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Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction Hardcover – August 28, 2012
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CARRIE RYAN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy that includes The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places, and the original ebook Hare Moon. She has edited the short story anthology Foretold: 14 Stories of Prophecy and Prediction and contributed to many other story collections herself, including Zombies vs. Unicorns, Kiss Me Deadly, and Enthralled. Her work has been translated into over eighteen languages and her first novel is in production as a major motion picture. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit her at CarrieRyan.com.
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"Burned Bright" by Diana Peterfreund:5/5 This one is about a cult, and a planned group death that goes wrong/ or right? and the ramifications of the ppl who do not die.
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"Out of the Blue" by Meg Cabot: 3/5 2 twins (girl, boy) meet an alien as small children and then grow up and finaly share the story of meeting the alien. This one has a lot of personality, the reader gets to know the character of both twins.
"One True Love" by Malinda Lo: 5/5 This is about a princess being trapped away not getting to see men ever bc it will lead to his downfall. Just dont assume everyone is heterosexual. I love that!!
"This Is a Mortal Wound" by Michael Grant: 3/5 A smart ass boy who is living the good life and then is kidnapped and is made to do school work and at the end he is still a smart ass. What I liked about this story is that the writer is saying there is not always just one way to do something, different methods work.
"Misery" by Heather Brewer: 5/5. A story about a boy (and the rest of the town) who all get a present every year. This year the boy is nervous before he gets the present. Will he not like it? This is a non happy town, not unhappy, just blah. He is unique bc most ppl do not feel this way about their present. Which means he does not belong in this town.Read more ›
The story that interested me the most by far was "Homecoming" by Richelle Mead. I confess. I'm a big VA fan and was super excited to find out that this story is set after series ended. Rose and Dimitri visit his hometown for the first time since the last time they were there, and the mood is very different in a nice way. The story is centered on Yeva's predictions, which always result in confrontations with Rose that had me laughing. Fellow VA fans know how headstrong Rose can be even when she knows that she's on the losing end of an argument.
A story that surprised me was "Gentlemen Send Phantoms" by Laini Taylor. The beginning had me thinking that is was going to be some kind of chick flit with a supernatural angle with the girls' belief that baking a cake can help them learn who their future husband will be. My mom and her friends once did a similar thing with a hairbrush, candles, and a mirror when they were younger for the thrill. It didn't show them anything, and I was thinking that maybe this would be similar, except that the visions might be real. It is a bit of a chick flick. There aren't major changes in character, and the plot is fairly straightfoward. However, it's sweet at the same time.Read more ›
In addition to my initial curiosity about the theme of this collection, I was interested in the concept of a collection of short stories. Though I'd glanced at them before, I'd never actually sat down and read a collection of short stories... or any short stories at all apart from those assigned in my literature seminars. I found it curious that many readers appeared to have purchased or read this collection specifically for Richelle Mead's short story, Homecoming, which centers around Rose and Dmitri the Vampire Academy books, which was worrisome to me because I never finished that series and hadn't picked one up in years.
The anthology begins with Laini Taylor's Gentleman Send Phantoms, which I immediately adored. For me, that story set the tone for the entire collection. Whimsical with gorgeous imagery, this story set the tone as anything is possible. Each story had an entirely different feel and tone, yet they were all connected by thread extending from Taylor's story.
The anthology ends with the Richelle Mead story based in the world of the VA books. For me the story didn't shine as bright as it might have if I still read the VA books or had read them recently.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a good collection of short stories the book made me look up some of the author's other worksPublished 2 months ago by Maureen E. Karman
The short stories in this collection were hit and miss with me. I bought the book entirely for "Homecoming" by Richelle Mead, which I enjoyed despite its shortness. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adair Lee
This book is very captivating, witty, beautiful, heartbreaking, heart-mending, funny and down to Earth. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ruquayya
Firstly, I'd like to state I'm not a short story fan, but I was curious about this compilation as the stories in it have a common starting point - prophecies (I love these). Read morePublished 9 months ago by vanja mm
I love the this book. I just wished that Richelle Mead made her part bigger because I am a VA fan (which is why I bought this book). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rose
I have only read a few of the shorts in this novel, but they are really good. I mainly got it for 1 story but found myself reading others.Published 20 months ago by Rachael Danley