Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Book Review: An Apple for the Creature - Charlaine Harris et al

An Apple for the Creature
What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares—taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter—will pale in comparison to these thirteen original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s story, "Playing Possum," Sookie Stackhouse brings enough birthday cupcakes for her nephew's entire class but finds she's one short when the angry ex-boyfriend of the school secretary shows up.

When her guardian, Kate Daniels, sends her undercover to a school for exceptional children, teenaged Julie learns an all-new definition of "exceptional," in New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews's "Magic Tests."

For those who like fangs with their forensics, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder offers "VSI," in which FBI agent Claire is tested as never before in a school for Vampire Scene Investigation.

And in New York Times bestselling author Thomas Sniegoski's "The Bad Hour," Remy Chandler and his dog Marlowe find evil unleashed in an obedience school.

You'll need more than an apple to stave off the creatures in these and nine other stories. Remember your first lesson: resistance is fruitless!

Includes stories by: Ilona Andrews, Amber Benson, Rhys Bowen, Mike Carey, Charlaine Harris, Donald Harstad, Steve Hockensmith, Nancy Holder, Faith Hunter, Toni L.P. Kelner, Marjorie Liu, Jonathan Maberry, Thomas Sniegoski

3/5 stars (liked it)
I mainly got this book for the Sookie Stackhouse story.  Which is a short story really having nothing to do with the other books but we get to see more of Hunter.  Although sometimes it is good to read other short stories by other authors to see if there are other books out there that I would enjoy to read.  I enjoyed most of the stories and have not read any books by any of them other than Charlaine Harris.  The only stories I did not care for were Spellcaster 2.0, Sympathy for the Bones, An intro to Jewish Myth and Mysticism, The Bad Hour.  The last story Pirate Dave & The Captain's Ghost I really enjoyed and has read the previous story to it in another compilation.  Overall I liked it and would like to look into some of the authors of the stories I liked.

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