Ory is almost as lovely but unfortunately boringRaised in Captivity Wow that was disturbing Trigger warning for kidnapping rape and plenty of different forms of physical and mental abuse This story is very different from the rest I d put it into the crime genre or rather psycho thrillers Never ever do I want to read anything like this again It only makes me cringeThe Ninth Daughter In what way is that a lovestory Maybe it s one of sisterly love so I guess that s okay I really enjoyed reading this mystery story and the writing style was very creative All that umping back and forth without being confusing Well doneEraser I was already a fan of Audrey San Juan s art before but this was too monotone and sometimes drawn too messy And then suddenly it was over Weird storyThe Hung Lovers Hm This poem didn t make me feel anything The Crow Princess A fairy tale first filled with stereo types of the genre royals a witch a curse true love s kiss etc but in the end it had a twist I absolutely didn t like Alya the spoiled brat first but she underwent some character developementHeal Me Uhm What was that It started off pretty cool I loved the idea but the end ust very weird and confusing I mean what happened And importantly why did it happenThe Autumn Prince I really enjoyed this one and I would have liked of this The end was neither happy nor completely unhappy and that makes it very realistic even though it s fantasy The perfect heartwarming end for this anthology The concept of an anthology of stories around the theme of doomed love is one that really appealed to me so I went into this book with fairly high expectations I wasn t disappointed The stories and the illustrations fitted together perfectly and although some stories stood out to me than others I enjoyed every one of them I especially loved the variety of forms and genres found in this book and how each take on the theme was so different from the others but all fantastic in their own ways I would definitely love to read books like this one in the future Beautiful stories and illustrations All the authors and artists did an amazing ob and I m so happy that I helped fund the bookThe only negative thing I have to say about the book is that it needed another round of proof reading I found some mistakes while reading and it s such a shame since the book is so great I feel that it s especially important to avoid the type of mistakes I found since it is an indie publicationNonetheless it is still a great book that definitely deserves a read Over all very well collaborated Though a few of the stories stick out for me Roses grow for Mammet Men by one Miss Aubrey Meeks which I have to admit having this stellar story as the first one was a good decision Being a fan of the fantasy genre it was well written well put together and I saw every single word come to life It s hard to get into a story like that Second Carnival Brier by Miss J F Geroux Immersive well written and a sad tale about what happens when the object of your love becomes the object of your obsession A burlesue PERFORMER who meets an untimely end Creative period correct and whimsical I have reread this one a couple of times all to my utter enjoymentThird Heal Me by Dodtt Love the design and artwork The story was good and illustrated a particular need Loved it This is my fault but I wish I had gotten the full colour version To end this long review I have to say this there are people out there who lack imagination Who do not or cannot see a ob well done I m sorry that some have to critiu. Les of families torn apart by entities unknown lovers cursed by fairies siblings fighting monsters and No type.
Aubrey Meeks Ç 5 review
As the curator of the book of course I have to say it is absolutely amazing I curated the book around the theme of Doomed Love but these aren t ust love stories There are no ooey gooey feelings here Well there are but it doesn t make these stories any less doomed These stories stretch across many genres and come from international writers Each story is wildly different from the next while remaining cohesive by its uniue interpretation of doomed love I have to say reading and editing this book the stories captivated me every time Every time I forgot that these stories were doomed and outright cried over some of these endingsThere are poems comics and short stories and each is illustrated by a different artist We have something for everyone So if you want to fall in love and have your heart broken I highly recommend this collection I won a copy and Aubrey Meeks herself sent me a hardcover edition that was even signed by herWhen I first heard about this anthology I knew I needed to have it Even though I didn t like all of the stories the same way I enjoyed reading most of it and looking at those stunning illustrations Those really make it a special collection of stories But I have to say that the characters weren t as diverse as they could have beenRoses Grow for Mammet Men I didn t really like this It didn t have an actual plot until about the last uarter and there were mistakes in it that disturbed the reading flow I had troubles understanding the point of view of the first person narrator and I still don t get all of it The characters weren t that likeable and I thought the relationship between Kvel and Mercurie seemed abusive from both sides Therfore I m glad that it ended how it ended And what s with all the Icelandic Besides me there are about 300000 people who understand that Not a good start for an anthology and I really hope it will get betterSkin Link I liked most of the story but it became a bit too technical and serious towards the end I guess catfishing is still a thing in the future Unfortunately it became somewhat homophobic towards the end and even though we don t know what s going to happen I have to assume that s itA Bullet for Death s Rifle This short story comes closest to what I expected from this anthology It reminded my of the Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo and Ascheherz by Nina Blazon The flashbacks blended perfectly into the text and the writing style has something special Although I suspected how it would end I really liked itCarnival Brier See this is how a short story should be like I loved the writing style because it fit the story perfectly A tragic end yes I know that s the way of this anthology but it makes sense I hope to read like thisWhich Witch I was so looking forward to this because Panna N is an amazing artist I love the colours the drawing style and how there aren t any words needed But of course it was way too shortWitch Child That s a kind of witch I ve never heard of before but I liked it There isn t much plot though and the end felt drawn outAngels Outrank Saints At first I thought What the hell am I reading I mean stories about the mafia can be pretty awesome but these guys were ust aweful The story was uite slow until it came to its climax and I have to admit I really liked this twistA Winter s Tale This one was boring and I can t really say why Certainly it would have been better if it weren t clear from the beginning how it would endElise It reminded me of the movie Midnight in Paris the one with Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams and the short st. Crows on Heartstrings is a new adult collection of doomed love stories International writers craft harrowing ta.
E each individual tale as a singular entity and not as a whole If I had the chance to do it all over again I d buy this book several dozen times over As it stands if there are any literary works of art coming up in the future keep going Miss Meeks you and your writers and artists deserve the praise Applauds I m so so disappointed with this anthology I got a free copy from Meeks because I helped a bit by hyping up the Kickstarter campaign It held so much promiseThis book is very beautiful the art the design etc made it incredibly pleasing to leaf through and set on the shelf But the stories left a lot to be desiredThe most I can describe them as is sub par In fact the first story was so bad I asked myself is this a oke While I enjoyed reading them I can only say that I really liked one of them Otherwise most of these read like high school The Middle Ages (The Story of the World journal submissions than a professional anthology compilation But maybe they reust not up to my taste because I am very picky about writing stylesNot to mention the fact that I found a grammatical error in the last story as well as least five typographical errors in formatting Why the last story I don t know but it was the only one I noticed them when you re in kinda of a slump and a book makes you not want to put it down you know it s a good onefull review here I am so happy to have backed this book through kickstarter First off I was impressed with the artwork even though I ordered the black and white copy Secondly I should say my favorite stories were A Winters Tale Carnival Brier The Which Witch comic and Roses Grow For Mammot Men From deadly plagues to a crazy narrater who engages the reader to an eyecatching colour scheme with a sweet and simple story to a thrilling need for a decision but ends up in misunderstanding I loved it loved it loved itP S Personally I think the strongest stories got the lowest rating somewhere here People have different tastes but other backers I know from the kickstarter agree with me that the better stories got no credit here I Booties And The Beast just wanted to add this opinion because I feel that these hard working writers deserve a chance at a good first impressionD This was disapointingIdea behind this book is greati m tired of pink and fluffyyyyy love stories Art is very beautiful But stories There were 4 good ones Others were mehhh or wtfor something in between Like scraps ofnot very good ideaslike Eraser what the hell was thatI m sorryI loved 4 stories Specially The Crow princess and Witch Child My favorites But The Autumn Prince had nice writing styleand Em and Owl were funny D and A bullet for Death s Rifle iust liked that one About othershmmthere was Raised in captivity with very dark and real theme but i was so disapointed that story itself was so messy and almost wtf But artwork for that story that told and gave emotions than story Okay Es o tie m grib Dance and Cultural Diversity ju izlas t un biju excited Bet nu vil an s 4 labi st sti No 3 var tu izv rst ko pla ku Bet viens bija k obr d popul rie fairy tale retelling Nu uz t vibe Un tur endings mani pa raparastiau ar retelling man liekas ir ar happy end pa i tagad kad ir stil pie katr m beig m kas nav happy br kt par diskrimin ciju un t d m liet m nu im bija beigasko es var Navigating Japan's Business Culture: A Practical Guide to Succeeding in the Japanese Market ju iedom ties piln gi lo iskas Citi ganau happy happy satais tu Pilgrim Snail jo nevar tak tra iskibet isnu man lik s ka it tie m beigtos pasaka kurai veiktas t das izmai as M ksli a te bija tie m laba un kruma ideja pamatos oti patika Tikai tie st sti liela da apat idejiski bija mehhh vai wtf nemaz nerun An Unsafe Haven jot par izpildumu Good stuff. Of love is safe from these tragedies Gay straight romantic familial friendly no matter what your shape or color.