Review: Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder & Revenge by David Lubar

Book: Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder & Revenge
Author: David Lubar
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2013
Publisher: Tom Doherty & Associates LLC
Genre: Teen/Horror/Mystery
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Book link: Goodreads
Purchase links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Synopsis: Girls enact revenge on a sadistic PE teacher. Two stowaways find themselves on a ghost ship.An ancient predator stalks the wrong victim. These are just some of the taglines for the 13 short stories in this book.
Disclaimer: I got this book as a gift from Christina at A Reader of Fictions
Review: Like the book itself,this review will be quite short and quick. I had never heard of this book before so I was curious about it. It was downright spooky and creepy. I don’t know how Christina knew I’d be into it as I don’t think I asked her to send it to me.
But anyhow I finished the book in about a day. I decided not to read it at night as it kept freaking me out.Usually I am not that into short stories but these kept me engaged and interested to see what the next short story would bring and if I’d be hiding under the bed again.
I agree with the warning sticker on the back of the book. This collection of short stories is definitely not appropriate for kids. These stories would bring on nightmares for even the bravest kids so wait until the kid is a teenager.
I adored the cover. It was so creepy with the black,red & grey with a pinch of white. Perfect for the kind of book that this was.
The writing style & editing were interesting. The writing style definitely read like a MG book which was weird because this book was not recommended for kids in middle school. No editing issues either which was a relief. I’ve found that editing issues are more common in short stories like this.
I’m torn between a 3.5/4 star rating. It was a good,short read but not one I am likely to read again.

2 thoughts on “Review: Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder & Revenge by David Lubar

  1. Hi Alexia! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I remember seeing this somewhere and thought it might be interesting. Sounds like the perfect book for Halloween. I love a good scary story but
    I have learned to not read them before bed. BTW…I love your blog background paisley is my favorite.

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  2. Hi Heidi! For some reason I didn't see this comment until now. Yes it was definitely interesting and a PERFECT book for Halloween.

    Paisley is my favorite print. And purple is my favorite color so it was easy to decide on a blog pattern 🙂

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