Book Box Review and Unboxing: The Nocturnal Reader’s Box September: Monster Mayhem

So by now you don’t need me to sing the praises of this fantastic box, so let’s just dive right in to all the goodies (and allow me to show off my absolutely sickening collection of books about monsters)

So let’s jump right in to the meat of the box, the books!

I received a signed copy of The Wicked (yay!). Here’s the Goodreads description:

AN ANCIENT EVIL RISES…BURNS…KILLS…

After a fire consumes the Heller Home for Children, the residents of Morganville, North Carolina thought they knew evil…

They were wrong.

Unaware of the turmoil in their new hometown, the Littles–David, Kate, and seven-year-old Becca–are moving from New York City to Morganville in hopes of repairing their own lives, which were recently shattered by an act of sexual violence.

Before long, David realizes that his family’s troubles are worse than he could ever have imagined.

An ancient demon lurks beneath the town of Morganville, an unholy creature conjured into existence by the Heller Home tragedy.

Its name is Moloch.

It is hungry for the souls of the townspeople.

But most of all, Moloch wants the children. It will not rest until it has them.

All of them.

The other book is called Greener Pastures, a collection of short stories by Michael Wehunt. From the Goodreads description:

In his striking debut collection, Greener Pastures, Michael Wehunt shows why he is a powerful new voice in horror and weird fiction.

From the round-robin, found-footage nightmare of “October Film Haunt: Under the House” (selected for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror) to the jazz-soaked “The Devil Under the Maison Blue” (selected for both The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and Year’s Best Weird Fiction), these beautifully crafted, emotionally resonant stories speak of the unknown encroaching upon the familiar, the inscrutable power of grief and desire, and the thinness between all our layers. Where nature rubs against small towns, in mountains and woods and bedrooms, here is strangeness seen through a poet’s eye.

They say there are always greener pastures. These stories consider the cost of that promise.

And now, the goodies. Still yourself, the Cthulhu Funko Pop is mine, but the box did contain a Michael Jackson Thriller styled magnetic bookmark, an essential oil scent called “Sandman’s Despair”, and a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde pin.

There was also a small journal featuring cover art from The Howling.

And a water bottle with the crest of Miskatonic University  (mine, all mine!)

Of course you’ll need a tote bag to hold all this epic swag! This bag featuring Frankenstein’s monster is fantastic!

And let’s not forget this wonderful bit of artwork, now framed and hanging proudly on my wall!

Like I said before, you don’t need me to tell you how much fun this book box is. I will, however, tell you that you should get yourself over to The Nocturnal Reader’s Box website and get yourself subscribed.

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