Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children’s for providing this eARC in exchange for an honest review.
A Universe of Wishes is an anthology of fifteen different diverse authors with stories that resemble the world we live in. I honestly requested this because I saw V.E. Schwab had a story in here but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the other authors works too.
These are some award winning authors in this line up and I found it to be a great way to find new authors to check out without dedicating your time to a whole book, though sometimes that’s half the fun.
I will say the biggest surprise came from Tara Sim whose story A Universe of Wishes which is the first short story in the book and the title of the anthology. I didn’t know what to expect getting into this, but the tone really caught me off guard. It’s surprisingly dark, but I mean we know it’s going to involve some grey area since V. E. Schwab is involved.
After reading the first short story I was there, I was settling in because I knew it’d be a great read. Though with any anthology there are weaker stories, but it’s mainly down to preference and not really feeling connected to the author’s writing style which happens. Still, I can’t find a fault with this. I would recommend it to anyone looking to read from more diverse authors or even try out a little something from the authors in this anthology. You can’t go wrong.