Sunday, June 14, 2009

Review: Mysteria (anthology) by MadyJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, Gena Showalter

Title: Mysteria
Author: MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, Gena Showalter

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: July 5, 2006
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 0425211061
ISBN-13: 9780425211069

Hundreds of years ago, in the mountains of Colorado (just close enough to Denver for great shoe shopping), the small town of Mysteria was “accidentally” founded by a random act of demonic kindness. Over time, it has become a veritable magnet for the supernatural—a place where magic has quietly coexisted with the mundane world.

It’s a town like any other town, where the high school’s Fighting Fairies give fans something to cheer about, where everyone knows your name—if not exactly what you are—at the local bar, and where the wishing well actually lives up to its name.

Strange occurrences happen every day, but now the ladies of Mysteria are about to unleash a tempest of seduction that will have tongues wagging for centuries to come...

My rating:

Hmmm. I must say I expected more from this anthology. Much more and it was mostly due to the funny and funky introduction to the stories.

Unfortunately the whole didn't deliver. There were a few funny moments - especially in the first novella (monkey-shovel-baseball scene comes to mind), but unfortunately they were rather scarce and failed to compensate for the rest.

It was still a pleasant little collection, but not something I'd want to reread. Another candidate.


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