Saturday, January 9, 2016

Recommendation | Bookoutlet #1 - The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

I would like to start this post by stating that I am not sponsor by BookOutlet at all. This is something that would be fun to do. I wanted to do this because I am always wondering what books are good to read on the site. Specially when there is such good prices in the site. But we all have the habit of getting books that we know nothing about and that we don't even enjoy. Or sometimes there is books on the sited that we didn't even realize where on the the site that we really wish we knew sooner about them.

I am hoping that each week (if possible and if the book I own is still on the site) I can review a book that you guys would be interested in reading that is in the site.

The Shining Girls
Author: Lauren Beukes
Title: The Shining Girls
Release: June 4th 2013
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Pages: 375
Format: Hardcover
Where to find it: Amazon | Bookdepository | Bookoutlet
Series: No
Summary:The Girl Who Wouldn't Die Hunts the Killer Who Shouldn't Exist The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own. Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . . The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.  (goodreads)

I had heard about the author through a interview from the show The Pull from the Geek and Sundry Twitch network. They where interviewing her about her new comic book series call 'Survivors Club' that she is currently working with her husband. The comic book series is a horror base comic about a group of individuals that survive horror set tragedies. For example one of them survived an exorcist attack. I was interested in the series and picked up the comics which I have really enjoyed.

I ended up searching this author on bookoutlet and was happy to found her book on the site. At the moment they only had The Shining Girls and later they also had Broken Monsters (which I am excited to read soon).

I started this books without expecting much not really knowing much about the books all I knew going into it was that there was time travel. I really enjoyed this book. It was something that I had never read before and I really enjoyed it. The story gave me a feel of Jack the Ripper if he had a Tardis, which it's a scary thing if you really think about it.

I really don't want to go into to much into details of the book because I think it will ruin the mystery behind the story. But I really did enjoyed how the author played with the idea about a serial killer through time.

It did have some slow moments in some part but overall I enjoyed the ride. It was interesting how we saw one of the characters trying to solve the mystery behind this serial killer.

You can find the authors books here at BookOutlet


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