Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (Paperback)
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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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An award-winning collection of fifteen beastly tales with new stories from bestselling authors:
CASSANDRA CLARE
PATRICK NESS

HOLLY BLACK

Welcome to a world where humans live side by side with monsters. Where a demonic band breathes fire and scales; predatory kraken sing to their prey and harpies take on a strange attraction. Fifteen top voices in fiction explore the intersection of fear and love, of monsters and men, and our fatal attraction to what hides in the shadows. Featuring stories from bestselling authors Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness and Holly Black, this award-winning collection will make you laugh, cry and keep you wide-awake at night...

Winner of a World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology

"Luminous ... wonderful stories." - New York Times Book Review

"Some of these tales are moving, others terrifying... Long after the last page is turned, these tales will linger in readers' brains, in their closets, under their beds, and in the shadows." - School Library Journal (starred review)

"An engrossing, morally complex anthology." Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"An anthology of riches." Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406389753
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 164 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Luminous... There are wonderful stories... M. T. Anderson's "Quick Hill" is a tour de force of contemporary short fiction. It does, as well as anything I've read recently, what scary stories are supposed to do: It says what we feel, but cannot say. * New York Times Book Review *
From vampires to ghosts and from strange creatures made of mercury to half-harpies, these beasts will broaden readers' perspectives. Teens will never think about monsters in the same way again. Long after the last page is turned, these tales will linger in readers' brains, in their closets, under their beds, and in the shadows. * School Library Journal (starred review) *
Link and Grant present an engrossing, morally complex anthology of 15 stories centered on the seemingly antagonistic concepts of monsters and love. ... All of the entries are strong, and many are splendid. * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
The authors of these tales brilliantly intertwine morally charged issues with elements of horror writing that engage the reader. ... This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys horror fiction. * Library Media Connection *
A deliciously gory collection of fifteen original stories... While the theme is certainly familiar, the diversity of interpretations of monsterhood is an asset, and the book sets a fresh and amusing note with the opening pop quiz that assesses readers' views of monsters. ... Fans will be happy to find a well-edited, sharp collection of new stories about their favorite topic that covers both the creepy and alluring elements of monsters. * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books *

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