Kid’s Book Review: A Taste of Darkness

Kid’s Book Review: A Taste of Darkness

About the Book and Authors

A Taste Of Darkness is a collection of 13 short stories, showcasing the very best of the horror genre. They all have their own unique styles, meaning that there is something for everyone.

Co-curated by Amy McCaw and Mia Kuzniar, this anthology has a spooky story for every reader out there.

The collection features stories from: Amy McCaw, Maria Kuzniar, Kat Dunn, Kat Ellis, Rachel Faturoti, Kathryn Foxfield, Dawn Kurtagich, Amy McCulloch, Cynthia Murphy, Melinda Salisbury, Louie Stowell, Rosie Talbot, Mary Watson.

A Taste of Darkness cover

Book Review

I have greatly enjoyed reading this book and will definitely be looking out for more by these authors

I was hooked to the very last page with these stories, which build their suspense perfectly, and have wonderfully plotted storylines that will take your breath away. Some of my personal favorites include The Party, by Louie Stowell, in which a girl called Lily finds out a sinister secret in her new school, and How To Disappear, by Rosie Talbot, in which a boy called Finch’s efforts to protect his boyfriend from the village curse land him in more trouble than he anticipated.

These stories have everything you could ask for, with thrilling storylines and compelling characters that will keep you wondering what could happen next. I would recommend this book to teenagers and young adults, both those new to the genre and those already enthused. I have greatly enjoyed reading this book and will definitely be looking out for more by these authors.

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Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Margaret
  • Age: 14 years
  • Likes: reading, fossil hunting and writing
  • Dislikes: seafood and stir-fry
  • Favourite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Favourite Film: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Favourite Song: Aberdaron by The Trials of Cato