A few month back I added "Coven" to my to read list on Goodreads because I seen Andi O'Connor was the editor and as some of you know I absolutely lover her work. Then I went to a literary convention here in picture and met up with some author friends. Imagine my surprise when I see Coven sitting on their table! They had worked with Andi, and had a short story included in this anthology. So this book is incredibly special to me for various reason, that aside and people know I will remain completely bias in this review.
The majority of the stories I loved reading. So many of them included everything that caught my attention and held me throughout. Many made me want to find the author and read more of their work. It is a great anthology that introduces readers to fantastic authors
like Shenoa Carroll-Bradd and Benjamin Sperduto. I love that it includes a little
introduction to the authors before their stories that help readers get
to know the author.
I absolutely loved "Across Silence and
Darkness" where in order to have a magical gift one must sacrifice
something. dr. derryl can turn dying people into animals. His world is
shaken when a dying woman asks for him specifically, and quickly finds out how he knows her. It was such a heartwarming story that I loved reading.
I am not one for anthologies, but
I am happy I bought the book to help support my friends and favorite
authors, because I found numerous new authors to completely love. I give the anthology a 4 out of 5 rating and look forward to looking up some of the other author included in the book.