Ghosts and vampires, zombies and werewolves. A mirror with danger at its heart. A child is delighted to discover she is a witch, and a village disappears under a fairy curse. Then a selkie finds her way back to the waves, before a blood moon rises, bringing its own secrets …
Full of the spooky and the gothic, fairy tales and poetry, this is a brilliant and intriguing collection where nothing and no one is as they seem.
I love a good collection of spooky stories! Spooky Ambiguous is a wonderful collection of short stories and poetry, ranging from the contemporary to the gothic.
Although this may not be a particularly deep thought, the best word I can use to describe this book is ‘entertaining’. And it really is. The stories and poems are enjoyable as well as creepy; they make you want to keep reading and take you on a rollercoaster of themes and styles. Some surprise with a touch of sadness and grief.
Out of the collection, there were two stories that stole the show – The Flooding by Amaris Chase (a story that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up) and Prohibido El Paso by Patrick Booth (maybe don’t read this one before you go to sleep).
A great collection, plenty of shivers and jitters to be had. Highly recommended as we head into Spooky Season!
Thanks to Crumps Barn Studio for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Wishing you a wonderfully bookish week,