Book Review: Through The Woods: (Short Story Collection, Volume One): Whimsical Worlds Chilling Thrills and Magical Tales; Kindle Edition; Authors: D.M. Million, R.M. Carpus & C.C. Givans; published by: Impossible Things Publishing (ITP), 2021
I purchased this short story compilation in early August and completed reading it on September 3, 2021. I read it in small spurts as it’s been a busy month. (Note: It would have been a much quicker read if time permitted it.)
I am in love with the book cover! It completely drew me in and prepared me for the fantastical stories that transpired within the book. It made me feel like something chilling and suspenseful is about to transpire. Great cover choice!
I am happy to report that I found this book to be an enjoyable read. The stories are fantasy driven, brimming with suspense. This is perfect for summer time reading. It’s a great compilation wherein three authors come together to create an entertaining book. I appreciate each of their efforts. All three authors exhibited strong writing although R.M. Carpus’s work has a certain pull to it as even though it’s fictional fantasy, there is a sense of realism to her writing that draws the reader into the worlds she created. Rosemary Lane really stood out for me. Her other writings in the book are compelling, too.
I did not take the contents within the book seriously so I guess that is why I enjoyed it. I let my imagination take flight which engrossed me in the book. I believe this is what the authors intended. I read the book outdoors in the evenings so it added to the suspenseful tone of the stories. They are short stories so if you have little reading time to spare, you are able to take in a story or two from beginning to end. I recommend this book for your reading pleasure.
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Book Reviewed: Through The Woods: (Short Story Collection, Volume One): Whimsical Worlds Chilling Thrills and Magical Tales; Kindle Edition; Authors: D.M. Million, R.M. Carpus & C.C. Givans
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You have stumbled into the writing world of Mary-Lisa Russo, an avid storyteller observing the universe around her and her humble place amongst the stars. “Excerpts From The Wandering Mind” is Mary-Lisa’s first collection of poems and she is currently working on her next book, a compilation of romantic poetry. She is a university graduate having majored in English Literature and continues to nurture her ongoing writing education at a local college and other educational avenues. She is a member of the Ontario Poetry Society and various writers’ groups. She enjoys reading and giving a voice to fellow authors.