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Confessions of a Bibliophile

An aspiring writer and bookstore employee with an incredibly bad book-buying habit... I'll read just about anything (so long as it will appeal to my interests in some way), but my main loves are YA and sci-fi/fantasy. I also like quirky history and science books and will book nerd. A lot. Currently in the process of weeding out my personal library. Find me on Twitter @princess_starr or check out my YA book, Snowfall, on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240027

Changelings & Other Stories

Changelings & Other Stories - Leah Cypess Eh. I would have rated this higher, seeing as a lot of the stories in this collection are right up my alley—dark fantasy and alternate realities. Unfortunately, Cypress tends to end a lot of these with a more positive spin than one would think would happen. (See the titular first stories, “Changelings” which ends on such a complete 180; it makes sense in-universe, but the tone is so sudden and different, it jolted me out of the story.) The overall prose isn’t bad, I just don’t like the sudden “lighter and softer” change a lot of the stories had.