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"Trust the lizard, my friends." - Libba Bray
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2011
Compilation books are always a bit of a risky read, but VACATIONS FROM HELL (Short stories from hell) is a decent set of stories with contributions from some pretty popular and strong writers; but like any group of shorts, some of the tales are better than others.
Surprisingly enough, even though I'm a huge Cassandra Clare fan, two of the stories I found the most enjoyable were from authors I was previously unfamiliar with. For me, Sarah Mlynowski's CRUISIN' and Maureen Johnson's THE LAW OF SUSPECTS, were the most interesting because they were the least predictable. Although, the most entertaining award (and the most gruesome) goes to Libba Bray's, with her special breed of humor and sarcasm that present and shinning through all the creepy of NOWHERE IS SAFE.
When all is done and read, VACATIONS FROM HELL is a pretty good collection of vacations gone supernaturally wrong and a fun little worthwhile read.