The Poison Eaters

The Poison Eaters : And Other Stories

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Poisonous girls whose kisses will kill. A fateful eating contest with the devil. Faeries who return to Ironside, searching for love. A junior prom turned bacchanalia. In twelve short stories, eerie and brimming with suspense and unexpected humor, Holly Black twists the fantastical creatures you thought you knew in ways you'll never expect.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 143 x 210 x 16mm | 191g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Line drawings, black and white
  • 1442412321
  • 9781442412323
  • 248,778

About Holly Black

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has been a finalist for an Eisner and a Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. She has sold over twenty-six million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over thirty languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Visit her at
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Rating details

5,458 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,453)
4 38% (2,052)
3 27% (1,478)
2 7% (385)
1 2% (90)

Our customer reviews

This is a great collection of short stories, most of which can be categorized as horror, fantasy, or paranormal. Although billed as YA, these tales are for all fans of the strange and for those of us who like a taste of a good tale when time doesn't permit for prolonged reading. Don't look for "The Spiderwick Chronicles" in these pages; these stories are for a more mature set, full of dark faeries, unicorns, strangeness and cold fear. We have deals with the devil, bargains with vampires and vampire wanna-be's, and children who disappear on the beach. As with all collections, some stories stand out more than others, but there's not a loser in the bunch, and quite a few gems. This is definitely a book to add to your story collection. QUOTES Let me tell you something about unicorns - they're faeries and faeries aren't to be trusted. Read you storybooks. But maybe you can't get past the rainbows and pastel ****. - Virgin I used to run a bookship, but I found that I wasn't suited for it. I didn't like it when people bought things. I like to have all my books with me. - Paper Cuts Scissors After all, the devil was the most famous guest she'd ever had. She'd heard of him, and what was more, she was pretty sure he knew a lot of people she'd be impressed by. - A Reversal of Fortuneshow more
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