Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Geektastic by Various Authors

*Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd by Various Authors*
Originality- 17/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 7/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 81/100
Grade- B

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside)and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!

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Geektastic was so much fun to read. It was nice to read some geeky stuff and knowing that some of our favorite authors are geeks just like us.

The stories had a whole range of different types of geeks, but I couldn't choose a favorite. What I love about short stories are that if you're just not feeling it you can move on, but yet if you really like a story you won't get all that you want.

That was my only problem with Geektastic. It seemed that right when I was really getting into a story it ended. Sometimes I just wanted certain parts to be more elaborated.

Other than that Geektastic was funny, and witty. Overall a great way to see how awesome being a geek is.

Check out tomorrow's post to win one of two copies of Geektastic!

-Amanda

1 comment:

Tay-Toe said...

I've been getting more used to short stories lately - methinks I shall attempt to have the book. Great review, Manda.