Chimera, edited by Ashley Hutchinson and published by Lost Boys Press, is a collection of short stories by ten talented authors, all having a common theme: monsters. I've been gifted with an ARC in exchange of a honest review, which I'm more than happy to supply.
Civil War Life – Judy Sharer
I really, really like stories that take place during the 18th/19th centuries - Europe, America, Asia, it doen't matter, any location will do - and it's obvious that Judy put a lot of thought behind her characters. CWL is the third installment of A Plains Life series, but there's plenty of reference or explanations throughout the book that following along is quite easy. To be honest, I'm sorry I coulnd't read the other two before starting this one.
Falling off the face of the Earth – JF Smith
Okay, uh. I struggled a lot with this one, mainly because I didn’t want to be the Miss Ego to JF Smith’s Gusteau, but-- you know. Thing is, there are Issues with Falling Off and it would be a disservice to both the author and his potential readers to just go la-dee-da over them. So, here goes: nope. Nope. Nah to the ah to the no no nope.