SHARDS AND ASHES
This great read incorporates many different authors, including big names like Marr, Veronica Roth and Armstrong. Every story is wonderfully different. These short stories will delight you with their thrills and chills.
Carrie Ryan’s “Miasma” is set in a disease-riddled world, where those infected are left to rot. Laden with medical bills, young Frankie must work for a rich family, and their intriguing son Charles. Armstrong’s “Branded” stars a girl living in an isolated town, where people are dying and being a supernatural gets you banished. With a werewolf boyfriend, problems abound. These tales and more will terrify you. (HARPERCOLLINS, Feb., 384 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780062098467, HC, 13 & Up)