Blog Tour: Unspeakable

Today, I’m excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Unspeakable! Thank you so much to Molly Llewellyn for including me and sending me a copy of this spooky, unsettling book in exchange for an honest review.

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Unspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you’re looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.

My Thoughts:

As someone currently studying the Gothic genre, but being very fed up of the heteronormative narratives, this anthology arrived at the perfect time for me!

This was such a vibrant collection of brilliant voices that I’m struggling to summarise into just one review. Overall, this collection was so inexplicably unnerving, as great Gothic stories are and cast an eerie atmosphere for the next few days after finishing it. I especially loved how the writers took classic Gothic tropes and subverted them in brilliant ways. The complete normalisation of LGBT+ characters was superb, particularly the representation of non-binary and trans characters and some Greg us sapphic romances.

Something that I love about the Gothic is how it’s always been a space to writers to explore contemporary fears and anxieties, in other words ‘the forbidden’ or ‘taboo’. In Unspeakable, the supposedly taboo topics are blasted wide open and explored in such a wonderful range of ways, helping me speed through the pages.

I’d happily read so many of these stories as full-length novels as I raced through their stunning writing, never wanting it to end. My particular favourite stories were Moonlight, The White Door, Moon in the Glass, Hearteater and Rodeo.

Thank you again to Molly for including me and make sure you check out the rest of the amazing tour posts!

The Full Tour Dates:

14th: Becca – Excerpt

15th: Gingernuts of Horror – Review

16th: Your Tita Kate – Review

17th: Books Beyond Binaries – Story previews & interviews with trans & non-binary authors

18th: Northern Plunder – Review

19th: StephLikesBooks – Review

20th: Utopia State of Mind – Review

21st: Anniek’s Library – Interview with author Katalina

22nd: What the Log – Review

23rd: A Short Book Lover – Review

24th: The Gothic Bookworm – Interview with author Saint

25th: Bi Bookish Babe – First line of each story

26th: Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them – Interview with editor Celine

27th: Foxes and Fairytales – Review

28th: Two Book Thieves – Excerpt

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