Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book Review- Shards & Ashes

I finished reading Shards & Ashes edited by Kelley Armstrong and  Melissa Marr for an Around the World ARC Tour a couple of days ago.

From Goodreads:

Gripping original stories of dystopian worlds from nine New York Times bestselling authors, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

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.

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

It's so hard for me to write reviews for anthologies.  There are always some stories that I like and some that I don't. 

I liked that all of the stories had to do with the dystopian world.  I find that I am pretty into that genre right now so this book was right up my alley.  My only complaint really is that they're all short stories (yes, I know that's the point of an anthology).  But sometimes I was left wanting to read more about the characters and the story.  I didn't want a lot of them to end and could easily have read whole books with those plots!

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

Shards & Ashes will be released on February 19, 2013.

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 81
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 67
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 70

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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