Book Review: Ghost Summer

09.08.2015 | Prime Books
Rating: 4/5 stars


Tananarive Due has put together a collection of short stories ranging from the strange occurrences in the small Florida town of Gracetown, post-apocalyptic stories, and other strange tales of science fiction and horror.

This book is broken down into four sections, each containing a series of related stories. Each story is incredibly unique with fascinating premises that challenge the reader to second guess what they’re reading and whether these things could be real. Tananarive Due has the ability to truly transport the reader into the world’s she creates. While I certainly loved some stories more than others, the only real complaint I have about this collection is that I want more from each of these stories! I could easily see quite a few of these becoming the basis for much longer books. In addition to great stories, Due also gives the reader a glimpse into the inspiration for each story at the end of them, which I absolutely loved! I find it so interesting discovering what inspires writers. 


Since there are so many stories within this collection, I won’t be providing a synopsis for each, but I will give you my favorites! I absolutely loved: The Lake, Summer, Ghost Summer (novella), Patient Zero, Danger Word, Removal Order, Herd Immunity, & Carrier.

This is my first experience reading something from Due, but it won’t be my last! I absolutely loved her writing style and clever ideas. I’m excited to give one of her full length novels a try in the near future!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book

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