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All the books received were lacking in diversity of any kind. One was "an alternative nazi history" and given that the marketing for this emphasizes that this is a curated service and not randomly selected... that's such an interesting choice. I will say that one of the books was an anthology and there were some great names on there but that was the only book I felt was any good.
This service just isn't for me.
Enjoy the books; however, have a concern regarding duplication of titles going forward into the renewed subscription. I had hoped there was a checklist to see what had already been sent
I like the service, but I wish that the books they sent me were actually fantasy like I picked, rather than sci-fi. Every shipment I've received so far has not had one fantasy book in it which is very disappointing. I'm probably going to cancel before my next renewal date since it doesn't seem like they're going to be able to send me what I'm looking for.
Good books in good condition!
Purchased 3 month subscription, only received the first box. When I reached out to them, they gave me a tracking number that has been “waiting for pickup “ for over a week now. Do not get scammed by these people.
Really love this subscription! Every month they have sent me high-quality books that are in great condition.
I've never gotten any books that felt cheap, damaged, or of questionable quality. They select books by good authors - some of which I was already interested in and others that are new and intriguing. One of the books was actually a beautiful new paperback I had been trying to not let myself buy at the book store and when it came in my box I was so surprised and thrilled.
They ship on time and every month I look forward to what new gem they will send my way. :)
I really like this box. I subscribed for 6 month. I got books from authors I never would have looked at. The only problem was I received a book in my August box, and then I received the same book in my September box. I sent two emails asking for a new book, but they never replied back. If it wasn't for this, then I would have given them 5 stars.
Customer support is very slow to get back to you if they get back to you at all. You have to ask every month to get your ebook as well which is pretty inconvenient and they just stopped responding after awhile and I eventually gave up. The physical books I’ve gotten have been mediocre at best I’ve a couple of semi popular books but the majority are from no name authors and many have not been “Fantasy” at all and just seem kind of random or definitely Science Fiction. They also twice sent me book 2 in a series?
Good selection of books but shipping took a while
Reading the first of the two in the box - has kept my interest so far. Looking forward to discovering new authors beyond my normal range.
I loved the books but the shipping information needs to be updated. It seems like the box is shipped on the 15th of the month not the first. Plus the tracking label doesn't show any transit of delivered scans either.
I like aspect the no-frills of the box. I'm all about the books and anything else gets in the way.
Great couple of books. However, they were clearly used and slightly damaged.
Very fast shipping! Great box and lovely books!
Box arrived in excellent condition, with the two books wrapped cleanly in tissue paper. No extra fanfare. The books are intriguing and in excellent condition as well. Once I get through my backlog of books, I'll consider subscribing for a longer period of time
I bought this box for my husband as an X-mas gift after he read through Dune in just over a weekend. And there it was, a collection of Frank Herbert short stories! The other text was polar opposite tone and material wise, but I liked that variety and will probably borrow it from him.
My only complaint was the shipping/box. The tracking never updated and having "My Sci Fi Club" on the bottom of the box almost ruined the surprise because the mailman laid the package at an angle, visible.
So much fun and a little bit more
I bought this for a gift for my brother and he said it was awesome and the 6month membership was enough books to last him two years!
I will make sure to upload a photo in the future but right now I am just amazed by how good this was. I wanted a book only box and was a little hesitant because I keep seeing how all these boxes are publisher overstock. I actually only subscribed to get the first box then cancelled, just to see how it was.
Publisher overstock does not mean bad at all! The first two books I got sound amazing and I am sure that the next ones will be as well. That's right! I resubscribed!
I uploaded pictures, I had to crop them but included the name and author.
I am confused why there are no other recent reviews on this box, it is very good.
The boys were very happy with their books however they still prefer kindle. If they vacant have the book and a code that would be awesome
Great idea with terrible execution. I received my first box in a few days that included 2 books but no digital download code or link. They missed the next month and then sent me a September box. Again the promised digital download was absent. I was charged for another 3 shipments a couple weeks later even though I only received 2. My October box never arrived and I suspect it may never. I am now 5 months in and I've only received 2 boxes. They do not respond to messages so good luck if you have issues. I had to file a support request with Crate Joy to find out what is going on. We'll see how it goes but I recommend against supporting this seller.
I’ve been subscribed to this and My Thrill Club both for a long time now, and I highly recommend them! There’s a nice mix of titles and authors, and the value for the price is definitely there. I’ve had nothing but positive interactions when it comes to customer service (which I’ve only needed on two occasions, one of which is hardly worth mentioning) and I cannot give Dan enough positive feedback when it comes to fixing an existing problem.
This subscription provides 2 hardcover books, 1 ebook, tracking info, positive feedback if you experience problems, and very easy ways to pause, resume, and cancel your subscription. It has everything you need/want at a very reasonable price, in my opinion. I definitely recommend giving it a try.
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.
Love this club, I don't understand the negative reviews, the price is awesome (2 hard cover books and an eBook), and customer service has been super responsive.
I purchased a 3 month gift subscription for my husband and only received 2 of the boxes. I reached out to the company when it had been over a month and never heard about my first box - never got a response. finally the first box came, and then the second - both of which were great - but that was it and it says my subscription has been completed. i once again reached out to the company with no response. Cratejoy was amazing and helpful and ended up refunding me because the company never got back to them either LOL. terrible! spend your money elsewhere!