Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Weird Thing Happened at the Book Fest Anthology ~ Review


Title: A Weird Thing Happened at the Book Fest
Author: Anthology
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 102 pages
Publisher: Indie
Release Date: October 31, 2015
Source: Review Request
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 1
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Each year, Mr. Denton McCray and his eclectic team of volunteers hosts the most anticipated, and the most mysterious, book fest in a cozy, lakeside community near the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Though many accounts have highlighted strange occurrences, readers are drawn to the book fest each year by the hundreds, and authors are thrilled to receive a hand-delivered invitation to participate.

The season is autumn. The day is overcast. There's an electric crackle in the air that foreshadows the arrival of approaching storms. Tops of trees sway under the weight of winds that bear more than the threat of rain. The book fest takes place in an old building that once served as a high school. It has been decades since students roamed the halls ... living students, that is.

The Lake Morgan Book Fest opens at 6 PM and runs until midnight. So, grab a cup of hot tea, and dive in!

Within these pages, readers will discover just how weird the Lake Morgan Book Fest can get. Tales of time travel, science fiction, paranormal, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, comedy, and even a little romance awaits discovery!
This was a fun and entertaining collection of short stories. There were some that stood out from the other and some that fell a little short, but over all I really enjoyed it.

A couple of my favorites:

Perilous Windows of Time - although I may be a little biased. I love all of Charlotte Bronte's work and see her come to life in a fun short story was great! Her time traveling was a lot of fun, and her reaction to the present was genuine. Even though it was a short story, there was good development and I just really enjoyed it.

Demon Days - an interesting and fun story about what might happen if a demon got lose at a book fest. I loved the little minions and Abby's attitude through the whole thing. The side characters had a good dose of personality and it was just a great mix of paranormal with a little bit of laughs.

The remaining stories were not bad, they just didn't stand out like these two did.



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