THE WARBLERS is a solid read! There is a lot to like about this novella. I've never read Amber Fallon before, so I didn't know what to expect. I'd never heard of Eraserhead Press either. I will definitely be reading more books by both, though. The cover is what caught my eye. The writing kept me turning the page.
After the sun would go down, I'd hear them out there, back by the shed, shrieking their twisted warbly cries out there in the night, followed by squeals of whatever prey they'd managed to hunt down.
Dell is a 14-year-old who has lost his dog Ginger. He regrets letting her out at night, and the guilt weighs heavy on him. The warblers are a threat to Dell's family. No one is safe on the family farm. Dell's dad decides to get rid of them once and for all. That's when this coming-of-age story really starts cooking.
This quick novella is only but a glimpse of a great world that Amber Fallon has created. I hope she explores this little world a bit more in the future. There is much to like about THE WARBLERS. The monsters are terrifying and the ending is top notch. Amber Fallon keeps the prose tight. There's a nice touch of southern dialect, too.
The WARBLERS is very much a slow burn until it isn't. Fallon does a great job building the dread. The characters are solid, and the ending will satisfy any reader. Overall, it's a solid read.
4/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐