Hey Beautiful Booklovers! I am back at it with another Blog Tour and I am so blessed to have been #gifted an e-copy of this book for the tour! Massive thank you to Black Crow PR again for letting me join in on the fun that is Into The Forest! As you can see from the above, I am not the only one who is lucky enough to have gotten my hands on this beauty, so please do visit my fellow tour participants to see what opinions they have on this beautiful collection of Baba Yaga inspired tales!
A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by the Baba Yaga. Featuring Gwendolyn Kiste, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mercedes M. Yardley, Monique Snyman, Donna Lynch, Lisa Quigley, and R. J. Joseph, with an introduction by Christina Henry.
Deep in the dark forest, in a cottage that spins on birds’ legs behind a fence topped with human skulls, lives the Baba Yaga. A guardian of the water of life, she lives with her sisters and takes to the skies in a giant mortar and pestle, creating tempests as she goes. Those who come across the Baba Baga may find help, or hinderance, or horror. She is wild, she is woman, she is witch– and these are her tales.
Edited by Lindy Ryan, this collection brings together some of today’s leading voices of women-in-horror as they pay tribute to the Baba Yaga, and go Into the Forest
Ahhh, what can I say about this set of short stories? Well firstly, I don’t read a lot of anthologies, but when I read the synopsis of this and heard it would be a bunch of creepy themed stories about our main gal Baba Yaga, I had to give it a go. I just immediately squealed when I learnt about this book!
I don’t know what it is, but I have always been drawn to Baba Yaga’s tales. Some part of me has always been equal parts fascinated and disturbed by the folklore that surrounds her. She is the ultimate witch, and these stories didn’t disappoint.
From the very first short story there is a weird sense of something I couldn’t help but being drawn to. Something, that if I was to give it a name would sound something like, divinely, dark, and powerfully feminine. I loved every moment of it. Every disturbing detail, every spellbinding encounter with this mother witch was intoxicating in the most fabulous of ways.
There is something intrinsically primal about the tales of Baba Yaga and each of these stories encapsulates her essence perfectly.
I honestly cannot use words to describe how happy these stories made me; it was everything I wanted out of dark short stories featuring Baba Yaga! Nailed the assignment! Highly recommend!
And if you are someone who has ever felt a pull towards witches, these stories will set your soul on fire!
Thats all I have for you today folks! Thanks so much for reading my thoughts about this book! Thanks again to the team at Black Crow PR – I love, love, loved this!