UNCommon Bodies is out today! UnCommon Bodies is a collection of stories curated by Pavarti K. Tyler that span across genres to explore the lives of the odd, the unbelievable, and the impossible.
I was so intrigued by the stories included in this collection that I just couldn’t pass up the chance to read it. One story in particular reeled me in: Skin by Brent Meske: After constant bullying in high school, Patricia vows to change her name and her entire being. When she gains the ability to mold and sculpt flesh, that vow very quickly becomes a terrifying reality. Now isn’t that something?
Read on to know more about this awesome collection of stories and check out my review. Of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway, too. :)
About this collection
Step right up to the modern freakshow — We have mermaids, monsters, and more. You won’t be disappointed, but you may not get out alive.
UnCommon Bodies presents a collection of 20 beautifully irreverent stories which blend the surreal and the mundane. Imagine a world where magic exists, where the physical form has the power to heal or repulse, where a deal with the devil means losing so much more than your soul.
INCLUDES STORIES BY: Philip Harris, Sessha Batto, Robb Grindstaff, Brent Meske, Sally Basmajian, Robert Pope, Keira Michelle Telford, Jordanne FullerMichael Harris Cohen, Deanne Charlton, P.K. Tyler ,Bey Deckard , Vasil Tuchkov, Laxmi Hariharan, Samantha Warren, Rebecca Poole, Daniel Arthur Smith, S.M. Johnson, Kim Wells, Christopher Godsoe, and Bob Williams
You can see the full summaries of all the stories on GoodReads.
Weird, strange, quirky and utterly fascinating
I really enjoyed this collection! UNCommon Bodies promises its readers a ‘modern freakshow’ and ‘beautiful irreverent stories’ and it really delivers. I’m fascinated by the weird and strange stories with the beautifully weird and strange characters. The stories in the collection are so diverse in terms of genre and even style, but each one has something to offer. Some stories are shocking, some are creepy or eerie, some are quirky, some are intriguing and feel too short, but all of them are quite entertaining in some way or another. They’re about weird, strange and bizarre things or people, but they also deal with very real issues that anyone can relate to and that’s what’s really good about this collection of stories.
I’m going to try to do a quick review of all the stories at some point, but for now let me mention a few that stood out for me so far. I really liked the perspective, writing style, the characters and the story of We is We by Michael Harris Cohen. I enjoyed the crazy twist in All The Devils by Keira Michelle Telford. It definitely caught me off guard and it was fun to be surprised. I liked Unbreakable Heart by Rebecca Poole not only because it’s sci-fi, but because it deals with one of my favorite sci-fi storylines – humanity and identity vs technology. I also loved the originality and humor in Undead Cyborg Girl by Kim Wells. I would read a full-length novel about this spunky undead cyborg girl anytime. I loved the raw and emotional storyline of Untamed by Laxmi Hariharan and I was totally mesmerized by the twist in From the Inside by Daniel Arthur Smith.
Honestly, all the stories in this collection are well-written, thought-provoking and just really fascinating. I cannot say that enough. If you’re looking for something different and diverse, this collection is just the thing you should check out. It really is worth diving into.
I received a review copy of this book at no cost and with no obligations. All opinions and views expressed here are my own.
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