A review by nerdydreamer107
Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women by Nadia Bulkin

adventurous dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


I received this book as an eARC via Netgalley. This does not influence my opinion.

This was a delightfully creepy short story collection. 
As with nearly every anthology, of course I didn’t like all the stories, but I did enjoy most of them and even the ones I did not like were well written. 
Horror is a relatively new genre for me, but this was a great introduction.
I am fully aware that I will never completely understand what the authors wrote about and expressed through their stories, but all of them were written in a way that most people can understand them and feel for the characters. 
I loved all the furious women in this story, especially the monstrous ones and will definitely be diving into the lore of many of these stories and check out other works by the authors. 

All in all well worth reading, but be aware that these stories are dark and not light and fluffy. It is Horror, after all.