𝕆𝕟𝕖 𝕓𝕠𝕪 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕒 𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕒𝕝 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕤. 𝔸𝕥 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥, 𝕚𝕥’𝕤 𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕗𝕦𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕘𝕒𝕞𝕖𝕤, 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤 𝕢𝕦𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕝𝕪 𝕥𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕒 𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕟. 𝔸 𝕄𝕒𝕟 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕪 𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕡𝕒𝕟𝕪 𝕟𝕠 𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕤 𝕤𝕞𝕠𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕞𝕚𝕤𝕖𝕤. 𝔸𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕞𝕒𝕟 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕤 𝕒 𝕧𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕠 𝕥𝕒𝕡𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕤 𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕤𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕒𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕 𝕙𝕚𝕞. 𝔸𝕟𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕣𝕖𝕖 𝕓𝕠𝕪𝕤 𝕘𝕠 𝕋𝕣𝕦𝕟𝕜-𝕠𝕣-𝕋𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕒𝕔𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕚𝕣 𝕝𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣!
𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕪𝕞𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕚𝕤 𝕒 𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕠𝕗 𝕙𝕠𝕣𝕣𝕠𝕣 𝕤𝕙𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕤𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕜𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕦𝕡 𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖. 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕥𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕤𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪𝕠𝕟𝕖. 𝕊𝕠, 𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕠𝕟 𝕥𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕙𝕒𝕥𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖 ℕ𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕝𝕒𝕤 𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕪 𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖𝕤 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔾ℝ𝔸𝕐𝕄𝔸𝕋𝕋𝔼ℝ 𝕚𝕟 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕤𝕜𝕦𝕝𝕝!
Genre: Adult | Horror | Dark Fiction
4 out of 5 stars! (for the whole collection)
First off I have to start by saying how proud I am of Nick! Nick is a fellow BookTuber and it’s always exciting to see people whom I consider friends making their dreams become a reality. Now to all my readers out there, although Nick is a friend this will not stop me from providing an honest review.
Graymatter is a fun collection! and by that I mean dark, gruesome, spooky but loads of fun. Some great concepts here! These short stories are those type of stories narrated by the main character that end with a big cliffhanger….leaving you wanting more. Oh and I can’t forget each has a great moral to the story as well.
While reading this collection I felt as if I was chilling with Nick while he told me some truly eerie stories. Nick has a way of writing different characters and really bringing their personality traits forward. For example one story is about a dognapper, he makes a living taking other people dogs and than just hangs at home until the owner puts out a reward. Once they do he jumps on it claiming his prize. The guy is an honest dirt-bag and I was appalled the whole time I read this story! Honestly, if you can feel those emotions while reading that’s when you know the author did something right. These are things you just don’t forget even after finishing the read.
There is one tiny negative that pulled my star rating back on this horror collection. Although an editor was hired there seems to be a lot that was missed. Spelling mistakes, grammar, repetitiveness and some sentences weren’t even proper English. Although I can understand these mistakes as everyone is human and while the author is pouring their thoughts and passions out onto paper it takes a lot of time to make the story crisp and clean. Multiple read through’s alone, even before editing (if it’s an option, which isn’t the case for most indie authors). That being said even after taking these steps and even hiring an editor a lot was missed. Although I am not one to talk negative about others or tell them how to do their job, I really feel whoever did edit this collection for Nick did not provide the service he paid for and I hope this won’t deter people from picking it up. Editing can really hurt an author! Some people won’t even finish a read or give it an awful review solely on the editing.
All in all honestly this collection was great! Again, Nick had great concepts, awesome characters and not to forget your mind and emotions will be stirred. I say it’s totally worth giving it a go. Also if you would like to check out my video review on my BookTube channel that would be awesome!
Thank you so much Nick for sending me a copy to read and review. I am so proud to own a physical copy and to have it sitting on my shelves. I can’t wait to see what else you have for us in the future.
Publisher: Independently published
Release Date: April 19, 2020
And of course thank you all for reading
Your PROUD Book Worm