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Serendipity Review

Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Romance / Relationship Stories Short Stories

A trope twisting and diverse collection of short stories about love

Edited by best-selling author Marissa Meyer, these are ten stories which each take on a familiar trope of romantic fiction: The secret admirer, the fake relationship, the matchmaker etc and turns them on their head in such a way as to keep the reader guessing. What is also both refreshing and valuable is the diversity of the collection, which includes black, LGBT, white, Asian and Indian characters and a range of text formats including a graphic novel. Any reader should be able to find themselves within the pages of this collection and find a story that resonates with them and their experiences. The overall quality of the writing, from authors who are relatively unknown in the UK, is a strength. As well as being a thoroughly enjoyable read this collection could find uses in the classroom for analysis of genres, styles and tropes.

Joy Court

Serendipity Synopsis

Love is in the air in this is a collection of stories inspired by romantic tropes and edited by #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Gilded, Marissa Meyer.

The secret admirer. The fake relationship. The matchmaker. From stories of first love, unrequited love, love that surprises, love that's been there all along, ten of the brightest and award-winning authors writing YA have taken on some of your favourite romantic tropes, embracing them and turning them on their heads.

Readers will swoon for this collection of stories that celebrate love at its most humorous, inclusive, heart-expanding and serendipitous.

Contributors include Elise Bryant, Elizabeth Eulberg, Leah Johnson, Anna-Marie McLemore, Marissa Meyer, Sandhya Menon, Julie Murphy, Caleb Roehrig, Sarah Winifred Searle and Abigail Hing Wen.

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ISBN: 9780571373543
Publication date: 04/01/2022
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571373543
Publication date: 4th January 2022
Author: Marissa Meyer, Elise Bryant, Various
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Romance / Relationship Stories, Short Stories

About Marissa Meyer, Elise Bryant, Various

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Renegades Trilogy, and The Lunar Chronicles series. She lives in Tacoma, Washington. Marissa Meyer - 104.3k Twitter, 116k Insta Julie Murphy - Dumplin', 25.6k Twitter, 29.9k Insta Leah Johnson - You Should See Me In My Crown, 18.6k Twitter, 11.8k Insta Sandhya Menon - When Dimple Met Rishi, 16.2k Twitter, 10.8k Insta Anna-Marie McLemore - The Mirror Season, 13k Twitter

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