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Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 3 years ago
I received a copy of Beautiful Sorrow through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. I don't often read short story collections and when I do I tend to read them one story at a time in-between reading other books, but in this case, I was so captivated by the individual stories that I read them one after th...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 3 years ago
Mercedes is a great storyteller. Her prose is effortless and her characters are unique and refreshing. No cookie cutter bullshit here. Very three dimensional and surprisingly deep work. Reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman, in the best kind of way. Well Done. 4+ Stars
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 3 years ago
This is a not happy tale. Terrible things happen to innocent people. Little Red Dead is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood which was never a sweet tale anyway, but author Mercedes Yardley takes the bones of that fable and gives it a very gritty, very modern treatment and turns it into a horrifyin...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 3 years ago
I purposefully avoided this one because I assumed it would too be YA-ey for me. What a dumbass I am. This was a perfectly paced and fast moving novella and I dug everything about it, including the narration on the audio version. It was not YA-ey at all. It was, in fact, quite excellent. 5 Stars and ...
Andreya's Asylum
Andreya's Asylum rated it 3 years ago
Detritus in Love is and it isn't. There is love but it isn't a love story. There is horror but it isn't a horror story. The love comes not from the living and the horror, not from the dead. Yet both are undertones for this beautifully macabre story of Detritus, a boy whose only solace comes from tho...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 years ago
A ghost named Blank with Xs for eyes, and a ghost named Shultz-these are the only friends of Detritus; and they both know the "Opposite" is coming. What a strange, sad and surreal story this was. I'm not quite sure what to make of it, other than that I loved it. Detritus is a young man who has not...
Bookiemavon
Bookiemavon rated it 3 years ago
What can I say about this book, 15 short stories and a poem makes this book a great read. Every story was different but what each one had in common was the way they were all beautifully written, the words just flowed to make such great stories. Like everyone who reads a collection of short stories ...
Sci-Fi & Scary
Sci-Fi & Scary rated it 4 years ago
Chiral Mad 3 was an interesting book. I’d never read an anthology which put poems side by side with stories, and peppered the pages with illustrations too. Visually, it was a nice change, and I’d say it looks much better on paper than it did as an e-book. It’s fairly easy to get through, and didn’t ...
Reclusive Reads
Reclusive Reads rated it 4 years ago
Mercedes M. Yardley is a breath of fresh air in the dark urban fantasy genre. Her first book in The Bone Angel trilogy may appear at first glance to follow a familiar path, but her tale breaks away from the pack, filled to the brim with humor, heart, an invigorating young heroine who raises casual s...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 4 years ago
For a novella, this little book packs a punch! Happy Marie becomes Grim Marie when her daughter Aleta is forced to face things a child should never have to face. Then Grim Marie becomes something far worse than Grim. I don't blame her one bit. You won't either. Twists and turns lead you down and y...
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