Book Review: A Far Wilder Magic

A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft

I always have a hard time with fantasy books (the worldbuilding can be intimidating) so I was hesitant to start this one. A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft is a standalone novel that transported me to a magical version of the Pacific Northwest. I was completely absorbed by the atmosphere: the dull grey skies, the foggy coastline, and the thick, lush forest brimming with magic. It stole me away, and I never wanted it to end.

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Book Review: The Fear

The Fear by Natasha Preston

What’s your biggest fear?

When a meme starts to circulate in a small fishing town, local teenagers start to share what they think the worst way to die would be. Falling, drowning, being stabbed – all terrifying thoughts, yet fun and games when it’s an online trend to be discussed in the hallways between classes.

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Book Review: Kiss & Tell

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram

A book about a boy band featuring a gay main character? Yes, please! When I first saw Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram I was so excited and just knew it would be a fun read, and while it absolutely was, it also dealt with a lot of heavy themes as well, such as homophobia, online harassment, and fetishization.

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Book Review: When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson

When Things Get Dark

Do you like reading short stories? I have ever since high school when I first read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. I remember doing my homework reading it and thinking “this story is so boring” and then BAM! The ending totally throws you for a loop and you realize that it isn’t some boring small-town event, but a horrifying, unthinkable tradition.

Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan of Jackson’s work and have slowly been making my way through her novels and short story collections. When I saw When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson I knew I had to read it. I was itching to see how other authors would incorporate her unique brand of horror, and friends, it did not disappoint.

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