Anthologies/Novellas: Love 'em or leave 'em?
I tend to only buy and read certain stories that are included in anthologies. If there's a new Cat & Bones story, or a story from another series that I follow religiously, then I will read the anthology. If not, then I don't bother. Anthologies generally contain stories that don't advance the story line of the series they belong to. They are usually stories that I read for fun.
Now, novellas are a different story. If it's a novella from an author that I already enjoy, or if it's a novella to go along with a series that I'm invested in, then I will definitely read the novella. For example, two recent novellas that really blew me away and either advanced the series story or gave us insight into certain characters are Stacia Kane's fantastic Wrong Ways Down (Downside ghosts 1.5) and Karina Halle's On Every Street (The Artist's .5). Both novellas were excellent - both were 5 star reads for me and I highly recommend them both.
What are your thoughts on anthologies & novellas?
Have you read any good ones lately?
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