Box Review: Paper Street Books and Comics – April/May 2017

Hello, Everyone!
I want to share with you a box called Paper Street Books and Comics that featured a sneak peek of my novel, Beautiful Nightmare, this April!  It is a great box for graphic novels and science fiction, fantasy and horror novels.  I hope you enjoy!
Much love,
Ashley
Paper Street Books & Comics is a bi-monthly mystery book box for those who are obsessed with reading! It is for readers who are adventurous, imaginative and definitely not afraid to explore. We offer both graphic novels and adult fiction, featuring books that are quirky and humorous and sometimes thrilling! These can be in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy,  and Horror genres from indie and mainstream publishers!

As a member, you’ll receive a box featuring:

Adult fiction and/or graphic novel
1-3 items related to the theme/book
Bookish swag from our featuring authors or publishers (if available)

Available Plans:

  • The Book Addict (Book + Accessories) $29.99/bi-monthly+shipping
  • The Comic Addict (Graphic Novel + Accessories) $29.99/bi-monthly+shipping
  • The Book Warrior (Graphic Novel + Book + Accessories) $44.99/bimonthly+shipping

*Worldwide Shipping is Available*

April’s theme was “Terra & Luna” and I couldn’t wait to receive the Book Warrior box!  This was also Paper Street Books and Comics’ one-year anniversary box, so that made it extra special.
 
Paper Street shows up in a simple white box with the logo on the front!  I like how straightforward the packaging is.  The box is also big enough to hold all of the items inside, but small enough that the items won’t move around during shipping.
The items in the box come carefully wrapped in tissue paper!  I love this care that goes into the packaging.
 
The box comes with this brochure which includes a note from the owners of the box and an item list!  The design is gorgeous.
On the left of the inside of the brochure is the letter from the owners.  I like how they explained why they chose the books that they did as well as their reasoning behind the theme.  It makes the box so personal!
The book included this month is Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele!  This book was included because it takes the reader back to the golden age of sci-fi, which I LOVE!  I am a huge old-school sci-fi fan, so this book made me squeal.
Here is the synopsis:

Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of science fiction pulp with Avengers of the Moon

Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt’s parents.

Curt’s innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There’s only one way to uncover the evil mastermind—Curt must become Captain Future.

With the permission of the Edmond Hamilton estate, Allen Steele revives the exciting adventures of Captain Future.

The graphic novel this month is actually a young adult graphic novel!  The book is called Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, and it is part of The Lunar Chronicles Series.  The Lunar Chronicles is a young adult science fiction series, and it brings classic sci-fi literature to a new generation.
Here is a synopsis for the graphic novel:

The first graphic novel from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer!

In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.

Also included is a single comic of American Gods: Shadows #1 by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton.  American Gods has had a resurgence of popularity since a new television series based on the book has been airing.  That being said, I was very excited to see this comic included in the box!  Comics are my guilty pleasure, and that is one of the reasons why I adore this box.

Here is a synopsis of the comic:

WAR IS COMING!

Shadow Moon just got out of jail, only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain as to where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard—thrusting Shadow into a deadly world of the supernatural, where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a brewing war between old and new gods hits a boiling point.

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

 

The first of the bonus items included in the box is this Crystal Growing Cherry Tree by Copernicus Toys!  This tree is part of terraforming – creating a world based on Earth – and it literally grows before your eyes!

It adds a nice touch of spring to my room, and it is so delicate.  It goes with the terra theme perfectly.

The owners of Paper Street make their own candles from time to time, and this month they made a candle based on Sailor Moon!  I love Sailor Moon – she is one of my favorite characters of all time – and the scent of this candle goes perfectly with her personality.  It has such a lovely spring scent.  It is nice receiving an item based on Sailor Moon because you don’t see these items very often.

Paper Street also included this exclusive Sailor Moon magnet!  It is gorgeous, and I love how Luna – the cat – is part of the design.  Paper Street designed the artwork themselves!

As a bonus to subscribers who have been with Paper Street for multiple renewals, Paper Street sent out these gorgeous space lollipops!  These are a throwback to the first box that Paper Street ever sent out, and I love that.

Here is a close up of this lollipop!  I haven’t eaten it yet because it is just too darn pretty, but I did lick it and it is delicious!

The last item included in the box is this sneak peek of Beautiful Nightmare by A.M. Nestler – which is me!  Beautiful Nightmare was my first novel, and Paper Street was kind enough to include this sneak peek in their box.
Here is the synopsis:
What if your true love was only present in your dreams?
In the dystopian town of Lunamoon, everything is structured. Humans are created by science and everyone is programmed to follow certain regulations; but one girl, Shawneleigh, never lived up to the Council’s regulations. Shawneleigh has the disorder of narcolepsy, a disorder that causes her to fall asleep at random times without warning. Because of her illness, the Council banned her to life in a hospital since she cannot be counted on fulfill other duties. Lunamoonians all receive prophecies for their lives through dreams that the Dream Maker sends to them, but Shawneleigh hadn’t received a dream in years until she found herself falling into a dream during her sleeping spells. It is during these spells that she meets a man named August who claims to be the Dream Maker himself. He also lives in solitude outside of Lunamoon, and they begin to form a bond; however, Shawneleigh cannot control when she falls asleep, and soon August finds a way to manipulate her illness. The only problem is that when he manipulates her sleeping disorder, she continues to grow sicker. But no matter how hard they try, they can’t stay away from one another.
“Beautiful Nightmare: Some Dreams Become Your Reality” is novel about love, life, and the importance of those who care about you. Love, above all else, is the best thing that we have to give.
Final Thought: Paper Street Books and Comics is the best box to get your fantasy, sci-fi and horror book/graphic novel fix!  The curation is always on point, and I love how the owners put so much thought into the items so that they all connect to the theme.  This is the perfect box for hardcore comic and book nerds!

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