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Book Giveaway: Villains Series Prize Pack by V.E. Schwab!

Tor Books is partnering with SciFiChick.com for a great giveaway!

ARE YOU VICIOUS OR ARE YOU VENGEFUL?
One (1) winner receives a Limited-Edition VENGEFUL Prize Pack including:
• Copies of Vicious and Vengeful;
• an exclusive Villains scarf;
• a Vengeful pencil set;
• and a branded tote bag!

Follow hashtag #VillainsSeries to also enter giveaways for the Limited-Edition VICIOUS prize pack!
Prizing and samples provided by Tor Books.

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Blu-Ray Spotlight and Giveaway! Hocus Pocus Anniversary Edition

HOCUS POCUS Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]

Synopsis:
In “Hocus Pocus,” the Sanderson sisters are in for a devil of a time when their restless spirits are accidentally conjured up on Halloween night, in 1993 Salem, Massachusetts. Banished 300 years ago for practicing their sorcery, this trio of triple-threat demons vowed to one day reappear—and now they’re back—weaving an outrageous web of comedy and chaos. However, to guarantee their immortality, the things they need are the very things that could bring them down: Max Dennison (Omri Katz), his little sister Dani (Thora Birch), and the Allison (Vinessa Shaw), three kids with the power to make or break the witches’ spell.

Review:
I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since the release of this Halloween classic! Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy make for an unforgettable trio of hilarious witches. And for the masses who have seen the movie, the “Treats and Trivia” edition is a lot of fun. There are pop-up video facts, illustrations, deleted scenes, interesting commentaries, and more. It would’ve been nice if some of these things, like deleted scenes were separate from having to re-watch the actual film along side. But it is a nice edition with plenty of fascinating, behind-the-scenes clips.

Bonus Features:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL*:
• We ♥︎ “Hocus Pocus”: Trivia and Treats Edition – A spellbinding new way to experience the film with:
o Fun facts and trivia
o Deleted scenes
o Cast and crew commentary
o Concept art and storyboards
o Behind-the-scenes secrets, and more!
• Original 1993 Production Featurette – Discover that witchcraft is cinematic artistry in disguise in this resurrected throwback production featurette.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

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Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, I have a copy of HOCUS POCUS Anniversary Edition Blu-ray for one lucky winner!

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Comet TV September Box

This awesome box of scifi memorabilia is from Comet TV to promote this month’s lineup!
Comet TV has now partnered with Charge! and includes Action films as well!

About Comet
COMET is a new television channel dedicated to sci-fi entertainment offering popular favorites, cult classics, and undiscovered gems, every day. Watch COMET and Space Out.

Where Can I Watch COMET?
COMET is available over the air, on cable, streaming for free online and now on ROKU and APPLE TV!

Fantasy Book Review: The Door to the Lost

The Door to the Lost by Jaleigh Johnson

Synopsis:
There was no warning the day magic died in Talhaven. It happened with a giant explosion and the arrival of a skyship full of children, all with magic running through their veins and no memory of home.

Rook and Drift are two of those children, and ever since that day, they’ve been on the run, magical refugees in a world that doesn’t trust magic. Because magic doesn’t die right away–it decays, twists, and poisons all that it touches. And now it’s beginning to poison people.

Try as they might, Rook and Drift can’t remember anything about their lives before Talhaven. But it’s beginning to look like they’re the only ones who can save their adopted world . . . if that world doesn’t destroy them first.

Review:
Rook and Drift survive by selling use of their magical services. However, most people condemn anything magical as it has begun to kill their world. When a job goes wrong, Rook and Drift find themselves outside of the city and in dangerous land where magic is chaotic. And the friends have to find a way to stop a magical explosion from destroying their new world.

The Door to the Lost is a standalone middle reader fantasy. There is a fascinating backstory with a big mystery that is finally revealed at the end. There is plenty of danger, suspense, and drama. And the characters are engaging as well. This is an exciting fantasy story with individuals who have unique abilities. It’s unpredictable and well-paced. I hope to read more novels set in this captivating world.

Received in August

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

Blu-Ray / DVD:
Blindspot Season 3 DVD
Supernatural Season 13 DVD
Young Sheldon Season 1 DVD

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox
Bam Box
ThinkGeek Apparel

Ace:
Irontown Blues by John Varley

Amulet:
Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley

Angry Robot:
Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau

Crown:
Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Daw:
Search Image by Julie E. Czerneda

Del Rey:
Tarnished City by Vic James
Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton

Disney Hyperion:
A Circle of Elephants by Eric Dinerstein
Prosper Redding The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken
The Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel by Melissa De la Cruz

Harper Voyager:
Temper by Nicky Drayden
Timeless by R. A. Salvatore

John Joseph Adams / Mariner:
The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette

Kensington / Rebel Base:
A Meddle of Wizards by Alexandra Rushe

Little, Brown / Jimmy:
Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
Light Years by Kass Morgan

Pyr:
Black City Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

Random House Children / Knopf:
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Scholastic:
Night Flights: A Mortal Engines Collection by Philip Reeve
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Simon Teen / Simon Pulse:
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

Spark:
Resistant by Rachael Sparks
Deepest Blue by Mindy Tarquini

Subterranean Press:
The Big Crush by David J Schow
More Walls Broken by Tim Powers
The Prisoner of Limnos by Lois McMaster Bujold
Virtue Signaling and Other Heresies by John Scalzi

Titan Books:
Star Trek: Lost Scenes by Curt McAloney

Tor:
Denied by Cathy Clamp
The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal

DVD Giveaway: Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season

Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season – arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 4, 2018

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, I have a copy of Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season 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 September 14. I’ll draw a name on September 15, and notify winner via email.

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Box Review: TeeBlox – August 2018

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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.