Monstrous Affections

Monstrous Affections

An Anthology of Beastly Tales

Book - 2014 | First edition 2014
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An anthology of stories explores the intersection of fear and romance, ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First edition 2014
ISBN: 9780763664732
Branch Call Number: YF MONST
Characteristics: 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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May 23, 2018

An enjoyable anthology of monster-themed short stories. Overall, the collection leans toward lighthearted and entertaining, but the selections definitely run the gamut from revolting to creepy to unsettling and to, surprisingly, adorable. Most of the protagonists are teenagers, as is the intended audience, but this reader in her 40s also found it refreshingly imaginative and many of the tales to be quite memorable.

May 20, 2017

I was bored by over half the stories in this book. I think anthologies are still worth a try, because if you find one new gem by an author you've never heard before, it's worth it.

AliReads Mar 19, 2015

Pretty much every single story was excellent! Such a rarity in short stories collections. We've even got a NZ story about a taniwha in there!


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