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A Natural History of Hell: Stories
4.05
it was amazing
I received an ARC copy in return for an honest review.

A NATURAL HISTORY OF HELL is a collection of thirteen stories, almost all of them previously pu
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Feb 16, 2016
Jan 31, 2016
 
Stranded
3.62
it was amazing
I read this in 2 days. Official review to follow, but the speed in which I devoured this should be telling.
Sep 25, 2016
Aug 01, 2016
 
A Head Full of Ghosts
3.82
it was amazing
I could tell you what A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS is about, but honestly, after reading it I'm not quite sure what happened. The events that unfolded are op ...more
Mar 14, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
A Pig's View of Heaven
4.25
really liked it
Small town horror that is relentless in it's brutality and despair. I needed a brain-bleaching after this with something happier--like Jack Ketchum.

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Aug 09, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
 
The Terminal
3.88
really liked it
THE TERMINAL was a shitload of fun. It is funny and cheesy and gory. You'd think that none of those adjectives go together, but I'd argue that humor a ...more
Feb 11, 2017
Jan 21, 2017
 
Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love
4.29
really liked it
not set
Sep 30, 2013
 
20th Century Ghosts
3.95
really liked it
Great collection. My favorites were "Best New Horror", "Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead", "The Black Phone" and "My Father's Mask".

All really d
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Dec 04, 2015
Aug 10, 2008
 
The Green Kangaroos
4.32
really liked it
A jarring, fresh look at addiction and the lengths that junkies will go to get high, and the extremes their families will go to to get their loved one ...more
Nov 29, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
 
Fearful Symmetries
3.71
really liked it
Really solid anthology with established names as well as up-and comers.

My favorite story, by far, is Jeffrey Ford's MOUNT CHARY GALORE, which is the f
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Oct 30, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
 
Acquisition (Lifesphere Inc, #1)
4.18
really liked it
In a market flooded to the brim with sparkling vampires, evil fairies, plucky heroines and love triangles, Talitha Kalago's LIFESPHERE INC: ACQUISITIO ...more
not set
Dec 11, 2013
 
Lost Gods
4.19
it was ok
Fantasy author and artist Brom has continued his trend of rewriting myths and legends with the recently released Lost Gods. While his previous books e ...more
Jan 08, 2017
Jan 08, 2017
 
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
This book touched something very vulnerable inside of me. I don't think there was a time when I was 11-25 that I wasn't struggling with feeling like I ...more
not set
May 31, 2016
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.31
liked it
Disappointed. None of the story lines wrapped up, some of the book was downright boring, and I *hated* how they left off on Jon Snow's chapter.

Okay, m
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Aug 16, 2011
Aug 06, 2008
 
Dead Letters: An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing & the Returned
3.58
really liked it
Anthologies are often a mixed bag of styles and themes. In the case of Dead Letters, editor Conrad Williams gave his authors prompts in the way of ite ...more
May 07, 2016
May 07, 2016
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
So good. I will pass my copy to someone else if they want to read it, but this is the kind of book I would recommend buying, which in the publishing w ...more
May 16, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
 
A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicle of Light and Shadow, #1)
3.44
it was ok
The concept of blending fairies and steampunk was very intriguing to me, thus the reason why I wanted the ARC. I admire the author's world building sk ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
This Year You Write Your Novel
3.67
it was ok
Walter Mosley is a very successful and prolific author and has the credibility to write a book about his craft. However, this book feels like he wrote ...more
Oct 02, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1)
3.69
liked it
**spoiler alert** I was really excited to read this author because I follow her blog and she has responded back to me when I've commented. She has boo ...more
not set
Jul 22, 2010
 
Mountain Home
4.22
really liked it
Review link coming soon.

Jun 08, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Eliza's Awakening
2.76
it was amazing
ELIZA'S AWAKENING is a short novelette that I flew through before bed. I was pulled into the story right away and it kept my attention right up until ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
Twelve-Part Harmony
3.80
really liked it
I'm fairly sure that this book is now out of print, but I borrowed a copy from my MIL when I mentioned to her that I wanted to adopt. It gives all the ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2008
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.18
did not like it
I really tried to give this book a chance, I really did. Robert Jordan is one of the fathers of modern day fantasy, a highly praised author with a leg ...more
not set
Oct 08, 2012
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.47
liked it
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. The blurb on the back cover called it "literary fantasy" which I thought was slightly pretentious. But ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
 
The Forest for the Trees
3.94
liked it
I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't the best book I have ever read on the subjects of writing and publishing, nor gives the best advice. However, I did ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 08, 2008
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
When I began reading this book, I thought that my best friend's 10 year old daughter (and my goddaughter) would love it as well, so I shipped her a co ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
 
Writing the Breakout Novel
4.07
it was amazing
Donald Maass is brilliant, and in my wildest dreams he will be my agent. This book is unlike any other Writer's Digest book I've ever read in that it ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Full Dark, No Stars
4.03
liked it
Some of the stories in this book I downright hated at first. Some of them I loved through half the story, but hated at the end. Then I finished readin ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
What the #@&% Is That?: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre
3.80
really liked it
Jan 09, 2017
Sep 24, 2016
 
The Devourers
3.74
really liked it
"It takes skill for an old horror trope to take on new life. With a fresh spin on the shapechanger myth, The Devourers is the multilayered and engross ...more
Jul 13, 2016
Jun 29, 2016
 
The Last Days of Magic
3.22
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I love mythology and lore and the way Tompkins wove much of the culture, religion and history into his worldbuilding. However, there ...more
Aug 06, 2016
May 31, 2016
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