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Box Review: TeeBlox – August 2018

TeeBlox

TeeBlox is all about providing our customers with the best graphic tees in today’s market. Over a 200 million t-shirt arts designed by artists. It’s time to show your lifestyle!”

Subscriptions start at $6.99/mo and use code: SCIFICHICK24 to get 24% off your first month!

Subscribers can pick from more than 20 categories!

*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.

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SciFi Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Synopsis:
Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Earth boarded the Exodus Fleet in search of a new home among the stars. After centuries spent wandering empty space, their descendants were eventually accepted by the well-established species that govern the Milky Way.

But that was long ago. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, the birthplace of many, yet a place few outsiders have ever visited. While the Exodans take great pride in their original community and traditions, their culture has been influenced by others beyond their bulkheads. As many Exodans leave for alien cities or terrestrial colonies, those who remain are left to ponder their own lives and futures: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? Why remain in space when there are habitable worlds available to live? What is the price of sustaining their carefully balanced way of life—and is it worth saving at all?

A young apprentice, a lifelong spacer with young children, a planet-raised traveler, an alien academic, a caretaker for the dead, and an Archivist whose mission is to ensure no one’s story is forgotten, wrestle with these profound universal questions. The answers may seem small on the galactic scale, but to these individuals, it could mean everything.

Review:
The Exodus Fleet has a culture all its own. An alien records her stay, complete with commentary on unfamiliar traditions of this human culture. A young man from a planet decides to try something new and looks for work. And the stories of seemingly-regular people raised in the fleet. They all have unique stories. Each are intriguing. And as their lives begin to intertwine, the unfolding drama becomes chilling and emotional. This was a surprising science fiction novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. It wasn’t action packed, but hard to put down just the same. The novel makes you think and feel and is certainly inspired.

ThinkGeek Review: Captain Marvel Vegan Leather Wallet

Captain Marvel Vegan Leather Wallet

This stylish wallet is perfect for Captain Marvel fans!
It’s a trifold design that snaps closed. The coin pocket is on the outside, which is nice for easy access. This is simulated leather that feels real, and well-made.

There are seven slots for cards and three large, bill-sized pockets. And the interior is a cool, starburst pattern.

I’m a big Captain Marvel fan. And with the upcoming movie in 2019, I’m collecting all the memorabilia that I can. This wallet is a must for me!

Captain Marvel Vegan Leather Wallet is priced at $34.99.

** SciFiChick.com received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.**

Fantasy Book Review: Wings of Fire: The Lost Continent

Wings of Fire: The Lost Continent, Book 11 by Tui T. Sutherland

Synopsis:
Blue the SilkWing is content. Life in his Hive is safe; he loves his family; he has enough to eat. And Pantala has been at peace for as long as he can remember — SilkWings and HiveWings live and work together in harmony, and because they stay vigilant, no one has seen a dangerous LeafWing in years.

Now that Blue’s sister, Luna, is undergoing her Metamorphosis, Blue knows things are going to change. Luna will have her wings and her silk, be assigned a partner and a work order, and move to another Hive. A few days later, Blue’s own wings and silk will come in.

But nothing could prepare Blue for what happens when Luna’s wings start to grow. Suddenly his world is turned upside down, throwing him into dangers he never knew existed. Pantala isn’t as peaceful as it seems, and Blue isn’t safe. Whether he’s ready or not, it’s time to adapt — and fight for his life.

Review:
Blue is a sweet and innocent young dragon. He’s facing a life of servitude, but doesn’t think there could be another way. But when Luna begins her metamorphosis to get her wings, something strange happens. And Blue must flee. But he meets an unlikely friend, and the two of them will risk everything to rescue Blue’s sister.

The Lost Continent is the 11th installment in the Wings of Fire series. Though, this is the start of a new prophecy and feels like another offshoot series. I was a bit surprised to see this novel set in a new land with 3 new species of dragons. Each time that Sutherland switches things up, she seems to outdo herself. This new land has a fascinating history all its own. And the characters never fail to impress. I love Blue and his new friends. And this latest story has a fun heist, with plenty of drama and suspense. Each installment confirms why this remains one of my favorite fantasy series. The next in this series can’t come soon enough, as we’re left with a cliffhanger.

Box Giveaway: July Bam Box

Bam Box

Courtesy of Bam Box, I have an extra July’s Bam Box! for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends August 31. I’ll draw a name on September 1, and notify winner via email.

ENTER DAILY TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING!

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Box Review: Bam Box – July 2018

Bam Box

The Bam Box was founded in 2015 by Bloof, the same team of geeks, comic book lovers and pop culture collectors that started ComiconAuction.com. 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

*SciFiChick.com received a box for review purposes.

There’s a nice, full-color sheet with plenty of details about what’s in the box.

Bill and Ted Pin – One of 3 possible designs.

“Dino Crunch” Fan Art – This cereal box design is a cartoonish Chris Pratt from Jurassic World. 1 of 2 very similar designs.

Bradley Pierce “Peter” Signed Print – The cute kid from the original Jumanji is now in his mid-thirties. Doesn’t that make you feel old? There were 1 of 4 possible prints.

Blade Runner 2049 Memory Orb – I saw the movie, but I barely remember this. The orb is about the size of a large marble.

Harry Potter Prop Replica – This was an awesome item to find in this month’s box! I just have to brush up on my magical spells now.

Summary:
I LOVE the Harry Potter wand. And the items from Jumanji and Blade Runner were pretty fun too. I’m a huge Bill and Ted fan, though I don’t really do anything with pins. Overall, this was a solid box. It didn’t seem like much when I opened it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I also received an extra box this month that I will giveaway tomorrow!

ThinkGeek Review: Star Trek TNG Corridor Door Cover

Star Trek TNG Corridor Door Cover

This door cover turns any standard inside door into the corridor on the Enterprise! The cover feels and looks like a small, fitted sheet. It slips easily over the door, and removes easily as well. You can machine wash and tumble dry on low.

It looks fantastic, as you can see! I put it on my utility room door in the basement, where we don’t have to open and close it much – as it does cover the door handle as well.

Star Trek TNG Corridor Door Cover is priced at $24.99.

** SciFiChick.com received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.**

Blu-Ray Review: Counterpart Season 1

Counterpart: Season 1 [Blu-ray]

Synopsis:
Howard Silk (JK Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate, and lost love, posing the eternal question, “what if our lives could have been different?”

Review:
Howard Silk is in a dead-end job and lives a seemingly sad, dull existence. But when his double from an alternate world arrives, Howard’s life is turned upside down. The company he’s been working for has been hiding a huge secret since the Cold War. And Howard’s counterpart is nothing like him.

Counterpart is a STARZ original that I had never heard of until I received the promo. Blending science fiction and a spy thriller, this was a surprising series that I binge-watched in one weekend. I was completely hooked. It’s Fringe meets The Americans. Since it’s on a premium network, they (of course) had to throw in unnecessary nudity that otherwise would have made it a show I’d recommend to friends. It’s a pulse-pounding, suspenseful series with plenty of intrigue and drama.

JK Simmons does an amazing job of playing the same man as two distinctly different characters. They look exactly the same, but it’s obvious who’s who. It’s a slow build at times, but completely unpredictable. There are a lot of questions still lingering. And a bit of a cliffhanger ending, left me wanting more. I look forward to seeing the story unfold in future seasons.