Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enríquez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dark and twisty, this book made my spine tingle with the creepy anticipation that it built up. The atmosphere was so raw and real, that this book felt like one of those ghost stories that people tell around a campfire, you know will be your nightmares.
However, I've noticed that I've been developing an appetite to consume these types of books lately. They intrigue me and in the end, I just can't peel my eyes away. I am so glad that this deserving book was translated and now will be published everywhere, for all to enjoy.The last story was my favorite, and it's the title story called "Things We Lost in the Fire." It's a haunting tale and I think that it will stay with me for a long time, to ponder and rethink my life as it is.
The only reason why I took of one full star is because some of the descriptions felt a little bit too graphic for my taste. Sure, they made the plot and events seem more eerie, but personally some of the things mentioned really made me want to vomit (with no fault to the writer, just my personal fear or seeing these types of things).
In my opinion, all of the stories were extremely creepy and there was not one particularly bad all. All of them fit into the theme of the collection, which I is all about the "dark side of humanity" and what remains in the unknown. If that's what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an arc in exchange for my honest review.**
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