The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater
A Collection of Stories (Carolrhoda Ya)

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From acclaimed and New York Times bestselling YA authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff comes The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories.

• A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck.

• Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing.

• A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream).

These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction.

But The Curiosities is more than the stories. Since 2008, Maggie, Tessa, and Brenna have posted more than 250 works of short fiction to their website Their goal was simple: create a space for experimentation and improvisation in their writing—all in public and without a backspace key. In that spirit, The Curiosities includes the stories and each author's comments, critiques, and kudos in the margins. Think of it as a guided tour of the creative processes of three acclaimed authors.


About Maggie Stiefvater

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Brenna Yovanoff ( is the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between. She currently lives in Denver with her husband.
Published October 1, 2012 by Carolrhoda Lab TM. 308 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The paranormal trio of Gratton, Stiefvater and Yovanoff here translate their collective writings from their blog, Merry Sisters of Fate, into a collection of stories that feature Nordic mythology, murderers and secrets.

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Publishers Weekly

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Described in an introduction by editor Andrew Karre as “the public performance of the private act of story craft,” this assemblage of more than 30 short stories, many of which first appeared on the authors’ joint blog, is akin to an artist’s sketchpad.

Sep 17 2012 | Read Full Review of The Curiosities: A Collection...

The Horn Book

These experimental, unedited short stories showcase the many faces of horror — goth, faerie, ghostly, grotesque, lyrical, vengeful, and nasty-cool.

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