Author: The Behrg
Published: July 20, 2019
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: July 23 and July 28, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Every action has a consequence. But when Li posts a one-star review of a novel on her book blog, the results are far more frightening than she could ever have imagined. Not every story was meant to have a happy ending.
This short story packs quite the punch in its short 17 pages! It is also currently free on Amazon and serves as a thank you from the author The Behrg to book bloggers and book reviewers. I know my blog is not a huge one, but my reviews get seen and what happens if you don’t like a book? What if the author sees your lower starred review even though you did not tag them on social media? What if they take your review the wrong way or they take it personally? In our world where we are all connected through various social media, you really can’t get away from seeing something directed towards you. This is what Li discovers with her one star review of an author’s latest novel.
This is definitely a horror story that goes in an unexpected direction. I did enjoy this short story and it is definitely not a one star review! I have no fear of the author’s reaction to my review of his short story.
This short story that I read within 30 minutes; I have read it twice now. It is a part of The Behrg’s upcoming short story collection The Passengers You Cannot See. I enjoy short stories and have enjoyed One Star and also Happiness is a Commodity (my review is here) so I am looking forward to this upcoming collection. I even downloaded Stillborn, another of The Behrg’s short stories to read as it was free on Amazon. That one looks to tackle a difficult subject that I hope to read relatively soon.
One Star is recommended, and if you are a book blogger/ book reviewer, I say definitely read it!!