The Compulsive Reader: Love is Hell by Various Authors

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Love is Hell by Various Authors

From determined ghosts to otherworldly love interests, Love is Hell contains a selection of romantic, chilling, and gripping short stories from some of the best Young Adult paranormal writers.

The stories are just as varied and diverse as the collection of writers; Laurie Faria Stolarz relates to readers a modern tale of a haunting while Scott Westerfeld offers readers a glimpse into a futuristic "perfect world" and two teens that unwittingly learn a thing or two about perfection. Justine Larbalestier's story is centered on a complicated relationship that struggles to defy all odds, and Gabrielle Zevin's story is a complex mix of reality and fantasy that cleverly twists readers' minds. Melissa Marr wraps the anthology up with her seaside tale of trust, patience, and love.

Dreamy, suspenseful, (sometimes) heartbreaking, and even satirical at times, Love is Hell is full of fun, quick reads that will engage any paranormal fan.
I just love this little collection of books that HarperTeen is putting out--they're quite fun. The first one was Prom Nights from Hell (STEAL ALERT: this one is available on Amazon for on $4!), which was quite good, and features stories from Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Stephenie Meyer, Michele Jaffe, and Lauren Myracle. And in May the latest book in the "series", Vacations from Hell, will hit stores, brought to you by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Libba Bray, Claudia Gray, and Sarah Mlynowski. I can't wait!

1 comment:

BookChic said...

I loved Prom Nights and can't wait to read this one and Vacations (when it comes out). I hope they continue to do more!

Great review!