Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Short Stories, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Big Mouth House
Publication Date: February 9th 2010
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Books were something that happened to readers. Readers were the victims of books.”
From flowers that turn boys into wolves, wolves that turn into boys, books that come to life and girls whose touch can kill Holly Black writes twelve engaging modern fantasy stories easy for anyone to enjoy.
I have never read an author so adept at twisting fairies and unicorns into the world we live in, and on top of everything manages to write so many different and relatable characters from all walks of life with varying identity. Every story is written in a different style with vastly different characters. Happy and sad endings.
Anthologies tend to be tricky, there’s normally a few sour stories that make the bunch less appealing but all twelve of these short stories can hold their own. The way they connect with the worlds she creates in later books and even with each other is brilliant and it’s a worthwhile book for any Holly Black fan.