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Side by Side Book Review: THE EASTON FALLS MASSACRE: Bigfoot's Revenge by Holly Rae Garcia & Ryan Prentice Garcia

THE EASTON MASSACRE: Bigfoot's Revenge by Holly Rae Garcia & Ryan Prentice Garcia
Release Date: October 30th, 2020
Tav's Review:
"๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ."โฃ
โฃI love a good cryptid story and so I was delighted when @hollyraegarcia offered me a copy of her book ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐„๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐…๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐ž: ๐๐ข๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž. Sasquatch and a small town in my state? All over it! โฃ
โฃI thought it'd be a fun campy story, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the characters fully developed and the plot more intricate than expected-- especially for such a short book.
This little book had grief some folklore and strong male friendship, which is rarely done so well. I throughly enjoyed it and the little news articles at the end were a nice touch. โฃ
Also, the writing was so fluid I forgot it was written by two people!ย 
I'm already excited for the sequel!
If you want a Bigfoot story with heart and horror this is the book for you.

THE EASTON FALLS MASSACRE Review, by The Horror Hypothesisย 

Henry Miller is a US Army Veteran with PTSD and some serious relationship issues.ย  Throughout its quickly paced 130 pages, Henry has to reconcile with the actions of his past and an accidental shooting that sets off a deadly chain of events for Easton Falls.ย ย ย 

Garcia and Garcia effectively paint the complicated dynamics of small town USA and I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between its characters.ย  If anything, I was left wanting more.ย  I wanted more scenes with the Bigfoot, more with Kellen, more with Kate, more with Victoria, and more with Henry and Connor.ย 

Iโ€™ll be honest, this novella is not at all what I was expecting going into it and that is totally fine.ย  THE EASTON FALLS MASSACRE is a lean character study that happens to feature an onslaught of Bigfoot and as long as you go into this novella with that understanding, youโ€™ll enjoy it.ย ย 

3.5 Stars

The Horror Hypothesis -Donnie Goodman is an avid reader, writer, and collector of horror fiction.ย  He runs the Bookstagram page, โ€œThe Horror Hypothesis,โ€ which advocates for the Horror literature genre as a whole.ย  He currently lives in Central Virginia where he spends most of his free time reading, making music, playing video games, and watching movies. ย Check out his new #BookTube Channel:

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Matt's Review:
I went into this book blind, only knowing that it was about Bigfoot and that I enjoyed Holly Rae Garcia's debut novella, Come Join the Murder. So I won't say much about the plot other than to say that Henry Miller is a veteran that has returned to his girlfriend and hometown after deployment. After some things happen, he decides to take himself a sabbatical in his buddy's mountain cabin and hunt some bear. On a hunt, he shoots, what he believes to be a bear but turns out to be a Bigfoot. Thus begins a series of events that lead to a bloody conflict between humans and the Bigfeet.ย 
While this book is a creature feature, the equivalent of a big, fun, monster b-movie, the writing is top-notch. Unlike some collaborations, the authors did a good job of mingling their voices and styles so that I could not tell the difference. Some collabs that I've read the transitions between authors can be quite jarring but there's no evidence of that here. The characters in this book are not the paper-thin caricatures that populate some other monster books, but fully formed people that have individual flaws and peccadilloes. Despite the book's short length, I definitely felt that I knew these people and wanted to root for them. I also understood and sympathized with the Bigfoots and the reasons behind their actions. To me, when there are shades of gray and understandable reasons on both sides of the conflict is an indicator of quality writing. I'm all about a sympathetic bad guy.
In the midst of the violence and (not terribly graphic) gore are themes of family, grief, survivalism, and revenge. Because of all that, I plowed through this book in just a few sittings. I couldn't get enough, I loved it. 5 stars.

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Chandra's Review:

The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfootโ€™s Revenge by Holly Rae Garcia & Ryan Prentice Garcia โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ (Thank you @hollyraegarcia for sending this my way! ๐Ÿฅฐ)
If you had told me that I would be reading about Bigfoot's revenge and would love it, I probably would've side eyed you! But you would've been RIGHT! Novellas are such a hit or miss for me and I'm happy to report that this one was obviously an absolute hit for me.

These authors really pack quite a full and fulfilling story in less than 200 pages and I loved every single page. The backstory was brilliant and oh the humanity of it all!! I especially loved the ending and how it was presented... but also now I'm so curious as to what will happen now?! I need answers! Hahaha - but what a fantastic and entertaining read.

This creature feature is the perfect combination of complex relationships, secrets of OH SO MANY kinds and a plethora of rip roaring revenge tactics that have you rooting for Bigfoot the entire time - or at least I did.

Chandra blogs over at:
Alex's Review:
Do not be fooled by the size of this book. While under 100 pages, The Easton Fall's Massacre: Bigfoot's Revenge is packed with love, grief, & betrayal as well as intense survival instincts for fear of a heinous, violent, and painful death. It gets a hairy gruesome 4โญ from me!
It's hard to know who (or what) to root for in this story. You feel empathy towards the humans and the race of Bigfoot and you are constantly going back and forth. Because the race of Bigfoot *do* exemplify some human behaviors and traits along the way, they can be seen as more than just a low IQ hulking beast with a lust for ripping apart people and smashing them into the ground. It would be a lot easier to hate these creatures or to feel like they are 100% the villain. But things just aren't always that black and white.
This novella does a wonderful job at making the reader really think while balancing the terror inflicted by the creatures. I found myself cringing while observing the demise of so many in Easton Falls. Those who know me are probably not used to me saying I almost needed to look away at times! ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ To say the creatures are strong and horrifying is an understatement. Definitely recommended for fans of creature features, survival horror, and grief!
Beth's Review:
i recieved โ€œthe easton falls massacreโ€ by holly rae garcia and ryan prentice garcia from the authors for review. Thank you! I rated this book 3โญ๏ธ, letโ€™s find out why.
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธthis is a book about bigfoot. I donโ€™t read very many creature features or bigfoot books, so i was excited. Was there gore? Yes! It is a bloody good time! Were there vivid descriptions of the creatures in question? Yes! I could practically smell their funk! Were there any unexpected feelings? Yes! You feel empathy for the creatures and i was not at all expecting that! All of that made the book pretty great, but letโ€™s talk about the issues i had.
๐Ÿ˜’the main character, henry miller, is a deeply flawed man with a heart of..... rancid garbage. The solution to everything is physical violence. He is extremely unlikeable, just like all of the other characters in the book. I am not sure if this is the point (for the humans to all be garbage so the creatures turn out to be the only likable characters), but i am sure it made for hard reading. For the majority of the book i simply did not care what happened to this entire town full of gun-toting assholes. Literally did not care.
โญ๏ธthis book earned 3 stars because despite the inability of the main character to control, fix or even admit to any of the events he set into motion, somehow the creatures provide a satisfying ending. I thank the bigfoot tribe for being stinky, violent murders who are still better than any single person in easton falls.
Beth Griffith lives in Maryland with her husband, three children and a pathetically small herd of cats. She enjoys reading smut and gardening. You can watch saucy smut reviews, read salty book reviews and keep tabs on her questionable life choices on Instagramย @mrsbeverlygibbs

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