The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
"Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
The Hostile Hospital, By Lemony Snicket
“The sad truth is the truth is sad.”
The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
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“There is no way of knowing for sure whether or not you can trust someone, for the simple reason that circumstances change all of the time.”
The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
The Austere Academy, by Lemony Snicket
“Friends can make you feel that the world is smaller and less sneaky than it really is, because you know people who have similar experiences.”
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Seraphina by Rachel Hartmen
“Sometimes the truth has difficulty breaching the city walls of our beliefs. A lie, dressed in the correct livery, passes through more easily.”
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
“I wished that, for once, faery tales – real faery tales, not Disney fairy tales – would have a happy ending.”
The Snow Child by
“In my old age, I see that life itself is often more fantastic and terrible than the stories we believed as children, and that perhaps there is no harm in finding magic among the trees.”
Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction by Assorted Authors (full list here)
Genre- Anthology, Myths
Publisher- Solarwyrm Press
Release Date- April 30th, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchanged for a honest review. In no way did the author or publishing company influence my review. For info on my book reviews and rating scale, click here
This collection of short stories is absolutely wonderful. I liked some stories better than others, but for the most part I enjoyed them all to some level.The author of The Moon Rabbit, Jo Wu, is the one who contacted me and her’s turned out to be my favorite (I promise I didn’t plan that!) I loved it because it reminded me so much of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, which many of you know I am totally obsessed with. All the stories were short (hence the name) interesting and easy to read. I loved how they mixed the fairy-tales and myths with modern and futuristic plots and themes. This made them more interesting to me, and helped make the stories more understandable. They also cover a lot of areas on the globe, including India, China and Australia. Also, many types of people, (different races, genders, etc.) are included in the stories, so that already makes it different than most books today.
My only problem was that some of the stories were a little too quick to the point. I would have liked more description and world building in a couple, but of course in short stories, you miss out on some of that.
I recommend Amok to anyone looking for a book to read little by little over time, or who’s interested in some lesser-known myths.
(I also love that cover!)