I've had this subscription for a long time and when I first started it was great. But for over a year now, they repeatedly sent books that were not sci-fi - even though I selected the sci-fi-only membership.
Even when I do get sci-fi books often they barely qualify as sci-fi (like a political thriller with some extra spy tech I guess technically could very loosely be called sci-fi?). I've also received duplicates of books they've already sent me several times.
I can't remember the last time I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my monthly box - but I kept my subscription hoping I would start getting nice actual sci-fi books again one of these days. And month after month I've been disappointed.
I hung on - paying month after month for boxes of YA, fantasy, and political thrillers that I have absolutely no interest in - hoping they would start sending the sci-fi books I subbed for again. I have stacks of not sci-fi books from them to donate to the thrift store or library that just makes me feel stupid wasting my money on a subscription that doesn't even send the genre I subbed for.
I had a subscription for 6 months to this box, and twice in that time they sent me duplicate books in consecutive months. I notified them the first time and got no response. Several of the books I've received have been good ones (one I even now have 2 copies of!), but others are clearly bargain bin castoffs. Also, I chose the scifi option, and I'd argue that several of the books I've gotten are decidedly fantasy. There's just not enough of a deal here for me to keep stockpiling multiple copies of books I don't want.
i am always happy with this box but not now i never got my dvd with the books
I’ve been subscribing for over a year, waited through a year of bad movies and so-so books for something great. I didn’t receive my March 2018 box and all of my emails have gone ignored. I’m canceling because of this.
The month I bought had two books and a movie, which is typical for each month. They don't go by themes, but rather send out random books. The problem? Because they send random books (that clearly were from a discount place) it doesn't mean you will get the first in a series. I actually received the third in a trilogy and the tenth in a series so it wasn't really helpful for me. Sure, I only had to pay like $30CAD and got a lot of stuff, but now I have to go out and find the other books in the series to be able to read it! That's not a bargain for your buck.
While the idea of this box sounded perfect the execution could use some work. The price is great and it shipped super quick but I was unhappy about the books I received. The fantasy book I got was the third in a trilogy and the science fiction book I got was the tenth in a series. I think that if series are included it should only be the first book. There no way I'm going to the trouble of getting the first books in a series just so I can read the books I got in this box.