Creepy town policemen. Graveyards where all the clients are buried standing up. Rain nearly all day every day. This is the town of Goblin and why anyone would want to live there is beyond me.
This is a collection of novellas which all take place in the town of Goblin, except the opening piece where the driver is on his way to Goblin. Some of these tales overlap each other, but combined they come together to paint a picture of Goblin and its often awful history. I’ve listed the stories I liked the most but to be honest, I liked all of them
PRESTO tells the story of an up and coming magician and what he has to do to make a name for himself in the field of prestidigitation.
A MIX UP AT THE ZOO broke my damn heart. I’ve had dark days where I go about my business on autopilot. I’ve never done anything like this though.
THE HEDGES spoke to me because I was attracted to the young girl who was supremely confident at first, but slowly became uncomfortable and afraid.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNTER spoke to me in a different way. In a way that made me want to hurt these characters physically. I really wanted to punch a couple of them right in their ugly faces. In this story a lot of Goblin’s history is related and some of its secrets revealed.
Not all of secrets though! What is up with the creepy cops, Mr. Malerman? Why are these people, (Goblinites?), buried standing up? Do you have any intentions of making this right with your readers? Because I think you need to rectify this, stat! (Please.)
I deducted half a star because I thought these important questions would be answered. Sue me. 😉
*Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for the eARC of this fabulous book in exchange for my honest feedback. In case you couldn’t tell, I loved it!*