Prom Nights from Hell

Prom Nights from Hell

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by Stephenie Meyer, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Lauren Myracle
     
 

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Five amazing authors.

Five unforgettable stories.

In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom

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Overview

Five amazing authors.

Five unforgettable stories.

In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom mishaps to a whole new level—a truly hellish level. Wardrobe malfunctions and two left feet don't hold a candle to discovering your date is the Grim Reaper—and he isn't here to tell you how hot you look.

From angels fighting demons to a twisted take on getting what you wish for, these five stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061757013
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
231,908
File size:
382 KB
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 The Princess Diaries and The Mediator series. Over 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.


When Lauren Myracle was thirteen, she spent hours lying on her bed, staring at the cracks on her ceiling and wishing so hard to be magic. She wanted to bend spoons with her mind, talk to her sister telepathically, and rearrange her molecules so she could walk through walls. She wanted fairies to leave gumdrops on her windowsill. She wanted well-known paths to unexpectedly lead to mystical lands and times. She also wished she would grow up to become a writer—and that part came true! (Which is not to say the other parts didn’t. . . .) She’s written many books for tweens and teens, including the bestselling Winnie Years series and the Flower Power series. She lives with her family in Colorado, and she thinks life is the most magical adventure of all.


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.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona
Date of Birth:
December 24, 1973
Place of Birth:
Hartford, Connecticut
Education:
Brigham Young University, Bachelor's in English.
Website:
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com

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Prom Nights from Hell 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 217 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
What do you get when five great authors come together to create a paranormal prom anthology? In a word - greatness!

Meg Cabot starts off the collection with THE EXTERMINATOR'S DAUGHTER. When Mary shows up at Swig, an exclusive VIP club in Manhattan, it's not to socialize. No, she's on a mission to take out Sebastian Drake -- and by take out, I mean kill him with a crossbow. But when Adam, a fellow student at Saint Eligius, takes his own potshots at the dreaded Sebastian, things get a lot more interesting.

Lauren Myracle, the author of THE CORSAGE, has written what is probably the saddest, and creepiest, story of the bunch. All Frankie wants is for her best guy friend, Will, to realize that it's his destiny to ask her to the prom. To accomplish that goal, she drags Will and her other best friend, Yun Sun, to visit Madame Zanzibar, a fortune-teller. She's sure that Madame Z will proclaim that Will is her one true love, and that will be that. But the psychic is short on information, but does end up grudgingly handing over to Frankie a dried up old corsage, which she says will grant her three wishes. Over the next couple of days, however, Frankie will come to realize that she'll have to make some requests that she never in her wildest dreams would have thought of making.

MADISON AVERY AND THE DIM REAPER by Kim Harrison is the longest story in the group, and the most involved. When Madison ends up at the costume prom with a dud date, she's surprised to find one guy who can pick up the slack. Seth isn't like anyone she's ever met before. Unfortunately, before too long she'll find out why that is, and the picture it paints isn't pretty. There are deaths, white reapers, black reapers, grim reapers, and odd amulets. I really liked this story, and would be happy to see more of these characters in the future.

Michele Jaffe's story, KISS AND TELL, was by far my favorite. Miranda has a secret. Not only is she a student and a part-time driver/chaeffeur, but she also fights crime in her spare time. It turns out Miranda has special abilities that allow her to do things most regular teens can't do -- like, say, knock over a lamppost just by leaning on it. This particular day turns out to be stranger than the norm, though, when she picks up young Sibby Cumean, a strange girl who has an even stranger habit of kissing every boy she can find. When weird things start happening, Miranda's day turns into an action-adventure movie beyond anything she could have expected. I LOVED this story, and I HAVE to read more about Miranda and Sibby in the future! Yes, Ms. Jaffe, that's me begging!!

Last but not least is HELL ON EARTH by Stephenie Meyer. This is the story of Sheba, a demon on earth who loves bringing misery to others. Her plan is working pretty well, too, because nearly everyone at the prom is having a downright horrible time. Everyone, that is, except for Gabe, who seems not just happy but serene. By the time Sheba can figure out what's happening, it's too late, and prom just might end up having a happy ending after all.

PROM NIGHTS FROM HELL is a great paranormal anthology that teens and adults alike will enjoy. I highly recommend picking up a copy today!
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I happen to like these books that bring a bunch of popular writers together and they each do short stores on a similar subject. The great thing is I found out thru this book that I really wanted to get one of Kim Harrison's novels because the prequel to it is one of the stories here. The stories are all short, but really well written and they all have a great take on prom. Too bad my prom isnt going to have any vampires or demon's creating havoc. Oh well, a girl can dream cant she? Great if you want a something quick to read, but the stories really do hold your interest. Plus Stephanie Meyer's story has nothing to do with Twilight and is really entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short fun and all around romantic read. I find it amazing because im forever looking for new authors to read books by. With this i can smple a little bit of work from a lot of people. So now i have new authors to check. All the stories were intresting and contained an engaging plot. My only complaint is that i belive the book cost to much.
librachic More than 1 year ago
A good and quick read,I was attracted to the themes of prom which i am sure every girl is,Each story was unique with a twist but i felt all the stories were vague and only Stephenie Meyer's "Hell on Earth had dept but that does not mean the other stories were bad,A good read for that will not make you think too much and ponder also perfect for the beach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm assuming it is just a reprint of the one that came out in 2007. If you compare the synopsis.
Michelle Hurtado More than 1 year ago
This book is so good!!!!!:)
Emma Linares More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!! read bbout four times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i'm not that sure. i read a few of the "teaser chapters" in look inside, and they seem like continuations. the first copy from 07 ended like it would be a series, but idk. they're the same length, so i guess the only way to be sure is to go to the store and check it out.
craftychick More than 1 year ago
I had no idea that Stephenie Meyer had anything besides Twilight Saga and The Host published. And I just happened to come accross this book looking at a 3rd party website. So of course I had to run out and get it. I admit I didn't read it in order of the stories. I read Stephenie Meyers story first. It is what made me buy the book after all. I loved her story. Some of the others I didn't care for so much. But I love short story books and this is deffinitely a good one. It's worth owning it.
Janae More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Meg Cabot (which is the reason I read it). I really loved her story: It was short, funny, and cute. Lauren Myracle was good and even more so if you know the story "Monkey's Paw". I felt like Michele Jaffe and Kim Harrison's stories were exciting but a little long for a short story. Stephenie Meyer's story seemed like it had something going for it but than it just got a little confusing with all the point of views of characters. But if you want to read some fun stories go head and pick this up.
Livlovesbooks 11 months ago
"The Exterminator's Daughter" by Meg Cabot I skipped to this first short story after I finished reading the anthology's closing novella, Hell on Earth by Stephenie Meyer. I knew going into to this one that I might be hit with an abrupt ending. Fortunately, it had a more solid ending than Hell on Earth and left me feeling a tad more satisfied. I still would have liked more story though. Rating: ★★★★1/2 "The Corsage" (an adaptation of "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs) by Lauren Myracle I was reluctant to read this one because of the warning to readers about the inspiration for this version. I wasn’t as uninteresting as I thought it would be, however I thought the ending was disappointing. Rating: ★★ "Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper" by Kim Harrison I really liked this one and need to remember to read the full series (the Madison Avery trilogy) that it introduces. Rating: ★★★★1/2 "Kiss and Tell" by Michele Jaffe I loved the live ITM (aka in the moment) advice Miranda's buddies gave her. And I sympathized with her over her "crazy mouth" syndrome, lol! I should have read a book on how to meet guys in high school so I could say silly lines like her, "Are you wearing space pants? Because your butt is fine." Only Will had to correct her and the last line should have been, "because your butt is out of this world." I almost want to reread this one from beginning to end. This one was really clever and would make a good full length novel as well. Rating: ★★★★ "Hell on Earth" by Stephenie Meyer I skipped to this one to read it first since Stephenie was the main draw for me to read this anthology. I liked this short story, but the ending took me by surprise. I flipped a few more pages wondering if there had been an error in printing because that couldn't have been it. But alas, yes! That really was the end. It definitely left me wondering. Rating: ★★★★ In general, I think this anthology would have been a faster read if an audiobook format had been available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hia!!"
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was pretty good. A bunch of stories about prom going wrong by different authors. Some you'll probably recognize or heard of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey will you be my date?
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I only picked this book up to read cause it had Stephinie meyers name on it soi had ro read it because i love the twilight series. So when i read this i was impressed for something that sounded a little creepy turned to be unique and awsome. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title doesn't sound like a good book for an 11 year old. But Istill want to know if it is as bad as it sounds.
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Umm I dont know if this book is apropriate for me... what age would you recommend I read it at? I'm 12 Btw.
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This was a total sticky book i seriously could not put this down after my cousin gave it to me. Its a really good book.