Out today! The Shards & Ashes anthology. Gripping and powerful original stories of dystopian worlds from New York Times bestselling authors

  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Rachel Caine
  • Kami Garcia
  • Nancy Holder
  • Melissa Marr
  • Beth Revis
  • Veronica Roth
  • Carrie Ryan
  • Margaret Stohl

My story’s called “Love is a Choice,” and it’s about Orion and his decision to become the man you see in Across the Universe. Here’s what Midnight Book Girl had to say about it: 

I liked Across the Universe, but to be honest, I found Orion’s story even more compelling!  I loved learning his history and how he evolved from Elder to Orion.

I hope you check this anthology out! And head on over to my blog for a chance to WIN it!

To-Be-Released Tuesday!

Book: Shards and Ashes 

Authors: Kelley Armstrong
Rachel Caine
Kami Garcia
Nancy Holder
Melissa Marr
Beth Revis
Veronica Roth
Carrie Ryan
Margaret Stoh

Summary: (from Amazon)The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few and their courage is tested.

Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world.

Release Date: 2/19/13

Purchase here!

Have a great week and and make sure to read!

Shards & Ashes book review

Shards and Ashes by Melissa Marr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I give this book an overall 3.5 stars. As with all anthologies there are great novellas and there are others that seem to act as fillers.

I really enjoyed Hearken by Veronica Roth. It was absolutely beautiful.

I was also intrigued by the Necklace of Raindrops short. I was also thoroughly confused and had to read a few sections again. This would make a rather interesting book.

Dogsbody was brilliant and intense and I felt as if this story just rips through you.

Burn gave me the creeps. I was absolutely terrified for Phoenix and her sister Sky.

Miasma was haunting and creepy and lovely all at the same time.

It’s definitely a quick jaunt in the YA dystopian genre.

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Fiction Friday is here!

Every week, we get carts full of new books, and there are always some YA goodies on them.  So, I figured that I’ll share a selection of our newest books every Friday. 

  • Itch by Simon Mayo: I can honestly say that I have never read a book about the periodic table, or the elements on it, that I found interesting.  But this one has kidnapping, conspiracies, and enough explosions to keep anyone happy.
  • Shards & Ashes edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong: If you need a dystopian fix, or simply want some creepy good stories, then this is the book for you. 
  • Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn: There aren’t all that many psychological/horror thrillers in YA to begin with and this is a good one. Annaliese awakens from a coma trapped in a body that isn’t hers.