While several of my favorite authors have stories in Home Improvement: Undead Edition, the truth is that I got this book for the October Daye story by Seanan McGuire.
I'll talk about the stories I read:
If I Had a Hammer by Charlaine Harris
Another Sookie and Sam story. The short in the The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (reviewed yesterday) is also a Sookie and Sam story. I said yesterday that I think Ms. Harris may be trying to set us up for a Sookie and Sam HEA as we near the end of the series. Or, she could be throwing us curve balls. Either way, it was an okay story - a 7 of 10. The Sookie short I reviewed yesterday was much better than this one.
Gray by Patricia Briggs
A vampire story, set in Chicago, but in Mercy Thompson's Universe, so we are already familiar with the rules. I believe it is all new characters, if they've been mentioned I don't remember them. It was a good story, 9 of 10.
The Strength Inside by Melissa Marr
This one was creepy, with the ending reminding me of a few of the Twilight Zone episodes. The story was okay, but the ending was great. I'm pretty sure that if Melissa Marr wants to build a fence that her homeowner's association isn't going to argue with her. 9 of 10.
Through This House by Seanan McGuire
Toby!! What a great story. One Salt Sea comes out next week, this was a great appetizer for the main event. The story easily gets a 10 of 10 from me.
Stories I didn't read:
- Woolsley’s Kitchen Nightmare by E. E. Knight
- The Path by S. J. Rozan
- Rick the Brave Stacia Kane
- Full-Scale Demolition Suzanne McLeod
- It’s All in the Rendering by Simon R. Green
- In Brightest Day by Toni L.P. Kelner