G. Bianco, 2019
Have you ever wanted to pull an all-nighter or wondered what hijinks can go on at night? The fabulous young adult authors of Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise (edited by Laura Silverman) delve into the possibilities of the night. Set to be released on July 13th, this anthology is sure to suvk any reader into the mysteries of the night.
When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible. It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself.
If you’re looking for quick little stories to add to your Summer TBR then this is the book for you!! These YA short stories are sure to hook you in from the beginning and will make you want to see just what kind of shenanigans you can take part in while pulling an all-nighter! I think my favorite story might have been either “Never Have I Ever” by Karen M. McManus or “Old Rifts and Snow Drifts” by Kayla Whaley, but all of the stories are varying degrees of amazing! On top of all of that, these stories are chock full of diverse characters and narrators!
Here’s my individual ratings of each story:
“Never Have I Ever” by Karen M. McManus- 5 stars
“Like Before” by Maurene Goo- 4 stars
“Old Rifts and Snow Drifts” by Kayla Whaley- 5 stars
“Con Nights, Parallel Hearts” by Marieke Nijkamp- 4 stars
“Kiss the Boy” by Amanda Joy- 4 stars
“Creature Capture” by Laura Silverman- 4 stars
“Shark Bait” by Tiffany D. Jackson- 3 stars
“A Place to Start” by Nina LaCour- 5 stars
“When You Bring a Dog to Prom” by Anna Meriano- 4 stars
“Missing” by Kathleen Glasgow- 3 stars
“What About Your Friends” by Brandy Colbert- 4 stars
“Under Our Masks” by Julian Winters- 5 stars
“The Ghosts of Goon Creek” by Francesca Zappia- 5 stars
If you have to add only one anthology to your TBR this summer, make it this one!
*I received an ARC from Algonquin Young Reader in exchange for my honest opinion.
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