“Creepy deliciousness.”syd l wrote this review Monday, January 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Currently my favorite author.”Mark wrote this review Sunday, December 27, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A collection of interesting short stores that are not linked together but have similar themes; long enough to get emotionally invested in the characters but too short to give you more detail or plot or actual ending. Not that it wasn’t good, It was really good, I just wish some of the stories were novels instead of short stories. ”Casey Louise wrote this review Friday, November 13, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it. I thought this book was very interesting because there was a lot of different kinds of monsters in the book. I liked the monsters because they encouraged me to draw different types of monsters. I also liked this because of the mysteries and the strangeness of it.”Grace Y wrote this review Saturday, October 17, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good.”Kisaki no Okugi, Mahou, soshite za Fumei wrote this review Saturday, September 19, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ahhhh I love this book! It was my escape from the world after a long time and slightly scare myself and read about this crazy tales! Some of the stories are long and sometimes boring but overall, I love it!”Shelby wrote this review Monday, September 7, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Deliciously weird collection of short stories. I would recommend this book to people who are fans of Tim Burton or Neil Gaiman.”Cullengirl l wrote this review Monday, July 27, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent book! Great short stories.”Paula C wrote this review Tuesday, April 28, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Each story in this little gem is amazing. The stories are spunky, bizarre, and beautiful. The only problem is that I get completely involved in the characters and plot with each story, and then it just ends. I suppose that is the nature of the short story beast. Reading a compilation of short stories always makes me feel a little bit ADD. It's as if the author just has so many great ideas floating around in their head that they can't concentrate on one and bring it to completion. Each one of these stories could make an intriguing novel. That being said, they make fascinating short stories as well. Well done, Ms. Link. I am awaiting your next compilation - or novel ;) ”hoppingfroggy wrote this review Friday, March 27, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Though fans of Link will recognize stories from her other collections, this short story compendium for the teen audience comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. My favorite “Faery Handbag” makes a reappearance, as do other stories featuring teenaged protagonists tangling with a strange and wonderful fantasy world. Sly readers will catch that the lone new story, Pretty Monsters, is barely disguised commentary on a certain Vampire Book that we love to hate (and hate to love).
If you grew up loving Roald Dahl’s twisted tales, give this book a try.