- File Size: 165 KB
- Print Length: 88 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477672281
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fuzzbom Publishing (June 3, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 3, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0088Q0YC2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Top Customer Reviews
I liked reading Journeys of Wonder because it gave me something different in each story. The writing is awesome, the stories were totally different each time. Some dark, scary, others kind of morbid, some stories left you in shock. I loved two short stories in particular titled The Door, which happens to be the first one in the book. Second one I really liked was titles Infinity, I then also noticed they were from the same author. Not to say that all the stories I didn't enjoy as I really enjoyed reading them all, just those 2 were my favorite.
This book is a short read with hopefully alot more to come. I also thought that the cover was very inviting, the authors stayed true to the genre with this cover! Liked it!!! This is a must read especially for Halloween coming up if you want a good scare!
In the story The Door, which happens to be my favorite, I really just thought about the Saw at first, people locked in a room with something they were all trying to figure out to get to the conclusion. About mid-story I figured out what was going on but the play out of that story was completely mind-blowing. Made me stop at the end and think I hope that is not how it goes in real life.
There are many stories that leave you thinking WOW, I pictured an ending totally different. That's what I loved about Journeys of Wonder!!
Things I did not like about the book
Shortness of some of the stories, I have read short stories from Edgar Allan Poe before so I know that some leave you wanting more and that is just what this book did, but I need more in some of the stories. Technically this is not a bad point but as good as this book was I had to pick something I didn't like about it!
I hope that there is more to these volumes soon, because if you are a horror/scary genre person like myself you too will love this book.
I received this book FREE from the author for a 100% honest review
Review copy provided by an author.
The Door had a poetic appeal with the use of a repeated story element and a slow, yet well-paced revelation of what the door symbolizes. In Infinity, Ian Kezbom tackles a well-worn theme--time travel, but handles it with with a fresh twist, leaving the reader in a time loop. Blackout and Eye of the Wolf by Lisa Gail Green raise the bar on horror in fantasy, and you can't stop reading until "The End." Even after you close your eBook, you have the feeling there's still something in the shadows she hasn't revealed. Leslie Rose's love story, Afterdeath, takes place in a world where death is as much a part of a relationship as life, and she builds an amazing world that's teeming with captivating images.
+The Door - Great opener for the anthology - they're trapped in the same room, but whats the connection between the six occupants?
+Blackout - More of a straightforward horror story - the leering neighbor with a dark secret
+Infinity - Strong science fiction story - time travel can be tough, and this does it well in a short space - I can see this expanding out into a novella easily.
+Eye of the Wolf - great twist on a popular horror/genre topic
+Afterdeath - The great beyond in the far future, and a great way to end the first edition - the strange terminology might throw readers not used to reading science fiction short stories, but I loved it.
Great work by all the authors!
As I read the book, which is quite short and consisting of five short stories, I realized that this book is a lot like those childhood tales. Except, it is geared and adapted to an adult audience. It was brilliant.
The first story, "The Door" by Ian Keszborn, was a perfect start to the series. "When the door opens the world disappears." I loved how you gradually realize what's going on. What is that room? Why are they there? What do they have in common? You'll have to read to find out.
"Blackout" and "Eye of the Wolf" by Lisa Gail Green were great chilling tales. You know bad things are happening. You may even suspect even worse things are going to happen. Still, the author ends the stories with the type of closure I haven't read in years. Happy endings are overrated.
"Infinity" by Ian Keszborn was predicable, but still a fun read and cool concepts. The last story, "Afterdeath" by Leslie S. Rose might just have been the most powerful story in the book. The story had me in its grip, on the edge of my seat and vying for the couple, for a happily ever after. And with a collection like this one, there's no telling whether they got it.
All in all, I enjoyed this short collection of stories and for $0.99, what's to lose? So sit back, relax, and enjoy a little piece of your childhood with an adult twist. You'll be glad you did.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Each story was very engaging and kept me reading eager to reach the end to find out what happened. I am looking forward to the next volume.Published on September 8, 2013 by Kindle Customer
All quality stories, and definitely worth the 99c price tag.
I will be reading their future anthologies, as this one was worth my time and imagination.
You never know how any of these stories will end...the twist hits you right at the end and it makes for an interesting read.Published on April 10, 2013 by Rebel G.
Werewolves, time travel, creepy neighbors, a roomful of strangers, and a sci-fi love story are what you can look forward to in JOURNEYS OF WONDER. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by MS
I should just learn not to bother with short stories, I'm nearly always disappointed. I have read a few good sci-fi ones though, so I'm every hopeful. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Emma
Each story had its own feel to it and I enjoyed the first four the most.
Most of them even left you wanting more, which is a good thing in my opinion. Read more
I thought that the stories were too predictable. They were sort of like Twilight Zone retreads. The writing was good.Published on January 2, 2013 by Robert Mullins
Journeys of Wonder Volume 1 is a great compilation of stories worthy of the original Twilight Zone series! I especially enjoyed "Infinity" and "Eye of the Wolf."Published on October 23, 2012 by Shirley
These were really good stories that I enjoyed a lot. I don't normally read short stories - I'm thinking I should read more of them now! Keep 'em coming! Highly recommended.Published on September 12, 2012 by Dandee Book Worm
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