Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
This anthology consists of several short stories that combine gothic themes, horror, paranormal and a carnival atmosphere. So if you were ever afraid of those hawkers, clowns, roustabouts, and whoevers at the carnivals as a child, you will definitely learn that there was a real reason for it.
I enjoyed most of the stories. However, some of them were parts of series and I felt sort of left behind on those. Mainly because in the short story format, you can’t convey all the history of characters or the settings. Whereas, if you are developing all new characters and settings for a short story, it is much easier to convey.
Even though I did feel somewhat lost on those stories, I still enjoyed them immensely.
This book would be better if you have read any of the series that the shorts are part of, but it can still be appreciated even if you did not.