Title: Under My Hate Tales From The Cauldron
Edited by: Johathan Strahan
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy Anthology
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
How Did I Get This Book: Library
Why Did I Read This Book: I am participating in the Read-O-Rama Readathon this week and one of the challenges was to read a book of short stories! I was really excited for this because I had never seen a collection of short stories all about fantasy and witches!
Review Written By: Elizabeth
They can mean only one thing - somewhere nearby, there must be a witch. From fairy tales to fims to fiction, witches cast their spells and capture our imaginations.
Now the biggest names in fantasy and young adult literature have come together to make a little magic of their own. Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Diana Peterfreund, Margo Lanagan, Peter S. Beagle, and Garth Nix are just a few of the authors who have toiled over their cauldrons and conjured up bewitching new creations inspired by and celebrating the might and mystery of the witch. Assembled by one of the most well-regarded anthologists in the science fiction/fantasy world, this rich, intelligent collection will enchant readers of all ages.
Stray Magic by Diana Peterfruend
This was super cute story about a girl who works at a animal pound and discovers one of the dogs can talk to her and that dog has "lost" its owner who happens to be a magician! I loved this story so much! The fact that it is set in a pound just pulls at your heart strings! It ended perfectly and I was left satisfied!
Payment Due by Frances Hardinge
This follows a teenage girl whose grandmother gets swindled by a debt collector and she gets payback! Again a great story that had a satisfying ending! The main character at one point switched bodies with a house cat and I thought it was really cool how that magic worked!
Little Gods by Holly Black
Little Gods follows our main character as she set out to attend her first Wiccan festival! I really enjoyed that this included modern religion and shows how real Wiccans worship! I would have like the ended to be wrapped up better but still one of my favorite stories
Education of A Witch by Ellen Klages
I LOVED this story!! This one has to be my favorite it follows a little girl named Lizzy who sees Sleeping Beauty for the first time and falls in love with Maleficent! Lizzy definetly goes against the grain and is just adorable! The ending was amazing it left on a ciff hanger but was nothing but satisfying!
I also enjoyed Neil Gaiman's poem and Jim Butchers about an adult sorcerer and Bigfoot!! The rest of the stories were either boring or were not written for a young adult audience which made them seem shallow and hard to follow.