These three fantasy narrative and graphic stories concern immense moral and otherworldly consequences that lead up to a kiss.
Coming from an out of place and embarrassingly odd family, Kizzy is a quiet girl who seems almost invisible at high school. This suddenly changes when the stunning and charismatic new boy, Jack Husk, shows an intense, almost too intense interest in her. There may be some family history.....is this too good to be true?
In British occupied India, a childhood curse has been put on lovely Anamique, which will cause her to have a voice so rich and beautiful it will bring instant death to anyone who hears it. She has learned to accept her fate and be mute, enduring both fear and exclusion from others, but then she meets James, a former soldier, who is the first person to see her clearly, which brings on all sorts of terrible complications.
Esme has been on the move with her mother Mab for as long as she remembers, they don’t have friends or stay anywhere long, but it is a fun and satisfying life, except for Mab’s occasional nightmares . But one morning Esme wakes up with one of her eyes changed to blue, and her mother is transformed with horror. They are on the run again but this time Esme needs answers.
Which story was your favorite? Why? Least favorite? Did the format--short stories with a graphic preface--work for you?