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Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

04:45 min | Last month

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"And i was calm and then when we had this opportunity really. Hey let's read this book. And i was like the monkey king is for me. He's not only for me. I feel like he's like my soulmate. I feel like he's very very much for me. So i only said it was an obsession. I mean i think this is absolutely the the mass mass appeal like. There's a reason when something's been around for like we said it written down for five hundred years and the stories are older than that. You can't get more. This is for everybody then that i fully agree. This is one hundred percent of mass appeal book. It's a mass appeal translation. It's it everyone if you if you are familiar with the monkey king already and read other translations i encourage you to read this and and talk to us and let us know what you think about this translation. If you have if you have not been introduced to the monkey king i would say. This is a fantastic introduction. Alright so again. It's kinda funny to talk about this book in terms of spoilers because it's ancient we will just kind of leave you about that and move into the spoiler section and get a little bit more involved in talk about some of our favorite and funniest parts Though of course you know this book sometimes goes to some little bit scary in dark places. I think you could definitely if you have kids in your life. You could read this to them. It's it's for all ages for sure. Yeah there's there are some adult themes there are this. Jd latian steps this translation. At least makes it pretty A wholesome i would say like enough for readers of all ages. I feel that way as well. Yeah and like. I said the jonah junkies telling you if you think oh. This isn't for me. Trust us it is for you enjoying the show. Please like in subscribe on tunes. You can find us on twitter and instagram at john junkies and don't forget to visit the website genre junkies dot com look back to the spoiler section or we.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:33 min | Last month

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out there may look down on you for your love of sci fi and fantasy but not us stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. Hey john junkies. Sandra and this is scott and stitches is here too. So that must mean. It's time for an episode. Tom for jonah junkie so we have something a little bit different on the show. Tonight we are doing will. It's it's to see it's not a new release so much something that's at least five hundred years right. Yeah okay tonight. We are going to be talking about monkey king or journey to the west. Now this is a new translation. A new adaptation. Yeah and i really wanna talk about that. Because i think it's we'll we'll get into kind of the history of the monkey king in a minute. i guess we should start out though by talking a little bit about ourselves will scott. We have shared fun thing to talk about finished one division. Oh yes we did. No spoilers no spoilers. But i've been thinking about this for a little bit now yes and i feel like one. Division is in a way kind of Marvel's empire strikes back. I don think is fantastic. It's one of my favorite. mcu properties this point. It took two characters who i liked a lot and turn them into my absolute favorite writer. Die i care about them more than anybody else ever ever ever. And it sets up kind of where everything is going. I feel like yes. So i i love it. I think that there's a lot of conversation out there amongst people who aren't even. Mcu fans about it. I don't i don't know if ultimately it really appeals to non mcu fans. I don't know if it introduces people to the universe from a fresh start but nah but if you have any kind of connection to the mcast the mcu if you've watched any of the avengers y- this is absolutely a must watch. I agree with you. And i think said on spooky slumber party that we're might have been the culture we've talked about it a little bit on both but that you have to have like conversational. Mcu like you don't you don't have to like a lot of marvel stuff you don't have to be the biggest most absolutely obsessed fan. Read all the comic books or anything like that but you have to at least seen the movies thus far especially you know your endgame your ventures. I think you need to have seen the avengers series particularly starting from a to see all of the events. You should see all of the avengers. But really i think it's important to see the second one. Yeah and then go on into into the final ones right so you'll at least have a basis for these characters and do a pretty good job of catching you up. 'cause there's some repeat characters and stuff like this and it's nice because they're like they kind of tell you like because they were he remember so yeah..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

04:22 min | 5 months ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo book worms unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out there may look down on your for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy but not us so. Stop by as we discuss. What we've been reading i- jonah junkies at sandra and this is scott our back with another book review and i'm very proud to present the title this week because this is my birthday we be birthday. Thank you everyone scott. Being everyone kind of cat is cheering and the snake is.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:10 min | 5 months ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out. There may look down on you for your love of horror sci-fi fantasy but not us so stop by discuss what we've been reading. Jonah junkies sandra and this is scott and we're back. We took a little teeny tiny mini. Not quite break kind of brace sort of a break we really kind of kind of. It's just been a lot. We've just been doing a lot. Oh my god. I mean to say that twenty twenty has been fully loaded and ups and downs. Is i mean just i rolling at this point because it's been a year for everybody but Yeah i some was. You may have known scott neier quote unquote essential. We've never stopped working during the shutdown and we're thankful to have jobs but you know when you're working through crisis a lot of stuff happens and it all just compounds and it's just been and then the election alma cut so much here in america so much so november has been a little bit of a vacation for us in some respects yet. We're still doing. Our other shows still doing spooky summer parties still during the cult. Show still doing this show but just taking a little bit more time to not have rash some deadlines i guess as way to put it but we want to check in and chat with you guys because we miss you all so terribly and we thought we were just kind of hang out. Where here on the couch. Pretend you're here on our large sectional couch with us. We're just going to chat chat books a little bit and just kind of i dunno some funny question the some serious questions. I went through a whole bunch of different book tags on youtube and on people's blogs and whatnot and just kind of came up with a smattering of questions to just talk books for the love of books. Please play along at home with us. We want to hear from you..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

05:13 min | 6 months ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"We didn't like his book, we would find a nice way to say it. But I mean that is assuming that we like the book that is assuming that we like the book. But anyway, I just didn't want anybody think like Boris Boris. The Pug is not paying us under the table on David's behalf for a positive review. Jonah junkies cannot be bought. Well, we can be bought with with pug kisses we can yeah, if a pug was like willing to come visit us get on a plane from Scotland and like home Deliver us a book think we would give it a good review no matter what we'd certainly give a good review to the Pug. Yes. The book was terrible but this pug, oh my God manners of a saint. Oh, by the way, I guess we should say sweetheart is doing great adjusting nicely. We play peek-a-boo from the time we get to hang out a little bit and he's eating he's being a very good boy doing lots of spores and snuggles and we're very honored that Cathy Blake was honored that sounds weird to say but she was so happy when we posted about sweetheart and you know, of course she wrote his namesake so and right now he's holding cables together right now for our show is doing a great job just being a little cable tie until he can promote up to some other technology work in the studio. All right, let's get into it. Maggie's grave a horror novel by David sadhukhan the small Scottish town of aachen Milan is dead and has been for years. It's it's in the shadow of a mountain forgotten and birth. Roofing in the Perpetual Gloom 47 residents are all that remain. There's nothing to do there. Nothing to see except for a solitary grave near the top of the mountain Maggie wall buried here as a witch wage needs The Faded inscription, but sometimes the dead don't stay buried especially when they have unfinished business and that's where we'll leave you in the description that sprung said there's just some blurbs and stuff to which I I I'm excited. Let's talk about it. Let's do it. And so I want to point out first and foremost David explains that this is based on a real monument in Scotland real grave, you know, there's there's definitely differences and they don't really know where it came from but there's a real grave that stands that that says Maggie burned here as a witch. Yeah, Maggie wall and that's he includes a picture of it actually at the end of the novel so very very dead. Mysterious sad interesting and as somebody who loves to read or write you could just see that monument and your imagination just runs wild. So, we're big fans of David's Auto Grand here. We've said that we've reviewed all his books and we've liked all his books loved all his books is more active adored Edward off. He's fabulous. I've said it once I will say it again. He writes horror books for people who love horror every single one is a love letter to horror fans doubles in different sub-genres always expertly and with a very Deft hand and very Deft understanding for that sub-genre having loved all of his books. I have to say Maggie's grave is my favorite. It is my favorite to date. It is my favorite. I love folk or and I love everything about this poem. I have to agree with you. I mean, it's it's not a secret that you and I are absolute David Sauter grandstands. Yeah, but this book is Just A step above and and and and that is incredible for how much we love his other. Yes from the very first two sentences of the book right to the very end. I was absolutely obsessed with this novel which would be my experience score pure Obsession. I have to say my my personal experience.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

04:31 min | 8 months ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out there may look down on your for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy, but not us so stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. Jonah Junkies at Sandra. This is Scott welcome to genre junkies. Have come to John NRA junkies. This is awesome Oh. Just, sounded like Jonah Junkies Jonah Junkies if he said a third time, we appear in your house like beetlejuice. Please do we'd like to get out. Let us out. Let us out how low welcome..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

08:14 min | 9 months ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"With us today needing really no introduction is Laurel K Hamilton author of the Anita Blake series good. Morning. Hello. Hey. Good Morning. Hi Scott Hi Sandra it's good to be here. Oh my gosh. This is amazing to have you. This is so exciting. So I wanted to go ahead and start as a first time reader of the series I was surprised by how little previous knowledge I actually needed to become invested in your characters and your world what is your method to making your books approachable to those who are just coming in? Well I try to treat every book as much as possible where you can pick it up and come in and that you know. That gets harder harder with more books more background you build up, but I really do set down and I think you know all right the first draft because you don't edit as you do for staff that that's that'll stop in your tracks every time but then subsequent drafts I look at it and go Kay I had never picked the series up this was a brand new book if I was in a bookstore or in the airport and honest picking this book up and I was reading it would this draw me in in would this be enough information so that I didn't feel loss I really do I really do try to bear that in mind It is it is quite a challenge at this point but I really do think about I because I still hear from people that say just that like you said your first Ruder I actually do still get a lot of people and I just found you. I'm so excited so many books and people are reading at home in he in doing more books now as things gone on 'cause you know. Online has become harder everybody's kind of hunkering down so. I get. I'm getting lots of Preston, readers. and. They say the same thing. They usually get back to the beginning after they they read up to but but I really do try because I know that in the airport there's going to be delayed That's it. They just don't have shelf room for everybody's whole series. That's that's awesome and I mean I'm so happy like that. Scott found that to be so true for your books all All have gone into more detail on this, but I am not a first time reader. I. Am a long reader. So it was really really exciting to get to have a different. From him as a longtime reader versus new reader. That is really cool. Yeah. It's you know we do what we can hear. Jonah Junkies. Anita is a strong assertive female character just like me. How does it make you feel when your readers talk to you about how much Anita has inspired them it. When it first started a low these. I started out. I was puzzled by how many people said you know she helps me strong because honestly my grandmother race, there were no. and. So I was Rai- I. I wasn't raised to be the girl because that wasn't an option is made heavy had to be lifted when I got big enough. You're talking to it. Wasn't like we had help from anybody else to go to. So I didn't know the Anita was so strong. I didn't know that wasn't option to be anything else it took me quite a few years to go. Okay I understand it now I love the fact that so many people tell me needed has inspired them to be stronger and that it's okay to be stronger, it's okay to stand up for themselves I. Was Not socialized to be to be the girl not in any way I I, was not I was I was told to I had to take care of myself. No Man is conducive for me and that if I wasn't stronger to take care of myself, my way I was at that was how I was raised though. So that's how neat is. That's how I am. I honestly did not there was another option. In and but I'm meet so many women that I really thought would be passed us to be honest. We are still socializing or girls boys so differently. and. And girls are still being socialized to be nice and I love hearing from women saying you know I spoke up I listened to that little voice in the back of my head. I knew it wasn't a good idea. So I said no, because I knew Anita wouldn't do it. I had women that have left abusive relationships and they stay is put up and I I mean that is that is such such a gift to be able to share strength. In a way I, get to share my own upbringing. I share the strength that I was taught and raised with everybody I you know I also get I also get min. The also say that needs help them be strong in a different way that that that they're all different kinds of strength. And just like gives me chills. It is a really. Holy unlooked for on my part and it's been a real gift to share with everybody that was. That must be why like rings so true is it's just what it is is just natural. Yes. I I grew up with my grandma for a lot of my years too. So I always like to hear another raised by grandma type of person, and of course, she was old school old schools. Oh Yeah. Very old school and. An. People's Graham was not all the same but. I do not think my grandmother ever were makeup day in her life. She was raised in farm country. So she didn't have any time. She had no patience radio that followed the all stop that that you know nobody cared what I looked like it was. Could you list this? Can you do this for me? And so I really I. Really you know people will say you know early interviewer said you know and love she said this off camera I love Anita but I bet her closer so awful what made you think to dress like that? In the early. In the this this woman is dressed, this woman was dressed in in very high enclosed top to bottom. I mean, she looked abuse and I I dressed up for the interview but I just didn't have the heart teller of that I just look down at what I was wearing. Eh, needed wear that right Didn't occur to me. The more I, the more I go out and meet people that are more into fashion in more into the whole indoctrination I didn't get about appearance is so important the more I realized that I'm really have no since bashes I really off and I, I that's not a bad thing. It's just it's just I just don't think about it. It's it's just I'm gonNA go Amnuay cupboard. Is By. 'em I covered is everything covered is worried shoes appropriate to the day? Can I walk the dogs in these guy? I. Go outside without tripping on something is it raining or these waterproof do I need? To the practical list that's how I. Joked John is the one who taught me how to wear high heels. because. I couldn't I didn't know how to wear high heels. I. Really. Didn't and. Rightish on Claude his great fashion sense. He's the one who got me watching fashion TV and things like that trying to figure out how to dress him and and so for John Call that I were the really high heels and learn how to rock in because I I wanted to know how that feel felt. Sometimes I write very much like a method actor I will get into the. Of the character in that kind of thing and so. It was only half joking Sean Claude taught me how to wear high heels. Oh, I love that so vital.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

07:51 min | 9 months ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite we want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out there may look down on you for your love of horror, sci fi and fantasy, but not us. So stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. I under Junkies Sandra this is Scott stitches over there and we are ready to talk to you tonight about a very exciting author interview we had. We got to talk to Laurel K Hamilton which is pretty big deal. Big Deal it is a big deal. I was excited Sandra was very, very excited and. This was my first time reading one of her novels, and so I'm excited to talk about my experience with that as the first time reader. So we'll talk a little bit and then we've got our interview with Laurel. It is spoiler free, and then we'll come back and do the spoiler section Kinda same as always hope everybody's been doing as well as possible during this absolutely insane time to be a high. Had Our. We had our first Cova. Scare I guess you'd say an air quotes. Yeah. Like a work related possible contamination Sich situtation not not too bad for either of us. But of course, we took our tests passed with flying colors but at least now we've had that experience. Yes you've had that experience. So if you think you have to do it, get it done your honor junkies have they lived to tell the tale don't be scared Jonah Junkie So something else that was like really really exciting three. Sorry. I just want WanNa. Talk a little bit. John Related is we finally fine the Lee was true detective season one? Yeah, we did and. That was a huge deal for me. That was a huge deal so I will say. This the first couple episodes. It took me a while to really get into it and really like like the characters. But after after the whole season was done, I was very happy with it Sandra. I'm completely obsessed with it. I can't wait to watch the other T. seasons. It was one of those things like I described season one is like I feel like somebody made it for me somebody crafted it for me and like molded it and like shaped it and made it all Mason and pretty like clay and they fire baked in the oven and a glazed it and they're. Like here you go here I, made you this made you the season of television just for you and absolutely adored it. Of course, no spoilers for those who haven't seen it. All three seasons are anthology but this one has to do with a lot of stuff that ticks myi boxes of things that I like and it is kind of a procedural though be all tradition untraditional one. Just like the book we reviewed this week. Procedural, however nontraditional. So a little bit of background on our book. This week I think that most readers are going to at least be familiar with Laurel K Hamilton is she's responsible for two series of books the Anita Blake Vampire Hunters series and the Merry Gentry This is obviously in outing in the Anita Blake vampire hunter novel so this newest book is called Sucker Punch. So this was first of all book is frigging gorgeous like if you get a chance to eat some really pretty cover oh my gosh, it's got like you know kind Of like our our leopard on the front and it's lots of blues and blacks in a big gorgeous like aquamarine Gold I. There's like a blood drippy thing and like when you shift the cover to and fro, you get like Shiny Shiny bits I can't I don't know it's gorgeous. Super pleased in its when you open it up to when you open up, it's a beautiful hundred green and black with like blood red on the spine. It's definitely a departure of from the the covers that I am familiar with seeing for the series Oh. Yes. So I I could look up exactly what it was but a number of years ago the book switched covers from kind of like what a lot of us knew to these much more. Beautiful. Dare I say serious covers. I. Don't want to say that in the sound insulting but. We're there more artistic and not just here is a book cover. That kind of vaguely represents the story inside. There's definitely an artistic style when it comes to the covers of books when it comes to you John Re related books particularly fi supernatural were you know where you have like the hero or heroine on the cover and? That kind of art you all know what we're talking about and this new trend towards kind of a more more subtle cover while still being just beautiful. I'm a big Fan of Oh. Yeah. No at least covers have been great for years and years. So this was no exception it's such a treat. So let me tell you a little bit about, Anita Blake, the series, my my history with it, and then we'll talk about the book more specifically. So Anita Blake Vampire Hunter is a series of novels and some short novels also comic books of which I have quite a few of. Those that way. That mislocate Hamilton has been writing since hundred ninety three when guilty pleasures came out. So this is an urban fantasy series in that it is contemporary it is basically our world. Only there are supernatural things. Everybody is aware of them but other than that, there's a lot of things that makes it exactly like the world we live in there is the character of Anita Blake who starts out the series as basically known as the executioner known as war. She executes Vampires and Super Naturals. She raises the dead as an animator where she raises zombies. And that goes into a whole whole bunch of stuff. She gets into some romantic entanglements with supernatural characters in that grows leaps and bounds throughout the series Her love life is very fascinating and prolific and vary entertaining. And you need a flow chart, these are. In case, you couldn't tell these are one of those books where adults can into adult situation kids how just know that? A lot of the books we read our like that we don't usually give a warning for that, but you know just saying. So my history with the books. History. With the books is I started reading them not in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three of a little young. But I started reading when I was a teenager let's say about fifteen to be safe and my friends read them and I read them and I really enjoyed them and I continue to read them and continued to stay at least somewhat involved in the series as best as I possibly. Could like I said I love the comic book run when that was coming out and I got some of those, these books were very, very key part of my teen and early adults and into my adult reading it's when you've been reading character Carrick Durr's but especially one character for this lawn you get very, very involved emotionally it just becomes a big part of.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

11:37 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo Book Worms Unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out there may look down on your for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy but not us so stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. Hi everybody this is Sandra this is Scott and where the John Ritter Junkies and we are joined tonight by a very special guest. Who's been on the show numerous times but it's been a minute. Amanda E. Elo Celcom back to the show. Thank you so much. Been away for too long misty guys. All we miss you do and I know you've read some of the books we have We picked this one tonight to talk about because it was a highly anticipated Follow up we all read. The first book suggest celestial no like we're we're socially distancing still Silla Manda Zonda on the call so If she sounds like she's not in the same s because she's not no no no no but we wish you were were was well okay enough with the sad chat. So tonight we are discussing the sequel to the Hazelwood by Melissa Albert and it is called the night country so if you have not read the Hazelwood you cannot read the night country. I think we all agree on that. Completely pretty NECESSAR- I mean. Yeah I mean I guess if you were stranded at an airport and that was the only book you can read like she will catch you up on the events of the first book but it would be weird and I don't think he'd be invested. I actually think that I wanNA pop in before we get any further and talk a little bit more about that. I think not only. Is it important? That you've read the Hazelwood. I think it's easier if you've recently read the Hazel. Would I think that I think that it's worth re-reading it for this novel? I I completely agree. I got started on it and then I was like Ooh. We'll we'll wait a second Who Do I know this from this? Do I? And I had to definitely go back. And just revisited just because it is a whole new world nation in there. Yeah no definitely so. We've all said you can't read the night country without reading the Hazelwood. So spoiler alert. We cannot talk about the night country without talking about the Hazelwood. So get our spoiler. Free section will be filled with spoilers from the Hazelwood. You have been warned. And if you like fantasy and you haven't read the Hazel lead you need to rethink your life? Really need to read it. Go listen to our episode about it. Join in with us and then come on back to the night country. So as a as a quick recap the Hazelwood is about Alice and her mother. Hulu love who lead a nomadic life. Her mother moves her from town to town. Running away from strange happenings. That happened around Alice and it turns out that Alice was a story in a fairy tale world doomed to loop in this horrible story that she was written into over and over and her mother stole her from that storybook land and the whole story is about her being drawn back in and escaping again. Her Grandma was the one that Kind of perpetuated all of this She stole the stories from what they call a spinner. Yeah so so in a typical portal fantasy style. Her grandmother was sucked into this storybook world from our world and stole all of these stories and wrote them into books into our world so we know about this world in that world much like lion witch and the wardrobe that kind of thing so when the books starts we've got. Alice is back home Her and her friend Finch Had defeated the spinner. If you will and all the stories are free but not everybody's happy about that that's right and that is what leads us into the night country which let me give you a bit of the Synopsis. With ellery. Finch's help alice escape the hinterland and her reclusive grandmothers dark legacy now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City where Alice's trying to make a new unmatchable life but when Alice learns something is stalking the hinterland survivors. She suspects their deaths may heavy darker purpose. Meanwhile I actually don't want to read this next part because I feel spoiled. I am not going to read the next part of this synopsis. Because I feel it spoiler. That is surprised about halfway through the book but there is some cool other stuff happening as well so manda yes you recently. Reread the HAZLITT. Prior to reading the night country said right to be fair. I kind of read skim debt because I remember things I was like. Oh that's right now. I'm more expected to me. How excited were you to get back into the world of the Hazelwood I was. I was totally excited. I mean we. We all love our fairytales. Anyway but of course this one this this particular world. These are not the scrubbed up very shiny fairytales of a shirt nineties childhood. These are kind of old school. Lots of Gore. Plenty of death and violence darkened cruelty and beauty right which you don't you don't really get enough of but yet it was just so delightful and original with these stories that the author had come up with That populated this lovely his would world and so I was really excited to revisit that 'cause this book The first one the Hazelwood was like Scott and I absolutely loved it. Love Love Love that book hard and not you know. It's it's kind of scary when the next outing is is upon you. And you're like am I gonNA love this. Do I have to like compare this to the other one. Do I just linked together as an expert in the story you know because you WANNA give it. It's fair shake but at the same time. It's hard when you love the first book in the series so much absolutely. It's it's really hard for each stripe twice as they say. Yeah and has she says in the afterward second books are hard only imagine I actually. Yeah it's you know so many times in movies and in books they call it the sophomore slump and I think it's partially because people have such expectations and then it's like okay like we got up. We gotta be fair here but yet the same time. It's like you know they've got a catch lightning in a bottle twice for you. Yeah and I think oftentimes you see this happening with TV. Shows a lot too is like there's a story that they wanna tell maybe in the first season and it's that person who that small group of people have been writing that story for years and years by the time we get to it. You know like she. I don't think she just came up with the hazelwood on a whim decided to go ahead and start writing it three weeks later. The novel has done something she'd been working on. I would assume for quite some time. It was so lovingly. Thoughtfully put together So you know so. Where do you take the story after that? Exactly it's a love of a lifetime than you know what you do next so keeping it splurge free. Should we just share experience scores with the night country? I think we should and I'd like to go. I if I may to our listeners. Who HAVE MESSAGED US? You may notice that. We are a week late on our episode. And that's because before even starting this book I have been in a bit of a book. Slump is mainly my fault. So I'm just GONNA put it out there so I came into this with a little bit of a struggle but once I really started this book. This was a pure page Turner for me. I really enjoyed going back into Melissa. Albert's world I was really excited to see what was next for these characters in this world and where it was going to go and once I really started it I I loved being that experience. I think that's a really really wall said how about you. Amanda what's your spoiler free experience I mean I I loved it I would almost say I liked it even better than the first one It's possibly because the first one was so good. It left so much content in my head it didn't have to rebuild itself but Guy Loved it. You know this one takes place mainly in our world which was a just a whole different kind of dynamic for me from the first one and I really really enjoyed that. Ooh I like that. You had that experience and that it was almost like better than the first book for you. That's like that. That is shocking. I mean not like anything content wise. But just like. Wow Yeah okay I always like I books better too so adding on it in going in slightly different directions with it. I really appreciated. That was very much along for the ride. I agree on that. I think it was really smart. How she told the story and I really listened to our Jonah Junkies episode that Scott and I did about this book Recently to and Scott had been really nervous about a sequel or more books in the series. Because he's like oh it's just so you know so good and you know you don't WanNa ruin it and I think that she approached it in such a smart way that it was almost like impossible for the first book to be ruined like she did just enough of like different stuff. You know what I mean. Yeah I completely agree so for me I would say this was a solid page. Turner not quite the full-on Obsession. I had with the first book but that might have just been like head space or maybe being nervous about where this book was going. You know just because it is a follow up to book. I love so much but definitely a solid solid page Turner. I have to say that that the first book a and I and I realized some of this stuff as I've talked to friends who have read it. Since we recorded our episode it starts as a kind of traditional you know y a fantasy novel and goes into a very dark unique kind of twisted confusing place and it's very unique in the way that it goes that route this this book. She does a good job of taking from that dark place and making it kind of a more like realizing okay. This is kind of a dark and kind of a grungy world going on from that but but creating a story. That is very different. The tone overall starts from where the Hazelwood let leaves off but it the whole book feels like a very different story and I think that that as you said works very well for it to not try and really be the exactly the same. Yeah I one hundred percent agree with that and I think she gave the characters a lot of room to breathe and That that was something that was really to the to praise this book. And like how much How it was even better than I could have anticipated that you know. The characters are main characters finch and Alice. They're not together for most of the book..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

15:33 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Away last. Oh Yeah it's called for the seat belt to the babysitters Kevin is called for better or cursed. What's in her editor? That one that one too. I like I like them both. But the bigger centers curse energies amazing. That's that's okay. So before we move onto the spoiler section just in case you didn't know with one of my cohorts plug spooky slumber party for the Jonah Junkies listeners because I plugged for the slumber party. Yeah so spooky. Slumber party is three goals. It's kind of like a babysitters clubs kind of like the baby. Sitters club accepts shoulder except we're not babysitting except for nephews. Nephews are yes he says. So we're three gals that are really into horror and have been for a long time. Grew up with scary books and movies and some of US got into it at different times but I mean we all met here now as adults. We don't act like adults. Which is the point of having this podcast because it hearkens back to the days of your when you go to a slumber party and you'd Watch Spooky VHS tape in your PJ's and play light as a feather stiff aboard and Bloody Mary so if all that sounds appealing to you then check out our podcast because it really is a slumber party we sit around and RPG's and talk about spooky things where the PJ's right now. It doesn't cosies on. I'm the only one in like jeans. Change I really why. Why am I not like joining you and I? This is my house after work with food in my car and I was like nope got up. Got Cozy close macos. Become a face had the opportunity to join you in your own house. Go put on your comfy pants do it. He's he's always changing. Continue to talk about a wonderful ipod. Gases yeah so it's it's very different from other horror podcast where we do review movies and books and music and now things are related. We were not to. I guess we'd sometimes get kind of scholarly about it. But it's it's very laid back. We keep it accessible knocking. He exact gatekeeper and Horror Jason. Do I'll just sit a Sifi episode. Yes and there's a Lotta Lotta female empowerment. And He needs to not have to be a female. That's a good point good point I have a lot of dude friends that really enjoy your show that makes me very happy. They want that energy everybody regardless of your gender or lack thereof. I think once that energy. That's slumber party energy so you're all invited to the slumber party so we hope you'll you'll come by swear your PJ's bring your Ligi board a look you're very color coordinated as I know I was so normally like if you guys that's an ensemble if you were here he would have just kept on that same blue flannel. I actually probably would`ve. Yeah and just as like four really well. Maybe besides your Mario off on Halloween. That was pretty Kathleen. That was barely clothes. It's barely close. All right gotta take a quick break and be back for the spoiler section enjoying the show please like in subscribe on I tunes. You can find us on twitter and Instagram at John. Ritter Junkies and don't forget to visit the website. John Junkies Dot Com. Can we just talk about pig a little bit more? Getting the real star of the real are babysitters. I hope pig continues to be so big you know. And a member of the Coven. Yes yeah. How cute was that? Okay when pig talked when pig talk talk and like what? He looks really sweet though. Is that like it was just a temporary thing like she decided she didn't really like pig talking like actually. Yeah actually. This is better before I thought that was so sweet that it was like. She wanted her just the way she was. It was like it was very much like pet cemetery like sometimes they're just live better last better but sometimes like the natural course of things is better. You guys know Kyle Right. Kyle likes to make Kyle likes make stupid. Puns likes to make stupid funds or I tried gluten free for a little while. But you know what they say. Pet Cemetery sometimes. Bread is better. Actually a long doesn't It doesn't all the time so like these huge long setups where I'm like actually invested in a story. I think he's telling me. And then it ends up with stupid Pun. And I'm like you might. You're GonNa be a great dad. And he does that on instagram with like not necessarily a pun but like a weird Lawns setup for like a story but I love it. It's totally are you good. Yeah see we don't have the same thing lake because our cat stitches talks and says what you would normally say it's all there and we know what she's saying we know when she's cursing and as we know what you me but pig was so sweet and I loved it pig. Like was part of the coven. Like really yes. Legitimately was part of the covenant was needed for the ritual. Sanal pig was a rescue. Pig was a stray rescue awesome. So let's we kind of bounce around and all the spoiler sections so you can kind of feel free to chime in with you know some stuff that was just kind of like burning at you and I actually had one thing that I wanted to post to the group. That's a little bit Syria interesting. So I like many non near typical people but to out anybody but everybody in this room is not typical when a problem or it could be. A physical problem is solved by magic and at first with mom I was not immediately happy lake when she was in the. You know the the mental hospital. I don't know nicer way to put that. It was like Oh God. Is this going to be like a magical thing is she magically quote unquote crazy? Yeah and then like you get magically cured and I was really like had to think about it like honestly. It took me out of the book for a few times there and then of course when the reveal happens but then I was like it's okay because they never actually diagnosed her with anything. Yes you hit this button and it is like a cursed. It's Kinda like a trade sort of thing like as long as you know. Arabists is here. You know Bluh Bluh Bluh like that's the way it's gotta be that but that was what took me a minute where. I was like honestly I was like am. I offended by this and then I was like no. I'm not but I had to think about it. A minute yeah. I don't think it's as problematic as if she was cured by magic spell. I've found that makes you normal. Yeah exactly the fact that it was caused by magic makes it less problematic in my view is totally understand what you mean because I kind of had a weird feeling with that. Yeah I needed to be clarified in a weird sort of way kind of the same way that I had had a weird feeling with pig when she first started talking. I'm like I don't know off. I if I want want anamour forget a little. No thank you it. I didn't have any of those thoughts. It never bothered me because it was just part of the story and I feel like it was. It was actually a clever thing to come up with where her being cursed. It turned out in a way that made her like it. Didn't seem like anything magical. It just seemed like Oh. She's has a mental illness and has to be hospital treated for it but I it wasn't like she was cursed and she has green tentacles growing out of her head. You know it was like something that would fly under the radar and not be seen as quote unquote. Magic set. Like there wasn't a diagnosis. It wasn't because I I know this sounds like I'm making this up. I am not. There are books where people are like Walt dyslexic. Or they are. I mean just a billion other types of you know like I said like different abilities or like mental wellness and it gets cured. And it's like that is so irresponsible it's other cured or it's the source of their power. Which can be empowering but in some in some cases it's also kind of tread carefully. Yeah you think it's maybe like the author like maybe they I don't know they're using it as a coping mechanism like maybe they're suffering something they're like. I wish I could just be magically cured because I'm so frustrated with this thing I'm struggling with. Oh yeah so I'm not there. Yeah you know it's like yeah but it's it's not saying it's a healthy coping mechanism but yeah maybe writing about it. Help THEM GET OUT. Some anger situational. I feel like there's going to be kind of stronger theme in in the future books as well. I mean I wouldn't be surprised that's touched on a little bit. You know even harder like okay. Well what is the right thing to do? In this case like is he going is the right thing is to trap him in the negative for the rest of eternity handed against their code. Right like lit. The things you're supposed to do like we don't even know. Walder code yet but we know we we know they can't kill him but if he's really just going to be that destructive then maybe him being in the negative is the right thing in. Is that something that you know? That's just? She's going to have mental issues because of that. I think that's something that can really be explored in future books and I don't think it's it's been ruled out at this point. I don't have any concerns about kate. Williams being like problematic at all yeah. It was very compassionate for characters. Yeah I was just one of those things that for yeah alike made me do the record scratch a little. It'd be like let's see. Let's see this plays out but I am. I loved that there is some diversity in the spot new. You'RE GONNA love that I was like Oh S. Andrews hiking because you got to you have to and especially like you can tell and I won't name names. It's not really the stuff we review on here but when people throw in diversity just to have diversity and it's my biggest pet peeves. Yeah and it's like no like this is natural and real diversity that we have him as Cassandra is Hispanic genesis black. It's like it's all good you don't find out. I mean you don't really find out. That Cassandra is Mexican until way later. In the match thing I loved that it wasn't in there and Janice when when she's being described it's clear that she's a person of color and I love that but it feels in this book Like so many other things like it's just natural. And that's how she. Yes how she pictured the character just from the get go and that's just who the character was. Yeah as I was pleased as punch. Yeah more and more and more Can I talk about the these semi? Ah Love interest that ended up being. I love how turned out at the end. It just made me happy Leon. Dmz on yeah. I when I started reading it when it got to like describing Dion and like you know I was just like Oh God this is such a teen book like g right like teen got one ever but that when it turns into at the end were talking about him for like the last like four five. John was like this guy's an idiot loved it live so accurate teenage experience. Yeah Yeah like only eleven Semaj then three weeks later. It's like Oh actually dum dum actually buried. Tom Is he. Seems like Kinda sweet and like you know. Just kind of unbothered by the end of it. He's a Zuber every toddler. I love how you turn though because I was a little nervous that I was going to be like a Oh like romance is going to be in the thing about this book. I was like those kind of like no thank you but then it ended up with Lake. You know majority of like this is about the coven and female empowerment passes the the BECHTOL test. Yeah yeah it was nervous about it like when when that came up. I was like this. Don't pass the Michael Task and then and then at the passes we're really into names of characters to everything And is perfect for him. Being DNA says who's the god of wine and partying in kind of Bacchanalia? Because if like it sounds like he's so like Oh dionyssis. Oh Wow that's so awesome and sophisticated. And you're like no he's actually is Kinda dumb like a Frat guy. Yeah and then same thing with Cassandra. Because that's you know she's a she was a prophetess who saw the downfall of troy and nobody kind of believed her and I kind of feel like. That's kind of art. Cassandra to you where you know she has all this stuff going on under the surface and people have just been like whatever your foster kid. You're dumb you know not taking her seriously exactly. Yeah I love how the Dushi guys at school talk about her. Because it's so real even though it's like super dirty and not okay and inappropriate. I like that. She went there and it wasn't just like well. Look at that smoking. Hot Babe. No it's like they say disgusting stuff about her this book but I'm like that's how it is asks. How teens talk. Like I'm so glad she didn't censor herself. I love the part where Janice are like sizing her up in the cafeteria. Or the like all right. Where's she going to say? Where's she going to say? She's dumps her tray into the garbage can and walks out Janus just goes bold Costa. Who's your favorite girl? Oh God that's hard. I'm okay part of the magic of this story is the the fun- diversity of all girls. Yeah I think Cassandra's my favorite I think. High by with Cassandra CASSANDRA. Oh man especially with the dealing with kind of thing. 'cause it's as may like no question so for me..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Like to be smarter than the people that you're dressing up for so true today at work I warm. I wore my shining shirt. That just had the the twins on it. Yes and I had multiple people. Ask me who are those kids on your shirt just like? How can you in Highschool for me? It was like Oh like are you gonNA play. What player you in like? What's your costume for? Sure thought it was costume. Like every day is like you saying the rupaul. Thing world board naked the rest distracting. You love that vote now if someone asked you about your costume you'd be flattered right like just if you were walking down the street so my God like how did that cost you like doing it right today. Show good played. Then I'd be like come. See my show. We open on April. Both this is for my podcast. This week is referred my podcast costume also. Come Watch Mama Mia. This costume isn't from that. But I'm in it. I'll one other super relatable thing that I loved so much is. I decided to do what I always did. When I was depressed. Watch horror movies. Try to scare the sad this out of yourself. How seen how seem reveal me? I just wanted to talk about. Without spoiling it specifically the magic system in this book interest is so. It's it's it's just like everything else in this book like. It's it's very different and yet I feel like I've seen it before like it's familiar but not very unique very elaborate not familiar. It's its own language and anyone who has even the slightest bit of interest in like wordplay or was the etymology. You know like different languages. You'll really appreciate the spells in particular one of those things that I wanNA point out in this book because books like this. Have a tendency of either going like you know just like very fantasy. Don't question it. Sorta thing which I I love but But rarely digs into like kind of more of a hard magic system. Kind of actually successfully plays in both sandboxes. Yeah and I really like that because I love. I love a good hard magic system. Where like these are the rules? This is how it works. And normally you don't see anything like that in a book like this and this this stays very playful wall still having kind of a sense to it. Yeah I kinda gets into that magical realism. Yeah I love so much. So smart Can I hit us with the appeal score? Before we move onto the spoiler section. We'll go in the same order. Listen from our podcast Emma Devil. Yeah what's Your Jonah? Junkies Appeal Score. You know honestly I think I'd give it give it broad. I do a lot of people could could get into this not not like everyone because not everyone loves the craft like we do. I do think a lot of people especially women would would jump on this and feel seen and and And Style J. Yeah Yeah Yeah I love that answer and I. I'm pretty much right there with you. I'm I'm somewhere between a general and broad. It's hard because there's a lot of you know why and we're not super into like this is why this isn't why this is a young adult. This is new adult or any of that stuff. We're always just like a good book is a good book but I will say this one. I don't know that I'd recommend it for maybe like a baby. Boomer like analysts Nicole. I'm not sure I and that's a generalization but I think that you'd have to probably be a gen-x or younger to to really appreciate this book so I have to kind of scale it back a little bit but I mean I'm sure there's boomers who would love this book and I love the idea of them reading it but With love this book exactly there's exceptions but it's like I think of like we always used Scotts Mama's an example. I don't think she would enjoy the interest in it whatsoever. But there's other way that I know she would love and she has loved that we've told her absolutely and I I happen to agree with you. I think it's it's it's I think it's somewhere between general and broad. I'm a little bit more towards general which I think that this is great for just about anybody who is you know gen-x and younger so basically all of the children of the world. I don't think there's been an adult since the boomers so but agree boomers and of course we'll basically if you haven't seen drafted in a war of but I think I think that within that range mass I mean there's very little in our generation particularly which I guess we're all millennial millennials right. Yeah I was just thinking yeah I think that this is a real strong millennial book like just if you are a millennial just just read it. Even more than essential I think millennials and really cool. What's Your Appeal Score Kelly? It's probably just wishful thinking but I go with mass because I think there are so many you teens so many of my fellow teams that need to read this and need to feel seen and by this I agree and just the just the playfulness. The humor of it. I think is so appealing. I absolutely love this universe. This world that she's created an like. Oh my God. This is only the first book like. There's so much more to come. This is so exciting. I can't wait and this is her first novel. I think so. I'm just so excited to read anything else. She does your. I'm going. I'm going mass. I'm going all the way going. Big Go bigger the hall. Yeah I'd like to believe that for the unions today a lot of teen girls for that. I see from fully interwebbed. Yeah I will say I. I think there's a lot of kids and tweens. That probably aren't going to be allowed to read it because I think parents are going to be scared by the title. Having coven in the parents are going to be scared. And they shouldn't because which is your kids are going to WanNa read it even more Amen I actually heard that she was originally. She originally wanted the title of the next book to be called big curse energy.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

15:29 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"We should do this episode though. Clap pop I beat you to it did now. I gotTa do it again. We dental chill. Okay Redan Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of John. Fiction with you some readers out. There may look down on you for your love of Horse Scifi and fantasy but not us so stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. Hi John Rich uncles. This is Sandra and this is Scott. And you're looking forward to one of the most buckwald editing situations. I am ever going to put myself into. Yeah because tonight is a very special episode of Jonah Junkies. That's right. We are reviewing a very special book with two very special friends from the Spooky Slumber Party. So we're we're probably going to air this episode on bull channels. Yeah yes this is also one episode of the Spooky Slumber Party so I guess you guys introduce yourselves to.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

14:44 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo Book Worms Unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you some MHM readers out there may look down on you for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy but not us so stop by as we discuss. What we've been reading? Johner junkies at Sandra. This Scott got stitches year to alone says thank you to everybody who gave for some well wishes as a few weeks ago when she was sick and she's all better now. He seems to be doing much much better. Yeah she had to have her medicine. She's all all good just here overseeing the podcast odd cast per usual. Hey you know. Wells was sick. That would be Scott. Hanson this episode is a weekly. It was it was real bad. y'All it was really. I had no voice I had no energy was really on a massive insane ear infection Kenneth Out of nowhere but yeah and then like yeah no voice voice and it was just. It was a whole thing sell you know. Sometimes the start of the year can be a little rough. This is one of those times. One of those times was a long ear. And Gal. We've been a little remiss in lake our social media posting and like telling everybody what's coming up up so we were going to get better at that again but I can tell you right now after this book. Were doing a some women in horror staff off for February which is very very exciting. We're doing a compilation called strange women. And that was kind of mostly composed by I assure a knox and that's going to be a fun little horror short story collection by. I think they're all women authors or at least Mostly Yeah I don't know. I think they're all women authors though are believe they are yes yes yes yes that'd be fantastic and then after that. We have the babysitters coven. And that's going to be a crossover event. With one of my other shows those bookie slumber party there's GonNa be so many of yes and then and we also The cold show another one of my shows where doing some limited hor month stuff too. So there's just there's so much so much awesomeness for women in horror and you know the Jonah Junkies. We like to participate so because I am a woman in horror and I am married to a woman in horror. He lives a pretty horrifying in life. So tonight we're talking about it's fiction science fiction pretty hard core science fiction. A novel cold old sleeping giants. This is the first of a trilogy from the famous files and it's written by Sylvan. Neuville who is a will this whole trilogy. I should say is really popular. It's been read by many many many people. It is a pretty well regarded. Did pretty well loved science fiction trilogy not older anything but recent Sifi stuff and it is told through a series of interviews. It's one of those. That's non traditional format. It's similar in some respects to World War Z.. Yeah he kind of from one perspective in a way well. It's not from one perspective. No but it's it's it's more because all the characters get interviewing even in this is like their interviews yes it's definitely about multiple characters but it's compiled from one perspective whereas World War Z.. Reads more like a a Like a smattering of different stories. Right and this is actually lake in the blurb. It's like if you're a fan of Michael CRICHTON World War Z.. And the Martian Shen. Then you'll like this. So that's that's pretty exciting stuff in one of the reasons this company this series has been on my radar for long long time. And I've always thought Scott would enjoy this but especially once. I saw that blurb in those are like a few of his favorite things right there I was like okay. I think we gotta try this so I'm going to read you guys the description again. This is sleeping giants but one of the themes files. A girl named rose. Rose is writing her new bike near her home. In deadwood South Dakota when she falls through the earth she wakes up at the bottom of a square hole. It's walls glowing with intricate carvings things but the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later the mystery history of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved its origins architects and purpose. Unknown it's carbon. Dating defies belief military reports are redacted theories or floated then rejected but some can never stop searching for answers. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hands code and along with her her colleagues. She is being interviewed by nameless interrogator. He's power and purview or is enigmatic as the providence of the relic. What is clear is that rose? In her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery and figuring out what it portends for humanity but once the piece of the puzzle in place will the result proved to be an instrument instrument of lasting peace or weapon of mass destruction. So it's interesting the it doesn't really go into details on the hand is so I guess we should be careful with our non spoiler section discussing what what the hand leads to. Yeah okay so we'll kind of dance around that I think from the description like you kinda get in the something a giant metal hand but we'll we'll keep it vague so first of all One of our friends one of my really good friends. Molly is from South Dakota. So Hey South Dakota deadwood yes she says like awesome awesome I wonder if all of all y'all in South Dakota big fans of this book specially around that area so yes so let's just kind of right off the bat talk about our our scores on this so I felt I found this book to be a good read. I really enjoyed did it. I found myself coming back to it fairly easily. It wasn't it wasn't a page Turner. It wasn't something I just absolutely couldn't put it down but I really enjoyed the writing in the the the decision that was made in in the styling of the book I really enjoyed it. So here's the thing I'm I'm I'm in good re too but I would say there was parts of it that were page Turner. I wouldn't say it was just a solidly good read I would say it's kind of in between those two. Yeah of course you're going to like certain people's perspectives more than other people's that does happen in any sort of like multi perspective book but there is some just really cool things about how this book was written. So that's GONNA be Kinda my my my launching doing my launching into that if you don't mind launch your way launch away off so as we mentioned this book is told through a series of interviews views. And it's really interesting because we've had lengthy discussions on this show about how Scott and I are really care to driven readers and and I was very nervous like how is this going to be character-driven when it's kind of Almost exposition and lake. How how is this all going to work? And like with the plot and for this being a not traditionally character driven narrative. You still get a lot of character stuff and really distinctive voices an ear characters and kind of an interesting intimacy with them an insight into them but also just a lot of cool plot staff and I think that in the hands of a less skilled writer this entire structure would have been horrible. So this is I really Commend Nouvelle for his style and his execution education. Well what the author does to bring you the characters and actually bring you that that feeling of them into the story is it's actually two different types. Yeah well it's there there's three. There's three different types of X. Positional story types in the book. There's the classic interview between the Project Project leader and these different characters. There's confessionals that are basically transcriptions of things that the characters are putting into their own personal diaries stories and then there's also X. Positional reports that are written by Organizations about what has happened. And that's and and that's the part that's a little bit drier to give you some setting but the combination of both the confessional and interviewed as a really good job of of bringing you into the the struggles in the personal thoughts of the characters I think that's a really really good way of putting it cell. I was overall overall very pleased with the characters and the development of this. Of course the story. And the mystery of what their unraveling and you know these this absolutely insane. Gene scientific discovery that is rewriting humankind and has these far reaching. Oh just huge concept things that are being put on humanity and making us change as a culture and making religions have to adapt to this artifact and so so much It's interesting that some of the characters voices were still just really Gosh I can't think of a great word for it but just you did feel a connection connection and it felt humble even with all the really big stuff going on. I wasn't crazy about one male characters perspective. which is it's actually not a huge one in the book And I didn't really care for him and that was me. I mean the characters not super likable but he was the only one that at times felt that it was a little male Gezi. I know what you're talking about. And he is not a great character. Yeah but at the same time from a male perspective he is somewhat relatable and so I I totally don't I don't disagree at all that he's not like a like a like a fabulous character but at the same time supposed to. Yeah but but at the same time. He's not he's not gross. He's not he's not all that assuras and he is. He is somewhat relatable from a male perspective. Okay I appreciate that. Yeah he was the only one that like that kind of took coming out of the story at times and made me roll my eyes and be like you know like just let sound and again the rolling of the eyes you You can probably hear my is willing from space during some things. This character said but there's other meals perspective. That did not do that. And I. I really enjoyed the female characters in this book. I really enjoyed how rose and Kara are like super different. And you can tell when you're reading it those are humane female perspectives. We get and that was really cool. Because they have their own way of talking and thinking and reacting and it didn't it didn't feel copy paster Easter. Anything like that. You agree I do agree. I I like the female perspective in this book. Probably more than any male except for possibly the project director. Although I'm not sure do they is it. Explicitly stated the project director is male. Yes okay he is my favorite character. The the interrogator easily I love him. He is so funny and so ambiguous so true to his motives and and you love him and you hate him and he's funny. He's my favorite for sure. He's he's kind of a actually. Here's a fun game. Who would you cast as as the project director? Who did you visualize as the project director? I don't know if I really have like a person person but it would be light. Light White cisgender like early sixties male soaring Cox. Sure are we saw. Anthony Cox non descript White Dude who works for the government that has a lot going on under the surface. I would. I'd say this is as far as appeal..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

13:04 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers readers out there may look down on you for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy but not us so stop by as we discuss what we've been reading happy new year. John Junkie Spe- New Year that Sandra That Scott and we're back we're back to talk about how our favorite books of the year. Certainly the most notable to us probably the ones that are going to stick with us the most for me. It's a reread ability. Makes a book like a favourite for me but I mean we read so many good books this year. Yeah it very hard to the narrow it down to our own individual lists you know. It's almost impossible. That's why we kind of just do this kind of in a fun way and like pear cocktails ahead. Yeah because really. It's like I mean if especially if you've been listening all year we're very careful with the books we select and we don't pick up anything that we know is just GonNa be like a dumpster fire so it's like really a lot of good books and some of them end up being kind of middle of the pack and others of them. It's like you really love but it's like am I gonNa are- read this that's kind of my my litmus test and going over the list of books that we've read this year I cannot believe like how law how how many books we got in. There is some books at the beginning of the year that I couldn't believe that it's only been I mean less than a year since I read them. This year has been in weird like that. Yeah it's it's a trip. It's a total trip so I guess we'll just kinda get into it so as I kind of said before this is a little bit of the tradition here at Chandra Junkies and we've done some variations on this theme as well like Scotts birthday where we pick some books and then we pair a cocktail. That We're not making and drinking cocktails right now. But it's more like an inspiration and we always say that if you are somebody that doesn't drink that's totally fine. Used this as inspiration for a mock tail and you know you can get a little bit of comedy out of the idea of these drinks as well. Oh well yes yes yes yes Like last year my top books was cabinet the end of the world by Paul. Tremblay love that book so much and I picked an audio smother. AMF because it's the apocalypse funny honey funding games. That's it whereabout here John Junkies. I still think that that was a fantastic book. That yes fantastic fantastic drink. It was my magnum opus. So Sandra and I agreed that we're not sticking to it exact number although we're around five each but there is that round around their the neighborhood but not included in that. There is one that both of us need to talk about because this book is just means so so much to the both of us right. Oh Yeah it's more than just the book it's kind of a I guess we're we're counting. This is like the conclusion and also the whole series in a way five fates by Dr Blake. We love her friend of the show fabulous fabulous Gal who we've had on the show a couple of times because because we are lucky lucky. SOB's and she can come on any time income she wants. We have this lovely couch for her that she can come and sleep on pitch. She's on our coast. It's not that far. Can I mean you could just come sleep on our couch and hang out with us and watch them star wars please. Yes I mean that's just all we're asking much just little thing it's just your voice. I'm anyway this book series and especially this conclusion. Legion means a lot to Scott. Ni- my sister has been guest on some of the episodes for this series. It's like it's a family affair and it's it's so tied up in our hearts and our minds that it didn't feel right to just put it on our favorites list so we decided we're going to give it a sendoff with this cocktail toast post to it and so the cocktail we've chosen for this. There's so many good choices for this series. We've had these books on the list before. Yeah but the final book is five dark fates and what better cocktail than something with five dark fates in it. And that's the classic Long Island iced. He he Jesus five liquors Vodka Tequila Rum. Gin and a triple sec and I had hurts just thinking about it and of course you add half part of sweet and sour to that and a splash of coke and what you get is a drink that tastes like a sweet iced tea but it is alcoholic. A F- Jeff. I have to say I've not had a lot of good long island's in my day. You say that I like it when has more Kokin it cuts. What's the secret for you? Yeah I've had some in there just like I don't know like the the dirtiest nastiest leaders together and then like a cloying sweetness leanness but I know that a lot of people love long islets. You'll love long. I'd love there's could long island's out there you just have to. You just have to hunt. Where a perfect thing and also Brinson is an island? So it's an island. I think it's I I personally think it's perfectly appropriate for the series. Now that's a great pick so kind of in no particular order. We're going to go down the list but we know we have the same number one buck so we'll save that for a while we'll save that for last all right. Why don't you go first? So Oh another one of my most favorite books. This year was lock every door by Riley say Riley Sager our dear friend who we had on the show. Oh yes I absolutely adore this book S. I have found that I I like books. That are kind of spooky colty kind of thing that makes my heart real happy. I it's this is a new discovery for me particularly this year and this book does such a great twist on the ideas that are brought from Rosemary's baby which that movie disturbs me a lot but but and having recently rewatch East Yeah. There's some things that I think that I miss remembered. And so I had a very similar muller reaction to this re-watch but lock every door to such a good job of subverting that story and building upon it and creating. Its its own canoe original idea. I just I love the book so much I mean I loved it too and it's a love letter to Rosemary's baby and it's absolutely a fabulous three by fabulous author and I have a drink for this as well. Oh okay I I would like to hear your drink mine I well. We talked talked about it in the episode with Riley. We also talked about Rosemary's baby in my birthday episode of Jonah Junkies. What you're drinking with Chevy and then for the cult show the cult film series was actually screened for my birthday by my co host over there? Neil so like we've had a very rosemary's baby heavy year. I'm very happy about so I if odd could blush and extra tall of course right absolutely so vodka. Blush is a drink that they have in the film Rosemary's baby They don't have it in the book. I'm aware of but it's like a very simple old school drink. And it's vodka lime juice and Grenadine. So you just put. Yeah so the little little touchy grinding. Ending gives a little blush and it's kind of like joke in the movie. When Roman makes them he pours it like really strongly? It's basically a huge glass fought cut and and I just can't help it I mean. Of course I'd be up there in that beautiful apartment building looking out with the GARGOYLES. Shrinking Vodka blush. How about you? Well my drink is called the lock. Pick so the lock pick is a fairly simple drink. It is one part Bourbon A half part of pomegranate. I'm a granite liqueur. A half of lemon juice and two parts iced tea sounds a little tart It's actually have had this drink. It is a little tart It's also rich because of the ice tea. It's kind of along the same lines of a long island. ICED tea with less alcohol It's a really a good drink. It is pretty strong. Okay okay. But it's called lot pick so they have it. There's a couple options for you. There are no doors that are locked for for me. What's the next what's next pick you go? You'll meet a go go okay. So my next pick speaking of Jimmy is minor profits fits by Jimmy Coleus. Could Julius CAJOLES. Gosh I can never say I love him and I love his books. He's so fricking awesome awesome and has become our friend. We've gotten to interview him. which is an absolute wonderful thing? And if you haven't read his works. Minor prophets are just the one that we talk about now. Or we're the good demon. You are doing yourself a big damn to service. Oh it to yourself to pick those books up their fabulous sell sense. A big part of the book takes place place at Grandma's farm in Benign Louisiana. I chose a cocktail called cocktail. Allah Louisian- great name is a great name so oh so it was named for a restaurant of the same name around the turn of the century where it was invented. It's one of those and it's got Ri- Benedictine addicting Vermouth. And you can either do herbs saint or absence and patience bidders. Oh yeah that's it sounds. That sounds almost almost like a cesare. Eight is very similar which assessor believed was invented in Louisiana. And there's a lot of cocktails that are kind of like takeoffs of sows Iraq but I thought that sounded just Kinda dark swampy Louisiana perfect. If you're just curling up this book to to to set down one of those I want one of those drinks just aside from the book that sounds delicious I thank you thank you next all right. Well the next one on my a-list We're going to go with another horror novel for me and this one is brother brother brother by Anya. alborn Yes sir her. This book disturbed me so much It's pretty bad. I mean there's a great book it's so disturbing a so good and it it. It surprises you every every page and there's things that that are expected but even when they happen they're just terrifying and horrifying defying and they make you dislike one throw up. Yeah it's like you're just watching this person. The main character in that book just go through so much pain so this is a book that that is along. The lines of say hills have eyes meets the deliverance. Maybe something like that or sure but but the characters are much more human than in both of those stories like they're they're. They're believable while still being horrible. Oh they're just they're absolutely insidious and yet there is strains of compassion especially for lead. Yeah so my cocktail for this book is is a Moonshine Bloody Mary with a Bacon Garnish. Oh God can I can. I have fake Bacon Online. No it is very important in this book. You have real bigan okay. Well then I'm going to have to skip this cocktail. But why don't you tell us about it. So I mean you know you know the bloody bloody Mary of course share but this is made with instead of vodka made with moonshine particularly a stronger spirit than what you would have have in a in a vodka so you definitely taste that that spirit a lot stronger but moonshine is something that is typically Originally made made in a bathtub by people in the boonies. And now it's become a big thing and I actually quite like moonshine. But that's kind of its history and and then of course the Bacon Garnish is very important for this book for reasons that are so maybe all of us are disturbed so great great great. Yeah you know who would like that is Amanda. Yeah absolutely Nando. Be Down to drink one of those. You have to make that for Amanda. It's always. It's a shocker to everyone including myself that I don't like bloody Marys. I'm hoping that one day I I will grow into it but like the last time I was with Amanda somewhere we're for Brunch and she ordered one and I still try to sip and I was like it's like it's we're getting closer but I I couldn't drink a whole one..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

15:54 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers leaders out there may look down on you for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy but not us so stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. Jonah Junkies. Welcome back. This is Sandra this is Scott and here. We have our last book episode of their year of the decade in fact. Isn't that crazy. No we are going to have one more episode before the end of Twenty nineteen and that's GonNa a b our our wrap up. We have to do our favorite books of the year with cocktails. It's a tradition. We also candidate for Scott's birthday this year which was a lot of fun. It's kind of like our signature thing is like cocktails. So that'll be cool. Look forward to that but today in just a few minutes. We're going to start talking in about a fantasy novel feeding the wolf by Jennifer Lea and really excitingly. We haven't author interview for this spoke. It's been a little while and so we're excited to get back into the SETON. Get that interview going. So that'll be cool because we haven't done one and we love interviewing being authors especially female authors when we could a chance and it was really fun to pick her brain and here's some insight. She has about this novel in about the writing writing process in general if you are into writing and the process of writing and kind of what that means I think you will find her perspective. Live to be really interesting refreshing. Yes and very honest so look forward to that. We're going to you know how we do. We're GONNA Sandwich that in between do. Don't lock me Regan Sandwich. Ed Twain are spoiler free and the spoilers section..

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

14:44 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Jonah Junkies this is Sandra this is Scott and welcome to another Halloween episode it's another horror novel 'cause I wanNA say slightly it's.

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"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

13:09 min | 1 year ago

"jonah junkies" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews

"Weirdo bookworm unite. We want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers leaders out there may look down on you for your love of horror sci fi and fantasy but not us so stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. I johnny junkies. This is sandra scott l. Welcome to another installment of john junkies tonight. We are discussing singing a highly highly anticipated fantasy conclusion. Call it call seller tori episode. Call it a week. We don't be don't be sad that it's over be happy that it happened. Yeah okay. I'm going to be very soon. I'm going to be very sad for a long time. <hes> <hes> of course we're talking about five dark fates can dara blake's conclusion to a series that you and i and amanda have have loved so much three dark crowns saga and it's coming to a close. The sun is setting on this story. These characters is our queens and their friends and foes horrible. It really is difficult. I this is going to be a little bit live a different episode because a lot of you have experienced the series with us and some of you have not fight. We're going to talk about the story thus far get you prepared to say goodbye to our favourite. Queens defend burn <hes>. I'm just going to go ahead and say right now. <hes> our scores are up in the air. You all know how much we love the series but i'm gonna say this book was a struggle for me. So ah now this is not at all. Oh yeah in a good way i plowed through this book for a good portion of it and then about two thirds of the way through a closed the book and i just i couldn't bring myself to finish i think in the spoiler sections we will address what that part was. Yes mangy meiji stop but even even without the events of the book itself. I was not prepared for this series to end. I love it so much. It's means so much to me and i just i knew when i picked up the book again after that point. I knew that would be probably the last time i knew that that would be see the point where i would finish it and it would be over and it would be done and it was really hard for me i can't i think the last time that i had this experience experience with a book was the final book of harry potter just i i wasn't ready for it to be over a relate very strongly to that <hes>. I absolutely loved this series. I adored the series. It means a lot to me as well. It just fits in so much of my. I idea of you know kind of like a fantasy world. How i kind of sort of wish things were like if i had to pick a fantasy world to live in there is like i can see myself into a lot of facets of fen burn now. Obviously we're not gonna spoiled this book until the spoiler section which warn you about but i mean at this point like hello like you have to read the other books in the series to even be interested so i guess light spoilers for the the rest of the books you know this is a story of a matriarchial on a goddess worshipping island called fen burn. There are three major factions sion's on this island. There is the elemental which control the elements and that's where queen mirabella comes from there is the naturalists which work with the natural world and plants and animals particularly they have their animal's familiar along with them and then there is also the poisoners which are right people which are the healers but also the killers and they have an affinity for working with potions and poisons uh-huh and concoctions and they're a little wicked just a little little wicked dork yeah there little dark and <hes> kind of lake lake buji and ornate and okay final. Stop talking about the poisoners where the best people now. There's a couple of other types one can be and we've learned about it thus far in the book but those are the three like big ones you can also be war gifted which is obviously you have an affinity for fighting and telling helsinki yeah strength and then you can also be an oracle which there's like four oracle's left. There's not many sierra because because they are typically around at birth because they are thought to have this horrible gift which is actually curse sell at this point in the book we we have our group of gals. They have not done what they're supposed to do. Which is fight to the last girl. They're all three still ooh but you know we got my poor katharina i can. I just call her cat because that is hard for me to say that. I can say to my head but i can't. I can't say it out loud. I don't i don't know if i can if i say cattering in my head either but yeah cats find selley have cat who is just full of ghostly queens. I've gone on record as saying she's a clown car. Full of ghosts just packed packed to the broncos and they call her the queen but people don't even know the half of it. There's very few people that know that she's full of these queens. That were the ones that died at the hands of their sisters sisters. Yeah the whole. The whole hook of the series is that there are three triplets that are born every generation of the queen and a and each one has a different gift and they are destined to fight each other to the death till there is one queen who will rule and give birth to the next set of triplets so at this point in the book we got the dead queens over here that we got some other dead queens that are going on to their kind of in the midst and then there's queen ilian who likes to make appearances in arsonist dreams and shows arsenault like things from the past to kind of help them with the future and then there is another queen on top of that which is of course jewels who is a naturalist who we've had since the beginning. That's arsenals like little protector her b._f._f. Off her and her cougar camden <hes> but now jewels was born legion cursed where she has multiple gifts and in this case she's a naturalist and war gifted and she's kinda really supposed to be the queen yeah. There's there's been there's been a prophecy that the that a legion jin cursed queen will either be the the the salvation offend burn or the destruction of burn right so that's kind of a problem with oracle with oracle. Kohl gift is that you don't necessarily know which direction that's going to go and we've lost some friends along the way when we come into this book. We're in a very dire position to so already sort of launching into this book. It's like we have so much to wrap up and let me just start by saying gene may think she tied up. Everything very nicely in this book are blake did she did this. Is this is one of those series where where you'll never be happy the way that it ends but you'll always be satisfied. The way that ends she does a really good job of of taking you to. It's inevitable conclusion asian and it is it is satisfying and idea. I i totally agree with that so good word for it. It's satisfying and it's hard because we all love these characters actors in the story so much were super invested in it so yeah and it's like you know that it's not all going to work out so perfectly and neatly because that's just not her writing style. That's not the character she makes. She makes very realistic. Characters who are going through very very hard things things and there's something happening on this island where the goddess is really like. I need to change things and there's going to be an upheaval of this world so already going into it. You're like while anything could really happen. There's like this crazy. Divine intervention going on. 'cause you know something is wrong. This is this is a land and where the goddess absolutely exists the magic absolutely exists both because of the gifts and because that's the only way that the queen always gives birth to three triplets triplets but somewhere along the way things have gotten perverted yeah diluted exactly you have these different factions who are controlling the queen's means and and making up their own rules and and turning it into legend. Oh this is known this is this is ancient laws and it's not there making it up as they go along and it's yeah it's kinda like how a lot of organized religions liked to change the narrative to suit political machinations sion's machinations. I can't say that word but it's very much the same thing and if you love books where political maneuverings what's going on then you must have been super happy with the series. That's one of my favorite parts of it is all of the shifting moving parts too big cast of characters as there's all these shady alliances being formed behind the scenes. What i love about this series is the character work. She does with her character's every single book. I feel like i've had different favorite character and those characters have existed since the very beginning everyone has such strong growth rose while also maintaining being themselves throughout the series the the <hes> the arsenault from book one is the same arsenault from book four but she has taken a journey that has turned her into a different person and made her experiences different. Every character has how's the strong growth they don't end the same but they're consistent right and i really appreciate how much growth goes on realistically when and you look at this. This series has taken place over like a year. I mean besides the the flashback books the novellas that kind of fill in some back story and stuff but it's not been like a long time. It's been a lot going on absolute. Chaos in these characters lives but it's been pretty quick. I believe it's been two maybe three years since the beginning of the book or you sure saw because because the initial quickening and and that whole event that is a year long okay that's true so let's say two years yeah i think i think it's about two years because we could be wrong. Somebody screaming at us right now in their car as an listening linked to this. I'm trying to do the time on my head because there is a reference in a way to how long it's been yeah and without going back i wanna say it's three three years almost to the day from the beginning. I'm going more like two years okay so anyway. It's not been a lifetime's worth of stuff in this series but it's been a lot crammed into because it's so important and everything that's going on is such an upheaval and and so so incredibly monumental these characters lives so i guess we kind of gave an experience or you said struggle though this is a little bit different than unusual for me. It was an absolute obsession absolute obsession. Yeah absolutely yeah yeah. There is no point when i struggled through this book even some hard hard stuff that happens. I could not stop not only turning the pages but devouring and hanging on every word and there's not on a lot of series that i love like this. There's not a lot of authors of that. I think her slow amazingly this and in case you couldn't tell from clicking into this episode we have another interview with the author the woman herself the queen of queens kendra blake and we are so incredibly humbled and thankful to have her sit down with us via skype again and let us into her world and her thought process us and allow us to you know kind of laud her with praise because we love her books as we said at the last time she's kind of r. J. k. rowling of this decade kate kind of is for these two jonah junkies anyway alright so i guess s. without much further ado cisco right and with the right into the interview and when we come back we're gonna talk. Spoilers for the end is nigh. Five dr traits <music>.

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