Life Is Short and Then You Die edited by Kelley Armstrong | Book Review

I do usually tend to enjoy short story anthologies and sampling different authors – via completed stories (not samplers, those are the worst). However, I am just thinking that maybe Life Is Short and Then You Die was just not the anthology for me. It seemed like most of the stories within were kind of a […]

A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell | Review

I don’t know what it is about this pandemic, but I am really ripping through short story anthologies. Maybe because there’s a feeling of accomplishment when reading one or two short stories per day. A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell is a spectacular anthology that’s essentially a celebration of Black Girl Magic. There […]

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales edited by Jon Scieszka | Book Review

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a part of the Guys Read short story anthologies. These anthologies are aimed at engaging middle grade boys into reading. However, I’ll say that in all honesty girls will like these stories too. I think this is like the second of the series that I’ve read. I find myself looking […]

Summer Days & Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins | Book Review

Another year, another seasonally themed short story anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins. Summer Days & Summer Nights is an anthology of twelve stories containing summer loving, in which some people are having a blast and some people are not. For the most part, I liked this anthology. There were maybe two stories that I wasn’t head […]

Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti | Book Review

Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti is a superb anthology. This book provides a good sample of various authors which is perfect if you’re looking to read more #ownvoices and are not quite sure where to begin. You can check each story out and then delve into the longer works if a […]

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke | Book Review

If you’re in the market for an anthology that is very even overall without stories that will have you wondering why on Earth they were included along with high caliber stories – you’ll love Slasher Girls & Monster Boys: Stories Selected by April Genevieve Tucholke. This is one of the best anthologies I have read in a […]