I received an ARC copy of this book from Author, Sarra Cannon, in return for a fair review. This review may contain spoilers.
I have been a massive follower and fan of Sarra Cannon (to the point of following her blog, website, facebook and twitter pages) ever since I first read one of her books. It was the first instalment in the Peachville Demons Series. When Sarra asked me if I was interested in receiving an ARC copy of this new collection of stories, I jumped at the chance.
The first story – After Midnight – is written by Sarra Cannon.
The story follows Allison Moore, a young witch that has managed to escape from The Order and is trying to make her own way in life. What I liked most about this book (apart from the story) was that there were two very obvious links to Sarra’s other books – Sacrifice Me and Peachville Demons.
The second story belongs to Juliana Haygert – The Midnight Test.
Before this reading, I had never heard of Julia. The story is about Hazel, a witch with a very weak bloodline, but she wants to join the highest order of witches known to her kind. We follow Hazel as she has to complete a task, to prove her worth. I enjoyed this story – I found the writing to be very easy to read and the story was very easy to follow. Now, I can’t wait to read some more by Julia.
The third section of the collection is – Seduction’s Kiss – by Alyssa Rose Ivy.
I was extremely excited to read a story by Alyssa Rose Ivy as I have been eyeing her books up in the Amazon Kindle UK store for about two years. I’m going to be going out and buying some of her books very soon. Alyssa’s part in the collection, is a story about two friends, Daisy and Reyna. Reyna meets a boy, but things turn nasty when Daisy gets into trouble with a supernatural group of people.
The fourth and final story is – Kiss of Awakening – written by Jennifer Snyder.
Again, Jennifer is another author I was not familiar with – but I have been looking now at some of her other books that are available. Jennifer’s story is about Kenna & Bree. When Kenna’s father passes away, she recieves some strange letters that appear to be from her mother (who she hasn’t seen in years). Bree travels with Kenna to New Orleans and their adventure begins.
This is an excellent collection of short stories. Each story is not too long (It came out at about 179 pages reading on an iPhone screen). I found all four of the books to be really easy stories to read, getting lost within the individual stories, and feeling like the characters were real people. All four books are set in New Orleans and have similarities. Although they are four stand alone stories by four individual (and very good authors), they have obviously collaborated in order to make sure each story contained a certain number of ‘identicals’.