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Liselle Sambury

Forfatter af Blood Like Magic

7+ Værker 769 Medlemmer 17 Anmeldelser


Værker af Liselle Sambury

Blood Like Magic (2021) 344 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Delicious Monsters (2023) 272 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Blood Like Fate (2022) 88 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Tender Beasts (2024) 56 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Blood Like Duology (2022) 6 eksemplarer
Butcherbirds 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

All These Sunken Souls: A Black Horror Anthology (2023) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer

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This is a story about trauma, forgotten black girls, and forgiveness Daisy can see dead people, which is unwanted and hard to forget. She and her mother move to another city when her mother inherits a home. The mansion is nothing Daisy expects, and it holds the secrets of her mother's past... Ten years later, Brittany, a host of a web series about haunted places, wants to focus on forgotten black girls. Brittanny's first episode is Daisy's tragic story at the mansion. She does this, not only, to uncover Daisy's story but also to expose her mother's lies at the mansion. As Brittany does her investigation in the present, Daisy's story in the past runs parallel. This was an interesting and engaging read from start to finish. However, look up the trigger warnings before starting the book. The writer is amazing and I look forward to more of her works.… (mere)
anaelli | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 28, 2024 |
To describe this book as twisted would be an understatement. It's so much so that pretzels all over the world must be jealous. Who's the bad guy(s) seemingly keeps shifting all the way to the end. It's an interesting and most unusual read.
sennebec | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 6, 2024 |
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury is an enthralling young adult read that had me hooked from start to finish. Despite its classification as a young adult novel, the horror elements are tastefully restrained yet effectively executed. This chilling and atmospheric tale delves into the intertwining lives of two teenage Black girls, Daisy and Brittney, across two different timelines.

Daisy, burdened with the ability to see the departed, finds herself relocating with her overbearing mother to an eerie, secluded mansion with a dark history, following the end of a toxic relationship. Meanwhile, ten years later, Brittney is determined to carve out a successful haunted house series to break free from her own abusive mother. Her list includes the very mansion that had altered her own mother's life.

One of the most striking aspects of the book is the author's portrayal of Daisy and Brittney's raw, unfiltered emotions as they grapple with the enduring trauma inflicted by their mothers. The characters are allowed to be messy, brimming with anger and resistance, as they navigate their paths to survival. Witnessing their struggles, particularly Daisy's, evoked an urge within me to intervene, a testament to the authenticity of the narrative.

If you haven't yet considered adding this gem to your reading list, I urge you to do so. My review merely scratches the surface of the brilliance captured within these pages. With hopes for more thrilling works from the author in the same vein, I encourage you to explore this captivating piece. Head to your preferred bookseller or online platform to embark on this haunting journey alongside Daisy and Brittney.
… (mere)
b00kdarling87 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 7, 2024 |
Objectively speaking this was very well done, if a little too wordy. The characters were strong (Sunny was a great protagonist) and the pacing and premise were solid. I would happily recommend this to anybody who likes horror; I’m not a horror fan myself and found it overwhelming cause it’s really, well, horrifying.

Thanks to Simon & Schuster who sent me an ARC for review.
fionaanne | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 2, 2024 |



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