Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: Collected Easter Horror Shorts

Author: Kevin J. Kennedy and others
Started reading: April 29th 2019
Finished the book: May 14th 2019
Pages: 371
Genres: Horror, Short Stories
Published: April 1st 2017
Source: A digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 3.97
My score:
From the darkest recesses of some of the horror world’s most chilling minds, Kevin J. Kennedy brings back together some of the authors that brought you Collected Christmas Horror Shorts, alongside several new authors, from upcoming indie stars to Amazon top sellers.
Whether you like Easter or not, you’ll certainly have a different view of it after you read the stories contained within these pages.
Grab an Easter egg, dim the lights, get cosy and get ready for some chilling tales by some of the horror world’s finest.

My thoughts
Reading short stories around a special time of year is most fun for me. I've read the Christmas book around that time and the Halloween book around Halloween as well. It was so much fun to read these stories when you're in that one holiday vibe. So I decided to pick this book up somewhere around Easter. If you like horror stories, I'd definitely recommend one of the short story books from Kevin J. Kennedy. I'm sure every one of his books has a good story for every reader.

  • I liked a poem! Okay, just to be honest with you: I ALWAYS skip the poems, because I just don't get them or they're too hard for me to understand in English. I recently DNF-ed a book, because I didn't know it was a poem book at first. This short story collection contained a horror poem, and I LOVED it. I understood every word of it and it was so much fun to read it. A lot of kudos for this author!
  • Creative: The stories in Kevin J. Kennedy's books are always so creative. For some stories it's pretty clear that it's about Easter, but with some stories it's like a sport to find the Easter in it. The way some authors are able to touch the Easter genre, was so creative.
  • Variation: With some of the Christmas stories I felt like a lot of the stories were the same, but I did not get that feeling with ANY of the stories in this book. There was a lot of variation and there were so many different kind of ways to include Easter in the stories.
  • Remember: I was able to remember a lot of the stories, which means there were a lot of good stories in this book. Usually after reading a short story book I remember one or two that I liked, but I'm able to at least recall 5 of the stories and that's a big pro!
  • It will always be like this: I just can't lose myself completely in a short story and I think it's going to be very hard for me to ever give a short story book 5 stars. I know what I'm picking up, I'm reading a book with short stories, but that also means there are going to be stories that you don't like, or one or two that you will DNF.
I will keep saying this: If you like horror stories, you should have read at least one of Kevin J. Kennedy's short story books. It's also nice to pick up one of those once in a while, because you just KNOW there are going to be a lot of stories that you'll like. The ones you don't like, just DNF them, because you will get good ones after that as well. Mister Kennedy and his great team of authors did it again! I loved this book.

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