I reviewed the horror short story anthology Hardened Hearts at The Slaughtered Bird:
I’ve whined before in this space about how reviewing books can be a terrible can of worms, particularly if you’re a writer yourself. Every positive review you write invites accusations of favoritism, and every negative review alienates the people in your own community.
So right now I’m going to have to alienate a whole bunch of writers, because I really didn’t care for Hardened Hearts. A horror anthology of short stories focusing on the theme of love, Hardened Hearts didn’t live up to the promise of its subject matter, and far too many of the stories within read as flat, leaden, and without affect.
Some books do it for you, and some don’t. Check out the rest of the review here.