How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Random House Children’s Publishers UK
Malorie Blackman brings together the best teen writers of today in a stunningly romantic collection about love against the odds. Featuring short stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers from stars such as Gayle Forman, Markus Zusak and Patrick Ness, and with a brand-new story from Malorie Blackman herself, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak.
I was SO excited about this book. However, I was a little disappointed when I got to it. I thought that this book was going to be original stories from some authors that I loved. There are some great original stories in there, but they’re few and far between. What I actually found was that I skipped a lot of these stories- either because I had read them already and didn’t feel like reading them again…or I have the full book waiting to be read and I didn’t want it to spoil it.
I don’t want to put people off this book though as the extracts from the authors I love like Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness are such high quality writing- it’s just not what I wanted from this collection of short stories. James Dawson’s original story is good and well worth reading.
This book would be perfect for those wanting to dip into some of these author’s writing or to read the original content that there is. I love the range of diversity there is within this collection.
Would I recommend it?:
Some good original content, but don’t expect to go into the book with fresh, new material from all of the authors!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books on my Autumn (Fall) To Be Read list. I have failed somewhat at the last two TBR lists, so I’m going to bring those books over to Autumn and hope I can get to them. I really do want to! I’ve also just started a postgraduate course, so my reading is going to be incredibly limited for a while. Therefore, I don’t want to add to many new books to this post as I always feel some sort of weird obligation to read them if I’ve put them in a Top Ten post!
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Ten Tiny Breaths– K.A Tucker– I’ve heard so much about this series. I want to start it and still haven’t!
Picture Me Gone– Meg Rosoff– I’ve had my eye on this one for a while!
Pointe– Brandy Colbert– I adore the cover of this book, and can’t wait to see what it’s like. I do love my dance based books, but haven’t for some reason, got around to this book yet!
The Hit– Melvin Burgess- I’ve heard good things about The Hit. I’m still intrigued to read it!
Rule– Jay Crownover– People have been trying to put me off this book but I want to read this book after reading several positive reviews. I think it could be good…but then I’ve also read some really shocking reviews. Hmmm… we’ll see!
Once and Then– Morris Gleitzman– This book seems like it’s going to be a challenging read, but I’ve heard that it’s beautifully written and it’s well worth accepting that challenge!
How To Love– Katie Cotugno- Again, positive reviews have made me want to read this book! I really must get around to it!
600 Hours of Edward– Craig Lancaster- I’ve had this book for a while and hope to finally read it!
If You Find Me– Emily Murdoch– I am so influenced by positive reviews. This is another book I hope to tackle!
Maybe Someday– Colleen Hoover– That’s it! It’s happening this season. It HAS to.
What are you hoping to read this Autumn/Fall? Please feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!