Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review: The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What do you get when Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff collaborate on a blog to work on their short story writing skills? The Curiosities – this short story collection covers the supernatural, horror, fantasy and just plain average. Find out about a vampire kept in a box located in a basement, a girl who may be scarier than the killer in her house and many, many more stories.
The second best part of this book is the amazing writing by three young adult novelists. The best part of this book is the commentaries located throughout each story. Not only does the author give insight into the writing processes they used, the other two authors include additional thoughts and critiques about the story. I personally was weary of reading a short story collection because I feel cheated about not getting a complete story. This collection completely shattered my perception of short stories. All of the stories were well written and didn’t leave me longing for more.
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