Gothika: Tales of Love and the Supernatural Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : October 8, 2020
- File Size : 1875 KB
- Print Length : 302 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08KC9RWQ9
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,522 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This novella was a very cool mix of old-fashioned and futuristic. The culture of the farm owners seemed to be 19th century England, but it takes place on another planet with advanced technology and space travel. The setting is very creepy and one character seems to be inspired by Frankenstein’s monster. The story itself was gripping, with several twists and turns I didn’t see coming!
Taking place mostly in Jamaica in 1870, this story is suffused with the feel of being on the island. Her descriptions seem simple but I felt the heat and humidity, the intensity of the Obeah rituals. It felt historically accurate while also respectful of the islanders and their culture. I don’t want to say too much about the actual story, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Atmospheric, frightening, exciting, and satisfying.
Among the Dead
Wow, this story really got me in the feels. It made me cry so hard!!! But in a good way. It takes place in present day Seattle and is about a guy who can see ghosts. Not saying more than that, you’ll have to read this for yourself! I’m definitely going to reread this at some point.
The Black Dog
Eli is 4 for 4 with the stories in Gothika! Another great one! Taking place in rural Scotland, a local small-town constable and a visiting author investigate the legend of the Black Dog. Again, you can really get the feeling for the setting of this book. You can almost feel that freezing Highland wind cutting through your clothes or the cozy atmosphere of the village pub. This story creates this really interesting local legend and brings it to life in an exciting and emotional way. Loved this one.
I really loved all the novellas in this collection. It wildly surpassed my expectations, to be honest. I mean, I’ve never read a bad Eli Easton book, and I was expecting to enjoy it, but I really ended up loving every story in this collection!
This novella had a futurist, sci-fi spin with a familiar Frankenstein story. Recons are cyborgs used as slave labor on different plants by the mysterious Federation. There were several plot twists and turns in this story so get ready for some surprising events. This story is not what it appears and just when you think you have it figured out...Eli threw in some kinks. Shocking truths and hidden secrets will be discovered.
By far one of the spookiest novella in the series since it takes place in Jamaica in 1870 with slavery, magic, animal sacrifices and blood. The Obeah rituals scared me so much and I feel like Eli Easton was very thoughtful and respectful with regards to the old practitioners, people, and island folklore. I made the mistake of reading this at night which I regretted since it was really scary. So glad I didn't have nightmares.
Among the Dead
This was the saddest story in the whole anthology. OMG, I didn't see the ending coming because I thought it was just a human seeing spirits in present day Seattle. By this point, I should have seen the plot twists coming since it was the third novella but wow, what a sucker punch of emotions! I suggest you read something light-hearted and uplifting after this tale because you will need it.
The Black Dog
My favorite in the whole bunch because it takes place in a small village in rural Scotland with a local constable and an American writer researching an old Scottish myth about the Black Dog. The landscape and Baltic Sea comes alives in this story as you join the town in trying to figure out if the Black Dog actually exists. Local folk lore and secrets come alive in The Black Dog and is the perfect last story to round out Gothika!