I don't often read Anthologies. I think the stories are often too short and prefer to read a book and really get into the story. So why did I buy this anthology? Well I heard David Estest has wroten two short stories for this anthology and thought "why not give it a try"?
The first few short stories where written by Rebekah Campbell. The first was a nice short story that was easily read, but the short stories after that were just plain confusing. I haven't read any of her books and I had no idea what was going on. I just felt like I missed pieces and I think these stories are more enjoyable if you hav actually read her books.
The two short stories after that were written by David Estes, I have read the 3 books in the Dwellers series so far and I love this series. I loved getting to know more about Tawni and Anna. These two short stories already made it worth picking up this anthology.
I actually have to say I don't remember much of the short stories after that. They didn't make a lasting impression although I do plan on reading some of the books these authors have written because I am interested in reading more of them.
The last three short stories by Leigh Micheal where short stories I really enjoyed. Even though I haven't read her series yet, I enjoyed the short stories and enough explanation was given to still understand what was going on. I really am looking forward to read this series and I loved getting introduced to this world and her writing style in this way.
To conclude: while I normally an not a huge fan of anthologies I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Some short stories were really confusing, but I enjoyed getting a glimpse of different stories and writing styles and I added quite some books to my to-read list thanks to reading this.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)