Book Review

Review: His Hideous Heart Edited by Dahlia Adler

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Rating: 3 out of 5 hoots

Published: September 10 2019

Number of pages: 480

Format: advanced reading copy

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: goth, mystery

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads

 

Summary:

Readers will revel in Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales and how they’ve been brought to life in thirteen unique and unforgettable ways by favourite YA authors.

My Review:

There were a few short stories that I really enjoyed. The two stories I liked were Happy Days, Sweetheart and Changling. This anthology also includes thirteen of the original Edgar Allan Poe stories the retellings are based off of too, so I’m giving this book another star. The whole anthology was alright in terms of taking some of Poe’s classic stories and rewriting them in a different setting that is either this present time or somewhere in the far future. Continue reading “Review: His Hideous Heart Edited by Dahlia Adler”

Book Review

Review: Hungry Hearts Edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

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Published: June 18 2019

Number of pages: 352

Format: hardcover

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: contemporary, romance, LGBTQ

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads

Summary:

Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, were the answers to life questions are cooked, boiled, kneaded, and baked. Where magic, food, and love are sometimes one and the same. Told in interconnected stories, a group of young adult authors explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. Continue reading “Review: Hungry Hearts Edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond”

Book Review

Book Review: Toil & Trouble 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft Edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe

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Published: August 28 2018

Number of pages: 416

Format: ARC

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: fantasy, romance, occult, LGBTQ, feminism, contemporary YA

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo Shelve it at: Goodreads

Summary:

History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, or withholding arcane knowledge of magic and power. Toil & Trouble features sixteen stories of different girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destiny and learning to create, to cure, and to kill.

This collection reveals a universal truth: there is nothing more powerful – and dangerous, than a teenage girl who believes in herself.

A young witch using social media to connect with her astrology loving fans including a cute NASA fan. A priestess of death is called to investigate a murder ritual. A bruja who cures lovesickness must find a way to cure her own when she finds out she’s in love with the altar boy. A theater production is threatened to be cancelled by a churel. In Reconsturction-era Texas, a girl must learn to survive the solders who invaded her desert oasis. In the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective powers to destroy their captors.

An advanced reading copy was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Continue reading “Book Review: Toil & Trouble 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft Edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe”

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Waiting on Wednesday: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine where book lovers share their anticipated new releases that we are all excited for. And today I’m waiting for Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman. Continue reading “Waiting on Wednesday: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman”

Book Review

Review: My True Love Gave to Me Edited by Stephanie Perkins

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Published: October 14 2014

Number of pages: 321

Format: hardcover

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: Christmas themed, family and friends, relationships, romance

Audience: YA

Rating: 3/5 owl hoots

Summary:

If you love watching holiday movies and Christmas classics than you’re going to love this collection of holiday short stories written by twelve best selling young adult authors.

My Review:

I’m going to be honest here, I’ve only read books from one out of the twelve authors and that’s Laini Taylor. I started reading Rainbow Rowell but those are the only authors I’m familiar with so I pretty much read this book without any expectations. I have never read a holiday story before not even A Christmas Carol, so I took pleasure of burrowing this at the library for Christmas. Continue reading “Review: My True Love Gave to Me Edited by Stephanie Perkins”