Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste

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The Rust Maidens

READ · The Rust Maidens Something’s happening to the girls on Denton StreetIt’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland Ohio and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacueline have just graduated high school only to confront an ugly uncertain future Across the city abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore one strong spark and the Cuyahoga River might catch fire But none of that compares to what’s happening in their own west side neighborhood The girls Phoebe and Jacueline have grown up wit. Pray for the Rust MaidensEven after all these years those words suck the breath right out of my chest After hearing about this book from several book pushing friends I had a loud niggling feeling that I was going to enjoy this story from the very beginning but I wasn t prepared for just how much I was going to LOVE it because I am such a grumpy jaded reader most of the timeThe Rust Maidens is a look at a town falling to ruin and the people hanging on for dear life because they have no other choice There s an overall feeling of inertia decay and depression as folks attempt to go about their lives as if nothing terrifying were happening to their town to their lives to their daughters Phoebe returns to the childhood home she left 28 years earlier to help move her dad into a nursing home The return triggers memories of the past and the terrifying occurrences that forever after left an enormous blight on the town When Phoebe was a teen five girls one of them her best friend began to suffer from a strange affliction The affliction starts to change them physically and earns them the moniker The Rust Maidens and it appears the affliction has returned to strike again The body horror is real and it is horrifying and that s all I m saying about it Once I started The Rust Maidens I had a difficult time putting it down to live my life because I needed to know what the heck was happening to these girls There aren t a lot of stories that manage to hook me the way this one this did The writing is intimate and beautifully disturbing I m a huge fan of body horror when done for than gross out effect well ok I do like those too if they look like Jeff Goldblum in THE FLY but this story gets it all right There s just something about losing control of your entire self and transforming that terrifies and calls to me to read I thought Phoebe was a terrific character and a faithful friend who feels all of her attempts to help only succeed in making matters worse and she shoulders far too much guilt She s a tough girl a troublemaker and her return shakes up the lethargy that continues to plague the town There is a dark beauty in the decay that permeates this story and I think anyone looking for a uniue horror story as well as a beautifully crafted heroine will love it too

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READ · The Rust Maidens H are changing It starts with footprints of dark water on the sidewalk Then one by one the girls’ bodies wither away their fingernails turning to broken glass and their bones exposed like corroded metal beneath their fleshAs rumors spread about the grotesue transformations soon everyone from nosy tourists to clinic doctors and government men start arriving on Denton Street eager to catch sight of “the Rust Maidens” in metamorphosis But even with all the onlookers nobody can ex. A compelling piece of literary horror that examines the theme of decay in its various formsThe Rust Maidens themselves personify decay as their bodies literally change The surrounding neighbourhood a steel based economy in 1980 Cleveland similarly decays from the larger scale economic collapse to the smaller family collapse An uncomfortable read but powerful and difficult to look away from basically just what I look for in horror Refined Tastes Sugar Confectionery and Consumers in Nineteenth Century America The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science just what I look for in horror

Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ

READ · The Rust Maidens Plain what’s happening or why except perhaps the Rust Maidens themselves Whispering in secret they know than they’re telling and Phoebe realizes her former friends are uietly preparing for something that will tear their neighborhood apartAlternating between past and present Phoebe struggles to unravel the mystery of the Rust Maidens and her own unwitting role in the transformations before she loses everything she’s held dear her home her best friend and even perhaps her own bo. THE RUST MAIDENS is the first that I have read by author Gwendolyn Kiste When I found out that this was her debut novel I was honestly shocked During the transition from short stories to a FIRST full length book I would expect at least a few things to be less than perfectIn my opinion this is a SOLID five star novel from beginning to end Things change Sometimes it s for the better and sometimes it s not Phoebe Shaw is returning to her hometown of Cleveland Ohio for the first time since she left 28 years ago The novel then alternates between events that happened in 1980 namely the Rust Maidens which were the catalyst for all that Phoebe had done since and the current time frame These two sections combine beautifully to showcase the past and Phoebe s attempts at understanding those changes even now in the present they d somehow forgotten that girls were people too I really went into this one blindly without any pre conceived notions as I hadn t read any specifics on what the story was about This could be partially why I was so overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and honesty presented here The other part is simply because Gwendolyn Kiste really IS that good It s trapped in between Trapped like me When changes start manifesting in some of the girls on Denton street this is only one of the many things that the author is conveying These changes are symbolic as well as physical They showcase in a sense the dynamics of being a girl in 1980 and what their expected place was In a local sense it shows their role in their own hometown and in a broader sense the reader can see the similarities and parallels drawn between the Rust Maidens and the changes overcoming Cleveland This was the great lie we invented that we could actually escape ourselves This novel has the reader going through a large array of emotions You have the great love that Phoebe has for her cousin and partner in crime Jacueline There s frustration in living in a town where their way of life is inevitably coming to an end The biggest event by far though is the emergence of what would then be called The Rust Maidens As our lives assumed a new and unwanted rhythm this became a summer of unlikely lessons The characterization here is just as solid as the environment perhaps even so Not only is Phoebe presented so completely but also her family government officials the townspeople and the five girls changing Sometimes change was a mercy Kiste gives her readers every thought and reasoning they could possibly need in order to understand that for some there was no choice no hope in what their futures might hold maybe hope doesn t look the way you expect it to In this society especially for the women there was a slim chance of ever becoming than what your own mother was Only those with enough conviction and courage to stand out had the odds of a different sort of life in their favor you could still see each of them hidden there behind the decay They were just different Simple as that Overall I was overwhelmed by the depth style and complexity of ideas presented in this novel Of course I bought this book because I had been hearing many good things about its author Gwendolyn Kiste and wanted to see for myself if they were well foundedThe answer to that was clear as I consumed THE RUST MAIDENS in two or three sittings at most wanting to know yet simultaneously never wanting the words to come to an end so rarely is one lifetime long enough In my opinion Kiste is one of the best new authors I ve come across lately Her writing is simply beautiful at times almost poetic even when the subject matter is less than She has the ability to take the reader out of their own reality and for a time transport them into one she s created For myself this feeling comes back still whenever I think about this book Sometimes the only satisfying answer the only one that would make you stop wondering was the only one you never wanted to come Highest recommendation


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    REVIEW The Rust Maidens SUMMARY Ð PSSBIGCARBOW.XYZ ☆ Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ “Pray for the Rust MaidensEven after all these years those words suck the breath right out of my chest”After hearing about this book from several book pushing friends I had a loud niggling feeling that I was going to enjoy this story from the very beginning but I wasn’t prepared for just how much I was going to LOVE it because I am such a grumpy jaded reader most of the timeThe Rust Maidens is a look at

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    Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste SUMMARY Ð PSSBIGCARBOW.XYZ ☆ Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ You can't stop the girls from becoming what they becameThe Rust Maidens is my third Gwendolyn Kiste book this year and she has crushed it again I love everything I've read by her and The Rust Maidens is going to

  3. says: Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ REVIEW The Rust Maidens

    Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste REVIEW The Rust Maidens “There’s an echo in this house where my childhood used to be” Just how freaking perfect is that?? Kiste takes us to Cleveland O

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    SUMMARY Ð PSSBIGCARBOW.XYZ ☆ Gwendolyn Kiste Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ There's something about Kiste's writing that just speaks to me Her stories feel so personal and so intimate It's almost as if you are reading something that you shouldn't because it feels so personal and yet you need to because what Kiste is writing is beautiful and profound It's been a really long time since I have related to a protagonist in a book as much as I feel like I relate to Phoebe Shaw in The Rust Maidens Every word she says ever

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    Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste isn’t new to the horror scene but she is new to me I’d been hearing about this book that was coming out soon about this writer and how this was her first novel Kiste has collections and a novella out there which I will be hunting down but this –THE RUST MAIDENS is her first full length novel I managed to get a hold of a pre release copy and I must say I was not disappointedKiste’s novel is not jus

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    Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ SUMMARY Ð PSSBIGCARBOW.XYZ ☆ Gwendolyn Kiste Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste A compelling piece of literary horror that examines the theme of decay in its various formsThe Rust Maidens themselves personify decay as their bodies literally change The surrounding neighbourhood a steel based economy in 1980 Cleveland similarly decays from the larger scale economic collapse to the smaller family collapse An uncomfortable r

  7. says: Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste

    Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste THE RUST MAIDENS is the first that I have read by author Gwendolyn Kiste When I found out that this was her debut novel I was honestly shocked During the transition from short stories to a FIRST full length book I would expect at least a few things to be less than perfectIn my opinion this is a SOLID five star novel from beginning to end Things change Sometimes it's for the better and sometimes it's not Phoebe Shaw is returning to her home

  8. says: Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste

    REVIEW The Rust Maidens Gwendolyn Kiste ☆ 1 READ Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste This came highly recommended from the ladies of horror fictioncom so I read it This is the first thing I've read by Gwendolyn Kiste Wow She can write The language and scenery of this book is beautifulits sad and bleak but it has a certain beauty to it I liked the characters and the Maidens as well The story flowed along nicely I would certainly read from this author

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    REVIEW The Rust Maidens Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste I did not enjoy reading this book It did not feel well written I was not compelled by the plot nor any of the characters For a book where the main catch is a grotesue body horror transformation the descriptions of the transformation were vague and unsatisfying The protagonist alternated between her past 18 year old self and current

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    Free E–pub (The Rust Maidens) author Gwendolyn Kiste Tremendous atmospheric debut novel that I found worthy of the praise it has received I'm definitely looking forward to Gwendolyn Kiste's next work

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  • Paperback
  • 252
  • The Rust Maidens
  • Gwendolyn Kiste
  • English
  • 13 April 2020
  • 9781947654440