🌟 I am going to review each book alone along with its rating, I am not going to give a review for the whole collection as there is no entry now collecting them all on GR. Without further ado, here are the reviews:
★ I have never read anything by Veronica before and I always had a gut feeling that I would not enjoy her book and it looks like I was right!
★ It was not like the worst book that I ever read and that’s why it is not a 1 star. But I did not feel a single thing, I did not care about the characters and by next week, it would be deleted from my brain!
★ I don’t know what was the point of the story, it may sound appealing for someone who is a botanist and have an interest in horticulture but other than that, it was a disappointing read! I hope the rest of the collection is better!
★ This was the second novella I read from the collection and I was so excited about it because I have heard great things about the author and always wanted to try her works and this seemed like a good chance to get a glimpse!
★ The novella uses the second person POV which worked well for the story and for a story so short, it could discuss major themes quickly and in a funny way. I did not expect to get all of that in 30 pages.
★ I think there is no point in talking much about this one because it is better just to go and read it! I am sure I will read the author’s books soon though!
★ This was a little bit tough to get into but I really liked the idea behind it!
★ Maybe because I am a doctor and I am interested in genetic engineering although what it imagined can be a little too far fetched! But this may be the story that made me think most and it provides ethical and philosophical problems that are worth pondering!
★ I did not know the author before reading this one, but I may check his other works because I really liked this one. The ending was a bit shaky though!
★ I like this one but it felt so clinical, cold and geeky!
★ I can understand many readers not liking this one because it was smart, too smart maybe! I think it should have been a bit longer with focus on the characters but the author was geeking out over numbers and quantum physics!
★ If I was a professor and wanted my students to understand probabilities and quantum physics, I would use this one! Worth giving a chance anyway!
★ Let me be honest, Blake Crouch was the main reason I read this collection of stories! When I saw that he had a short story in this collection and it was the longest one, I had to get it.
★ This short story captures Crouch’s specialty, crazy sci-fi story that are thought provoking and are scary because how realistic they are!!
★ I am not saying much about those short stories because I do not want to spoil anything, this story tackles the subject of AI and how it could develop into a dangerous thing. If you are interested in this subject then this is a great story 😀
Rating: 🌟🌟 ½
★ I am on the fence about this one! I did not know the author prior to reading this one, I am not a fan of horror so I probably would have never have been exposed to his works.
★ That of course, does not mean that I wanted to dislike this or skip it, I wanted to like it but the author kept it very vague and the scientist kept saying maybe and you will understand later and I can’t tell much. And since this is written in 2nd person POV, it felt like she was talking to us as readers!
★ For a story of 50 pages, it should not have been so confusing! I understood what was he trying to do at the end. I understood the story too but I think the way it was written did more damage than good. Still delivered a chilling ending but I would have done things differently.
That’s all folks!