Paper Street Books and Comics Box Review – November 2016
Paper Street Books and Comics is a bi-monthly mystery book box for those who are obsessed with reading! Each month you’ll receive a graphic novel and an adult fiction novel from the sci-fi, fantasy, or horror genre. This box features both indie and mainstream publishers.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Paper Street Books and Comics has three subscription options. All subscription options include awesome bookish goods, with the Book Addict option containing a featured novel and the Comic Addict option containing a featured graphic novel.
This is a review of the Book Warrior, $43 every other month, box, which includes the novel and graphic novel!
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The Cost: $43 a box for the Book Warrior subscription. The Book Addict (includes the featured novel) and Comic Addict (includes the featured graphic novel) subscriptions are $27 a box.
The Products: A featured novel, graphic novel, and 1-3 items related to the theme/book.
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The information card included each item with a brief description. This month’s theme was Dead.
Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Tyler Linville – Value $19.47 on Amazon (retail price $24.99)
The author of this novel was one of the winners of The Nerdist’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Contest. I didn’t know this contest existed but I trust The Nerdist to seek out awesome stories so this was a nice surprise! The box included a note from the author which included a drawing of the amusement park where the story takes place.
Book Summary from Amazon:
In a thrilling debut from Nerdist, a ragtag group of survivors struggles to hold onto hope.
A widespread disease has ravaged humanity―symptoms include: animalistic rage, violent outbursts, and a ravenous hunger for human flesh. The few people left are thrust together to fight for their lives, before the world becomes overrun by the infected. Asher, Wendy, and Rico try to reach an abandoned theme park, hoping for sanctuary. Although fear of the infected is ever-present, the group finds themselves facing some very human concerns, as well as new adversaries.
Asher is Wendy’s only friend, and she fears that she’ll lose him if he ever discovers the dark secret she’s been harboring. Reeling from heartbreak, Asher clings to Wendy as he struggles to heal. Rico is a seventeen-year-old rebel used to ditching school and partying all night―but can he outgrow his debauched behavior in order to protect a six-year-old boy who has suddenly fallen under his care? These three will have to overcome their own demons in order to save not only themselves, but the last vestiges of humanity.
A few reviews referred to this book as “Lost meets The Walking Dead” which is a dream combination for me!
I’m only a few chapters in but I can tell this is going to be a quick and fun read for me.
A Welcome to Deadland postcard was also included. When I finish this book I think I’ll send it to a zombie-loving friend and this will be perfect to write a note to them!
Graveyard Quest by KC Green and Allison Shabet – Value $12.81 on Amazon (retail price $19.99)
This book also included a note from the author where he reflects on Graveyard Quest which is one of his earlier works. It’s always such a nice touch to include an author’s note.
Book Summary from Amazon:
Running the family business in the shadow of your father can be a drag, especially when you’re a gravedigger and that shadow is actually your dad’s overly critical ghost. From creator KC Green’s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession. It’s a story about the things we do for love, and the many mistakes we make along the way.
I love KC Green’s comics! It took me a minute to realize where I recognize this style from but he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Mad magazine, and drew the extremely popular “This is fine” dog which was from his webcomic series Gunshow.
The art in this is wonderful and the story is really funny while also pulling on your heartstrings.
Milk + Jelly Dead Snow Inspired Candle – Value ?
This candle is inspired by the zombie film, Dead Snow. The soy candle’s scent is very vanilla, blood orange, and fireside. The combination of the vanilla and orange reminds me of an orange creamsicle with a hint of a campfire. Like an orange creamsicle marshmallow.
The label features little tombstones and snowflakes.
Milk + Jelly “Zombies, Run!” Foot Milk Bath Soak – Value ?
If you’re running from zombies all the time, a foot bath would be nice! This soak smelled so nice and was really relaxing. I loved that the ingredients seemed like something you might be able to scavenge in a zombie apocalypse – powdered whole milk, honey, Epsom salt, hibiscus petals, baking soda, and essential oils.
If I Can’t Bring My Books, I’ll Die Patch – Value ?
This Paper Street original features a skull on top of a book – the perfect image for this month’s death-inspired items! It’s about the size of a silver dollar and will be a great addition to a denim jacket or tote bag.
Assorted goodies – Value ?
Also included in the box were a few bags of tea, an “Even death has a heart” card, and a bookmark featuring the Dawn of the Dead quote “When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth”. Perfect companions for two spooky stories!
Verdict: Using the Amazon prices and estimating the cost of the other items, I would say this box has a value that lands right around the cost of the box ($43). The exclusive items from Milk + Jelly and the personal touches from the curators and authors made this a really enjoyable box. I’m a fan of the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror so this box is right up my alley. I’m excited to have two new book to read and the other items in the box really compliment them!
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