Included in the second Humble eBook Bundle, The Poison Eaters and Other Stories is a damn fine collection of stories by Holly Black. I knew that Black had co-written the Spiderwick Chronicles series–and the movie they made out of that was enjoyable enough.
Black can turn out a fine tale. There’s vampires, faeries, werewolves, enchanted libraries, unicorns and Bacchanalia. What’s not to like. As I progressed, I found myself liking her stories better and better. She’s made it on my ever growing list of writers I should explore some more.
- Book read
- Holly Black – The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
- First line
- Matilda was drunk, but then she was always drunk anymore. (from The Coldest Girl in Coldtown)