Book Giveaway: The Lost City of the Monkey God

Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing, I have a copy of The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston for two (2) lucky winners!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends January 13. I’ll draw a name on December 14, and notify winner via email.


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Box Review: Marvel Collector Corps – December 2016 – X-Men

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This is the December 2016 box from Collector Corps, and the theme was X-Men.

The Marvel Collector Corps offers these boxes starting at $25 plus s/h.

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Each box comes with an exclusive badge and pin.

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And a card detailing the contents of the box with a look at early concepts.

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Champions #1 Variant Comic – With all of the X-Men titles, this is a new one that I’ve never seen before. I’m excited to try it out.

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Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters Tshirt – I LOVE this shirt! It’s iconic for X-Men fans. And FINALLY it’s another color besides black.

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EXCLUSIVE Mystique Rock Candy – I’m not crazy about starting another collection, but I love this Mystique figure.

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EXCLUSIVE Wolverine’s Motorcycle – Can’t beat a Funko POP Ride! This is a great design.

Summary: This one of the best boxes yet. A great shirt and a fantastic POP Ride. The DC version of the Funko box has been sorely lacking, so I haven’t bothered in several months. If they can expand beyond so much Batman-centric picks and become as varied as the Marvel boxes, I may eventually go back.

The next theme will be… Super Hero Showdowns.

Book Giveaway: Exo

Courtesy of Scholastic Press, I have a copy of Exo by Fonda Lee for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends January 20. I’ll draw a name on January 21, and notify winner via email.


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Box Review: Bam Box – December 2016

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The Bam Box was founded in 2015 by Bloof, the same team of geeks, comic book lovers and pop culture collectors that started We love collecting. We love the thrill of it, the mystery of it and especially that feeling you get when you have a collectible in your hands that you are really excited about. So we set out to bring something different to everyone.

There are some great subscription boxes on the market, but we felt there was still something missing. We went to the drawing board with the goal of creating the box we would want to show up on our doorstep. After a lot of ideas and prototypes we arrived at the Bam Box. From the design of the box to the items inside to the instant winners we send out, we accomplished what we wanted to do: give you the subscription box we would be jealous of.”

Cost: 1 month plan starts at $24.99 plus $7.99 s/h

* received a box for review purposes.

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The box has a mini mag called “Spoiler Booklet” with details on the box, with all possible items subscribers could receive.
This month’s theme was “Legends.”

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“Winter Is Coming” Parody Pin – There were 4 options that subscribers could receive. I actually like this one the best.

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Vader Down #1 Comic Variant – I love this comic and that it’s a variant is awesome. I’ll definitely be holding onto this one.

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Red Sonja #0 SIGNED Variant – What’s better than a special edition? A signed, special edition. Very cool. And each of these comics and prints comes with Certificates of Authenticity.

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Stargirl SIGNED Photo – As a fan of CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, this was kind of a cool surprise.

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Galactic Samuri Print – There were one of four options we could have received of these prints.

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Start Your Own Legend Set – These are cool-looking letter openers! I love that it’s a set of daggers. Though they’re about as sharp as weapons, so I’m glad they came with extra packaging and tip protectors.

Summary: This was a great selection this month – making up for the past few boxes for me. I love the comic selections and the dagger letter openers are unique and awesome – what I came to expect from this different mystery box.

Next month’s theme is… Anniversary! Celebrating Bam Box’s 1-year anniversary!

Box Review: TeeBlox – December 2016


TeeBlox is a t-shirt subscription service that brings 100% authentic licensed geek and gamer shirts to your doorsteps every month. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime. Satisfaction Guaranteed.”

Get 1 shirt and 2 other items starting at $12.99/mo and use code: SCIFICHICK24 to get 24% off your first month!

Subscribers can pick from the following categories: SciFi, Marvel, DC Comics, Cartoons, Movies and TV, Games, Hot Meex, or Disney!

* received a box for review purposes.


Star Trek “Hail Yeah” Shirt – The artwork on this is great! I don’t care for the pun however, but that’s just my taste.


Comic and Pin – Old school X-Factor! And the bonus item is a Marvel pin. I love Marvel, so these were fun bonus items.

Summary: Despite being another black tshirt, I really like the art on this. The original Uhura looks fantastic! Am I collecting a large amount of Star Trek and Star Wars shirts? Yes. Am I complaining? Never. I love this mystery shipment. It’s consistent quality and a nice price.

Remember, use code: SCIFICHICK24 to get 24% off your first month!

SciFi Book Review: The Fever Code

The Fever Code by James Dashner

Once there was a world’s end.
The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.
Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.
Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.
The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.
Now there are secrets.
There are lies.
And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.
This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.
All will be revealed.

The Fever Code is a prequel to the Maze Runner series. The synopsis claims that “all will be revealed,” but I felt the story didn’t reach back far enough. The novel starts with the children being taken and the plague had already rampant. Years pass as Thomas and the other children grow up at WICKED – which drags a bit. And it’s never really fleshed out why Thomas was so special.

Once Thomas meets the other kids, events start happening a bit faster and Thomas uncovers more about the organization he works for. It’s all pretty predictable, with no real big revelations as promised. But while I was a bit disappointed with the plot, enough time has passed since I read Maze Runner that I enjoyed getting back into the story and characters. I actually wouldn’t mind reading the first novel again. It’s a fantastic and inspired world with engaging characters.

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