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Review: How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: A Humorous Romance Anthology

How to Catch a Unicorn

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How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: a Humorous Romance Anthology is a fun and quick read. Or rather a series of quick reads with a good dose of humor. The anthology is written by a great collection of authors: Janeen Ippolito, H.L. Burke, Kyle Robert Shultz, K.M. Carroll, and Laura VanArendonk Baugh.

I have read at least one book or story by each of these authors. While I enjoyed this book itself, it’s also a sample of five authors whose other work I enjoy.

Overall, I gave this book four stars. Each story was enjoyable, but I did have favorites. “All the Happy Alphas” by Laura VanArendonk Baugh was my favorite. I’ve read another of her short stories, in the anthology SonofaWitch!, which was also a lot of fun. I need to read The Songweaver’s Vow; I’ve heard so many good things about this book. My other favorite was the five-part “Retold” by Kyle Robert Shultz. He’s a master of fairytale retellings in his 20s noir Tales of Beaumont and Beasley series.

I also liked “Hearts Ablaze” by Janeen Ippolito but had already read it as a standalone. Her World Building from the Inside Out and the even better companion workbookI enjoyed H.L. Burke’s catshifter story and K.M. Carroll’s dragon tale. H.L.’s Nyssa Glass is one of my favorite series, ever, and I’m reading (and enjoying) her Spellsmith and Carver series. K.M. Carroll’s dragon cozy mystery, Fire and Ice Cream is a fun read. Bonus points for being set in Arizona. I need to read more of K.M.’s books.

I think this is the best part of anthologies, sampling new-to-me authors. Although, in this case, they were authors I already knew and liked, so I am paying it forward (Saturday was Pay it Forward Day) and introducing my readers to some enjoyable authors.

Do you read anthologies? If so, why?

About Gretchen E K Engel

Chemical engineer by day, spec fiction writer by night

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