Released August 3, 2010
Source: Review copy provided by Book It Forward ARC Tours for review.
I got the ARC copy of Kiss Me Deadly and I was super excited to read some of my favorite authors stories early and it gave me a chance to read some new author to me. I was not disappointed by any both some where more appealing to me than others. It all depends on what you enjoy. These were my favorites.
“Errant” By Diana Peterfruend is set in her unicorn world but does not need to be read in any order for her series. It’s a interesting story with two girls who don’t understand each other: Gitta, a hunter and Elise, a noble lady. They soon work together to get what they want.
“The Spiritual Jar” By Karen Mahoney gives a second short story about Moth an 18-year-old vampire sent to London to receive a book for her sire, Theo. Who knew a book could cause so many problems. I really like Moth and her new friend Adam even though Moth does not have a full novel its enough that she is a strong character I would like to read more short adventures of hers.
“The Spy Who Never Grew Up” By Sarah Rees Brennan is a really cute story for those who love Peter Pan, the boy who thinks he is fabulous. Peter becomes a spy for the Queen who pays his fee by giving him a mother. Ashley, a great…granddaughter of Wendy who knows all about Peter and ready for him with peter spray.
“Hare Moon” by Carrie Ryan gives a short story about Sister Tabitha as a young girl and the hard decision she had to make, her own desires or the protection of the village. I really enjoyed knowing the struggles Sister Tabitha had to go through because I think it made me understand her more when she is in THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH.
“Familiar” By Michelle Rowen was a delightful short story about a witch that does not want to be a witch who picks out a runt looking tabby as her familiar who turns out to be a shifter. A very cute shifter named Owen.
“Fearless” By Rachel Vincent is a short story about a mara, a walking nightmare named Sabine. She feeds on peoples fears like a parasite. She ends up in a house for troubled girls but something isn’t right, there is no fear in the house. Not good for a girl who needs fear to eat. It is a part of her Soul Screamer universe in the pre-Kaylee days and Nash is Sabine’s boyfriend.
These other short stories were also good: “Vermillion” By Daniel Marks, “Behind the Red Door” by Caitlin Kittredge, “The Hounds of Ulster” By Maggie Stiefvater, “Lost” By Justine Musk, “Many Happy Returns” by Daniel Waters, “The Assassin’s Apprentice” by Michelle Zink.
TBA by Becca Fitzpatrick was missing from the ARC copy but I am still looking forward to it.
From “The Spy Who Never Grew Up” By Sarah Rees Brennan
“Peter,” Ashley asked softly, “Do you know what that was?”
“Of course,” Peter said, much affronted. “A thimble.”
“No,” said Ashley, staring, “That was a kiss.”
“Didn’t it strike you as a little different from other thimbles you’ve had in the past?”
Peter looked shifty. “Well, yes.”
“It was my first thimble with tongue.” Peter told her with dignity.