The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
Pick your poison: Vampires, devils, werewolves, faeries, or . . . ? Find them all here in Holly Black’s amazing first collection.In her debut collection, New York Times best-selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a... show more
Pick your poison: Vampires, devils, werewolves, faeries, or . . . ? Find them all here in Holly Black’s amazing first collection.In her debut collection, New York Times best-selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a tour of a faerie market and introduces a girl poisonous to the touch and another who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match. Some of these stories have been published in anthologies such as 21 Proms, The Faery Reel, and The Restless Dead, and many have been reprinted in many Best of ” anthologies.The Poison Eaters is Holly Black’s much-anticipated first collection, and her ability to stare into the voidand to find humanity and humor therewill speak to young adult and adult readers alike.A Junior Library Guild Pick. Illustrated by Theo Black.Holly Black is the author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults) and two related novels, Valiant (Norton Award winner) and New York Times bestseller Ironside. Her latest novel, Black Heart is the third of a new series, The Curseworkers. She and Tony DiTerlizzi created the best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Publisher: Big Mouth House
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
Ooh, I loved this book and I hated it. I got it off of my TBR knowing that I wanted it so I forgot to double check the synopsis and was not expecting a series of short stories in place of a novel. Some of the stories were based on other things she had written, like “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” and...
I did quite enjoy two of the short stories featured in this book, and thought that they could make great novels using the plot of the stories. Other than that, I didn't enjoy this book all that much, I found my self having trouble concentrating on reading after about a hundred pages in. Most of the ...
Meh. My first book from Holly Black should not have been a short story. They never really stay with you. So yeah, some of them were alright, some of the main characters (especially that 1st story) were annoying whiners, and some stories were pretty good. The best one was probably the characters comi...
While this is shelved as YA, I think it would appeal to anyone looking for a short story collection that delves into fantasy and supernatural elements. I have my favorites in this book (The Night Market, The Coat of Stars, Paper Cuts Scissors [love the library references!], and The Poison Eaters), b...