Box Review: Teeblox – August 2019

TeeBlox

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Blu Ray Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Synopsis:
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species (thought to be mere myths) rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Review:
I haven’t seen the 2014 Godzilla film, but there was a nice recap at the beginning to catch us up. I actually only watched this one because I heard there will be a crossover with King Kong (from Kong: Skull Island) in the next installment of these monster movies. I loved Kong: Skull Island, but this had a much different feel.

I’m not a particular fan of Godzilla, but I enjoyed this film. Where Skull Island was full of suspense and humor, this installment is much more dramatic and intense. These monsters are on a completely different scale. The cinematography and CGI is impressive. And there is a good story beyond just the monster fighting, as well as interesting characters. Millie Bobby Brown was fantastic, of course. The big showdown is over-the-top and a lot of fun. And the post-credit scene made me excited for the next film.

4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
• Commentary by Director
• Godzilla: Nature’s Fearsome Guardian
• Mothra: Queen of the Monsters
• King Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine
• Rodan: Airborne God of Fire
• Godzilla 2.0
• Making Morthra
• Creating Ghidorah
• Reimagining Rodan
• The Yunnan Temple
• Castle Bravo
• The Antarctic Base
• The Isla de Mara Volcano
• The Undersea Lair
• Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature
• Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight
• Monsters Are Real
• Welcome to the Monsterverse
• Deleted Scenes

Book Giveaway: City of Beasts

Courtesy of Freeform, I have a copy of City of Beasts by Corrie Wang for one lucky winner!

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Fantasy Book Review: Wings of Fire: The Poison Jungle

Wings of Fire: The Poison Jungle by Tui T. Sutherland

Synopsis:
It’s no secret that Sundew wants to destroy the HiveWings. It’s her life’s mission to exact revenge on the tribe that tried to wipe out the LeafWings and ripped every tree from the surface of Pantala.

Every tree, that is, except the wild and dangerous Poison Jungle, where the surviving LeafWings have been hiding since the war. Hiding, plotting, and waiting for a dragon like Sundew, who is uniquely qualified to bring down the Hives.

There are dark secrets in the jungle, though-some that Sundew is keeping, and some that she’s only just beginning to discover. And now that a new war is upon them, Sundew and her friends must unearth the oldest secret in the jungle-even if what they find has the power to destroy them all.

Review:
The Poison Jungle is the 13th book in the Wings of Fire series. This latest story arc is set in a distant land where the Hivewing queen controls the Silkwings and have driven the Leafwings into hiding. Sundew’s Leafwing sect is ready to take out the Hivewing queen at any cost. But the rest of the Leafwings want to live in peace. But the Leafwing queen has been keeping a secret, with consequences that could destroy everything.

Sundew and her friends are another group of fun and engaging characters. This latest installment is full of danger and suspense. Somehow, this series hasn’t gotten stale at all. The stories continue to evolve and become more complex, adding new characters along the way. It’s a quick read that I always wish was a bit longer. And the climactic ending leaves off with a big cliffhanger.

Box Review: Teeblox – July 2019

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Received in July

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

DVD/Blu Rays:
Shazam! Blu-Ray
Manifest Season 1 DVD

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox

Del Rey:
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Dark Age by Pierce Brown
Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn
Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee

Disney Hyperion:
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Mary Blair’s Unique Flair: The Girl Who Became One of the Disney Legends by Amy Novesky
Frozen: Conceal, Don’t Feel: A Twisted Tale by Jen Calonita

Gallery Books:
Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War by John Jackson Miller

Little, Brown:
Rule by Ellen Goodlett

Scholastic:
Wings of Fire: The Poison Jungle by Tui T. Sutherland

Shadow Mountain:
The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen

Subterranean Press:
My Beautiful Life by K. J. Parker
The Sky Done Ripped by Joe R. Lansdale

Titan Books:
Thanos: Death Sentence by Stuart Moore
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt by Neil Kleid
X-Men: Days of Future Past by Alex Irvine
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Stuart Moore
Avengers: Infinity Prose Novel by James A. Moore

Tor:
Medusa in the Graveyard by Emily Devenport
The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons
Earth by Ben Bova

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