A review by jocyavega
Ring Shout, by P. Djèlí Clark

adventurous dark hopeful inspiring sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is a fantastic quick read for anyone who enjoys some dark historic fantasy! 
The way places, things, and moments/ feelings are described throughout the story. It's like perfectly hitting the nail in how a feeling should feel or setting the mood to a place or how a thing is giving off a certain vibe. <Spoiler>I enjoyed the way it's described how the hatred the KKK have within them is what calls/ creates these monsters that come out of them and turns them. And how (when the offer was presented) hatred can be created from placing that hatred into your pain and letting it fester in that pain.
The characters feel real and it felt great to have characters who have a lot of personality that gives them dimension! I just wished their story continued or at least get more stories about them all! 
I think the novella itself is the perfect length because, even though it's short and I'm sure we'd all want it to be a longer, it gets the story arcoss and offers the reader a great read!

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