Saturday, 1 September 2012

Review: Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

                                             Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

Vampires, curses, weird towns, killing gardens, phantoms, teenage fortune tellers, prophecies and predictions. 14 different stories. This anthology has most of the paranormal world in it.

 We get to read stories from best-selling authors such as Richelle Mead, Meg Cabot, Heather Brewer, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl and the list goes on.

The Vampire Academy lovers get to read, Homecoming, a short story about Rose’s and Dimitri’s trip to Russia. We see the Belikov family and read Yeva Belikov’s crazy prophecies that frustrate Rose (that’s why we adore her). But of course there is no VA without Strigoi, in this story, the Blood King. But, don’t worry. Roza, Dimka and Mark, a shadow-kissed dhampir we were introduced to in Blood Promise are well-trained.

It’s been a while since we were in Rose’s head because of Sydney but it was a good change.
Rose was pretty concerned about Dimitri, especially when they were attacked by the Blood King and she got worried that Dimitri might turn into a Strigoi again. I guess she will always have that fear.

Their wedding was also mentioned. Rose wants to be in her twenties before marrying Dimka but as he says in the story, he can be very persuasive. They only thing we can do is hope that Richelle will write another VA story that includes the wedding.

I chose to write only about Homecoming because it’s the only story that’s connected to  a book. All in all, all the stories are worth reading. It’s a breath of paranormal air. And a pretty good one!

Goodreads synopsis:

Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited by NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan.

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?

From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.

This collection includes works from:
Malinda Lo (Ash)
Lisa McMann (Wake)
Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)
Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)
Laini Taylor (The Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Michael Grant (Gone)
Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine)
Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy)
Matt de la Pena (I Will Save You)
Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries)
Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
Diana Peterfreund (Rampant)
Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry)
Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)

Rating: 5 stars (I just love anthologies)

Pages: 398
Published August 28th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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  1. I read this yesterday and as I was reading I realized how much I missed Rose and Dimka, it was so awesome to read about them again. I definitely agree with you on how Richelle Mead should write the story about their wedding in the future, that would just be too awesome :D Awesome review :)

  2. New follower!
    Found you via goodreads :)

    These authors are just amazing! Great review.

  3. Thank you Jenny! I just followed you as well!!!