Synopsis & Book Info:
Poisonous girls whose kisses will kill. A fateful eating contest with the devil. Faeries who return to Ironside, searching for love. A junior prom turned bacchanalia. In twelve short stories, eerie and brimming with suspense and unexpected humor, Holly Black twists the fantastical creatures you thought you knew in ways you’ll never expect.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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Holly Black is the bestselling author of the Spiderwick series. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Teens, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and has been translated into twelve languages. Her second teen novel, Valiant, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her third teen novel, Ironside, the sequel to Tithe, was a New York Times bestseller. Her new novel, White Cat, received three starred reviews. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Holly at blackholly.com.
This is a great collection of paranormal stories, with vampires, faeries, elves, werewolves and more.
My absolute favorite was the first story, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and my least favorite is In Vodka Veritas, though I liked them all for their creativity.
Great writing and great characters make for a couple of stories I won't soon forget.
~I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.~