May 202013
 
Review: Ride the MoonRide the Moon by M.L.D. Curelas
Published by Tyche Books Ltd on Feb 29, 2012
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Format: eARC from Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time for the Moon and her denizens to take back the night. Follow us down a twisting path of fantasy and science fiction and rediscover the magic of the Moon. From Mermaids that collect souls to lunar colonies on the brink of disaster, inside these pages you will find out which lunar gods still walk among us and what new breed of monster should keep you fearful of the night. Ride the Moon contains 19 speculative fiction tales that showcase the breadth of writing styles from around the globe.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This collection of short stories was an eclectic mix of happy and sad. The moon was featured in several different ways, more than just the average outerspace feature or mythical goddess.

I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection. My favourites were:

  • Small Seven’s Secret by Billie Milholland – This would make an intriguing full length story. It was centered around the message “don’t judge a book by its cover”.
  • Cherry Blossoms by Amy Laurens – This was a sad story about waiting too long for something and having life pass you by.
  • Je Me Souviens by Edward Willett – This was a poignant reflective on the importance of remembering history.

Overall, I enjoyed the somber stories in the collection more than the joyful. They were more powerful and emotional. Each seemed to have a theme or message that made for more than just a brief moment of entertainment.

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