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The curiosities : a collection of stories / Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, Brenna Yovanoff.

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- (Added Author). Gratton, Tessa. (Added Author). Yovanoff, Brenna. (Added Author).

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Southbury Public Library TEEN 2. CURIOSITIES #1 (Text to phone) 34019126779925 Teen Fiction Available -

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General Note: A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction / Andrew Karre -- The vampire box / Tessa Gratton -- A murder of gods / Maggie Stiefvater -- The power of intent / Brenna Yovanoff -- A history of love / Maggie Stiefvater -- Girls raised by wolves / Brenna Yovanoff -- Date with a dragon slayer / Tessa Gratton -- Scheherazade / Brenna Yovanoff -- Prompts / Gratton, Stiefvater, and Yovanoff -- The spiral table / Tessa Gratton -- The madness of Lancelot / Brenna Yovanoff -- The wind takes our cries / Maggie Stiefvater -- On our critique relationship / Gratton, Stiefvater, and Yovanoff -- Auburn / Brenna Yovanoff -- The deadlier of the species / Maggie Stiefvater -- Puddles / Tessa Gratton -- The bone-tender / Brenna Yovanoff -- Death-ship / Tessa Gratton -- The last day of spring / Maggie Stiefvater -- Cut / Brenna Yovanoff -- Philosopher's flight / Maggie Stiefvater -- Ash-tree spell to break your heart / Tessa Gratton -- Rain maker / Maggie Stiefvater -- Dumb supper / Tessa Gratton -- Neighbors / Brenna Yovanoff -- Council of youth / Maggie Stiefvater -- The summer ends in slaughter / Tessa Gratton -- Blue as God / Brenna Yovanoff -- Thomas all / Tessa Gratton -- Heart-shaped box / Maggie Stiefvater -- Stories as novel playgrounds / Gratton, Stiefvater, and Yovanoff -- Berserk / Tessa Gratton -- Lazarus girl / Brenna Yovanoff -- Another sun / Maggie Stiefvater.
Summary, etc.: An anthology of darkly paranormal stories, with comments by the authors on their writing process.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Paranormal fiction
Short stories, American
Supernatural Fiction
Short stories
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Occult fiction.
Short stories.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780761375272
The Curiosities : A Collection of Stories
The Curiosities : A Collection of Stories
by Gratton, Tessa; Stiefvater, Maggie; Yovanoff, Brenna
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Described in an introduction by editor Andrew Karre as "the public performance of the private act of story craft," this assemblage of more than 30 short stories, many of which first appeared on the authors' joint blog, is akin to an artist's sketchpad. Technique, not story, is often foregrounded. "The Power of Intent," a Yovanoff offering, is a "be careful what you wish for" story with little narrative tension, but along the way it perfectly depicts the emotional undercurrents of a high school dance. And the mysteries of Gratton's brief but potent "Puddles" remain mysteries, though she quickly establishes a chilly atmosphere and fiery antagonism between her protagonists. Garlanding the snippets are handwritten doodles and notes that offer only occasional enlightenment about the authors' writing processes, but abundantly display their mutual admiration. There are lovely stretches of prose and many funny, personable marginal exchanges-as an entertainment, an object, the book has its pleasures. Overall, though, the content is better suited to its native milieu, the Web. Ages 12-up. Agent: (for Stief-vater and Gratton) Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency; (for Yovanoff) Sarah Davies, Greenhouse Literary. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780761375272
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More than 250 flash-fiction stories have appeared on the Merry Sisters of Fate blog written by Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, and Brenna Yovanoff, and this collection rounds up 30 of the best with a twist. The stories are presented (gasp!) unedited, while generous margin space allows for each contributor to scribble comments on both her own and her friends' works, everything from I suck at inventing slang to I still don't really know what this title means. Amusing doodles further the sense that we are peeking into a private conversation. It's a brilliant idea, and this is absolutely essential for fans of the authors. It sure makes critiquing look fun and in some ways, that's a bit of a problem. Critical comments are vital for workshopping, and they're virtually absent here. The experimental nature of the stories is also not especially daring (only three stories, for example, deviate from first person). But back to the stories: if you have a yen for dark, yearning, challenging yarns that often have a delightfully ambiguous, fairy-tale ambiance, there is plenty here to sate your curiosity. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The inventive idea is fresh enough to draw plenty of interest on its own. But add in three high-wattage YA stars and you've got a hit.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780761375272
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Gr 9 Up-The authors behind the group blog Merry Sisters of Fate have combined their talents to create a collection of 30 fantasy short stories that dazzle. The selections themselves are finely crafted, with fully realized characters and unique settings. Each one has an introduction that reveals the author's thought processes in creating the story arc. Amusing handwritten comments, replies, and drawings allow readers a glimpse into the women's friendship and how their critiques of one another's work helped them grow as writers. A handwriting key at the beginning of the book permits readers to identify who said what, lowering the wall between writer and reader to reveal each author's personality. Yovanoff has a gift for stories that explore evil soul mates. Stiefvater examines power and modern society with a healthy dose of angst and a dash of fire. Gratton creates a world of complex magic and courageous characters whose stories usually end with a choice to be made. The book opens strongly with a trapped vampire and a girl who must choose whether or not to free him. There are tales of trolls, zombies, and psychopaths, and even Arthurian legends. Each story stands totally on its own, but together, the cohesive group is more than the sum of its parts. This anthology is a must for all YA collections. Promote it to traditional fantasy lovers, paranormal fans, and aspiring authors. It might even be the inspiration for starting a library writer's group.-Cindy Wall, Southington Library & Museum, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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