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When love goes wrong, it can be a killer. An artist soon discovers how dangerous it is to paint her muse. A young boy finds out how deadly a birthday wish can be. A young woman plagued by nightmares will find out what they really mean with deadly consequences. A woman visits her sister only to discover of her new macabre hobby. These and many other stories make up the twisted w When love goes wrong, it can be a killer. An artist soon discovers how dangerous it is to paint her muse. A young boy finds out how deadly a birthday wish can be. A young woman plagued by nightmares will find out what they really mean with deadly consequences. A woman visits her sister only to discover of her new macabre hobby. These and many other stories make up the twisted world of Tainted Love, a collection that exalts and explores the many ways love can go wrong, may it be romantic relationships, friendships, or familial bonds, sometimes, love can become deadly or scary. Here you have fourteen chilling tales of love and the wounds it leaves, sometimes metaphorical sometimes literal. Love kills, and these authors expertly wield the knife in this anthology that you don't want to miss!


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When love goes wrong, it can be a killer. An artist soon discovers how dangerous it is to paint her muse. A young boy finds out how deadly a birthday wish can be. A young woman plagued by nightmares will find out what they really mean with deadly consequences. A woman visits her sister only to discover of her new macabre hobby. These and many other stories make up the twisted w When love goes wrong, it can be a killer. An artist soon discovers how dangerous it is to paint her muse. A young boy finds out how deadly a birthday wish can be. A young woman plagued by nightmares will find out what they really mean with deadly consequences. A woman visits her sister only to discover of her new macabre hobby. These and many other stories make up the twisted world of Tainted Love, a collection that exalts and explores the many ways love can go wrong, may it be romantic relationships, friendships, or familial bonds, sometimes, love can become deadly or scary. Here you have fourteen chilling tales of love and the wounds it leaves, sometimes metaphorical sometimes literal. Love kills, and these authors expertly wield the knife in this anthology that you don't want to miss!

30 review for Tainted Love: Women in Horror Anthology

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melissa S

    This is a collection of horror penned entirely by women that explores all the ways that love can go wrong. I like reading seasonal collections around holidays and this was a fun read leading up to Valentine's Day, and perfect for Women in Horror month. It includes 14 chilling tales focused on the dark side of love and its aftermath. Tainted Love explores all the ways that love can go wrong. Editor and author Azzurra Nox points out in the foreward that in this collection, the aim is to exault wom This is a collection of horror penned entirely by women that explores all the ways that love can go wrong. I like reading seasonal collections around holidays and this was a fun read leading up to Valentine's Day, and perfect for Women in Horror month. It includes 14 chilling tales focused on the dark side of love and its aftermath. Tainted Love explores all the ways that love can go wrong. Editor and author Azzurra Nox points out in the foreward that in this collection, the aim is to exault women's voices and to become the masters of our own love stories, twisted as they may be. The stories in this anthology were quite eclectic and presented a lot of variety. They really spanned the definition of different kinds of love including passionate, romantic love, friendships and family bonds. I enjoyed reading this collection - the quick-hitting pace of these short stories kept me turning the pages. The foreward also mentions trigger warnings for graphic violence, blood, gore, body horror, gun violence, murder, mentions of suicide, infidelity, vengeance, alcohol abuse and emotional distress. So a little bit of everything. I'll list few thoughts on some of the stories I enjoyed the most My very favorite from the collection was Vanitas by Azzurra Nox & Erica Ruhe - Ruby is a bored newlywed in prohibition-age Chicago, unsure of herself. She dabbles in painting, and her husband gifts her with an exquisite set of paintbrushes carved with images of shapely sirens. She paints to fill her spare time, but she has never found quite the right inspiration. After a chance meeting with a showgirl named Vada, everything changes. Ruby explores Vada's world, the seedy, smoky, packed jazz club where she performs her bawdy act nightly. With Vada, Ruby has found the muse for her art and a whole new way of living. This story was set in such a fun, historical backdrop - it was a delight to see the plot unfold in the setting created. The story had fun playing around with the idea of sirens - what they really were and how they lured sailors to their demise. It put a really creative and surprising spin on things. The Wait by Kathleen Halecki was another highlight. It is about a bride, jilted at the altar, who has been betrayed by her fiance with her best friend. She calls on the spirits in a nearby graveyard to help her seek revenge. This story was quite short and sweet, only a handful of pages. The writing had a really beautiful and poetic flow with lovely, dark imagery. Even without naming the protagonist, the reader can picture her clearly and feel her pain and loss. Really powerful little gothic. Make A (Death) Wish by Melissa Burkley - This one dealt with family love, the love between parent and child, and arrghhh it was heartbreaking! Shocking and surprising. Unfinished Business by Joni Chng This was another standout for me. Sue Chen is a young seamstress who is having a romance with young doctor Wei Yang. They've kept their relationship a secret because of their different social classes - they're afraid that his parents won't approve of Sue. They meet under the moonlight for a rendezvous - a swim in the river. While swimming, they witness the suicide of a woman in red. Wei Yang tries to save her but fails. He is then haunted by her ghost. The story explores a different spin on a traditional Chinese folk tale -a lady in red . It is usually the spirit of a woman who committed suicide while wearing a red dress who experienced injustice while living and seeks vengeance. This was a twisty tale with lots of drama and surprises. Hunter’s Moon by Marnie Azzarelli was probably one of the more creepy and scary stories to me. The narrator is a young lady who shares an apartment with a roommate. At night, she hears a tapping at her bedroom window. A strong smell of smoke inexplicably lingers in the room. She closes the blinds when she goes to bed at night, but in the morning, they're thrown wide open. Sometimes the window is wide open too. The narrator slowly begins to suspect that something is happening at night that she is not aware of. This story was full of suspense. As each new thing happens, the narrator gets more concerned and the tension builds. It kept me one the edge of my seat and guessing until the very end. Thank you to Netgalley, Victory Editing and Twisted Wing Productions for the e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. I think anyone who enjoys horror would find something to like in this collection.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eshana Ranasinghe

    Tainted Love anthology was a fun read and I'd recommend checking it out if you want to read some horror short stories by women. It contains a lot of gore and several possibly triggering content so please be aware of the content warnings before reading it yourself. The book itself contained trigger warnings which I appreciated. I really enjoyed some stories and found others to be boring. The anthology is good read but there were some stories I enjoyed more than others. I found a few stories a bit Tainted Love anthology was a fun read and I'd recommend checking it out if you want to read some horror short stories by women. It contains a lot of gore and several possibly triggering content so please be aware of the content warnings before reading it yourself. The book itself contained trigger warnings which I appreciated. I really enjoyed some stories and found others to be boring. The anthology is good read but there were some stories I enjoyed more than others. I found a few stories a bit vague and confusing but that is likely intentional and due to their length. Maybe check this out if this is exactly what you are in the mood for but I wouldn't think you need to go out of your way to read this or are missing out if you skip it. You can read my more detailed review on my blog HERE where I rate and review each story individually as well as the anthology as a whole I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley

  3. 5 out of 5

    Margin of Terror

    Wow. I have just finished this anthology and I’m blown away by the quality of the stories therein. All of the stories explore a facet of love and the horrors that come from it, with it, despite it. I knew by the end of the second story, “Vanitas”, that I was hooked, line and sinker, no pun intended. This story is a unique twist on the sirens of legend, artfully accomplished. It was fun, haunting and horrifying in all the right ways. Other favorites were Make a (Death) Wish and Of Guys and Dolls. B Wow. I have just finished this anthology and I’m blown away by the quality of the stories therein. All of the stories explore a facet of love and the horrors that come from it, with it, despite it. I knew by the end of the second story, “Vanitas”, that I was hooked, line and sinker, no pun intended. This story is a unique twist on the sirens of legend, artfully accomplished. It was fun, haunting and horrifying in all the right ways. Other favorites were Make a (Death) Wish and Of Guys and Dolls. Both were fun little tales with gruesome touches. The anthology also has some very dark stories, such as Sleep and Prey, which were both as enthralling as they were disturbing. And the very last story, My Lady Bathory, is everything you want from a reimagining of the true story of the Blood Countess. Overall this is a must read his February, a month that celebrates love AND women in horror, much like this anthology. Tainted Love is slated to be published February 16, 2021.

  4. 4 out of 5

    The Book Gawdess

    I received a free ARC and am leaving this review voluntarily... As Valentine's Day quickly draws nigh, I found myself drawn to this collection of stories about tainted love. In the beginning, there is a long list of triggers included in the book. Please take note because this book is not for the fainthearted. Tainted Love was about just what the title suggested. Each story was written by a female author and focused on love gone wrong. I actually enjoyed them all but my favorite was the story which I received a free ARC and am leaving this review voluntarily... As Valentine's Day quickly draws nigh, I found myself drawn to this collection of stories about tainted love. In the beginning, there is a long list of triggers included in the book. Please take note because this book is not for the fainthearted. Tainted Love was about just what the title suggested. Each story was written by a female author and focused on love gone wrong. I actually enjoyed them all but my favorite was the story which stayed with me long after I read the book and that was "Vanitas" by Azzurra Nox & Erica Ruhe. The story of the sirens has always been very fascinating to me and I liked how the story was done in a setting different from where it would normally take place. "Make A (Death) Wish" by Melissa Burkley was also another favorite. I did not expect the ending and was quite stunned by the events which unfolded. "Of Guys And Dolls" by Stella B. James was also quite enthralling. I enjoyed this collection of tales and wouldn't mind checking out more work by each author included within this book. Due to very disturbing content and the numerous triggers, I would suggest that this book be read by adults.

  5. 4 out of 5

    CR

    Finally an anthology that doesn't have a single dud in it. It's rare to find an anthology where I like every story included, but this one managed to do that. Every story included made my dark heart leap with excitement. It starts out strong with When the Mask Drops by Hillary Lynn with descriptions so well done it feels real and ends with a wonderful imagining of a Countess of Bathory story called My Lady Bathory by Mandy Buckhead. While all of the stories are amazing the others that really stoo Finally an anthology that doesn't have a single dud in it. It's rare to find an anthology where I like every story included, but this one managed to do that. Every story included made my dark heart leap with excitement. It starts out strong with When the Mask Drops by Hillary Lynn with descriptions so well done it feels real and ends with a wonderful imagining of a Countess of Bathory story called My Lady Bathory by Mandy Buckhead. While all of the stories are amazing the others that really stood out to me were Sleep by Marie Anderson because it's every parents worst nightmare, and Of Guys and Dolls by Stella B. James because I love anything New Orleans and voodoo related. If you love horror stories then this is a perfect anthology. Each story has a way of sucking you in and keeping you until the end.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    Originally, I just wanted to get my hands on this book to read Erin Lee's horror contribution, Prey, but soon discovered that is not the only story I really enjoyed. I look forward to reading more by these writers. Thank you, NetGalley for the early copy. Originally, I just wanted to get my hands on this book to read Erin Lee's horror contribution, Prey, but soon discovered that is not the only story I really enjoyed. I look forward to reading more by these writers. Thank you, NetGalley for the early copy.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Power

    Rating: 4/5 stars. Tainted Love is an eclectic mix of horror stories, all written by women. It is definitely not a ‘feel-good’ collection, but rather explores some of the darker themes relating to love. It also looks at all sorts of relationships, from lovers to friends to family members. There is a content warning in the introduction and is definitely only suited for mature audiences. It was a little hard for me to get into at first. I was not a fan of the opening tales, but was glad I kept read Rating: 4/5 stars. Tainted Love is an eclectic mix of horror stories, all written by women. It is definitely not a ‘feel-good’ collection, but rather explores some of the darker themes relating to love. It also looks at all sorts of relationships, from lovers to friends to family members. There is a content warning in the introduction and is definitely only suited for mature audiences. It was a little hard for me to get into at first. I was not a fan of the opening tales, but was glad I kept reading. As the book went on, the stories just kept getting darker and more enjoyable. My favourites were Make a (Death) Wish by Melissa Burkeley and My Lady Báthory by Mandy Burkhead. I would recommend this anthology to fans of twisted horror tales. *I received a complimentary copy of this book on NetGalley and have provided an honest review.*

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cardyn Brooks

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Jammy

    This was an excellent way to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Women In Horror Month! Like any anthology, Tainted Love was hit or miss, but this one was mostly hit. The interpretations of the prompts of love and horror were wide and varied. Not all stories were scary horror -- some were sad, some were social commentary, some were fantasy, and one was hard sci fi. This anthology explored a wide variety of settings, time periods, voices, and story lengths, as well. I loved seeing the broad range This was an excellent way to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Women In Horror Month! Like any anthology, Tainted Love was hit or miss, but this one was mostly hit. The interpretations of the prompts of love and horror were wide and varied. Not all stories were scary horror -- some were sad, some were social commentary, some were fantasy, and one was hard sci fi. This anthology explored a wide variety of settings, time periods, voices, and story lengths, as well. I loved seeing the broad range here. Not every story portrayed romantic love, either. From obsessive romantic love to narcissism to familial compassion, this anthology explores the vast types of loves that exist. They may not always be healthy -- although some of them are, surprisingly! -- but they are always passionate. There are 14 distinct stories in this anthology. I enjoyed most of them and especially liked Of Guys and Dolls. It is a quick dive into two types of love, romantic and sibling, with devastating results. The level of horror in that story was delicious. Vanitas and Prey are tied for second favorites; these longer titles have great levels of character development and explore very different aspects of horror. CW: Although there is a broad trigger warning encompassing many potential triggers, it should also be mentioned that there are scenes of animal abuse. This book is definitely not for sensitive readers! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vix (alittlemixofvix)

    There were fourteen short stories in this anthology and to be honest I felt a bit let down by it after such a promising description and a beautiful cover – hence the 2 star rating. Let me begin by highlighting the stories that were actually really good; “Make a (Death) Wish” by Melissa Burkley, “Of Guys and Dolls” by Stella B. James, “Unfinished Business” by Joni Chng, and “My Lady Bathory” by Mandy Burkhead. These four were brilliant and I would love to read more by these authors. My star rating There were fourteen short stories in this anthology and to be honest I felt a bit let down by it after such a promising description and a beautiful cover – hence the 2 star rating. Let me begin by highlighting the stories that were actually really good; “Make a (Death) Wish” by Melissa Burkley, “Of Guys and Dolls” by Stella B. James, “Unfinished Business” by Joni Chng, and “My Lady Bathory” by Mandy Burkhead. These four were brilliant and I would love to read more by these authors. My star rating would have been very different if the book only contained these tales. Personally I felt that the remaining ten stories ranged from just being ok to being quite boring frankly. A handful did start well but were then let down by the endings, then some others actually raised far more questions than I felt they answered with their ending. Unfortunately, apart from the four mentioned earlier, I wouldn’t say the remaining stories were scary or thrilling and that's what pulled my rating down. *I received a complimentary copy of the e-book from NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mummy's Naughty Corner

    Well this was an interesting collection of stories. Some of the stories could have been longer but that's only because I was enjoying them and wanted more lol. I liked the selection of stories and how they were all different with different pairings. The last one sticks out the most to me that would make a great full length novel. Overall I was very happy with this and a little creep-ed out at times. Well this was an interesting collection of stories. Some of the stories could have been longer but that's only because I was enjoying them and wanted more lol. I liked the selection of stories and how they were all different with different pairings. The last one sticks out the most to me that would make a great full length novel. Overall I was very happy with this and a little creep-ed out at times.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    I’ve finally come across an anthology where I absolutely love all of the stories in it. This anthology is an amazing collection of horror stories. The imagery in Hillary Lyon’s When the Mask Drops is outstanding, and felt so real. A few others that stuck out the most to me were Of Guys and Dolls by Stella James and Sleep by Marie Anderson. I highly recommend this anthology to anyone that enjoys horror stories.

  13. 5 out of 5

    VeronicaMarie1986

    Perfect creepy little Valentine's read! All of the stories in this fun anthology have the theme of "love" or "love gone wrong". These are high quality stories and I recommend this book to any horror fan or someone wanting something to read for Valentine's Day that is not a cheesy romance story. This book is fun! Grab it up and enjoy! *I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Perfect creepy little Valentine's read! All of the stories in this fun anthology have the theme of "love" or "love gone wrong". These are high quality stories and I recommend this book to any horror fan or someone wanting something to read for Valentine's Day that is not a cheesy romance story. This book is fun! Grab it up and enjoy! *I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aina

    A fitting collection to read during Women In Horror Month! This anthology features stories by women authors and it has a good mix of terrifying, charming, and shocking tales of relationships gone bad. My picks: My Lady Báthory by Mandy Burkhead is a beautifully written take on the real-life crimes of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, and it's about the survivors' fight not just to survive but to be who they really are. Vanitas by Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe is about seduction and sec A fitting collection to read during Women In Horror Month! This anthology features stories by women authors and it has a good mix of terrifying, charming, and shocking tales of relationships gone bad. My picks: My Lady Báthory by Mandy Burkhead is a beautifully written take on the real-life crimes of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, and it's about the survivors' fight not just to survive but to be who they really are. Vanitas by Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe is about seduction and secrets with a dash of creature feature. Hunter’s Moon by Marnie Azzarelli sees a woman experiencing strange things in her house as she starts to lose control of her life. Sleep by Marie Anderson shows the difficult decision a father must make for his son. I did find a couple of stories to be just fine, even a little confusing. There are also a few errors that could have been cleaned up. But overall, I enjoyed this collection. I appreciate the portrayal of gay and trans characters, and I liked how the women are strong and compelling. I also thought the inclusion of a list of trigger warnings is a nice touch, and something more horror books should do. CW: animal deaths, mental illness, cannibalism, rape, physical assault Thank you to the publisher for a review copy. book blog | twitter | instagram

  15. 4 out of 5

    Zita Zadrapova

    This collection of short stories looks at love from a very different angle. Yes, the stories are positively creepy, but they deal with a lot of existential questions. How do you love someone who doesn't return the favour? Do you still love your child even though they are broken? What if you do if think yourself broken, do you deserve love? I'm not sure how to review the writing, since there's so many different authors. Some stories are too short to decide whether I like the particular style. But This collection of short stories looks at love from a very different angle. Yes, the stories are positively creepy, but they deal with a lot of existential questions. How do you love someone who doesn't return the favour? Do you still love your child even though they are broken? What if you do if think yourself broken, do you deserve love? I'm not sure how to review the writing, since there's so many different authors. Some stories are too short to decide whether I like the particular style. But I absolutely loved the story about countess Bathóry, not only because my name makes an appearance, but because it deals with transgender and gay issues. I always loved this lore and Mandy Burkhead gave it justice. I found Chronic Chills oddly fascinating, because first I thought we were dealing with the forbidden infatuation of a young girl with an older man but what we get is something very different. Of Guys and Dolls is probably the one that creeped me out the most. I could feel the chills down my spine when I realized what is actually happening. All in all, this is a good collection of stories, that you should not read before bed time. Thank you very kindly to Victory Editing and NetGalley for letting me have a free copy of this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elle

    Tainted Love: Women in Horror Anthology contain a collection of short stories selected by Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe. It contains 14 tales that somehow relate to the theme of love, but not always a romantic love. This was the perfect read for Valentine’s Day and I read it all in one rainy afternoon. Like most anthologies, there are some wonderful stories that you want more of and some less than stellar stories. The one 5 star story for me was Make a (Death) Wish by Melissa Burkley. There were se Tainted Love: Women in Horror Anthology contain a collection of short stories selected by Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe. It contains 14 tales that somehow relate to the theme of love, but not always a romantic love. This was the perfect read for Valentine’s Day and I read it all in one rainy afternoon. Like most anthologies, there are some wonderful stories that you want more of and some less than stellar stories. The one 5 star story for me was Make a (Death) Wish by Melissa Burkley. There were several 4 star stories including The Wait by Kathleen Halecki, The Flagship by Phoebe Jane Johnson, Sleep by Marie Anderson, and My Lady Bathory by Mandy Burkhead. All in all, I enjoyed this collection of short stories and thought it the perfect read for Ladies of Horror Fiction. My overall rating is a 3, but there are some truly delight tales in this anthology and I definitely recommend this for anyone who enjoys a good horror love story!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Madeline

    I'm rather surprised at this collection. I loved Strange Girls, loved the range of writing and themes. This book seemed rushed, the editing was below Nox's usual level, and the stories just didn't have the same punch as Strange Girls. Also, seriously: it's a horror anthology. Stop leaving trigger warnings on everything, people. Life is unpredictable, people get assaulted. If you don't want to read something that makes you uncomfortable, stick to the Hallmark movie channel. If you're uncomfortabl I'm rather surprised at this collection. I loved Strange Girls, loved the range of writing and themes. This book seemed rushed, the editing was below Nox's usual level, and the stories just didn't have the same punch as Strange Girls. Also, seriously: it's a horror anthology. Stop leaving trigger warnings on everything, people. Life is unpredictable, people get assaulted. If you don't want to read something that makes you uncomfortable, stick to the Hallmark movie channel. If you're uncomfortable with the subject matter, editors, don't accept the story. All you're doing is reinforcing the delicate snowflake stereotype of women. On a brighter note, I really enjoyed Erin Lee's "Prey" and "My Lady Bathory" by Mandy Burkhead. The collection is worth borrowing for those stories alone.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jody Blanchette

    Have you ever loved someone so much that you would kill for them? If you haven't, then you have never felt love like the women in these stories. Its an all consuming love that can only be seen through blood spattered glasses.. Tainted Love is a compliation of short horror stories, written by the women of horror. Each story is unique, with a different take on love gone wrong. I enjoyed most of the stories in the book, but was disappointed with the lack of gore. I needed more blood to go with the Have you ever loved someone so much that you would kill for them? If you haven't, then you have never felt love like the women in these stories. Its an all consuming love that can only be seen through blood spattered glasses.. Tainted Love is a compliation of short horror stories, written by the women of horror. Each story is unique, with a different take on love gone wrong. I enjoyed most of the stories in the book, but was disappointed with the lack of gore. I needed more blood to go with the stories of revenge and desire. For me, the thrill of the kill can be as thrilling as first love. I needed that feeling again.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    A decent enough anthology, although I will admit quite a few of the stories fell rather short for me. While I loved the idea of the anthology itself, and also love that the stories have all been written by women, a lot of the stories didn't really feel like they packed much of a punch for me; while I didn't actively dislike them, they didn't have any particular effect on me. There were a few stories that were much better than others, but also a few stories that either just seemed poorly written A decent enough anthology, although I will admit quite a few of the stories fell rather short for me. While I loved the idea of the anthology itself, and also love that the stories have all been written by women, a lot of the stories didn't really feel like they packed much of a punch for me; while I didn't actively dislike them, they didn't have any particular effect on me. There were a few stories that were much better than others, but also a few stories that either just seemed poorly written or at least badly in need of some editing. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    Tainted Love is true to it's title. True enough that I was actually a bit disappointed to find that the stories were somewhat centered on women done wrong, usually by men. I didn't find the stories scary, but some were inventive in how they interpret horror.. I'm afraid these just weren't up my alley. #TaintedLove #netgalley Tainted Love is true to it's title. True enough that I was actually a bit disappointed to find that the stories were somewhat centered on women done wrong, usually by men. I didn't find the stories scary, but some were inventive in how they interpret horror.. I'm afraid these just weren't up my alley. #TaintedLove #netgalley

  21. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    As in all anthologies there are good and bad stories. Unfortunately, the majority were in the latter category. There were interesting aspects to each story but they also lacked something. But if you are interested in horror, this is something to read. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Parker

    Some of these stories were interesting, but none of them freaked me out, or scared me. And I actively wasn’t interested in one or two of them.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    DNF after 4 stories

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rashi (The Reading Platter)

    This is an arc I received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review is honest and spoiler free. This is an anthology with 14 short stories collected together with the same theme. The theme for this one is “Women in Horror” which is exactly not what it is. There are men performing dark acts like murders, etc and even there is a story with a boy being the one to commit crime. I adore short stories and I am not saying that all of these are bad. There are a few that are good and few This is an arc I received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review is honest and spoiler free. This is an anthology with 14 short stories collected together with the same theme. The theme for this one is “Women in Horror” which is exactly not what it is. There are men performing dark acts like murders, etc and even there is a story with a boy being the one to commit crime. I adore short stories and I am not saying that all of these are bad. There are a few that are good and few that are not. Collectively it wasn’t a good anthology. The cover was really beautiful and the colour with the theme was exactly the attraction. I am a fan of such themes but it wasn’t a good one. Few stories were boring and also not related to the theme. But the ones that I liked were really good. And that’s why I rated it 3. But I expected a little more from these stories and this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Thieving Magpie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Linda Brennan

  27. 5 out of 5

    Annette Jordan

  28. 4 out of 5

    Fifi | A Fairytale Dream

  29. 4 out of 5

    B.L. Koller

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Stewart

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