First, I want to thank the publisher for an early copy to review!
Ok! Let’s start with the fact that this is a collection of novellas/novelettes by quite some talented writers (some new to me and some familiar to me) This book comes with heavily armed trigger warnings in the intro, as it’s a sub-genre of horror called addiction horror. Now, this is the very first time I’ve ever read this kind of horror and OUCH did it hurt like Hell! This kind of horror is not your average bloody, gory, slasher horror- it’s more of a realistic desperate soul breaking reality check of real-life horror. I can describe this in one word, desperation. Gut-wrenching desperation! The real horrors that are out there every day that we either don’t see or choose not to see. It cut me very deep reading these stories and they left their mark on me forever as a reader. For me, it could’ve been a quick read, but I had to set it aside a few times to close up and stitch the wounds that were tearing at my very core. This kind of horror is amazingly creative and unique on its own, I suggest you read it if you crave realistically every day “behind the curtains” kind of horror….just be mindful that it’s tragedy at its finest!!
5 BLACK GLITTERY STARS/ 5