Waiting on Wednesday ~ The United States of Cryptids by J.W. Ocker
Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror by various authors
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
The myths of my people say only a true bride of the Sea God can bring an end to his insatiable wrath. When the otherworldly storms rise from the East Sea, lightning breaking the sky and waters ripping up the shore, a bride is chosen and given to the Sea God.
Or sacrificed, depending on the measure of your faith.
Every year the storms begin, and every year a girl is brought to the sea. I can’t help but wondering if Shim Cheong believes in the myth of the Sea God’s bride. If she’ll find comfort in it before the end.
Review for Hilda and the Ghost Ship
Hilda and her friends are back for three new adventures! Witches, crazy plans, Krakens! Oh yes!
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Hilda and the Ghost Ship by Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies
His heart pounding, David tiptoed around the outer wall of the windmill. On the far side, he found a low wooden hatch that looked like the entrance to a cellar.
He gripped the edge of the hatch and heaved it open, revealing a flight of stone steps descending into darkness. Whatever had been spying on him had almost certainly gone down there.
David would not normally have dreamed of investigating a dark, scary cellar by himself. But today was different. He had to find out what Victoria van Gale was up to, and this was his best clue so far. Sick with dread, he climbed through the hatch and tiptoed down the cold, stone steps.
October Horror Mystery Month Fest ~ Haunted Houses and Spooky Locations, Be Scared! ~ Day 7: Worst Laid Plans by Various Authors
Review for Hilda and the Time Worm
A delightful fun book that mixes three episode in one book. It is time for Yule, watch out for that time worm, and you better stop those BELLS!
Cover Lover Saturday ~ Beneath the Moon: Fairytales, Myths, and Divine Stories from Around the World by Yoshi Yoshitani
Review for The Girl Who Speaks Bear
“Stepping into The Snow Forest is like stepping into another world. The tall, tall trees make me feel small. My mind tingles and my senses come alive. Sometimes in the forest I feel so close to the story of my past I can almost hear it on the wind.”