Book Blog - Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

I'm a big fan of Laini Taylor's work (I also secretly want hot pink hair) and when I read on her blog that she'd contributed a short story for an anthology edited by THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH author Carrie Ryan, I immediately preordered it. And that was before I knew about all the other amazing authors who contributed stories as well. 

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 byNYT 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)

There's an embarrassment of riches here, beginning with Laini Taylor's story "Gentlemen Send Phantoms." As Ms. Taylor describes it:

It's a fanciful and sweet-natured story that takes place on St. Faith's Day, the evening when a girl might glimpse the phantom of the man she's going to marry and "know some of what life holds in its basket for her." The thing is, three friends are all hoping for a glimpse of the same phantom, the one belonging to Matty Blackgrace, and maybe one of them will get him, or none of them will, but sure there's one girl in particular we'll be rooting for.

It's a gorgeous story, and it's followed by thirteen other fabulous reads! 


I don't read short stories as much as I should, and I love these authors – thanks for the rec! Definitely want to purchase now

I still haven't had time to get to the rest of them, but the Laini Taylor story took my breath away.

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