Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron

Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (27 pages)
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

You can’t win a ghostly prank war with your dead big brother. Only survive it.

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Pranks and grief aren’t topics I’d ever think to mix together, so it was pleasantly surprising to see just how well they worked at creating an interesting and thought-provoking story. Sometimes it takes a while for someone to work through the shock stage of the five stages of grief. While there were a lot of different ways these pranks could have been interpreted, I liked the thought of looking at them through the perspective of characters who have endured such a terrible loss that they truly have no idea how to act or who they used to be before this death happened.

The ending was frustrating. After building up the tension beautifully for multiple scenes, the storytelling suddenly stopped without warning. To the best of my knowledge, this was not meant to be a serial, so I was confused by why the narrator never wrapped up all of the plot points she had been wrestling with since the beginning. It simply didn’t make sense to me.

By far the best parts of this story were the sections that showed how the death of Ian affected his parents and sisters. While they sadly had been expecting him to pass away due to reasons that I can’t get into without giving away spoilers, this didn’t do anything to relieve their overwhelming emotional pain after he died. These were definitely hard moments to read, but they also brought a lot of depth to the main characters.

I’d recommend Swift, Brutal Retaliation to anyone who has ever struggled with emotions they weren’t expecting to deal with after losing someone they loved.

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