I was totally hyped when I was offered a review copy for this book! I still need to read Volumes 2 and 3, but I really enjoyed 1 so I was excited to read more horror stuff~
Like any anthology this was a collection with good stories, an epic story (Bloody Mary YAS), and some stories I just didn’t like. I even DNF one because the topic + how gross it was the first pages. At the moment my mental health isn’t too good so reading about body image just didn’t work out for me. Some of the stories could be more expanded and get a better ending because it just felt a bit abrupt ending-wise. Like with the Coachman’s Cottage, it was creepy and scary but the ending came out of nowhere and I just would have like a bit more. Some stories were quite gross. But there were also enough stories that had me on the edge of my seat and surprised me with twists and turns. Like the man who went to hell for his girl, well I didn’t see that one coming. Or the surprise in Shoot Your Shot. There was a portion of karma doled out in some of the stories. There are stories about hell and monsters about love and loss. About revenge and kicking some serious ass when you need to. I am very happy I had the chance to read this book! There were some very great stories and that Bloody Mary one I won’t forget any time soon, or the Black-eyed Susan. Oh my!
That cover is also just pure epicness! So scary!
I rated each story, plus gave three feelings/thoughts I had reading:
What the Sea Gives: – Bittersweet, beautiful, strange
Black-Eyed Susan: – Scary, WTF, NOPE
The Silver Horn: – TERRIFYING, nomnoms, run
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: – Cats, Disturbing, OMG
Shoot Your Shot: – NOPE, EWW, Twist!
Follow You Into the Dark: – Karma, revenge, scary
The Groom of Lorelei: – Boring, Too Long, Predictable
The Coachman’s Cottage: – Too short, Scary, NOPE
Capable of Loving: – Disturbing, Not my cup of tea, Boring
Little Pig: – OMG OMG OMG, Cats again, WTF NOPE
Perfect Girlfriend: – Interesting POV, Weird, Confused
Misneach: – Not what I expected, weird, too short
The Kinda True Story of Bloody Mary: – YASSSSSSSS, Bloody, THAT ENDING
Close to You: – What happened?, Confusing, Bittersweet
Sharp Spaces: – This is good, Wait what?, NO….
An Agreement: – Creepy, Obsessed much?, Karma
Four Corners: – Hell??, Don’t go to the office, OMG OMG OMG/Confused
Lady Killer: – Creepy, Scary, OMG THAT ENDINGGGGGGGGG
Subscribe for More: – Didn’t expect that, Welcome to hell????, NOPITY NOPE WTF?
The Trial of…: – Witch Trials, Unexpected and didn’t see that coming, WOAH RIP
Seeds: – Messed Up, What am I reading?, Run run run away
Soul Grinder: – Original Idea, WELP/EWW, GO GO GIRL!
Fluid: DNF. – Not in the right mind for this one. Plus, EWWW.
I would give this anthology….. stars!!!