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Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked by Christa Carmen
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it was amazing

* I received an advance copy of this collection of short stories in exchange for an honest review *
Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked by Christa Carmen, to be published in the coming weeks by Unnerving, is a brilliant selection.
From the first page Christa's work shone, each story diverse and thought-provoking, and kept me captivated as a reader to the final page.
I do not want to make this a spoiler review, so I'm not going to analyse the stories for you - that is your job as a reader.
Christa is an old soul, and this comes across in her work. Her stories contained within these pages are dark, witty, quirky at times, and very detailed - clearly aimed at inviting the reader to completely immerse in the offered slices of the lives of her relatable and sometimes all too familiar characters.
Most of the stories have been previously published, and to be completely honest I am glad I hadn't read any of them before. The highlights for me included Thirsty Creatures, Red Room, All Souls Of Eve, Liquid Handcuffs (and it's unexpected twist at the end), Lady Of The Flies, The Girl Who Loved Bruce Campbell and This Our Angry Train.
Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked will not disappoint.
Watch this name. Christa Carmen is going places.
Available for pre-order now via Amazon.
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Reading Progress

July 26, 2018 – Started Reading
August 4, 2018 – Shelved
August 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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