Title: Love Hurts
Author: Malorie Blackman, Patrick Ness, Lauren Myracle, Gayle Foreman, Susie Day, Jenny Downham, Maureen Johnson, Laura Dockrill, David Levithan, Markus Zusak, Lauren Kate, Catherine Johnson, James Dawson, Philip Pullman, E. Lockhart, Non Pratt, Bali Rai, Melvin Burgess, Phil Earle, Andrew Smith, Matt haig, Tabitha Suzuma and Marcus Sedgwick
Publication: 29th January 2015 by Corgi Children’s
Genre: YA, Love and Romance, Fiction.
Around the World in 52 Books Challenge – A book written by at least two authors.
This book counts towards my ARC August 2017
Advanced Reading Copy provided, in exchanged for an honest review, from the publishers.
Have you ever fallen for someone the rest of the world thought you shouldn’t have? Malorie Blackman brings together the very best young adult authors writing today in a stunningly romantic collection of love against the odds.
Featuring stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak. This is a collection for anyone who has ever loved and lost – and loved again…
This is an anthology combining a mixture of clippings from books and novellas, all about love, by some very famous and talented authors.
It contains clippings from:
- More Than This by Patrick Ness
- The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
- Trouble by Non Pratt
- Rani and Dukh by Bali Rai
- You Against Me by Jenny Downham
- 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
- Junk by Melvin Burgess
- Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
- Heroic by Phil Earle
- I Am Messenger by Markus Zusak
- Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
- Echo Boyu by Matt Haig
- Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
- Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
- Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
- We Were Liars by E Lockhart
And short stories by:
- Malorie Blackman
- Susie Day
- Laura Dockrill
- David Levithan
- Lauren Kate
- Catherine Johnson
- James Dawson
This book is a complete mix, containing something for everyone. It has stories about blindness, transgender, coming out and incest. It has all different stories all with the main theme of love. And best of all, it’s not all straight love and not all from the girl’s perspective.
I had already read some of the clippings in here, like: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman and Troubled by Non Pratt, so I just skipped these. I’m not going to lie, there were some stories that didn’t grab me, but the best thing is that I could skip that clip and go onto the next bit. I didn’t have to drag myself through tonnes of pages just to complete the story. There were a lot of clipping that did grab my attention, and I know I’ll be adding to my every growing TBR list.
My favourite short story was definitely the first one by Malorie Blackman Humming through my fingers. It was just so interesting and beautiful – I would happily read an entire book about this. I didn’t want it to end.
If you’re expecting a novel by Malorie Blackman then you will be thoroughly disappointed. But if you’re looking for some short stories and new books, this is the book for you.