Review: Halloween Carnival Volume One

Halloween Carnival Volume 1Halloween Carnival Volume 1 by Robert McCammon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well I had fun with this book.

Horror is my favourite genre and lately I’ve become more accustomed to books that are collections of short stories.
This is a fantastic collection of short horror stories, from Strange Candy at the start right through to the last story each one is fantastic in their own way.
However, for me, my favourite was #MakeHalloweenScaryAgain. How one mans hashtag caused a whole new level of trouble. In this day and age, using social media as a basis was a very clever way of writing the story.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this advanced reading copy

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Review: Dark Screams: Volume Seven

Dark Screams: Volume Seven by Brian James Freeman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the review copy of this book.

Now, onto my review.

So, my reading diary on this collection of short stories went something like this:
23:35 28/07 Lizardman
23:45 28/07 A Monster Comes to Ashdown Forest – Feat Christopher Robin
04:01 29/07 Furtherest
00:01 30/07 West of Matamoros, North of Hell
14:04 30/07 The Expedition
14:15 30/07 Snow Shadows

What did I like about this book? The majority of the stories were interesting. Only the West of Matamoros wasn’t really for me, the others were more my kind of thing.
I found all the stories were quite quick reads, which is what I expect from a book of short stories.

My favourite? A Monster Comes to Ashdown Forest – feat Christoper Robin. Easily the best story in this collection in my opinion. Fans of Winnie The Pooh will never look at the stories in the same way again. I loved this twist on an age old children’s story. Absolutely fantastic.

I definitely recommend reading this if you get the chance.

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Review: Wicked Wonders

Wicked Wonders
Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this one up from my library ebook app and usually I don’t manage to read them before they have to be returned. However, from the minute I picked this one up I struggled to put it down.

Firstly, books full of short stories are brilliant (as long as they are within the genres that I like) and this one is no different. The stories cover a broad range of topics, some fiction and others based on true events from the author’s life.
There are stories ranging from (view spoiler). The broad range of stories all fall loosely within a few genres in my opinion. A couple work well as thrillers, some as dramas and others as science fiction.
Some, as you would expect, were better than others but as a whole, the collection of stories was really good.

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