Hi there fellas (and ladies).
Why don't you rustle up a stool and sit for a spell?
Today's bookish post is a doozy and I do mean a doozy with a captial "D". Why am I talkin this way? Just seemed appropriate given the title of the post. What, you no like?
*ahem* *COUGH* *ahem*
Okay, I'm back! No, it's not one of the new wave of 1920s based books we're focusing on today, although sooner or later we'll get there. Today's post is featuring a paranormal smorgasbord of goodness kept short and sweet...making the spooktacular find today...LOVE on the PARANORMAL side. The book of choice....
Kiss Me Deadly:
13 Tales of Paranormal Love
Witches and werewolves,
Unicorns, and ghosts;These are the things we love the most.
A sprinkling of paranormal,
A dash of romance;
The short stories found here invite more than a glance.
Come find your favorites,
There’s no need to hide;
They’re all right here waiting for you decide.
From the cover….”Becca Fitzpatrick, Rachel Vincent, Maggie Stiefvater, and more….” Well, if you’re going to make mention of some of the big names in this collection, you might as well list the rest since they all hold their own in the YA literary genre. Sarah Rees Brennan, Caitlin Kittredge, Karen Mahoney, Daniel Marks, Justine Musk, Diana Peterfreund, Michelle Rowen, Carrie Ryan, Daniel Waters, Michelle Zink…..you’re bound to recognize at least a name or two amongst this group. If you don’t, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do because you sure are missing out on some great reads. What’s that? Whom have I read? Oh, well…all of them….at least if you count these short stories…hey, you didn’t specify that it had to be the original books when you telepathically asked that question.
- Seventh, haunting
- Eighth, unusual also but in a good way
- Tenth, very interesting
- Eleventh, different but interesting
- Twelfth, bad consequences
Now I know I skipped one or two there but those are the ones I’ve already mentioned in greater detail so no need to drive them into the ground.
All in all, a rather enjoyable experience from some of the top names in the Young Adult genre today and reading time well spent. Would I recommend it? Certainly…..like I said it’s a great way to sample their writing before committing to a full-length novel with an author you’ve heard of but never read. Review copy courtesy of Nicole at Running Press. (THANKS!) For more information on this title and their full catalog, check out their website or follow along on Twitter.
Until next time…happy reading!