Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quick Review; Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Title: Upside Down; Inverted Tropes in Storytelling
Edited by: Jaym Gates & Monica Valentinelli
Genre: Fiction, Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Published on: December 13th, 2016


Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read a great book

Hello Fellow Readers,

This book was a bit of fresh air to read. A lot of books have become a bit predictable lately, and while not the authors' fault as it seems the only the cliche-ish of books seem to get popular (at least to me). I really did enjoy this, but I am really happy that it was short stories as opposed to one long story. I like that I was not able to predict what was going to happen. I was also eager to check out every new story to see where the author would take it.

Of course, you know that when you have an anthology filled with stories not all of them could be great and I did not like every single one of them. I won't list them here but I will list a couple of my favorite stories

On Loving Bad Boys: A Villanelle by Valya Dudycz Lipescu
Single, Singularity by John Hornor Jacobs
Chosen by: Anton Strout

Santa CIS (Episode 1: No Saint) by Alethea Kontis

The First Blood of Poppy Dupree by Deliah S. Dawson

While there were much more I like, these were the stories I wish the author would expand upon. I would love full books on this especially the Santa CIS. The stories I did like far out-weighed the stories I didn't like. I recommend this book for anyone who is tired of the everyday fairy tale and needs something new

No comments:

Post a Comment