I‘m bailing and early. I was on my 3rd short story when I just genuinely lost interest. Like the comcept seemed nice but I didnt care for it. None if the 3 stories I tried really grabbed me at all. The writing was okay but I‘m not invested. I‘m moving on.
Books a Million #bookhaul !!! All these for just under $20!! They're having a bunch of sales at my location
I'm most excited for the tagged book, it's been on my tbr for a while. And I Darken is one of my all-time favorites and I didn't own a copy until now
The Philippa Gregory is three books in one!
And then that #chunkster Edgar Allen Poe- 800 pages! 📚📚📚
I finished the sea witch with my morning tea and breakfast and I have to say, I can see why everyone seems to like it. It‘s one of my favorites so far along with “Shirley and Jim” and “Jack”
My power is out but I have a flashlight and a fear of the dark so instead of trying to get back to sleep. I‘m gonna get some reading done. Everyone who reads this book says that they love this short story so I‘m both excited and afraid to read it.
For those who have read this short story in #becauseyoulovetohateme what did you think of it? For me it wasn‘t one of my favorites. In fact, it may be my least favorite so far; but maybe I just need to re-read it. If you liked it what did you like about it and should I look at it again?
What better way to spend a sleepless night than with a nice cup of tea in a makkachin mug and a bedtime story based on Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty
My first bail of the year... This wasn‘t a terrible book or anything, I just couldn‘t get into it. I‘m not a huge fan of short stories but I wanted to give it a shot anyway because Ameriie did the editing. The few stories I read were brief but not very interesting, which was unexpected because villains are typically interesting by nature. I might revisit this one in the future but for now I‘m calling it.
I always like getting the perspective of a villain/antihero, but short stories are a hard way to fully explore/flesh them out. And because the authors were given specific parameters of what villain tale to tell, they were more limited than if they wrote their own idea. I only read the stories of authors I knew: Ahdieh, Dennard, Meyer*, Schwab, Shannon*, and Yoon. I don‘t care about the booktubers, so I didn't read any of the essays. (* favorites)
4 stars! This antology was overall well written and captivating. Maybe just that booktubers parts were kind of unnecessary for me sometimes. Also some stories I liked more and some less. That's why I give this rating😊
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My very first anthology and I was not disappointed! I went in knowing that there are some stories you'd like, and others...well, not so much. But i think each villain story would appeal to someone and there is something for everyone in this book.
Some were great, some not so much.
I really liked The Sea Witch, Beautiful Venom & Death Knell. Death Knell was my fave!
Good but not favourites were Jack, Shirley and Jim, Marigold & Julian Breaks Every Rule.
Meh was Sera, Indigo and Shade, You You It's All About You, The Blood of Imuriv & The Blessing of Little Wants.
And I strongly disliked Gwen and Art and Lance!
Mini review for each story on www.duskangelreads.com
Next up on my reading list is this beauty! I love Villains so I really hope this is something special!!
Have you read it? If so what did you think? Was the Villains brilliantly evil? 💙
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I was genuinely surprised, a majority of the stories were really good! As with all anthologies some were better than others, but no matter what every story still had a cool new take on some classic villains. I also liked being able to read a commentary on the story after each one - they were always good for a laugh. Overall a solid read and I definitely recommend
At first, I gave this book an overall rating of 4 stars, but now I feel like it's more of a 3.5. The stories are a hit or miss. I loved some of them, but hated some of them! My favorites are the ones by Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, and Marissa Meyer! You can read my full review on my blog-- the link is on my profile!
Honestly, some of these stories were really lackluster and I'm kinda unsure how to feel about the collection as a whole. Some stories really knocked my socks off, Nicola Yoon, Cindy Pon, Samanta Shannon, Sarah Enni were my faves and Victoria Schwab, Adam Silvera and Renée Ahdieh get favorable mention, but worst were the YouTuber commentaries. To me it just felt like a gimmick to get the word out and get this book hyped... Maybe only two were ok.
So happy with this one !! Curious what they made out of it 😁❤
This was such a fun book. It's made up of short stories by different authors. Each author was given a "challenge" by a booktuber about a different example of villainy. I enjoyed some more then others. All time favorite was The Blood of Imuriv. I wish Renee Ahdieh would write a whole book about it. Soooo good!
As with any short story anthology, some stories were better than others, but overall this was a fun and interesting read. There's a short essay after each story (by the blogger who challenged the particular author) about villainy, and many of them drew attention to issues of feminism and the struggle of the Other. I was fascinated by the format, and some of the stories were truly spectacular. First book for #24in48 down!