Prom Nights From Hell by Meg Cabot and others

Genre: Short Stories/Fantasy

Reading Level: Ages 14 and up

# of Pages: 304 p.

RAC Book: Yes

This book contains all fantasy short stories written about prom nights. The authors who contributed stories are all ones young adult readers should know from their other books. These authors include Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer, and Lauren Myracle. The stories focus on prom night in different ways, but put a new spin on it by including various other fantasy elements such as the grim reaper, dark magic, and vampires. One of the stories, “The Corsage,” is a retelling of the famous story “The Monkey’s Paw” which may or may not be interesting to students who are familiar with this story. As someone who does know the story, it seemed a bit predictable and uninteresting. The other stories had many original elements and should intrigue any readers who are fans of the Twilight series or Wicked Lovely. Readers looking for fluff stories on prom night will be disappointed, however. Fantasy readers will like it, but will want more from these characters.

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1 Response to “Prom Nights From Hell by Meg Cabot and others”


  1. 1 Lis November 30, 2008 at 6:08 am

    The Corsage story really was like the monkey’s paw story, but I myself found it to be very very predictable and it was very reminiscent of an episode in Buffy the Vampire Slayer–just sayin’.
    I found some of the other stories to be pretty darn interesting though and I really wanted to read more about those characters.


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