Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz

I just finished this book, after a long period in which I didn't finish any books. So, finally, here is a review. And, a summary (taken from the back of the book and amazon):

Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it.

In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love may be twisted and turned around, but it's more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.

From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

I got this book on whim, while shopping; and I started it that night. I started reading it before I went to bed; and I finished the first story. I didn't want to fall asleep! I good story does that to you. Not only was the first story good, it was wonderfully magnificent. The second story I read the next night. I stayed up really late to finish reading it. It was also wonderful. I think I liked the third story the least, but it was still nice. The other two stories were also great! So, I recommend this book. It sucked me into its world of love, and twisted my mind in a way which made me love the characters.

1 comment:

prophecygirl said...

I really enjoyed this too. A great mix from great writers.

Thanks for the review!