A life without books is a very hollow existence indeed. Nothing else has the power to make me laugh out loud, cry like a baby, or scream in rage like reading a book can. I am open to all genres and am willing to give almost anything a try, even if it's outside my normal scope. My faves are thrillers/suspense but I am also into paranormal, drama, chick lit and YA. This is my first blog, so forgive my ignorance and if you see something I can improve, do tell. :)
There is no adequate way to describe this book and no genre it will neatly fit in. It tiptoes seamlessly through many categories and it blew my mind. I greatly enjoyed her last book, The Shining Girls, and when I saw she had another coming out I was excited. I was the first to get the book from my town's library so I assume not many people are familiar with her work. It took me awhile to read it but not because it didn't engross me. I have moving and wedding planning on my plate right now and had to squeeze reading in. Anyway, the few main characters are so fleshed out and real that you could almost touch them. The fantasy aspects were so cool, kinda like you dropped acid and this book was your hallucinogenic projection. I loved this book and can't wait to see what Ms. Beukes dreams next. I know this is not an actual review but trust me and just look up the book. It'll be worth a few clicks on your search engine, I promise.