My Thrill Club • February 2019

It’s been a couple of months since I did an unboxing post for My Thrill Club. So for those of you unfamiliar, this is a monthly book subscription service. Members can choose between three different genres (mystery, thriller, or horror) to receive two hardcover books and an eBook! What I love about the service is that not only do I get to add to my ever growing personal library, but I’m also getting cool books from authors I may not have otherwise heard of. I’ve been subscribed to My Thrill Club since August of 2017 and I can honestly say a solid 98% of the time I’m completely happy with what I receive. There is a natural (at least) 2% where I get books that I question if I’ll ever get around to, or that just make me unhappy for a different reason.

This month is one of those reasons. But first, let’s admire the box the books come in shall we?

Next of course is enjoying the view of red tissue paper when opening the box, before we get to actually reveal the books.

Here’s what I got and why I’m not the happiest member this time around.

As you can see I received Loosed Upon The World by John James Adams and Three Years With The Rat by Jay Hosking. While both books sound interesting to me, neither of them are in the Horror genre. They are both actually listed to being Science Fiction books. Now I love the Sci-Fi genre, I do. However Sci-Fi and Horror are absolutely not the same genre and I wish more people could grasp that. Sure the two can join forces and make amazing collaborations, but they are still separate genres. Plus I guess my bottom line as a member is that I signed up for horror every month, not science fiction.

Now the eBook this month seems to be in the right genre. I received Devil in the Dollhouse: A Sandman Slim Story by Richard Kadrey. Unfortunately it’s part of a series that in fact looking into this more, I found out is actually a short story that takes place between books 3 and 4 of the author’s Sandman Slim series.

So for me this month feels kind of like a bust. I got an eBook that I can’t read yet, because I’m a reader that prefers to read a series in order. Again, while both the hardcovers I received do sound interesting to me – neither of them actually appear to be horror.

We can’t win them all though right? I’m not going to end my subscription over one or two not so great (to me) months, when the majority of the time I’m really quite pleased and happy. I do still recommend checking out My Thrill Club if you are interested in reading horror, thriller, or mystery. You can visit their website at MyThrillClub.com!

XOXO,
Jane Ridgewood

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