Saturday, July 5, 2014

Brave New Love Anthology

I recently found a very cool anthology of dystopian stories at our local library.  Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

Young love has always had its challenges, but even so, the world falling apart at its seams is a pretty big obstacle. This stellar collection of YA dystopian tales explores survival of the fittest in terms of love, passion, and humanity. When the survival of the human race is at stake, what will it take for the bond between two people to hold strong together? Featuring some of the most well known and best-selling names of the dystopian genre, as well as the hottest up-and-coming authors, this anthology includes works from Jeanne DuPrau (City of Ember), Kiera Cass (The Selection), William Sleator (Interstellar Pig), Jesse Karp (Those That Wake), Diana Peterfreund (Secret Society Girl), Carrie Vaughn (The Kitty Norville Series), and Carrie Ryan (New York Times bestseller The Forest of Hands and Teeth).

Hidden Ribbon by John Shirley
The Salt Sea and the Sky by Elizabeth Bear
In the Clearing by Kiera Cass
Otherwise by Nisi Shawl
Now Purple With Love's Wound by Carrie Vaughn
Berserker Eyes by Maria V. Snyder
Arose from Poetry by Steve Berman
Red by Amanda Downum
Foundlings by Diana Peterfreund
Seekers in the City by Jeanne DuPrau
The Up by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Dream Eater by Carrie Ryan
357 by Jesse Karp
Eric and Pan by William Sleator
The Empty Pocket by Seth Cadin

Now with two all new stories.
I liked at least half of the stories in this anthology.  There were so many that left me wondering what happened next and wanting more.  There are so many great authors involved in this anthology.  I also loved that the idea of love in a dark time is the central focus at the heart of this book.  The worlds showed all kinds of love, relationships and dark futuristic times.  I highly recommend this anthology for anyone who loves dystopian books or anyone who wants to find out what the whole world of dystopian stories is all about.  I give this anthology 4 Fairies for an awesome read.  Some stories were not for me but there are a ton of different stories that I did love.  Add the Brave New Love anthology to your Goodreads by clicking here.

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