Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quickie Review: The Awakening & Other Stories by Emma Meade

The Awakening & Other Stories by Emma Meade
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Put on the kettle, close the curtains and curl up by the fire.
Dive into 8 short tales, each with a slice of the paranormal.

Ghost Story - Who is the shadow in the window of the abandoned house, and what or who is he waiting for?
The Awakening - It's time for Sabrina to wake up and face the light.
End of the Line - Cassie wants to die. When midnight rolls around, she stands on the tracks waiting for the train to come.
Milsa Loris - The once magnificent kingdom of Milsa Loris comes alive one night each winter. The King's witch is brewing up a little magic, sure to make the soup all the tastier.
The Old Vampire - Hailey spent her life dreaming of a dark prince falling in love with her. He never showed up, until now.
The Knocking - Alison's grandfather has one eye on the next life. After all, he's heard a lot of rapping at his door lately.
The Boy on the Beach - Kate's grandmother warns her about the boy with the green eyes. Will she pay heed?
Snowglobes- It's busy at Calvin's Cabins this Christmas. Eddie and Maggie are a young couple in trouble. Not to fear, Calvin is always ready to lend a hand.
My Thoughts: Intriguing collection of paranormal themed short stories. The stand out would have to be End of the Line for me. I wanted more with that one. Maybe it was the hint of romance because I'm nothing if not a hardcore shipper at heart and I'm always looking for ways to hook people up, even after they're dead. Come to think of it, I had a bit of a flutter for Ghost Story, too. Likely for the same reason.

All the stories are short but they move along nicely. Death and/or the ending of a way of life plays a central theme in all of them. They're a quick bite on a lazy day.

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The Awakening & Other Stories was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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