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Monday, May 07, 2007

Summer book reading

It's hard to believe summer is almost here.

There has been all sorts of book buzz going on--with, of course, the final Harry Potter book topping the list.

However, before summer arrives, the month of May marks prom season. I recently received a delightful compilation of prom night stories from Harper Collins: Prom Nights from Hell. I'm not normally a big fan of the paranormal genre, but I did thoroughly enjoy this handful of tales. It helps that it had some of the top writers for teenagers as authors. They included the beloved Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, Stephenie Meyer and Michele Jaffe.

Here's a snippet from my review:

It doesn't matter whether horror is your genre or not. Anyone who has been through high school will smile at the title and theme of this collection of novellas from HarperTeen: Prom Nights from Hell.

Add to the mix that the contributors are Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, and Stephenie Meyer and it's obvious someone at Harper Teen is having a lot of fun. Nor does it hurt that most of the paranormal prom stories are pretty entertaining reads.

Overall, the collection of novellas showcase wonderful writing of creepy tales. Each author is able to capture their own distinct style in the five stories as well as inject them with very different moods. Granted, some work better than others.

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