Monday Book Review: The Paranormal 13


Book Description

October 12, 2014

THE PARANORMAL THIRTEEN

13 14 full length paranormal and urban fantasy novels featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!

1.3 MILLION words! 3,500 PAGES!

My Take:
Downloaded as a freebie on the kindle store November 2014.
Was excited seeing 13 (at the time) full-length Mystery/Paranormal Novels, as a reader and lover of Mystery and Paranormal. The reviews were mostly positive and being free, I downloaded. Halloween had just passed and the timing was right for good, old fashioned paranormal novel. I delved in, devouring one book after another. Until the fourth or fifth book.
I didn’t realize so many of today’s authors considered Vampires and Werewolves the only genres in paranormal books. The first four or five books were good, the authors paced their novels, developed characters well enough for a first book. But, there are only so many ways one can write a young female lead character and the dark/broody/pale/lithe/muscular/angry/happy vampire/werewolf/basic-creature-of-the-night without sounding like every single other author of vampire/werewolf stories out there.
I just stopped reading the compendium altogether, having no way to skip books. At the time of reading, there wasn’t an index of books, so I couldn’t skip number four or five.  My apologies to the other books in this Anthology, I just could not stomach reading any more. I give the collection as a whole, 2 stars.
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