Sunday, July 13, 2014

An Extra Special New Arrival

Normally I wouldn't do a new arrival post for a single book, but this is so squee-worthy it demands a post of its very own. Way back in June I entered a competition to win a signed copy of Lauren Beukes' new novel Broken Monsters. To my huge surprise I won. The downside was that the book wasn't actually a physical object at that stage so I had to wait patiently for the release date in July to come around.

On Friday I finally received a nondescript package that caused much celebratory dancing and squees of delight. I'm not afraid to admit it. (Although I think I might've traumatised my dog somewhat.)

And Broken Monsters is even more gorgeous than I expected. I loved the cover when I first saw the cover reveal, but images really doesn't do it justice. I can get lost just staring at the cover. There are so many small details hidden away; it's truly a feast for the eyes.

But the best thing, the very best thing is that it's signed and personalised. She even spelled my name right!  Since I'd never be able to make it to any of the launch events this just makes it extra special.

A huge thanks to everyone at Random House Struik who made this possible. I really appreciate it!