Saturday, January 25, 2014

Short Story Saturday: Red Run by Kami Garcia

Short Story Saturday was created by Lauren at 365 Days of Reading.  I can’t guarantee that I’ll post a review every Saturday but I will post one as often as I can!

I am currently reading Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions.


book cover of Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
Short Story: Red Run
Author: Kami Garcia
Anthology: Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Short stories are almost always too short for me to feel like I’ve connected with the characters but that was not the case at all with Red Run by Kami Garcia. I was immediately hooked by Edie’s story and I felt like I really understood her, even though readers don’t get a ton of information about her background. You get just enough to like her and want to see her succeed in her goal of avenging her brother.
The ghost part of the story was done really well. This story was written before Unbreakable yet it shares a lot of the same qualities. It’s creepy yet not overdone. It reminded me a lot of the early seasons of Supernatural and I loved that about it. Also, the ending was just perfect.
Overall, I give Red Run 5 stars. It’s a fabulous short story.

Other reviews for this author:
Beautiful Creatures (BC #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Unbreakable (The Legion #1) by Kami Garcia

2 Comments

  1. Christina Kit.

    Kami Garcia is one of my favorite authors – her Beautiful Creatures series had me hooked from the back cover copy (yes, Ethan Wate is THAT awesome – perfect boy voice) and she really knows how to write creepy paranormal.

    I didn’t know this was part of her new series, set in the same world. She has a way with getting you hooked on characters fast, so I’m not surprised her short story got you invested and caring :)

    Lovely review

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