Condensed reviews are my version of quick reviews. The idea here is to review more books in a shorter amount of words to quickly convey my thoughts. The books featured in this style will be random and probably not a recent release.

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

The Curiosities

This is a unique collection of short stories written by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff. Each story is annotated with doodles and comments from all of the authors. The stories are strange but highly original. I liked the short stories from Gratton the best,  especially “Date with a Dragon Slayer”. Overall, the stories worked well together and were refreshing to read. Those looking for something unusual to read should try this one.

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton                   Blood Magic

I have grouped these two books together because I picked up Blood Magic after reading The Curiosities. I liked this one because of the sibling relationship between Silla, the main character, and her brother Reese. The writing is very cinematic, so much so that it is very easy to picture every scene like the set of a movie. Gratton is very good at always showing and never telling. Blood Magic is worth checking out, if you’re looking to read a paranormal romance.

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