Hey guys I’m back with another ARC review for you to read through! This time I read Seed of the Dead Shorts by Jeffrey Turner, publish date: 3rd December 2019.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review on my blog and NetGalley.
As they were short stories I decided to do a mini review and rating on each of them, rather than the book on the whole as that wouldn’t work so well!
Story 1 – 4 stars. I really enjoyed this story, right up to the end where I guessed exactly what was going to happen. I will admit it did spook me though and reminds me why I hate being home alone at night! This one read like a creepy pasta, which is why I enjoyed it so much.
Story 2 – 3 stars. I had high hopes after reading the first short but I did not enjoy this one, I thought it was too obvious what was going to happen. I rated it 3 stars because I enjoyed how it connected to the first story and kept the zombie theme going.
Story 3 – 2 stars. I enjoyed how the theme is consistent throughout the book and I enjoyed the different writing style, a diary type excerpt this time. However, I was confused as to who the girl was writing to and it got quite confusing at points as a result.
Story 4 – 2 stars. I was disgusted with this one, I think it went a bit too far compared to the previous stories and had some themes in that if they were written into a whole book would make me put it down within the first page.
Story 5 – 1 star. This was the worst of the lot and felt as though it had no structure at all. It appeared to follow the same theme as the previous stories, but it just was not clear in it’s story line, I had to re-read the final few paragraphs a few times to actually understand how it was being finished.
Overall, I felt these were a bit of a waste of time, the only thing I really enjoyed was how the same theme flowed through the stories. Other than that, they felt a bit disjointed and at points not clear on their purpose…
Until next time, Em xxx