Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Things We Lost In The Fire--Blogging for Books Review

Hello! Today I am so excited to share my review of Things We Lost In The Fire by Mariana Enriquez.  When I heard about this book, I knew I just had to read it. I am a big fan of short stories especially horror stories. The twelve stories in this collection are not like classic horror stories which I loved.


This collection of Argentinian horror stories were amazing! Some of the stories were a bit creepy while a few were a bit strange. Just a quick heads up...there were even some that were dark and gory. I loved that Mariana Enriquez added some supernatural horror in some of the stories while a couple of the other stories seemed to be more psychological horror. I really enjoyed every single story. A few of my favorite stories are "The Dirty Kid", "Adela's House",  "No Flesh over Our Bones", and "Under the Black Water".

In The Dirty Kid, a woman lives in her family's old home in a dangerous neighborhood. The woman ends up believing that a child that she knows has been murdered. There are some supernatural elements and violence in this story.

Adela's House is about a brother and sister who become friends with a girl named Adela. One day they decide to go explore an abandoned house.

No Flesh Over Our Bones is about a woman who becomes obsessed with a skull.

Under the Black Water is about a District Attorney who is investigating two police officers who allegedly murdered two teenage boys. 

I highly recommend this book to everyone. If you love short stories, horror stories, etc. then I think you will enjoy this book.

Have you read Things We Lost In the Fire? If so, what are your thoughts?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

14 comments:

  1. I love books like this, with short stories of various types. And just reading the descriptions strengthens my assertion that the universe will never, ever run out of stories to write! And there are such details in the written word that can never translate to movies, have you noticed that?
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    Eli@CoachDaddy

    P is for Too Many Projects, Not Enough Time (A Guest Post From Kathy of The Second Half of My Life)

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    1. Eli, I agree. Do you have a favorite collection of short stories?

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  2. I have never read this, but you're now the second person to recommend it! I love short stories--and this book of horror reads sounds completely up my alley. I don't mind gore if it's in a book, but in a movie, I get completely grossed out. Is that weird? Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    XOXO

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    1. Charlotte, it is such an awesome book. The stories are amazing! I highly recommend it.

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  3. I have never read this book but I've wanted to! I've heard about it before. I will have to add it to my list!
    Beth
    http://www.thebethnextdoor.com

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    1. Beth, it's such a good book. I highly recommend it.

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  4. This was the first book I read by this author and I really enjoyed it! I like short stories and I found hers to be so creative. I would love to read more of her books.

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    1. This book was so amazing. Which story was your favorite?

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  5. Oh, it sounds like a great collection of short stories! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This sounds like a really interesting book and that cover design is gorgeous! I love working with Blogging for Books! :D

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    1. The cover design and the title were the two things that immediately grabbed my attention.

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  7. I'm a big fan of thrillers, but don't think I've ever tried a horror. Even when I was doing a criminal psych unit at Uni I couldn't do my readings before bed because they would freak me out so much! LOL

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    1. Some of the stories were definitely a bit scary. I didn't even read them before I went to bed lol.

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