This is one of the best anthologies I have read in a long time. Co-edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (both of whom have stories included), we take a trip through the not-so-friendly skies and are reminded just how vulnerable we are riding in a tin can at 20,000+ feet. The book includes murders, gremlins, zombies, dead bodies and missiles, all of which are in the air with you, whether you are flying in a new jumbo jet, or a World War II era prop plane. Recline your seats and hold on, this ride is about to get bumpy!
Laurell K Hamilton has done it again. Serpentine is the 26th Installment of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, and it does not disappoint. Hamilton is the queen of Urban fantasy novels, and Serpentine is sure to show you why she is at the top of this genre. With the last few books in the Anita universe there have been complaints from the fan base that the books have focused too much on sex and polyamorous relationship drama. However, fans should be overjoyed as Serpentine delivers a well -balanced novel that includes Anita’s crime fighting as a United States Marshall while not ignoring the men in her life and their wants and needs.
Timebound shares the story of Kate Pierce-Keller, a pretty average sixteen-year old girl. She’s worried about all of the typical things that a teenage girl spends her time on; boys, clothes, school. There’s really nothing extraordinary about her. Well, until the day she realizes that her grandmother isn’t as off her rocker as Kate had imagined. It seems that a strange little piece of jewelry her grandmother always cherished is far more than just random bling. In fact, at one point that little medallion is the only thing that stops Kate from winking completely out of existence.
And thus begins the wibbliest wobbliest time travel journey and adventure since Doctor Who crossed time lines back and forth in his epic battle against Daleks and Cybermen.
Anna Johnson’s parents lost hope in life. First, her father committed suicide by jumping off a cliff. Then, not long after, her mother also jumped to her death in the exact same location. Everyone in the region knows exactly who they are and what happened. They all believe they know the story too. But Anna doesn’t believe her parents committed suicide. She’s sure that something else is amiss in the case. And this theory is supported when she begins receiving messages, notes and even threats from a mysterious source who is upset that she isn’t content to let the death of her parents just rest.
With the help of a mostly retired investigator, Anna begins looking at clues and pulling together seemingly random bits of information. Was it suicide? Was it murder? What if it was neither?
This review is a good bit different from what Fiction Addict normally posts. I found this book around Halloween 2017 while browsing the horror and paranormal section at my local bookstore. I picked up The Exorcist for a good classic I hadn’t read before, but another book caught my eye: The Demon of Brownsville Road. Honestly, the house on the cover of the book reminded me of another horror story that is about a famous house which has multiple movies.