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Bloodlines by Amanda Pillar
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it was amazing
bookshelves: urban-fantasy, horror

As we all know, book reviews are subjective. So let’s start with some facts.

~ Bloodlines is an anthology of 16 short stories that all feature the use of blood.
~ I am one of the contributing authors, so naturally I want to persuade you to buy a copy for yourself and your significant others.
~ In March 2016, Bloodlines won the Aurealis Award (Australia) for Best Anthology, so when I say it’s a fine collection, at least a handful of judges agree with me.

Now for the subjective section… all of the stories hold their own in this anthology, but quite a few set you on your heels. For me, the four most memorable (everyone does just three) are:

• Joanne Anderton’s haunting creation in “Unnamed Children” is not a place for the faint hearted…or those with low blood pressure
• Kathleen Jennings’ quirky “The Tangled Streets” left me feeling like I had met the protagonist before but had somehow forgotten her history
• Dirk Flinthart’s off-the-cuff “In The Blood” involves a mortal deciding to go toe-to-toe with one of Unseelie, which always ends well, right?
• Stephanie Gunn’s lyrical “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth” was the one story in this anthology that I simply didn’t want to end

So there you have it. Grab a copy – digital or carbon based – and draw your own conclusions. You won’t regret it.

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Reading Progress

October 11, 2015 – Shelved
October 11, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 11, 2015 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy
October 11, 2015 – Shelved as: horror
January 31, 2016 – Started Reading
April 12, 2016 – Finished Reading

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