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Monday, 10 September 2012

Review: Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction - Anthology

Author: 14 including Richelle Mead, Simone Elkeles
Release Date: July 20th 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: Bought

Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited by NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, 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.

This collection includes works from:
Malinda Lo (Ash)
Lisa McMann (Wake)
Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)
Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)
Laini Taylor (The Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Michael Grant (Gone)
Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine)
Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy)
Matt de la Pena (I Will Save You)
Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries)
Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
Diana Peterfreund (Rampant)
Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry)
Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)
Not really about the whole anthology. Just read Richelle Mead's, Simone Elkele's and Laini Taylor's stories.

Alright. I'm definitely not the first one to admit I only bought and read this for Richelle Mead's story. Who wouldn't want to read about one of our favorite YA couples Dimitri and Rose again? I sure missed them. 

Anyway, the short story 'HOMECOMING' is such a gem. I loved it. The only bad thing I have to say about it is that it's too freaking short. But it's still filled with some romance, action and humor. Can I just say how much I loved Dimitri's creepy grandmother? She was just hilarious. And obviously we still have Rose's snarkiness and Dimitri's hotness from the original series showing up here. 

I think everyone's been waiting for this short story. And I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just don't expect it too be super long or whatever. :) 

Before I put the book down, I also read Simone Elkele's story 'FATED'.  She's my all-time favorite YA contemporary writer so I kinda had some big expectations. And it was met and more. I loved it. The characters were just so vivid and I kinda wished that it was turned into a full novel.

I also tried Laini Taylor's short story but it was too weird and strange. Didn't really understood it so I never finished it. 


  1. I just received my hardcover copy in the mail today! I would totally do an independent review of Homecoming and then a full book review of Foretold later :D


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