Wednesday, November 28, 2012

(150)After edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

After (Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia)
Edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Publication Date: October 9, 2012
Pages: 384

First, I must apologize to you guys.  The last couple weeks of my life have been utter chaos.  My Grandmother took a turn for the worse and we made a hasty trip back to Iowa to be with her at the end.  She ended up passing in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day. So even though we logged a lot of miles in the car and I logged of quiet hours at her bedside, I have not done much reading.  While life happened, my TBR pile grew exponentially.

I did manage to finish an anthology of Young Adult dystopian short stories. After consists of nineteen stories by some of your favorite YA authors like Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, and Gregory Maguire to name a few. The stories range in varying degrees of terrifying.  Like teens who live in a world where everyone carries a gun to school.  Teens who are on a spaceship, and another story features a crucial game of baseball played with the Creepies are just a few examples of what imaginative stories you will find in this book.

You all know that I have really gotten hooked on apocalyptic novels.  So I jumped at the chance to read this anthology.  While most of the stories were great, there were a few that I felt needed more than just a few pages to develop the characters and the story. It is hard to really get the whole story out of a short story, if you know what I mean.

Bottom line, if you are a fan of dystopian novels, then obviously you are going to want to give this one a read!


lovemyspy said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss...

Sara Bell said...

So sorry again for your grandmother's loss Charlotte! Your family is all still on my prayer list!

This book definitely sounds like one I'll love. I've added it to my list. =]

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry, Charlotte. May her Memory be Eternal. Gentle hugs.

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Thank you! She truly is in a better place.

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