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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Love is Hell


In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers--Melissa Marr ("Wicked Lovely"), Scott Westerfeld ("Specials"), Justine Larbalestier ("Magic or Madness"), Gabrielle Zevin ("Elsewhere"), and Laurie Faria Stolarz ("Blue is for Nightmares")--love may be twisted and turned around, but it's more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.

From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

My Thoughts:

I read this anthology a week or so ago and I just wanted to recommend it to anyone who loves short stories (or these authors!). My favorite of the bunch were Scott Westerfeld's and Laurie Faria Stolarz's stories, but they were all interesting. Supernatural in nature (ghosts, selkies... you name it), each one covers different points on the difficulties and complications of love. I plan on reading the other anthologies that match this one: Prom nights from Hell and Vacations from hell. Cannot wait!

Rating: 4.0/5.0


  1. I want to read all these books too. And I love Laurie in general, so it would be nice to have something "new" from her.


  2. I agree. But she did release that new book series Deadly Little Secrets. Have you checked that out yet? It is still relatively new.


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