Marr, Melissa and Armstrong, Kelley Shards and Ashes, 362 pgs. HarperCollins, 2013. Language - PG (32 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - PG-13; Violence - PG;
The theme for these nine short stories has something to do with futuristic problems in new societies. The first two stories and the last story (by Veronica Roth, Kelley Armstrong, and Carrie Ryan) were my favorites, but I wish the ones by Roth and Armstrong were developed more as novels rather than left as short stories. Sadly, the other six stories were pretty mediocre. They were fine stories, just not great. Overall there are some ideas interesting to think about, but only a few of them were made into captivating tales.
HS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen