Review – The Curiosities
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  • August 28, 2012
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The Curiosities is a collection of short stories from three of the Young Adult genre’s most infamous writers – Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff. Originally available online at merryfates.com this new volume hosts a number of their best yarns; tales of basement dwelling vampires, zombies, Arthurian knights, would-be serial killers, dragons, and much more. The charm of this collection lies in the handwritten notes, drawings, criticisms, and scrimmages between these three friends. A must for any fan of the merry fates.

One thing I discovered during the read of this book – I really adore Brenna Yovanoff’s writing. Really. Adore. It. Her prose is sparse and precise, and to the point. She does not mince words and I really appreciate that about her work. Tessa Gratton’s stories are imaginative and lyrical, her stories crafted with such heart. Maggie Stiefvater’s worlds are colorful and passionate and full of angst and phenomenon… but Yovanoff stole my heart in this book. It’s worth the cost for one of her short stories alone.

This is such an awesome book. You must read it if you are a fan of any or all of these fine ladies.

5 out of 5 stars.

– BP

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