(Don't) Call Me Crazy — anthology edited by Kelly Jensen

TITLE: (Don’t) Call Me Crazy EDITOR: Kelly Jensen RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Algonquin Young Readers GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences? In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people. (Don’t)...

Three Sides of a Heart (Anthology/ARC Review)

Three Sides of a Heart is a collection of sixteen short stories about love triangles, of varying natures and sexualities. I honestly wouldn’t have picked this anthology up if it wasn’t for buddy reading it with Melanie, because I’m not typically a big fan of the trope, but some of these stories executed it wonderfully! I will say that this collection is a huge mixed bag of good and bad stories, and many of the tales aren’t what I consider triangles at all, but...

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (Anthology Review)

Spoiler-free review! Since this is an anthology, I’ll be splitting the review up by story first, and then give my overall thoughts at the end! ☠️ THE BIRDS OF AZALEA STREET – Nova Ren Suma★★★☆☆ A group of teen girls observe mysterious incidents going on at their creepy neighbor’s house, and decide to investigate. The prose was very lovely and gave way to some haunting imagery, but overall the story was pretty boring and unmemorable. ☠️ IN THE FOREST DARK AND DEEP...

Horror Library, Vol 6 — edited by Eric J. Guignard

I originally thought I would just give a basic rundown of the entire anthology, maybe while throwing in a star rating for each individual story. By the time I reached somewhere around the halfway mark, I realized that would be incredibly unfair, as I was bored to tears by some stories, while others made me immediately look up more works by that author to add to my TBR. Hence, I'll give a short rundown of each story, as well as a star rating.