Monday, October 15, 2012

What's Fresh with Foretold!

I mentioned previously that I loaded my Kindle with YA novels before leaving for my European trip...and then found myself so busy sightseeing and visiting that I didn’t get around to reading many. No harm--I’ll get to them all eventually.

I thought I’d share with our readers a book I did read and particularly liked, Foretold, a compilation of short stories written by fourteen noted YA authors (including Heather Brewer, Meg Cabot, Matt de la Pena, Simone Elkeles and Lisa McMann, all of whom have been featured here), and edited by Carrie Ryan. 

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? 
To challenge predictions? To question fate?
It’s human nature to wonder about life’s twists and turns. 
But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?
From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, 
Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life’s 
unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted
 by 14 of young adult fiction’s brightest stars.

The stories vary between world-building paranormals, fairy tales and contemporaries, and are all very good.  One that has stayed with me was “Improbable Futures” by Kami Garcia, about a young fortune teller in a traveling carnival who gets her kicks by casting bad fortunes...and then some start to come true.

Incidentally, it was with a nod to our own Kelly Parra that I downloaded this book, in that I so enjoyed the two paranormal YA anthologies that she’s contributed to, Something Wicked and Prom Dates to Die For, that I went looking for more.  Check them all out! 

2 fresh comments:

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

I have this in my TBR pile! Looking forward to it. Thanks for the nod to SW and PROM, Tina!!

Janie Emaus said...

This sounds like great book. Short stories are my favorite things to read.