Review: “Mermaids of the Deep and Other Mysteries” Short Story Anthology

It’s finally here! Taylor and I are back to bring you our joint review of the Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep anthology edited by Paula Guran. Once again, we had a hard time not chatting–and a harder time not arguing. However, you’re in for a treat if you hang out. I even hit him in the face with my book a few times.

Sorry in advance that the middle section is out of focus. Such is the fate of my poor, sad video camera. My birthday is in June, guys. Hang in there.


From the Notebook: Back to School Book Haul

Now that Amazon/Chegg have finally delivered all my school books for the year, I thought that it might be cool to do a book haul! Don’t worry: not a text book in sight. In fact, these books are all either fantasy/scifi short story collections, memoirs or–okay–some really strange philosophy texts. Some of them you’ll see on the blog … some of them you won’t. Either way, here’s a really cool 16 book haul for you guys!

Weekly Wrap Up + What We Read 2/7/16

Happy Sunday everyone! This week Michaela and I are back with not only an impressive set of posts, but also an impressive reading list! Okay, well, Michaela’s is always impressive but I’m trying to make up for all the reading I didn’t do LAST week. I got to three books. College is hard, guys. Anyways, here we go!

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Review: “After” Anthology: 19 YA Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

Welcome all to my first video review without Michaela! Given separation anxiety (and because he also read it anyways) Taylor from Bibliomancy for Beginners is also guest starring! It is a longer review, but that’s because this is a short story anthology … and we can’t stop insulting each other.

13455518After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology, each story exploring the lives of teen protagonists raised in catastrophe’s wake—whether set in the days after the change, or decades far in the future.

New York Times bestselling authors Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan, Beth Revis, and Jane Yolen are among the many popular and award-winning storytellers lending their talents to this original and spellbinding anthology.

Gretchen’s rating: 3 stars | Taylor’s rating: 4 stars

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