Monday, June 3, 2013

{Book Review} Girls and Monsters by Anne Michaud

Girls and Monsters
by Anne Michaud
Publisher: Darkfuse
Released: April 9th 2013
Genre: Fiction- YA: horror
How I got it: NetGalley

This dark but uplifting collection of five Young Adult novellas includes:
Death Song: Liz is in love with Joe, but the monster of the lake has other plans for them.
Black Dog: Scarlet is engaged in a struggle for her sanity, but according to the voice in her head, she may be too late.
A Blue Story: When Katherine's beloved dog goes missing, she fears her strange new neighbor might be involved.
Dust Bunnies: Christiane faces her childhood arachnophobia and ends up confronting even greater fears in this test of sisterhood.
We Left at Night: Brooke and her family must abandon their home and their lives to make it out of a disease-plagued town overrun by zombies.
Girls & Monsters is for everyone who has ever been brave enough to confront their childhood fears...and lived to tell about it.

Review: Girls and Monsters is a anthology of short stories. I'm a little conflicted by the stories, some were really good the first one was done very well, the rest not so much.
The second one disturbed me the most though because of the heavy content. The main character Scarlet cuts herself and might have had mental health issues, instead of seeking help she hides it and goes on a trip by herself to England. The flashbacks in this story explained something and also caused more questions. Leaving me frustrated by the end of the tale.
The last story in the book I was really enjoying up till the end which felt like a total cop out. All in all its a mixed bag with something for almost everyone.


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