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Blog Tour | Collective Darkness: A Horror Anthology

This is my stop for the blog tour for a book of Collective Darkness, a horror anthology by various authors that recently published. This tour is taking place on blog from 5th to 19th of September. So make sure you guys check out the rest of the tours’ stops too! I’d like to thank Elizabeth Suggs, one of the Collective Darkness author for inviting me to join this awesome book blog tour’s.

Follow the tour;

September 5 – https://www.ericarobynreads.com/review-archive/
September 7 – https://www.mybookaday.blogspot.com   
September 8  – https://feedreader.com/observe/bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com
September 9 – http://communitybookstop.blogspot.com/
September 10 –  https://www.wishfulendings.com/
September 11 – https://lindasbookbag.com/
September 14 – https://biblioleviosa.home.blog/
September 15 – https://www.editingmee.com/blog
September 16 – https://linktr.ee/crossroadreview
September 17 – http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/
September 18 –  http://bonnieharris.blogspot.com/
September 19 –  https://utahgrafffamily.blogspot.com/

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Are you afraid of the dark? Maybe after reading Collective Darkness, a horror anthology, you will be. Collective Darkness has twelve Utah authors, four audiobook narrators, three editors, and many more helping hands to make sure your reading experience is truly one horror.

“Feast” will make it so you’ll never want to love again, and “The Fallout” will have you questioning dark fog. 

We have twelve Utah authors, four audiobook narrators, three editors, and a myriad of other helping hands that have gone into this project to really make your read the most enjoyable kind of horrifying. 

Read… if you dare. 

REVIEW

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Collective Darkness: A Horror Anthology is a collection of stories that range from the mildly spooky to the ones that will give you full body chills. These stories are just screaming to be read out loud to your friends or family to share in the creepiness!

This is such an awesome anthology! It is suitable for someone who looking for a quick read and short stories. This is so relaxing. I think this is another collection that would be especially great for readers that are just getting into the genre as this has a nice variety with different levels of intensity, but nothing too dark.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the editor in exchange for an honest review.

As for anthologies, I’ll rate each story separately below;

Feast by Edward Suggs – 3/5 🌟
Padua’s Eyes by Jonathan Reddoch – 4/5 🌟
Pond Scum by Alex Child – 4/5 🌟
Brisket, Please by Becca Rose – 5/5 🌟
The Figure in the Mirror by Brandon Prows – 5/5 🌟
Red Flag by K.R. Patterson – 3/5 🌟
Crimson Snow by Austin Slade Perry – 5/5 🌟
The Last Light by B. Todd Orgill – 4/5 🌟
Polter Geist by Jen Ellwyn – 2.5/5 🌟
The Fallout by Chris Jorgensen – 3/5 🌟
The Breathing Wall by Samuel Smith – 3/5 🌟
Into the Dark by Elizabeth Suggs – 5/5 🌟

ABOUT EDITING.MEE

Elizabeth is the creator of Editing Mee, the publishing and editing company for Collective Darkness and Little Darkness. Her mission is to help
writers when it comes to publishing and editing. She’s always had a passion for writing and helping people, which is how she ended up creating
an anthology with some of her favorite new-and-upcoming writers.

Okay everyone, if you like or subscribe to the social media channels, you will receive a free copy of Little Darkness, a companion copy to Collective Darkness

Best of all, if you share this post to two (or more!) of your friends AND tag Collective Darkness, then you’ll be placed in a raffle for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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Book Review | This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

INFORMATION

Title: This Savage Song
Author: Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #1
Publication Date: 16th May 2017 (first published June 5th 2016)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 468

My Rating(s) : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Summary

This Savage Song is about the heirs of divided city where the violence begun to breed monsters. Kate Harker wants to be a ruthless like her father who lets the monsters roam free and keeps them as slaves while August wants to be a human like his father, a good-hearted and protecting the innocent but, August is a monster. A Sunai that can steal a soul with music. Kate got kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home where she’s finally met August who tried to keep his identity, but Kate discovered his secret, and after a failed assassination attempt, they must flee for lives.

Review

3 words; Savage, Dark and Unpredictable!

This gonna be my fav DUOLOGY because I freaking love it! I love the writing style, so neatly dramatic and I enjoyed it so much. It’s much like a music lyric, divided into 4 verses and each verse have its own adventure. And prelude helps me understand better what the book is about. I do enjoy the alternate POV of the characters.

I immediately fell in love with the world, so gritty as I devoured into it. It is so innovative and original. I admit that the plot is a little bit slow at first, but the pace is so dynamic and make it so unique, amazing and unpredictable and the characters are also compatible. I love the development of the story from each chapter as it getting tensed from time to time.

As for the characters, I love how Kate survives and confront the reality. It’s make me realize that there’s no such thing as ‘safe’ in their world. And August definitely my new baby. I love how innocent and strong he is. He’s the only monster that appoints as a hero. The Sunai that tried hard to be good-hearted as his human father.

In my opinion, this is the only book that defined what monsters are! It’s brilliantly unique and unpredictable! I hardly guess what’ll happen next. I’m not going to lie, this book is zero romance, but it’s still refreshing when Kate and August are still showing they’re still care each other. I love their chemistry, its not tightly bond, but there’s still a hate-care relationship. It’s really played my emotion. I think this is the reversed version of Tokyo Ghoul. However, the ending is quite breaking to me so I straight away go for the sequel.

I’d RECOMMEND this book if you want to dive in a dark fantasy, YA genre or if you are a FANTASY FREAK like me. YES! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this. I’m too immersed into the world, it’s so fantastic! By the chance, I’ve create a Spotify playlist called “This Savage Song” if you’re interested to check it out. WARNING!! Some of the songs are quite dark and depressing!

Thank you so much for reading my review. Till next time.

Lea