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Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends and Tales of Superstition

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The stories are based on urban legends, myths, tribal tales and superstitions from around the world. A charity anthology to benefit SPCA International with stories by Shannon Delany, Jackie Morse Kessler, Stephanie Kuehnert, Jennifer Knight, Marianne Mancusi, Michelle E. Reed, Dianne Salerni and Pab Sungenis.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Month9Books, LLC.
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What a great book filled with spooky urban tales and the best part, the book proceeds helps ANIMALS!!! Who can beat that?!
Jackie Kessler
I'm so excited about this upcoming anthology! My story is set in the Riders of the Apocalypse world, a long (long) time ago. ...more
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
(This review can also be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

When this book was offered to me to review, I jumped at the chance, and while it wasn't a fantastic read, it was still good.

I love the cover! It's a bit plain, but I like the whole black cat imagery going on for a book entitled Very Superstitious!

I'm going to review each of the stories individually instead of altogether because it's easier, and that way each story is reviewed fairly.

The Rescue by S
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS contains an excellent lineup of authors, which is what first caught my attention. I was particularly excited to see a story by Stephanie Kuehnert, who hasn't had a fiction release since 2009's wicked good BALLADS OF SUBURBIA. Plus, it's a charity anthology! How could I resist spreading the word about a book that helps animals?

I wish the theme of VERY SUPERSTITIOUS were slightly more coherent. Some of the stories involve animals, some don't. Some are mythology, some folklore, s
This was a lovely collection of short stories. Some were a bit spooky, many are retellings of commonly known stores (eg: Noah's ark, The Gift of the Magi). I really enjoyed reading all of them. ...more
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
In a word: A timely collection for a good cause, with some delightful surprises, full of myths and superstitions, and a vast array of stories that will make you laugh, cry and think.

One of the best things about this anthology is that proceeds from the first 5,000 copies sold will be donated to the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) International. Halloween is the perfect time to release this anthology into the world, and the fact that many of the authors use animals as core
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some great stories, some not so great.
Megan Farve
Oct 05, 2021 rated it liked it
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Overall, I would rate this book 2.5 stars, but I gave it a 3 to be nice. Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept for the book, but most of the stories fell short for me.
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!!
**Received the ebook as part of the tour for an honest review

The cover is beautiful and alludes to usual superstitions with cats, the moon, and the number 13. I think it is a very fitting cover even if the stories do not revolve around those particular superstitions.

I have to say that I find it extremely honorable for the authors taking part to help such a worthy cause. I am an animal lover, and I want to cry when I see animals hurt, abused,
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Superstitious is an anthology perfect for a Halloween read. With story's from a Chupacabra, to a twist on the story of Noah. From a ghost hitch-hiker to a Silverfoot Heretic, and this is the story I am going to focus on for this review.
The Silverfoot Heretic is written by Pab Sungenis. Nick the protagonist comes from a family with a long line of being Tin men, and Nick thought he would follow that line, until he was tested and became a Monk. However with no flowers to be found, and the dry groun
Carrie Ardoin
Oct 24, 2013 rated it liked it

This is a collection of short stories that some well known indie authors got together and published fr charity (the SPCA). Authors include Mari Mancusi, Jackie Morse Kessler, and Shannon Delany, among others.

There are eight stories included: "The Rescue", "Thirst", "Chupacabra", "The Road Home", "Gift of the Were-Magi", "Midhalla", "Bloody Mary", and "The Silverfoot Heretic." The stories widely varied in main theme, but all had a supernatural element.

My favorite tale of the collection
S.A. Larsen
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A collection of spook-licious tales that will taunt, and in a few cases, tickle the fear bone in any reader.

Throughout each story, vivid word choices paint living pictures. Well-developed settings draw the reader even deeper into each small world, while diversity breaths life and uniqueness to each. Some characters speak volumes through quick-witted and sassy dialog, while others hold their secondary positions to enhance the tales.

At points, unexpected paranormal elements mix nicely with old Eng
I bounced around quite a bit, read the stories all out of order. I received a copy as part of a blog tour. "Thirst" was an intriguing version of the biblical flood and Noah's Ark, well done. "The Gift of the Were-Magi" was a somewhat predictable, yet heart-breaking urban fantasy version of "The Gift of the Magi". "Bloody Mary" was a nicely YA gothic romance update on the Bloody Mary story and "Midhalla" was by far the strongest story and also the most gruesome. It does not have a happy ending an ...more
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I can’t explain why, but I’m not a fan of anthologies. No particular reason; I’m just not. I picked up this anthology of short tales only because the proceeds for the sale of this book go towards a charity I feel strongly about.

In short, all these stories are well-written and have depth. Every novella is identifiable by each author’s unique voice and writing style, telling a story based on some or other superstitious belief. My two favorites are without a doubt The Gift of the Were-Magi by Mari
Oct 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Some of these were pretty good, some of them not so good, but overall, it was a pretty good collection of short stories.
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Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great stories!! Anyone can enjoy this book and it makes for a great read around Halloween!
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