Wednesday, June 9, 2010

[Review] - Pretty Monsters

Title: Pretty Monsters
Author: Kelly Link
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: June 10, 2010

I received this book for review/blog tour from Penguin.

Summary: Nine Short Stories that contain....

A phone book in Las Vegas
Unhelpful wizards
Possibly carnivorous sofas
A handbag with a village inside it
Tennessee Fainting Goats
Dueling librarians
A statue of George Washington
A boy named onion
An undead babysitter
A nationally-ranked soccer player
An unexpected campfire guest

Thoughts: This was my first time reading Kelly Link. She is quite the find, I really enjoyed her stories. An award winning author, Pretty Monsters is the third book to be released featuring her short stories. Pretty Monsters was originally published as a hardcover in September 2008.

A fun read, out the the 10 stories I really enjoyed Pretty Monsters and The Cinderella Game. Take your mind on a fantastic voyage with Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters. Each tale is new and adventurous. Storytelling that is unique, wacky and filled with paranormal elements. Ms. Link spins exciting tales that are worth re-reading.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website:

Upcoming Releases:
Pretty Monsters- June 10th (paperback)

Other Short Story Collections:
Strange Things Happen
Magic For Beginners


  1. Anna,

    I am not familiar with this author at all...thanks for the heads up. :)


  2. I hadn't heard of her either until I was contacted about the book.

  3. Oooh this one sounds really different Anna. I've not heard of this author before and I like your description of her style!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Anna!

    Sounds like my type of book. I used to hate short stories, but I really have learned to enjoy them. This is a new author for me, thanks for the recommendation!

    Dottie :)



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