40 | Horror | “Hark! The Herald Angels Scream” by Blumhouse Books
This week the Genre Junkie’s are getting hecka festive. We read Hark! The Herald Angels Scream; a horror short collection full of spine-tinglers. Grab a warm beverage and a toasty blanket… to hide under. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies040angels_scream.mp3
39 | Fantasy | “Select” and “Select Few” by Marit Weisenberg with Interview!
Join us as we discuss “Select” and “Select Few”, two “new adult” contemporary fantasy novels. And even more exciting — we interview the author, Marit Weisenberg! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies039select.mp3
38 | Sci-Fi | “The Altered Wake” by Megan Morgan
It’s Thanksgiving week for us Americans, and we’ve set the table with some Science Fiction! Join us as we talk super-humans in the context of Megan Morgan’s The Altered Wake. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies038alteredwake.mp3
37 | Horror | “The Forgotten Island” by David Sodergren
Talk about a vacation from hell! We couldn’t accept that October was over, so we decided to start November off with one more horror read. We travel to David Sodergren’s (@paperbacksandpugs) The Forgotten Island and were met with pure nightmare fuel….
36 | Horror | “Campfire” by Shawn Sarles
Happy Halloween! This episode — featuring “Campfire” by Shawn Sarles — is ideal listening whilst carving pumpkins, eating too much candy, or wandering through a corn maze at night. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies036campfire.mp3
35 | Horror | “Haunted” by Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted is a disgusting, depraved and horrifying collection of short stories wrapped together by an even more disturbing meta-plot. So of course, Sandra and returning guest Jen decide to take it on! https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies035haunted.mp3
34 | Horror | “The Hunger” by Alma Katsu & More!
It’s here! October! Horror month! The most magical season of all! We had the chance to preview two short stories by Troy Diffenderfer from his upcoming rock song inspired collection, White Noise. We then discuss the historical horror Donner-Party re-imagining, The…
33 | Horror/Fantasy | “The Good Demon” by Jimmy Cajoleas
Sandra & Scott announce their October horror TBR! As a nice little appetizer for the month of horror to come, the Genre Junkies read & discuss The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies033thegooddemon.mp3
32 | Fantasy | “Two Dark Reigns” by Kendare Blake
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! We are breaking all the rules and decided we couldn’t wait to talk about this book any longer. Join us (Sandra & Scott), plus returning guest Amanda as we discuss “Two Dark Reigns”, the third book of Kendare…
31 | Horror | “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay
Is there a better way to end the summer than with a family trip to an utterly isolated cabin? https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies031cabinattheendoftheworld.mp3
29 | Fantasy | “Sea Witch” by Sarah Henning – With Interview!
Book worms, we have a HUGE episode for you! Sandra and Scott got to sit down with Sarah Henning, author of this week’s book: “Sea Witch”. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies029seawitch.mp3
28 | Horror | “Bad Man” by Dathan Auerbach
Calling all horror fans! This week Scott and Sandra work the night shift and discuss David Auerbach and his upcoming horror novel, Bad Man. https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies028badman.mp3
27 | Fantasy | “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
Sandra and Scott are on a fantasy excursion to Tomi Adeyemi’s land of Orisha in her smash hit novel, “Children of Blood and Bone”. Heroines, magic, and giant felines await… https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies027bloodandbone.mp3
26 | Sci-Fi | Better Late Than Never Sci-Fi Double Header
Sinus infections and patriotic holidays have put us behind schedule! Sandra and Scott make up for lost time and “face off” with SPOILER FREE previews of two upcoming science fiction novels… https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies026scifidouble.mp3
25 | Horror | “Hex” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Sandra and Scott set off on a spooky adventure to find the witch in Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s “Hex”. For safety in numbers, (and the chance of a higher body count) they brought Jen along for the ride. Spoiler Section: 24:30 To…
24 | Fantasy | “Furyborn” by Claire Legrand
Claire Legrand’s “Furyborn” – the first book in her upcoming Empirium Trilogy – is certainly a feminist triumph, but do Sandra and Scott think that the story is worth the hype? We answer that, and look back at a previous review….
22 | Fantasy | “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” by B.A. Williamson
To say that we were charmed “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” would be an understatement. Author B.A. Williamson’s new middle-reader novel draws comparisons to Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, The Princess Bride and more! We’re not crying, you’re crying….
21 | Sci-Fi | “Annihilation” & The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer
Special guest Amanda takes us on a field trip to Area X. Some of us hated it. Some of us loved it. And Scott loses his g*damned mind. Here’s the whole Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer. Spoiler free until the…
20 | Horror | “Birdbox” by Josh Malerman
Amy, founder of TheBloodlust.net, joins Sandra and Scott to discuss the terrifying novel “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman – soon to be a Netflix produced motion picture! How would you survive in a world where to see is to die?
19 | Sci-Fi | “Head On” by John Scalzi
We said the we wanted to get a better feel for John Scalzi, so what better opportunity than with his upcoming novel, “Head On”? Listen in to see if Sandra and Scott’s opinion of the acclaimed science fiction author has changed!…
18 | Horror | “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski
We have special guest, actress and author Kelly Hitman, join Sandra and Scott to discuss a novel so original and strange that nobody really knows how to classify it. But it’s a worthy read and let us tell you why you should…
17 | Fantasy | “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert
Escape your sad, boring reality with the Genre Junkies! We journeyed into Melissa Albert’s “The Hazel Wood” and lived to tell the (fairy) tale. As always, spoiler free until after the break! To learn more about our unique scoring system, go…
16 | Sci-Fi | “The Collapsing Empire” by John Scalzi
Who doesn’t love a good space opera? Scott convinced Sandra to read Hugo Award winning John Scalzi’s 2017 introduction to his new “Interdependancy” series. Listen in to hear our take on “The Collapsing Empire”! To learn more about our unique scoring…
15 | Horror | “The Troop” by Nick Cutter
Sandra and Scott set out with Troop 52 on a horrific and disturbing camping trip. Come listen in as we discuss bestselling author Nick Cutter’s “The Troop”. To learn more about our unique scoring system, go to genrejunkies.com/scores. Subscribe to our…
14 | Fantasy | Series: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas | Part 2
SPOILER WARNING An 1800 page series deserves an equally long spoiler discussion. Join Sandra and Amanda for part 2 as they discuss Sarah J. Maas’s entire Court of Thorns and Roses Series, including “A Court of Mist and Fury” and “A…