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Summary Defy the Dark Defy the Dark Free download Ù 105 Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Saundra Mitchell Lives A girl who goes mad in the darkness Monsters in Bavaria A generational spaceship where night doesn’t exist And other mysteries and oddities The contributors to the enthralling collection are Sarah Rees Brennan Tessa Gratton Rachel Haw. The whole idea of this anthology is to explore things that happen in the dark and the ways they change us as people I first decided to pick up this book because I have read full length novels by most of these authors and enjoyed their writing stylesplots I was particularly excited about the stories written by Malinda Lo Beth Revis Saundra Mitchell and Sarah Ockler There were some really good stories and some really weird on the fence ones I m going to give a story by story breakdown but they ll each be short as I am loathe to give anything away I will say that overall it was an interesting anthology so far I still haven t read an anthology that I ve loved completely Sleepstalk by Courtney Summers From what I managed to figure out this was a story about a girl obsessed with a boy who doesn t feel the same She stands outside his house every night debating whether or not to throw a rock through his window This was contemporary than paranormal unlike most of the other stories and in so short of a story the girl came across completely crazy to me and not at all likeable or relatable Definitely my one of my least favorite stories in the anthology VERDICT 155 Stars Nature by Aprilynne Pike This story had the spark for me that I wished Bumped by Megan McCafferty would have had I like the premise a dystopian world where people are separated into the educated and the menial laborers Nature versus Nurture a very old debate Only your test scores and your physical characteristics can decide which one you are And the latter can outweigh the first so easily The main character is on one track and gets thrust in the opposite direction after a routine physical This broke my heart but I could honestly see it happening Scary but really good and I would love to read this as a full length novel VERDICT 45 Stars The Dark Side of the Moon by Dia Reeves To be completely honest I was bored straight out of the gate with this one I could tell it was a sort of dystopian universe or something but it started out so trite Girl and boy are in love but sneaking around because her Mom and Dad won t approve he s wrong side of the tracks There was a paranormal element to it but it just never struck a chord with me VERDICT 15 Stars Ghost Town by Malinda Lo I really enjoyed this story and while I didn t love it I think I could have if there had been time with the characters developing the plot I did love that it wasn t the typical thing but at the same time I enjoyed the whole clich of new girl Ty being lured to explore a haunted house by mean girl McKenzie The ending was different from what I expected and I can honestly say I really enjoyed this one My only complaint is it started to seem repetitive closer to the end VERDICT 3755 Stars Eyes In The Dark by Rachel Hawkins This story was a lot like those really weird urban legends that everyone believes Like what happens when the guy gets out of the car to explore the mysterious noise and the girl finds his corpse hanging from a tree or something There was a little bit to this one with the girl expecting to cheat on her boyfriend and ending up in creepy deadly situation Gave me chills but was really undeveloped and simplistic for my tastes VERDICT 355 Stars Stillwater by Valerie Kemp Possibly one of my favorite stories in the whole anthology by an author I ve never even heard of before it is set in a small southern town where nothing ever changes until a boy and girl whose families have been feuding for generations manage to look past the fog and actually see each other Can they escape the madness embraced by the rest of the town I liked that it had a contemporary setting but an element of magicrandom paranormal events to its plot Also I really liked the main characters and got invested in their fates This was some powerful writing and I ll definitely be looking this author up VERDICT 55 Stars I Gave You My Love By The Light Of The Moon by Sarah Rees Brennan Berthe is just an average teenage girl but when she s bit by something on a hiking trip her life changes drastically With the help of Stephen will she be able to keep living her life like always I liked the growth of the relationship between Berthe and Stephen I thought though that it was kind of bittersweet and unrealistically drawn But I honestly liked this a lot than the actual full length books I ve read by Rees Brennan She s a great character writer and that really shines through in this piece VERDICT 45 Stars Night Swimming by Beth Revis This was a short story set in the same universe as Revis Across the Universe series It was distinctively different from the others in the collection being the only one with any real sci fi elements to it I wanted to love it seeing how I m a gigantic fan of her series But I spent the whole story unsure of who the narrator was and that ruined it for me It had no true emotional impact because I didn t know who I was supposed to be feeling sorry for I did like having a peek into Elder Harley Kayleigh and Orion s past before Amy entered into their lives VERDICT 35 Stars Almost Normal by Carrie Ryan Something about the hopefulness and youthful feeling of invincibility on the part of the main characters endeared this one to me The zombies are closing in so a group of teenage friends decides to spend one last night being free at the amusement park Things go horrifically wrong I have never read Ryan s zombie series Forest of Hands and Teeth but I felt like this short story was a part of that universe That said it was easy to immerse myself into it and get completely terrified I did want to shout at the kids about their stupidity just like when you watch a horror movie and can see the killer behind the victim Interesting but in this case the lack of resolution wasn t a good thing for me as a curious reader VERDICT 3755 Stars There s Nowhere Else by Jon Skovron Basically a twist on the downtrodden hero where Sebastian s Mom has an abusive boyfriend and refuses to leave him At night when he dreams Sebastian becomes other people literally And the things he does as other people have very real conseuences With a power like his soon he ll have a choice to make Good versus evil what will Sebastian choose The random entry of an entity that almost reminded me of Loki only super evil and another entity who was basically a voodoo priest made up the interesting parts of this story Honestly felt mediocre about this one Could take it or leave it VERDICT 35 Stars Naughty or Nice by Myra McEntire Bex is on a school trip to Bavaria with her best friend Henry Things start to go awry when a local legend of a killer in a guise resembling Santa Clause throw them into terrifying circumstances Will they make it home alive This was so creative I absolutely loved the premise and the execution had the right amount of sass mystery legend and spine tingling creepiness Probably tied with Stillwater for my fave story in the book VERDICT 55 Stars Shadowed by Christine Johnson The second out of two stories that I completely had no interest in over the course of reading the anthology Princess Esme is cursed and must keep in the shadows away from the light Longing to be free maybe the handsome Knight Rylan can help her escape her tower Not at ALL in keeping with the rest of the anthology which seems to be made up of contemporary or futuristic dystopian stories This was a jarring addition that felt to me like it didn t fit at all I was not paying any real attention and was glad when it was over Maybe if it had been in a different anthology I would have liked it VERDICT 15 StarsNow Bid Time Return by Saundra Mitchell Dacey enters a contest and wins the trip of a lifetime to the Scandinavian part of Europe to photograph the Northern Lights for a week When her pictures all have the same markdefect on them she thinks her camera is faulty But there might be another supernatural explanation by the name of Kristian The imagery plot and romance in this one were absolutely gorgeous I loved that it was part ghost story and part alternate dimensiontime travel interlude It was wonderful and while I am a romantic at heart it still had my eyes rolling slightly at the tooth achingly sweet ending Still one of my top stories in the anthology for sure VERDICT 455 StarsThe Moth and The Spider by Sarah Ockler Very different from everything else I have ever read by Sarah Ockler but definitely intriguing As always she has a way with words and I enjoyed the machinations of the main character Cali Felt like there was something missing but overall it grabbed my attention and wouldn t let go Another good piece of writing from one of my favorite authors VERDICT 3755 StarsWhere the Light Is by Jackson Pearce Born a miner die a miner Or at least that s what Will thinks his fate is until he meets Ennor one of the Knockers a creature living in the mines with the power to create cave ins The power to control a miner s very fate Will they be able to bridge the gap between their worlds or will they both combust from a lethal encounter An interesting and literal take on the theme of darkness and I enjoyed the folklore feeling that the myth of the Knockers created for the story It was very American to me in that everything has to have it s own origin story I liked it but felt that the romantic interest between Ennor and Will was entirely unnecessary VERDICT 45 StarsThis Was Ophelia by Tessa Gratton Ophelia wishes she d been born as a man and lives like one in the time of Prohibition She meets and falls in love with privileged Halden King The only trouble is he thought he was falling in love with another man And he may not want Ophelia romantically once he knows she s a woman She wants freedom and Halden but he wants a different kind of love Will they stay together Ophelia in this was portrayed definitely as a stronger woman than in the original playbut the point is that she doesn t even really view herself as a woman I did like the premise but at the same time thought it was kind of dated in its execution Thoroughly original idea though VERDICT 355 StarsOVERALL AVERAGE VERDICT 4565 Stars Overall it was a very good collection and I would highly recommend it to fans of these individual authors and fans of scary stories or stories with paranormal elements at the foundation I received this book as part of Around the World ARC Tours run by the lovely Princess Bookie No favors or money were exchanged for this review It became available for purchase on June 18th 2013 The Rituals of Dinner your test scores and Wolf Canyon your physical characteristics can decide which one Born to Run A Hidden Tribe Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen you are And the latter can outweigh the first so easily The main character is on one track and gets thrust in the opposite direction after a routine physical This broke my heart but I could honestly see it happening Scary but really good and I would love to read this as a full length novel VERDICT 45 Stars The Dark Side of the Moon by Dia Reeves To be completely honest I was bored straight out of the gate with this one I could tell it was a sort of dystopian universe or something but it started out so trite Girl and boy are in love but sneaking around because her Mom and Dad won t approve he s wrong side of the tracks There was a paranormal element to it but it just never struck a chord with me VERDICT 15 Stars Ghost Town by Malinda Lo I really enjoyed this story and while I didn t love it I think I could have if there had been time with the characters developing the plot I did love that it wasn t the typical thing but at the same time I enjoyed the whole clich of new girl Ty being lured to explore a haunted house by mean girl McKenzie The ending was different from what I expected and I can honestly say I really enjoyed this one My only complaint is it started to seem repetitive closer to the end VERDICT 3755 Stars Eyes In The Dark by Rachel Hawkins This story was a lot like those really weird urban legends that everyone believes Like what happens when the guy gets out of the car to explore the mysterious noise and the girl finds his corpse hanging from a tree or something There was a little bit to this one with the girl expecting to cheat on her boyfriend and ending up in creepy deadly situation Gave me chills but was really undeveloped and simplistic for my tastes VERDICT 355 Stars Stillwater by Valerie Kemp Possibly one of my favorite stories in the whole anthology by an author I ve never even heard of before it is set in a small southern town where nothing ever changes until a boy and girl whose families have been feuding for generations manage to look past the fog and actually see each other Can they escape the madness embraced by the rest of the town I liked that it had a contemporary setting but an element of magicrandom paranormal events to its plot Also I really liked the main characters and got invested in their fates This was some powerful writing and I ll definitely be looking this author up VERDICT 55 Stars I Gave You My Love By The Light Of The Moon by Sarah Rees Brennan Berthe is just an average teenage girl but when she s bit by something on a hiking trip her life changes drastically With the help of Stephen will she be able to keep living her life like always I liked the growth of the relationship between Berthe and Stephen I thought though that it was kind of bittersweet and unrealistically drawn But I honestly liked this a lot than the actual full length books I ve read by Rees Brennan She s a great character writer and that really shines through in this piece VERDICT 45 Stars Night Swimming by Beth Revis This was a short story set in the same universe as Revis Across the Universe series It was distinctively different from the others in the collection being the only one with any real sci fi elements to it I wanted to love it seeing how I m a gigantic fan of her series But I spent the whole story unsure of who the narrator was and that ruined it for me It had no true emotional impact because I didn t know who I was supposed to be feeling sorry for I did like having a peek into Elder Harley Kayleigh and Orion s past before Amy entered into their lives VERDICT 35 Stars Almost Normal by Carrie Ryan Something about the hopefulness and Celtic Rituals: An Authentic Guide to Ancient Celtic Spirituality youthful feeling of invincibility on the part of the main characters endeared this one to me The zombies are closing in so a group of teenage friends decides to spend one last night being free at the amusement park Things go horrifically wrong I have never read Ryan s zombie series Forest of Hands and Teeth but I felt like this short story was a part of that universe That said it was easy to immerse myself into it and get completely terrified I did want to shout at the kids about their stupidity just like when El amante japonés you watch a horror movie and can see the killer behind the victim Interesting but in this case the lack of resolution wasn t a good thing for me as a curious reader VERDICT 3755 Stars There s Nowhere Else by Jon Skovron Basically a twist on the downtrodden hero where Sebastian s Mom has an abusive boyfriend and refuses to leave him At night when he dreams Sebastian becomes other people literally And the things he does as other people have very real conseuences With a power like his soon he ll have a choice to make Good versus evil what will Sebastian choose The random entry of an entity that almost reminded me of Loki only super evil and another entity who was basically a voodoo priest made up the interesting parts of this story Honestly felt mediocre about this one Could take it or leave it VERDICT 35 Stars Naughty or Nice by Myra McEntire Bex is on a school trip to Bavaria with her best friend Henry Things start to go awry when a local legend of a killer in a guise resembling Santa Clause throw them into terrifying circumstances Will they make it home alive This was so creative I absolutely loved the premise and the execution had the right amount of sass mystery legend and spine tingling creepiness Probably tied with Stillwater for my fave story in the book VERDICT 55 Stars Shadowed by Christine Johnson The second out of two stories that I completely had no interest in over the course of reading the anthology Princess Esme is cursed and must keep in the shadows away from the light Longing to be free maybe the handsome Knight Rylan can help her escape her tower Not at ALL in keeping with the rest of the anthology which seems to be made up of contemporary or futuristic dystopian stories This was a jarring addition that felt to me like it didn t fit at all I was not paying any real attention and was glad when it was over Maybe if it had been in a different anthology I would have liked it VERDICT 15 StarsNow Bid Time Return by Saundra Mitchell Dacey enters a contest and wins the trip of a lifetime to the Scandinavian part of Europe to photograph the Northern Lights for a week When her pictures all have the same markdefect on them she thinks her camera is faulty But there might be another supernatural explanation by the name of Kristian The imagery plot and romance in this one were absolutely gorgeous I loved that it was part ghost story and part alternate dimensiontime travel interlude It was wonderful and while I am a romantic at heart it still had my eyes rolling slightly at the tooth achingly sweet ending Still one of my top stories in the anthology for sure VERDICT 455 StarsThe Moth and The Spider by Sarah Ockler Very different from everything else I have ever read by Sarah Ockler but definitely intriguing As always she has a way with words and I enjoyed the machinations of the main character Cali Felt like there was something missing but overall it grabbed my attention and wouldn t let go Another good piece of writing from one of my favorite authors VERDICT 3755 StarsWhere the Light Is by Jackson Pearce Born a miner die a miner Or at least that s what Will thinks his fate is until he meets Ennor one of the Knockers a creature living in the mines with the power to create cave ins The power to control a miner s very fate Will they be able to bridge the gap between their worlds or will they both combust from a lethal encounter An interesting and literal take on the theme of darkness and I enjoyed the folklore feeling that the myth of the Knockers created for the story It was very American to me in that everything has to have it s own origin story I liked it but felt that the romantic interest between Ennor and Will was entirely unnecessary VERDICT 45 StarsThis Was Ophelia by Tessa Gratton Ophelia wishes she d been born as a man and lives like one in the time of Prohibition She meets and falls in love with privileged Halden King The only trouble is he thought he was falling in love with another man And he may not want Ophelia romantically once he knows she s a woman She wants freedom and Halden but he wants a different kind of love Will they stay together Ophelia in this was portrayed definitely as a stronger woman than in the original playbut the point is that she doesn t even really view herself as a woman I did like the premise but at the same time thought it was kind of dated in its execution Thoroughly original idea though VERDICT 355 StarsOVERALL AVERAGE VERDICT 4565 Stars Overall it was a very good collection and I would highly recommend it to fans of these individual authors and fans of scary stories or stories with paranormal elements at the foundation I received this book as part of Around the World ARC Tours run by the lovely Princess Bookie No favors or money were exchanged for this review It became available for purchase on June 18th 2013

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Defy the Dark

Summary Defy the Dark Defy the Dark Free download Ù 105 Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Saundra Mitchell Kins Christine Johnson Valerie Kemp Malinda Lo Myra McEntire Saundra Mitchell Sarah Ockler Jackson Pearce Aprilynne Pike Dia Reeves Beth Revis Carrie Ryan Jon Skovron Courtney Summers and Kate Espy winner of the Defy the Dark new author contes. Like all short story collections this had a mixed bag of some 23 and 4 star reads I gave it a 3 as average My favorites were by Courtney Summers Carrie Ryan and Tessa Gratton

Summary Defy the Dark

Summary Defy the Dark Defy the Dark Free download Ù 105 Free read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Saundra Mitchell The seventeen original stories in Defy the Dark an eerie mind bending YA anthology could only take place in darkness Open the pages and discover A creepy guy who stares too long The secrets of the core of the earth Dreams of other people’s. I received this book as a gift It s not something I would have picked up on my own as none of the authors featured number among my favoritesThis collection of short stories was an easy uick read despite the page count I skipped a couple of the stories and skimmed others I only liked a handful of them My favorites were The Dark Side of the Moon by Dia Reeves and Stillwater by Valerie Kemp