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PROM NIGHTS FROM HELL by various authors.
Worried that prom night is gonna bite?
In this collection, bestselling authors including Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) and Meg Cabot (How To Be Popular and The Princess Diaries) take bad Prom nights to a whole new level - a paranormally bad level ....
Wardrobe catastrophes and two left feet are nothing compared with discovering you're dancing with the Grim Reaper - and he isn't here to tell you how hot you look ....
From vampire exterminations to angels fighting demons, these five stories will be more fun than any DJ in a bad dinner jacket. No corsage or limo rental necessary - just great, sexy, scary, fun.
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FIRST SENTENCE (The Exterminator's Daughter by Meg Cabot): The music is pounding in time to my heartbeat.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 286, Hell On Earth by Stephanie Meyer): No, she couldn't force the humans to do anything. They had their innate free will, and so she could only tempt, could only suggest. Little things - high heels and seams and minor muscle groups - she could manipulate, but she could never force their minds.
MY THOUGHTS: Being both English and born at a time well before the prom had become popular here perhaps much of the so-called 'great, sexy, scary fun' of Prom Nights from Hell passed me by. Then again, perhaps they were just unremarkable stories.
Written by five authors (Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephanie Meyer, Lauren Myracle) for the 13+ market it is only Kim Harrison's and Stephenie Meyer's work that I am familiar with.
Hardly a glowing example if this is typical of these authors works. With the exception of Stephenie Meyer's Hell On Earth, which, a clever idea though hardly unique, was mildly amusing if nothing else, the other renditions ranged from the totally unoriginal and far less creepy than it thought it was (Lauren Myracle's The Corsage) to the somewhat puzzling (Michele Jaffe's Kiss And Tell) to the utterly disappointing (Kim Harrison's Madison Avery And The Dim Reaper).
Not a great collection by any means, I think all but the youngest of paranormal fans risk being truly disappointed by these unexceptional offerings.
KEEP IT OR NOT?: Ex-library stock, this is not a collection destined for the shelves.
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