An Apple for the Creature

An Apple for the Creature

Book - 2012
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Includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story!

What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition ? Your worst school nightmares--taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter--will pale in comparison to these thirteen original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's story, "Playing Possum," Sookie Stackhouse brings enough birthday cupcakes for her nephew's entire class but finds she's one short when the angry ex-boyfriend of the school secretary shows up.

When her guardian, Kate Daniels, sends her undercover to a school for exceptional children, teenaged Julie learns an all-new definition of "exceptional," in New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews's "Magic Tests."

For those who like fangs with their forensics, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder offers "VSI," in which FBI agent Claire is tested as never before in a school for Vampire Scene Investigation.

And in New York Times bestselling author Thomas Sniegoski's "The Bad Hour," Remy Chandler and his dog Marlowe find evil unleashed in an obedience school.

You'll need more than an apple to stave off the creatures in these and nine other stories. Remember your first lesson: resistance is fruitless!

Includes stories by: ILONA ANDREWS, AMBER BENSON, RHYS BOWEN, MIKE CAREY, CHARLAINE HARRIS, DONALD HARSTAD, STEVE HOCKENSMITH, NANCY HOLDER, FAITH HUNTER, TONI L.P. KELNER, MARJORIE LIU, JONATHAN MABERRY, THOMAS SNIEGOSKI
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425256800
Branch Call Number: F APP
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelner, Toni L. P.
Harris, Charlaine

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Dragonair
Oct 01, 2017

I wanted to read this for the Charlaine Harris story (which I enjoyed) but also found many of the others good too and will make note of some for future reading. 'Iphigenia in Aulis' has also been made into a movie I remember watching not long ago as well (future apocalyptic kind).

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nidofito
Jul 05, 2016

Read: Magic Tests by Ilona Andrews

Julie is Kate 2.0. Not so much of a distinct personality.

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smichal
May 06, 2013

I only read the Charlaine harris chapter and it doesn't involve any of the SVM characters except Sookie and Hunter.

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dprodrig
Apr 19, 2013

Perfect description - a bunch of nice bite sized stories.

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sybilance
Jan 17, 2013

I borrowed this because I wanted to read the Ilona Andrews story (which was perfect), but I was impressed with a lot of them. I was really struck by the story 'Iphigenia in Aulis', and have already put holds on Mike Carey's books because of it. However, a few of the stories were just too cutesy for me, so I couldn't give a perfect score.

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Palomino
Dec 20, 2012

A nice anthology. Not really horror.

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jvanderg
Oct 29, 2012

Great book, enjoyed all the stories inside. Some were quite chilling, others just fun!

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