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Hex Life by Christopher Golden
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it was amazing
bookshelves: own-printed-copy, read-in-2019

4.75 stars overall

Hex Life is a masterful anthology of eighteen tales of witches. A mix of creepy, kind, feminist and vengeful. Some are even set in their authors’ existing worlds - although these tales stand alone for those, like me, who haven’t previously read their work.


I just want to highlight one of the tales from Hex Life, though it’s hard to pick a favourite with a collection this strong - and beautiful. Look at that detail! Widow’s Walk By Angel Slatter gave me Practical Magic’s “aunties” feels with the elderly witchy residents taking wayward young women into the fold. It twists tropes and has a purrfect ending.

A huge thanks to Titan for the gifted copy hardback copy of Hex life.



An Invitation to a Burning - Kat Howard - 5 stars
Widow’s Walk - Angela Slatter - 5 stars
Black Magic Momma: An Otherworld Story - Kelley Armstrong - 5 stars
The Night Nurse - Sarah Langan - 5
The Memories of Trees - Mary SanGiovanni - 4.5
Home: A Morganville Vampires Story - Rachel Caine - 5
The Deer Wife - Jennifer McMahon - 5
The Dancer - Kristin Dearborn - 5
Bless Your Heart - Hillary Monahan - 5
The Debt - Ania Ahlborn - 5
Toil & Trouble: A Dark-Hunter -Hellchaser Story - Sherrilyn Kenyon & Madaug Kenyon - 5
Last Stop on Route Nine - Tananarive Due - 5
Where Relics Go to Dream and Die - Rachel Autumn Deering - 4.5
This Skin - Amber Benson - 4.5
Haint Me Too - Chesya Burke - 4
The Nekrolog - Helen Marshall - 3.75
Gold Among the Black - Alma Katsu - 4
How to Become a Witch-Queen - Theodora Goss - 5

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Reading Progress

September 30, 2019 – Started Reading
September 30, 2019 – Shelved
September 30, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
September 30, 2019 – Shelved as: own-printed-copy
October 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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