A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. –Ray Bradbury
New books, old books. Books never stop coming. What’s new to your house this week?
The Book Report discusses a book I received, whether it was bought, borrowed, or given, why I got it, or why I’m excited about reading it.
Monstrous Affections edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J Grant
Where Did It Come From?
I won a prize during Armchair BEA. I chose this one. It was sent by Candlewick Press.
Why did I want it?
I didn’t know anything about any of the prizes available. I thought “an anthology of beastly tales” sounded good, so I picked this one.
Describe the book within 140 characters.
A collection of stories about mythical beasts for the YA crowd.
Since I didn’t know anything about Monstrous Affections, I was surprised when I opened up my mail. First impressions: I LOVE the cover. The stories included are written by some of YA’s darlings: Patrick Ness, Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare. I was excited to see Nalo Hopkinson wrote a story for the book! Some of the titles are hilarious: Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying. I want to see what that one is all about. This was an excellent surprise. I chose well!