Prom Nights from Hell

Prom Nights from Hell

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by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe
     
 

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In Prom Dates from Hell, bestselling authors Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) and Kim Harrison (A Fistful of Charms) take bad prom dates to a whole new level -- a paranormally bad level. From vampires to grim reapers to a creepy update on the classic

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In Prom Dates from Hell, bestselling authors Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) and Kim Harrison (A Fistful of Charms) take bad prom dates to a whole new level -- a paranormally bad level. From vampires to grim reapers to a creepy update on the classic three-wishes-gone-terribly awry tale "The Monkey's Paw," these stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, scary fun.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Amanda M. MacGregor
In this collection, five popular authors put a unique twist on prom. Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, and Stephanie Meyer's main characters have more to worry about than what dress to wear. Their prom nights involve demons, vampires, and the walking dead. Cabot's story, The Exterminator's Daughter, is the most successful. Narrators Mary and Adam try to save their friend from Sebastian, a cute guy who happens to be the son of Dracula. The story is paced perfectly for its length and has a lighthearted ending. Myracle's story, based on the tale The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, involves a magic corsage that grants wishes. Frankie's first wish seems innocuous: She just wants Will to ask her to prom. When tragedy occurs, her next wish is made in hasty desperation and proves that one should truly be careful about what one wishes. Harrison's tale, Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper, of a girl killed by a black reaper but allowed to spend one year among the living, feels confusing and rushed. The plot would be better served drawn out in a full novel. Jaffe's Kiss and Tell is filled with action and trickery, when a girl with super-hearing meets up with a prophet to thwart multiple crimes. The collection ends with Meyer's story, Heaven and Hell, in which Sheba, a demon, is ensuring that everyone has a miserable time. Although the stories are loosely tied to the theme, each author fills her tale with vastly different nightmarish characters and circumstances, making certain that there is something that will appeal to every reader.
Children's Literature
This compilation of short stories examines the challenges girls may face during their prom. Mary has a secret that she cannot escape, and she cannot ignore it. Sebastian is dating her best friend Lila, and Mary knows it will only end in disaster, but how will Lila act once Mary has murdered her hot new boyfriend? Frankie and her two friends go to see a fortuneteller, Madame Z, whose �predictions� seem random. Frankie finds Madame Z�s bookshelves and a corsage to be of much more interest; however, Frankie may wish she had never laid eyes on that corsage. Madison Avery goes to the prom only to dump her date for a handsome stranger with a magnificent sports car, but the ride home becomes more than she bargained for. Now she is stuck between helping calm her father down and saving herself. Miranda has been paid to pick up an underage minor and deliver her home, but the crazy kissing bandit is putting a wrinkle in Miranda�s plans. To make matters worse, someone seems to be trying to kidnap her charge. Gabe must save his prom before it goes up in flames. Celeste and Jezebel are not doing anything to help. In his efforts to save the prom, Gabe receives the surprise of a lifetime. This collection of stories proves that some proms are hell on Earth, literally. Reviewer: Jennifer Mitchell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007319893
Publisher:
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Stephenie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight and New Moon, graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction; Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood, Ever After, and The Undead Pool, plus the short story collection Into the Woods, The Hollows Insider and graphic novels Blood Work and Blood Crime. She also writes the Madison Avery series for young adults.

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. More than 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Lauren Myracle is the author of many books for teens and tweens, including the New York Times bestsellers ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r. Unlike her darling co-authors, Lauren is an excellent driver and has never gotten lost in her life.

Michele Jaffe is the author of Bad Kitty, Kitty Kitty, and the mangas Bad Kitty: Catnipped and Bad Kitty: Catnapped as well as several adult novels, including the thrillers Bad Girl and Loverboy. After getting her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard, she retired from academia and decided to become an FBI special agent or glamorous showgirl but somehow ended up writing. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Michele and her sparkly shoes reside in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
Website:
http://www.megcabot.com

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Prom Nights From Hell (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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I didn't finish it but so far i love it!!!! I was so interested in it because my all time favorite author Meg Cabot! I LOVE this book so far and i hope u enjoy it as much as i do!!! :'
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well i was looking at books and i saw this in a side tab! i was talking to one of my friends on the phone and we almost died when we found out stephanie meyer made another book that we didnt know about! i am so exited and tomorwo were going to barnes and nobles and ima buy it!