One More Day by L.S. Murphy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
One More Day is a collection of YA short stories, all with the theme of time coming to complete and total stop. Each author takes this theme and runs with it in her chosen genre. Some, such as Danielle Shipley’s Inkborn and Kimberly Kay’s Sleepless Beauty are straight fantasy, while the others at least start with a contemporary setting.
The most interesting thing about this collection is how each author deals with the idea of time stopping. And they all go in quite different directions. I won’t tell you what happens in each story, but suffice to say that there are parallel universes, a couple of world-within-a-world scenarios, time travel glitches, fantasies come to life, curses, and an age-old battle for the fate of the world.
I enjoyed each story and each author’s take on the theme. Kudos to each for creating a believable world and explanation in under thirty pages. Inkborn uses some lovely language and has a nice, unexpected twist. J. Keller Ford’s Dragon Flight also has a unique twist that made for some fun reading. And L.S. Murphy’s The Thirteenth Month has a premise so intriguing and such a well fleshed-out main character, I kept wishing it were a full-sized book.
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