Thursday 3 June 2010

Vacations From Hell - Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Mlynowski

Vacations From Hell
Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Mlynowski

Harper Collins
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ISBN 9780061688720

ISBN 9780061861673 eBook

This year I have found a renewed interest and love for short fiction. I like anthologies for the opportunity to discover or experience different authors in a short time frame. I had encountered two of the authors in this collection in Geektastic, and enjoyed their work, the other authors in this assortment I had heard fabulous things about, so I wanted to give it a try, I was not disappointed. There are five amazing stories by five gifted authors in this collection and it will wet your appetite to read more by these writers. So come and take a journey through 5 vacations from hell. I am also looking forward to the sister volumes from this one, Love is Hell and Prom Nights From Hell. So let's take a look at each of our contributors and their contribution.

Crusin' - Sarah Mlynowski
What would you do if you were on a cruise ship with a close friend and a new friend, and the newspaper has stories about passengers going missing. What About if you started noticing people were missing from your ship. What is the newspaper says 'Vampires Attack Cruise Ships'. Would you be scared, or whould you think it is a joke. In this very interesting twist on vampires, and girls just looking to have fun read and find out. Sarah Mlynowski has written numerous novels, Bras & Broomsticks, Frogs & French Kisses, Spells & Sleeping Bags and more. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives and writes live from New York City.

I Don't Like Your Girlfriend - Claudia Gray
Claudia Gray is the author of Evernight, Stargazer and Hourglass. Prior to being a fulltime writer she worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. She lives in New York City. In this story, Claudia Gray in this story weaves a tale of a women's fraternity of witches, it is a reunion of a coven from university, a group of women who get together every summer with their families, and practice their arts. Their husbands have grown close through these yearly trips but know nothing about their true or ultimate purpose. Cecily Harper hates the annual trips or more importantly she hates her arch nemesis Kathleen Pruitt. Kathleen is prettier, has more money and always puts Cecily down. But these young witches are not suppose to be working major magic on their own. But rivalry can either bring out the best or the worst in a person. Find out what happens in this case.

The Law Of Suspects - Maureen Johnson
In this story two sisters from the states are visiting France and some distance relatives. They meet strange men and their life starts to go sideways. Unlike Vegas what happens in France may not always stay in France. Maureen Johnson is the critically acclaimed author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Key to the Golden Firebird, Girl at Sea and Suite Scarlett. She lives, writes blogs and tweets from New York City.

The Mirror House - Cassandra Clare
Mixed families can be bad at the best of times, but what if step brother and step sister kind of have the hots for each other? What if Stepdad starts verbally and physically abusing the mom on the honeymoon? Then what if the natives are warning you about the woman next door, that she has dark magic? This is a tremendous story by Cassandra Clare is the bestselling author of City of Bones, City Of Ashes, and City of Glass. City of Bones was a Locus Award finalist for Best First Novel and an ALA Teens' Top Ten winner. She is also the author of the upcoming YA fantasy trilogy The Infernal Devices. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her boyfriend and cats.

Nowhere Is Safe - Libba Bray
Four friends are touring through Europe before starting college in the fall. They decide to visit a small town with a festival in a town of Necuratul, a town legend has it made a deal with the devil for protection and prosperity. But with hard times and the town slated to be wiped out for a powerplant, maybe they are looking to return to the old ways. A fantastic story and maybe we will see more. Libba Bray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far. She also currently resides in New York City.

These five authors from New York has cast spells, told tales, brought luck and hopefully they will entertain you as much as they did me, in this incredible collection.

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