Friday, October 14, 2016

Staring Into Darkness (REVIEW)

Staring Into Darkness 

Author: C. L. Clark
Category: Horror Short Stories, Dark Short Stories, Anthology
Suitable for: Teens+
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle
Pages: 90

Description: This is a collection of short stories based on fears and the darker sides of humanity. See into the minds of psychopaths and the victims of the various evils that lurk in the dark.  

In Short: If you love horror, you will love this collection. Quick, fun, scary reads covering various fears and phobias. This book features a variety of scary genres, for example: horror, thriller, psychological, and suspense. Absolutely perfect for Halloween, and campfire stories. The stories are short enough that they would make a fun group activity and most are safe for younger audiences (assuming they don't mind being scared).

Pros: These stories are really entertaining and some are downright scary! Without giving away any spoilers I'll say the one with the guy in the full body cast was probably the scariest for me. I was freaking out yelling at him to make better life choices. But did he listen? You'll have to read it to find out. The yard sale one was amusing but I'll think twice about going to yard sales now. I really loved the gravity one, it reminded me of something you would see on the Twilight Zone, it was really trippy. That short was also a great story for all ages. The stories are well written and you don't always know how they are going to end. Even though they are short some are real nail biters full of suspense.

Cons: The segmented story 'She and He and What Must Be' I would have preferred to read continuously, I felt like one section was out of order.  

Parent's Guide: Some of the short stories include: Brief sexual references, some violent topics including serial killers. Most of the stories are PG13 in my opinion, with some being more 16+.

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