Sunday, March 28, 2010

REVIEW: Prom Nights From Hell by Various (Authors)

Prom Nights From Hell by Meg Cabot, Stephenie Meyer, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, & Lauren Myracle.
Pages: 320
Publisher: Harpercollins Children's Books
Publication Date: 25th June 2009

From Amazon
Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot head up this collection of 5 thrilling paranormal stories which take bad prom nights to a whole new level. Imagine discovering you're dancing with the Grim Reaper -- and he isn't there to tell you how hot you look. Worried that your Prom Night is gonna bite? In this thrilling collection, bestselling authors Stephenie Meyer and Meg Cabot take bad prom nights to a whole new level -- a paranormally bad level! Clothes disasters and falling over your own two feet are nothing compared with discovering you're dancing with the Grim Reaper -- and he isn't there to tell you how hot you look! From vampire exterminations to angels fighting demons, these 5 stories are more entertaining than any really bad DJ spinning his stuff. No corsage or limo necessary -- just good, scary, sexy fun.

LOL! I really enjoyed this collection of captivating short stories from five different YA authors themed with the supernatural and paranormally twisted romance of Prom night! :)
The whole of the book kept me on edge as each story revealed these interesting, attractive characters being taken on a whole adventure of magic and passion. The atmosphere in each story was so intense and fast-paced, I was so disappointed when they ended, after all, they were only short stories, but with a really strong message.

The Exterminator's Daughter (by Meg Cabot) was very funny, and definitely hooked me in! Reading it from Adam's point of view was absolutely hilarious, especially the whole start with Ted, Lila, Mary, and Sebastian Drake, and the KETCHUP! LOL! ;D ;D

Wow, I loved that The Corsage (Lauren Myracle) was inspired by The Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs - I read this last year when we studied it during English and the overall effect was totally disturbing. Honestly, it really creeped me out and as Lauren also says at the beginning of it: "Be careful what you wish for, indeed!"
I think this was my favourite story had to be the one by Kim Harrison: Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper. It was amazing! The whole it was a mistake, you weren't meant to die" thingy was very gripping and I really want to read more! Fortunately for me, this is actually now a full book by Kim, and has a sequel!I will have to go and find that! :) I also loved Kiss & Tell  (Michele Jaffe) and I think Hell on earth (Stephenie Meyer!!!) was also one of my favourites! It was seriously..breathtaking!

So, this book is really appealing to the older teenage audience and will be highly enjoyed by the fans of vampires, ghosts, and other scary cretaures, as well as the gothic romance :)


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