Authors: Charlotte Platt, Jude Reid, Alyson Faye, Claire Hamilton Russell, Rachel Bolton, Angelique Fawns, E.F. Schraeder, Angela Sylvaine, Sam Lauren, Marnie Azzarelli, Hillary Lyon, Rebecca Rowland, Danielle R. Bailey, Ash Tudor, Azzurra Nox, Emma Johnson-Rivardy, Regan Moore, Phoebe Jane Johnson, Maxine Kollar, Madison Estes, Wondra Vanian, and Erica Ruhe
Publisher: Twisted Wing Productions
Released: February 18th, 2020
Warnings: Necrophilia, rape, assault, mutilation, stalking
I received a copy of Strange Girls through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Strange Girls is the newest anthology out on the racks, and it has a specific and unique focus. This whole collection is a variation on the standard horror themes – with girls and women being the focus and authors behind it all.
Naturally, when I saw this compilation I knew I had to give it a read. I’ve been getting really into horror lately, but have been wanting to see different takes on the matter. This anthology seemed to do exactly that, while providing insight and perspective that I would very much appreciate. I loved that this anthology aimed to empower women and girls in the world of horror, that’s not something you see every day.
As with any anthology, there are certain short stories that I felt really spoke to me. In this instance, my favorites were Night Terrors, Patterns of Fairytales, Cracked, Campfire Tales: The Bloody Rings, and A Song Only She Can Hear.
My rating is based on the average of all the ratings I gave each short story in this anthology. So to get a better idea for each one, take a peek down below. I’ve included a quick description, warning label, and rating for each one. As well as a quick rundown of my opinion for them all.
“And in a world where everyday women’s choices are dwindling or are at stake, this anthology serves to celebrate these girls’ choices.”