Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Poison Eater and other Stories - Holly Black

Publisher:  Big Mouth House
Pages:  224
Source:  Simon & Schuster Galley Grab
Genre:  Young Adult, Short Stories

Most of these stories appear in other anthologies.  Some of them a humorous.  Most of them are on the dark side.  Maybe that is what I liked about them.  My favorites by far were "The Night Market" where we discover what love really is and at what length we will go to obtain it," The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" a twisted vampire story, "The Poison Eaters" a story of revenge, and "A Reversal of Fortune"  a story of beating the Devil at his own game.  This book has something for everyone.  Not all of the stories were as good as I would have liked.  I will say there was enough here for everyone to find something for their taste in short stories.

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