notice on what the box was about. Now usually, you won't know much about the theme of the box, but all I knew about the Fantasy and Sci Fi box that it contained fantasy and science fiction books and a bit of book fandom in the form of merchandise and fun products.  The website is very minimalistic with only a few pictures of past boxes.  But those boxes look pretty awesome. And I admit, I was not disappointed with the March 2016 Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription box.

In my never ending attempt to run myself out of house and home by purchasing more and more books, I am sharing another subscription box review with you today.  The Fantasy and Sci Fi subscription box was a box that I subscribed to without much advance notice on what the box was about.

Now usually, you won't know much about the theme of the box, but all I knew about the Fantasy and Sci Fi box that it contained fantasy and science fiction books and a bit of book fandom in the form of merchandise and fun products.  The website is very minimalistic with only a few pictures of past boxes.  But those boxes look pretty awesome.

And I admit, I was not disappointed with the March 2016 Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription box.


If you'll remember, I recommended reading Unhooked as part of my What to Read Next series here.  While it's on my To Be Read list, I haven't purchased it so was super excited to find it when opening the box.

Unhooked is a retelling of the Peter Pan tale, but not in a way that you'll recognize.  From Amazon:

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home. Her mother believes they are being hunted by brutal monsters, and those delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. Gwen’s only saving grace is that her best friend, Olivia, is with her for the summer.

But shortly after their arrival, the girls are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and dragged to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey. And Gwen begins to realize that maybe her mother isn’t so crazy after all…

Gwen discovers that this new world she inhabits is called Neverland, but it’s nothing like the Neverland you’ve heard about in stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through your fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and tries to find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the captivating pirate who promises to keep her safe.

Caught in the ultimate battle between good and evil, with time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to finally face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But can she save Neverland without losing herself?

Doesn't that sound awesome?  I absolutely LOVE retellings of fairy tales and stories that we think we have already heard.  So I'm super excited to have this in my hands and actually be able to read and enjoy it when spring break comes next week.

Great Unhooked Fan Gear from the Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription Box

Using the Unhooked book as a theme, the box had several beautiful fandom merchandise.  The Neverland map poster is 11 x 17 inches and is a rare poster.  It was only available for a few to win when the book was released and is now only a part of the Fantasy and Sci Fi March box.

The box also contained a signed bookmark by author Lisa Maxwell, a Neverland bumper sticker, and a simplistic anchor bracelet.  I don't know who made the bracelet, and I wish that the subscription boxes would give more information on that, but it seems to be a thing with more than one box, so maybe it's just me.

The Dreamer from the Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription Box

The March 2016 Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription Box also had a second book in it.  I've never head of the Dreamland series so am excited to check it out since it also looks like one I'd have on my To Be Read list.  The book is the first book in the Dreamland series and is called "The Dreamer"

From Amazon:

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.

But Molly must ask herself—does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?

Faced with the threat of losing everything—her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity—Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.


How cool does that one sound?  I'll definitely be adding it to my next What to Read Next series.  It's a Amazon Kindle Unlimited Book, so you can check it out and read it for free if it sounds as good to you as it does me.

The box also came with a signed bookmark by the author EJ Mellow which is both as beautiful as the book cover and pretty awesome to have something the author signed.

Check out my March 2016 Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription Box Review

My only problem with the Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription box was that I signed up for it at the end of January but didn't get my first box until the beginning of March.  I was a little unsure about that, so I put my subscription box on hold.  I didn't want to purchase a second box of a subscription that I had never received or didn't know if I would like. 

I'm not sure if I missed the cut off or what happened, but the long delay was a little depressing.  But after receiving this month's box, I will definitely be re-activating the box and you'll see a lot more great unboxing reviews from this company.  Especially if they all turn out just as awesome as this one did.

It looks like the cut off for the April Fantasy and Sci Fi Subscription box is March 11, so I'm hoping that means I'll get the April box without any problems and in a timely manner.  The box is $26.99 plus $6.99 shipping which isn't too bad for 2 books that I am pretty sure I'm going to love and some fun fandom merchandise.  So I'm pretty excited to go for round #2.

Check out all of my subscription box reviews here.  Find Unhooked and The Dreamer on Amazon and let me know what you think of them!