Carniepunk - Kevin Hearne, Kelly Gay, Jackie Kessler, Nicole Peeler, Kelly Meding, Hillary Jacques, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Delilah S. Dawson, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Mark Henry, Jennifer Estep
This is probably one of the creepiest anthologies I’ve read. I think there are only 2 stores that I skipped. Not because they were bad or anything, but one didn’t appeal to me, and the other, I have a healthy fear of clowns, and I just couldn’t do it.

This anthology is sure to keep you on your toes. I absolutely loved the Jaye Wells short story. It was twisted, and awesome. Also if you read the one by Jennifer Estep, make sure you’ve read to at least book 4 in the Elemental Assassin’s series, otherwise there are big spoilers. I plan on picking up books by some of these authors, especially Kevin Hearne.

I love how every story had the carnival aspect to it. Some of them the whole event didn’t take place at a carnival, but that’s where the dilemma began, or ended. There’s just something about carnivals that makes them seem magical.

I highly suggest this book. You’ll find yourself wanting to join in the festivities, or run in fear.