The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories

The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories

by Holly Black
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The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
MarmaladeLibby More than 1 year ago
**Originally posted on Libby Blog** One touch from a Poison Eater and you will drop dead at her feet. Within 88 days of a bite from a Cold one you'll become so hungry for blood and warmth you will bite anyone nearby you. If you ever meet the Devil, be sure to be just as clever and cheating as he is or your soul will certainly be his. When dealing with an Elf who wants to curse you, be sure to wear gold. And most of all...don't keep your secrets or your secrets will keep eventually you... My thoughts: This was a delicious break from the normalcy of life around me. I adored the darkness and pain that Holly Black turns into beautiful stories. I will freely admit that there were a couple that I was both completely turned off by and/or didn't "get" at all. On the other hand, there were many that I adored and will be reading again. In some of the stories you can almost see or feel the original Grimm's Fairytale that they blossomed from, and others are completely new and untouched stories like Coldtown. One of my favorites of course was The Land of Heart's Desires where I got to peek back in on all of my favorites from Black's Modern Faerie Tale series. Loved that series! So dark and raw and real while also completely fantasy! My favorites: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Night Market, The Coat of Stars, and The Land of Heart's Desire. My absolute favorite was The Night Market though. It made me think of the magic, beauty and love that seeped into my soul while reading Valiant (my favorite Holly Black book.) If you're looking for something different, or don't have time for a full book right now then this is for you! It was great because I could read a story while I waited for a video to load on YOUTube or while the dryer was finishing up. This is why I love short story collections. Give them a try and let me know what you think. Which ones are your favorites?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title story is fantastic & amazing. Much like Stephen King's The Long Walk, sometimes the short stories are the best ones. This collection is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some stories are better than others but they are all great. Holly Black is a truly amazing writer in my opinion. I loved this book and wish some of the stories had been much longer.
RosaleenDhu More than 1 year ago
Fantastic collection and a good introduction to Ms. Black's work.
witchdresses More than 1 year ago
This is by far, one of my favorite short story collections. If you are a fan of Black's young adult books, specifically the Tithe series, this is a *MUST* read- but honestly, I think anyone could enjoy these stories. GREAT BOOK.
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Kalenedral More than 1 year ago
Ephemeral and agonizing. Taunting, tantalizing, and teasing, Holly Black tickles and tears at your heartstrings as you are led in a somnolent yet maniacal dance through the shadows. I am left awestruck; my soul is heavy with a deliciously brilliant melancholy.
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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
Ummmm...this stories totally rocked my socks off!!! I loved reading each and every single one. They all held a significance of someone getting back at someone. Basically, what goes around comes around. I loved that each story is unique. There were fairies, unicorns, etc. So much goodness. I am hoping to see if Ms. Black will continue any of the stories into a full novel. Which anyone she picks, if she does I know for sure I will be dying to read. This a great book with strong characters and plots you will never forget.
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