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Diamond Dee Loves to Read

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Lumberjanes, Vol. 1
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein
Resonance (Dissonance)
Erica O'Rourke
The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers
Henry James, Anthony Curtis

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 40 Tales Brief & Sinister

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 40 Tales Brief & Sinister - Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne, Alexander Jansson I received a sneak peek copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I love spooky middle grade stories. When I saw this, I immediately got intrigued (I mean, look at that cover!) and the contributing authors are all well known. I definitely am glad I got to peek into this book. I wish all 36 tales would've been included in the ARC, but I definitely will be buying a copy when it's released.

The main reason I loved this was because of how scary it is. I know scary isn't normally a description I use for middle grade/young adult novels. I mean, I am an adult...and I don't think I've ever really gotten genuinely creeped out by a novel like this. So when I read it late at night and got kinda jumpy, well I was delighted! I mean, what a surprise!

The stories are all very short. Id say no more than 5 or so pages each. And there are plenty of amazing and sinister illustrations too, which is always a bonus. If you're in the mood for an atmospheric book that has a bunch of scary short stories, you need to pick this one up. But, if you're buying this for a child - be warned, may give them nightmares ;)