A Review On Foreshadow by Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma

Through many of these thirteen short stories, Foreshadow brings us diverse stories, from realistic fiction to fantasy, we can dive deeper into the meaning behind each short story.

Foreshadow is a collection of thirteen different short stories written by different authors, ranging from different genres and prompts. Our thirteen authors are: Tanya Aydelott, Rachel Hylton, Linda Cheng, Joanna Truman, Tanvi Berwah, Flor Salcedo, Nora Elghazzawi, Maya Prasad, Gina Chen, Adriana Marachlian, Sophie Meridien, Mayra Cuevas, and Desiree S. Evans.

Book: Foreshadow by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: October 20, 2020
(Thank you Algonquin Young Readers and NetGalley for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Tags: Short Stories, romance, fantasy, thriller
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: October 15, 2020 to October 17, 2020

Welcome to my review for the Foreshadow blog tour!


Thirteen Short Stories from Bold New YA Voices & Writing Advice from YA Icons

Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers.

Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.

What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan.

This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

Through many of these thirteen short stories, Foreshadow brings us diverse stories, from realistic fiction to fantasy, we can dive deeper into the meaning behind each short story.

Foreshadow is a collection of thirteen different short stories written by different authors, ranging from different genres and prompts. Our thirteen authors are: Tanya Aydelott, Rachel Hylton, Linda Cheng, Joanna Truman, Tanvi Berwah, Flor Salcedo, Nora Elghazzawi, Maya Prasad, Gina Chen, Adriana Marachlian, Sophie Meridien, Mayra Cuevas, and Desiree S. Evans.

Each story told something different which I found quite interesting as there were some that the plot and topic was something I definitely was not expecting. Each story was refreshing and made me interested in reading.

While many of these stories were not something I would usually read, there were quite a few that I enjoyed as I could not have expected each book to fit my liking.

I rated Foreshadow a total of four stars as each topic was different and unique in itself and I was interested in reading it from the very start. This is a perfect fit for young adult readers with different types of genres and prompts but also talks about some controversial topics that were intertwined perfectly for the short stories.

Although I enjoyed the stories, there were some that were definitely quite hard to get through. Perhaps it is the fact that I might not read that specific genre often or perhaps I needed more context, but, there were some that were simply not my style. I am okay with that as this is not specifically catered to me specifically but a wide audience and I think that as a young adult, picking this book up with multiple short stories contained within can really push me to read more.

Some of the stories were definitely a little hard to get through and at times I felt unusual and unsure if I wanted to continue on but I realized afterward that there were some fantastic stories that fit perfectly in this book and that once I pushed myself through it, I got to the good parts.

Thank you again to Algonquin Young Readers and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review and to Algonquin Young Readers for having me on this amazing blog tour!

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