Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Poison Eaters - A Review

The Poison Eaters - Holly Black (Library Thing Early Reviewers)

Product Details (from B&N)

  • Pub. Date: February 01, 2010
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press
  • Format: Hardcover, 256pp
  • Sales Rank: 163,673
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis (from B&N)

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. These stories have been published in anthologies such as 21 Proms, The Faery Reel, and The Restless Dead, and have been reprinted in many “Best of” anthologies. The Poison Eaters is Holly Black’s much-anticipated first collection of stories, and her ability to stare into the void—and to find humanity and humor there—will speak to young adult and adult readers alike.

My Thoughts:

This was a quick, enjoyable read full of delicious wickedness and strange tales. Holly does an amazing job weaving life into her stories. I can honestly say I enjoyed all of the stories in this collection and wish there were more to be read. From vampires to unicorns, to characters from books coming to life there's a story for all tastes within these pages.

If you're looking for a quick story to bide you over between appointments or just before bed, this would be the perfect book.


MarceJ said...

I'm about to start Lips Touch, if I enjoy it I will try the Poison Eaters.

Anonymous said...

I am so behind in my Holly Black reading. Thanks for mentioning this one...reminds me to get busy reading more.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sounds interesting.... I am always up for a quick read!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen a review for this book yet. The cover is creepy and awesome. I'll have to check this one out now for sure. :)

bermudaonion said...

Sounds interesting, but I'm not into short stories too much.

Melissa (My World) said...

I have not heard of any of the books by this author. It seems this book is full of great stories. I am going to have to keep an eye out for this one. Thank you for introducing me to it.