Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Prom Nights from Hell Review

Think back on those days leading up to the school prom. Whether you were worried about getting your nails done, getting a last minute date, or even getting your dress and accesories together; you still had it far easier than any of the following characters in these short stories brought to you by five diffrent authors (Cabot, Myracle, Harrison, Jaffe and Meyer). They team up to bring you the prom night experience gone horribly wrong.

If your a big vamp fan girl check out "The Exterminators Daughter" by Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries). Mary is just your typical high school kid, with a twist. She hunts the supernatural. When her best friend, Lila, gushes about this new guy she met. Mary decides to investigate and finds out he's a vampire. Lila has no problem with this knowledge, and even wants to be turned into one herself deciding prom night was the night that she would get the courage to ask him to do it. Will this ruin Mary's plans or could it be a match made in Heaven? or should I say Hell?

Lauren Myracle (Bliss) creates a twist to the classic short story "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs. "The Corsage" is a story featuring three best friends, Frankie, Will and Yun Sun. They get bored one night and decide to visit a psychic, which is where frankie gets this freaky corsage that grants her three diffrent wishes. The Juicy Couture psychic forewarns only destruction but gives it to her anyway. With her first wish, she wishes that Will would ask her to the prom. But as they say, you should be careful what you wish for.

There are two types of Grim Reapers? No way! In "Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper" by Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Madison is the new kid in town after being sent to her fathers home by her mother. Her father lands her a date to the school's prom and she couldn't feel worse about it. She didn't want to be there and didn't have a problem expressing it. It wasn't until Josh, her date, embarasses her by calling her a lame date that she decides to get revenge. But her simple revenge turns out to be more than she bargained for.

Michelle Jaffe (Bad Kitty) brings us "Kiss and Tell". A short story about a girl named Miranda, who has a job as a driver. She has supernatural hearing and can even hear the heartbeat of anything with a pulse. It isn't until one day; when she picks up a girl named Sibby that things get out of control. As they say, curiosity killed the cat, and she makes it her mission to keep Sibby, the fourteen year old smart mouth, safe from any potential danger. Between trying to hook up with Will, keeping Sibby safe, she is torn between the people who she could truly trust.

"Hell on Earth" by Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) features a girl named Sheba, a 186 year old demon in desguise. She sends the perfectly peaceful, fun prom into complete chaos but will her older sister encourage it or will she drown in her own dismay.

About a month ago, I finished reading another book set of short stories called "Love is Hell". So it got me thinking that I should really pick up a copy of something similar to it because I fell in love it. When I finished most of these stories, I couldn't help but wonder how much longer until the book ended. I guess it's because the stories turned out to be too short and didn't explain themselves very well, or it could be that the writing style was a little bit diffrent than I prefer. Not all of the stories were terrible. I really did enjoy "The Corsage" and honestly I don't think i'm going to be able to sleep tonight because i'm so freaked! I mean it's 2:30 in the morning and i'm writing this review because i'm afraid to fall asleep just because of a short story! The other story I really enjoyed reading was "Madison Avery and the Dim Reaper". I've never really read anything that had the great Reaper in it and just the fact that it explored the possibility of having good and bad reapers was beyond amazing! Your prom night might not have been as eventful as some of these but it's all in good fun. Overall I gave the book 3 out of 5 paws.

In the comment section below, leave a comment about your prom experience. Did you freak out about not doing you nails right, or that the weather man said it was going to hail? Also, have you ever read short stories and discovered any authors that way?

As always,

That Chick That Reads


  1. Haha. My prom experience.. hrm. Well to my junior prom I had blue hair and a pink dress.. I clashed. Also, I never went with a date - always with my girl friends! :)

    Welcome to the blogging world girl!

  2. This book sounds great! I hope you'll come by my blog and enter my contest! All you have to do is follow! xoxo Amy (park-avenue princess)