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Vacations from Hell
Vacations from Hell
Author: Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Mlynowski
Life's a beach... and then you're undead? — in this must-have collection, five of today's hottest writers -- Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Cassandra Clare (City of Bones), Claudia Gray (Evernight), Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes), and Sarah Mlynowski (Bras & Broomsticks) -- tell ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061688720
ISBN-10: 006168872X
Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Pages: 320
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Publisher: HarperTeen
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Did you ever think you had the worst possible vacation ever? Well, pick up VACATIONS FROM HELL and realize that what you think was horrible is just icing on the cake.

Five of today's most popular paranormal young adult authors combine their talents in this collection of short stories. This is a compilation that is sure to appeal to everyone. I will admit at the beginning that I've only read works by Sarah Mlynowski and Maureen Johnson in the past, but will definitely be looking forward to reading works by the other three authors now.

This collection has something for everyone. For fans of The Blair Witch Project, check out Nowhere is Safe by Libba Bray. Four thrill-seeking teenagers on a trip around Europe stumble across scary things in a dark and dangerous forest. For anyone that hated that other girl for one reason or another and wanted to get even, check out I Don't Like Your Girlfriend by Claudia Gray. If you like those twisted ghost stories that are handed down from person to person, then The Law of Suspects by Maureen Johnson is for you. Got a hankering for a bit of dark witchcraft? The Mirror House will make you think twice about looking in mirrors again. And my personal favorite was Cruisin' by Sarah Mlynowski. It was one of those stories where I totally didn't expect the ending. You have to love when a story can do that!

The stories are all well-written and blend together perfectly. Each story is the perfect length to sit down and read in a sitting. After reading VACATIONS FROM HELL you will never again complain of a bad holiday!
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I love love love these books!!! This was the last in the ...Hell Collection for me and it didn't fall short of expectations. Sarah Mlynowski's story was a really funny one to start with. The ending was a tad predictable, but that's what happens when you read a vampire book a week. I thought Claudia Grey had an interesting twist on the witch genre and I am very interested to read more of her books. Maureen Johnson's story, The Law of Suspects blew me away. For a short story, there was so much character development and mystery and deceit. It was creepy and I loved it. The ending was especially shocking. If anyone wants to pick out only one story, it should be this one. Cassandra Clare's story was also really good. She understands this genre better than most Urban Fantasy novelists. She uses the story and the magic to get to a deep moral everyone can understand. Libba Bray's story was another really creepy one. She is not one of my favorite authors and this story didn't really help her. On the whole though, awesome read.