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    Cosmic Horror,  Horror

    The Worm and His Kings by Hailey Piper | ARC Review

    The Worm and His Kings is quite frankly a phenomenal novella.  It excels in its characterisation, which is by far, powerful.  First and foremost, it is a novel about acceptance and identity.  Monique, our protagonist, is a trans woman who has spent her entire life trying to fit in, to the detriment for her inner self.  She tries to rectify that, an action that results in physical trauma.  A story that highlights a world full of prejudice and hate.  A cosmic horror novel that had me intrigued but had my search for answers going beyond the story, beyond the deeper meaning, beyond everything I thought I knew.  Imagine losing the…

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    Crossroads by Laurel Hightower | Review

    Crossroads…a fork in the road, a decision to be made, life taking a turn and lives altered.  Laurel Hightower has taken a certainty in life, death and given it a complex meaning, a burden, a floating through life trying to grasp the ending but never holding onto that tangible point.  Chris is existing through life after the death of her only son.  He is taken in the most tragic circumstances well before his time, a car crash.  Greif is crushing her, minute by minute, hour by hour.  A natural reaction to an unnatural event, but what would you do to have them back? Look at the cover – the desolation,…