Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Prom Nights From hell
Prom Nights From Hell. 2007. Meg Cabot. Kim Harrison. Michele Jaffe. Stephenie Meyer. Lauren Myracle.
I'll keep this one very short. The stories were just okay. Some were better than others. But none of the stories really stood out as "great" or even "good." They were average stories written about girls and guys at prom. While all of them tried to weave in the supernatural horror elements--vampires, demons, zombies, etc., they couldn't escape, in my opinion, the trap that is the typical prom story. It didn't make prom more exciting that the girl's date was a vampire. Or the guy's date was a demoness. It was still prom. Granted, there are probably many many teens out there who would love this collection of short stories. Who would read anything Cabot or Meyer wrote. Who would love the very details in these stories that make them seem "boring" to me. But I don't think this is one that adult readers can enjoy equally. Twilight and the whole Bella/Edward series is something that teens AND adults can equally squeal over and enjoy. This one, not so much. Maybe it is the fact that they're short stories or novellas. Actually each "story" is made up of about three to five chapters. But there isn't enough time to bond with the characters. And there isn't enough time for the characters to grow.