Friday, August 13, 2021

Book Review - Snuggle with the Shadows: 8 Strange Stories (The Snuggle Series #2) by Liane Carter

Title: Snuggle with the Shadows: 8 Strange Stories
Series: The Snuggle Series #2
Author: Liane Carter
Publication Date: July 6th 2021
Print Length: 150 pages
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Snuggle under your covers with these eight strange stories … just maybe leave the light on.

Controlling consequences, demonic soul guests, a pink-eyed man with a tail, and a child sold, are just some of the stories you will experience with every twist and turn of the pages.

"Strange pleasures await you in this collection, a corridor of doorways into hells and heavens created by a master storyteller who grounds even the wildest fantasy with believable characters." - Christopher Vogler, Hollywood development executive, Disney consultant, and author of The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers

Liane Carter author picture
Devoted to giving her readers smiles, tears and tension in her poignant non-fiction, fast-paced fantasy adventures and adult fiction, Liane Carter bares her soul. Author of The Chronicles of Joya, The Dream Devils, Darcy: The Dog Who Talked, Tammy: The Little Cat With A Big Attitude, Snuggle with the Strange: 9 Twisted Tales, and stand-alone sequel to The Chronicles of Joya, The Fig Bean and the Huvri, she has written features and a weekly column for Costa Blanca News, articles for Writing Magazine, and has taught over 150 writing workshops.

After loving the first book in The Snuggle Series, I was really looking forward to reading Snuggle with the Shadows by Liane Carter. Just like with the first book in the series, I was not left disappointed.

I found Snuggle with the Shadows to be a little different than Snuggle with the Strange (the first book in the series). In this book, there were a couple of feel good stories unlike the first book in the series. Even though there were some supernatural/paranormal stories, those elements weren't as present in Snuggle with the Shadows. That wasn't a bad thing though! Although the pacing was slower for some stories in this book, I still found myself not wanting to put this book down. The world building was still done fantastically, and I found myself instantly transported to the setting of each story. There were even some plot twists in many of the stories. Even though there are no real cliff hangers with each story, some are open to speculation such as Raisha's Reason. I loved that The Tragedy of the Tides and I was Bought at a Garage Sale were feel good stories which changed up the tone of the series a little. My favorite stories in Snuggle with the Shadows were I was Bought at a Garage Sale and A Bump in the Night. Both of these stories really held my attention, and I was enthralled throughout trying to figure out what would happen. Just like with the first book in the series, Snuggle with the Shadows has a mixture of realistic stories as well as paranormal/supernatural stories.

Liane Carter kills it again with how great her characters are! They are all well written and feel like they could actually be real life people instead of a character in a book. I had no problems picturing each and every character in my mind. I actually found myself wanting to be friends with some of the characters in Snuggle with the Shadows.

Snuggle with the Shadows is a dark adult horror book, so there are quite a few heavy triggers. These include mentions of drug use, profanity, sexual comments, sexual situations, human (child) trafficking, implied child rape and molestation, death, murder, mentions of suicide, and gun violence.

All in all, Snuggle with the Shadows is an interesting read full of entertaining characters and plots. I really believe all horror lovers (and even non-horror lovers) will enjoy all the stories in this book. I would definitely recommend Snuggle with the Shadows by Liane Carter to those aged 16+ who like all sub-genres of horror. This book will not disappoint!
(A special thank you to Liane Carter and Lola's Blog Tours for providing me with a paperback of Snuggle with the Shadows: 8 Strange Stories in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes.