Tagged: lauren beukes


Backlist Burndown Review: Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Author Lauren Beukes has a gift for relaying information to the reader in a way that just flows and reads natural, not forced. All of the sudden you realize how much you have learned about the world without ever having felt like you had to sit through long sections of world building “information” or “background”. And keep in mind, there is a good...


Share the Love Giveaway Hop

  I’m excited to be participating in the Share the Love Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Herd Hops this year. The way I see it, this is a great chance to not only share some of my favorite authors with everyone, but also to give away a book of the winner’s choice. When deciding how to pick authors for this list, I really...


14 Favorites of 2014

I love reading Best of Lists, but making them can be quite hard. Here’s my list of favorites from 2014 broken down by subgenre. FAVORITE HORROR     FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION   FAVORITE FANTASY   FAVORITE FANTASY DEBUT


Dracarys! (Backlist Burndown)

  Backlist books. We all have them on our TBRs, many of them by favorite authors, but what percentage of those do we actually get to compared to new releases that we want to read? At least if you’re blogging? I know for me, the percentage is pretty darn depressing. When I look at some of the books I have...


Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

After finishing this book, I can’t help but ask myself why I have not read anything by Lauren Beukes before. This book is is just incredible (for lack of a more imaginative word). It is horrific, spell-binding and poetic, a fantastic story that left me both incredibly satisfied and wanting to read more by the author. “This city is all about the...


Waiting on Wednesday – Broken Monsters

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.   I’ve heard great things about Lauren Beukes’ previous books, but for some reason have yet to read anything by her. But this one? With a quote like: “BROKEN MONSTERS is the genre-redefining thriller about the horror of our city’s future.”...