He clicked on the add and he saw that the spells can make people get losted , have the worst day of there life etc. So t i have read the book "curses inc" the book was pretty intersting. So the boy bought a spell for the girl to get losted for and week. After days pasted by he noticed that the spell didnt work and thought it was something wrong with the website.
Even tho he new something was up the website kept perseuding him to buy more spells and before you know he has no money knor a date for the dance so he doesnt go. Showing a deft touch for storytelling and characterization, Ms. Velde has written a collection of short stories that display her mastery of the short tale as well as that of longer stories such as A Well-Timed Enchantment and Heir Apparent.
A fine book to be read at Halloween or anytime. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem. Details if other :. Most of the stories are humorous and make for fun, light reading. Seller Inventory P Walter Dean Myers. Anna Of Byzantium Tracy Barrett.
To view it, click here. It was alright. I thought it is easy and the stories are kind of immatture. They weer quick, easy stories but you didn't really connect with the characters you just learned what they did or said and some things happen for no reason. One story, Witch Hunters, I think it was called, I dislike most. It told the story of a girl, Lyssa, in modern times and she lives with her two parents. When which hunters come to her house and ruffle through her things they decide she is young enough that she can li It was alright. When which hunters come to her house and ruffle through her things they decide she is young enough that she can live with "sutible parents", or however they put it but the satinic books that had to be deystroyed included Cinderella.
Vivian Vande Velde wrote in the end of the book that she thought this story was her the scariest but I thought completly otherwise.
The story was even boring. None of the stories really kept my eyes glued to the page and I would not suggest this to many people.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the Afterword. The art on the cover is fantastic as well. I never get tired of seeing what the mind of Cliff Nielsen can cook up, he is definitely an inspiration to a fellow digital artist. Overall, this is a brilliant compilation of tales for anyone interested in the supernatural, or needs a batch of stories for their next sleepover or Halloween party. Nov 28, Kewpie rated it really liked it. This is a collection of short fantasy. Some of them set in traditional fairy tale backdrops and others are in modern settings.
Most of the stories are about kids aged using magic for personal gain and discovering that the end results are not always what they expcected or wanted. My favorite short story was "Curses Inc" itself. A cheapskate boy discovers a website that offers curses and hexes. He decides to curse a classmate he hates, but refuses to spend enough money to make the curses act This is a collection of short fantasy. He decides to curse a classmate he hates, but refuses to spend enough money to make the curses actually effective. Each of the curses backfire and the ending is very clever. Most of the stories are humorous and make for fun, light reading.
Oct 14, Ash This book is about diffreent kind of witch, curses, and myths stories that happens to people in the different situations in each small story. This story will also have your intrested and will creep you out. Also this book full of stories will excite you for some suprises. The thing i liked about this book and it's stories in it is that some were deling with vampires and i am a "Twilight" fan so i encourage vampire fans to read it.
I also liked this book because it had many creepy stories in it a This book is about diffreent kind of witch, curses, and myths stories that happens to people in the different situations in each small story. I also liked this book because it had many creepy stories in it and like for example about a family that had witch powers i really enjoyed that one. Aug 09, Lori rated it it was amazing. What an excellent collection of short stories!
I've discovered a new author who has made me feel right with the world again, after losing my faith with the disaster of the "Undead" book. Her prose if full of humor, as much as it is about morality and art. I loved her introduction and post-story author notes, too. I wish I could give her more stars. May 13, Genesis Grace Garcia rated it really liked it Shelves: reads , in-my-shelf. It was weird for me to pick a book about mysteries and curses.
But this book is interesting, with unexpected endings. I would rated it by stories Curses,Inc - 5 stars Whaaaa it was blast of unexpected events, and that was the reason I like and finished the book. Skin deep - 4. Nov 04, Annie rated it really liked it. I picked up this book before Halloween for a fun read. I was very pleasantly surprised. Yes, most of the primary characters in the stories were young people, and the stories contained moralistic themes, but they were really well written. My favorite was the title story, "Curses, Inc.
I will look for more by this a I picked up this book before Halloween for a fun read. I will look for more by this author. Aug 08, Kat rated it really liked it. This is a great collection of stories. Though generally on the theme of "curses", they each take a very different tack. Though most fall very clearly into certain story archetypes, there's always a unique twist. They also range in tone from comedy to horror and in genre through all combinations of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror.
Also, it's edited by Jane Yolen?!?! Jun 18, A. Sometimes "fun with tropes", sometimes full of funny hijinks, and sometimes straight-up horror, Curses Inc. Some of the stories are more fun and better-explained than others, though because I read this many years ago, I sort of have a sentimental attachment to most of them.
Curses, Inc. and Other Stories Paperback – September 1, Vivian Vande Velde's spellbinding short stories are filled with magic and mayhem. Start reading Curses, Inc. and Other Stories on your Kindle in under a minute. Curses, Inc. and Other Stories book. Read 58 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Unpredictable, chaotic, and not be tampered with cas.
Oct 01, Kyle rated it it was ok. Had a lot of trouble getting into this one. I've always had a hard time reading children's historical fiction, though, and most of the stories took place in a time I couldn't relate to. It was partially because of my lack of interest, but I also didn't feel any draw to many of the stories either.
Kind of dull, actually. Aug 03, Pyrate Queen rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , books-for-girls , books-for-boys , reluctant-readers.
A collection of short stories featuring magic, curses, wishes and adventurous characters who are not always aware of the tricks and outcomes magic has. The stories feature modern technology and surprise endings. A strong theme of morality and making choices runs through the book and the authors inspiration for each story is included at the end. Mar 15, Dexter rated it really liked it Shelves: magic , own , fantasy , supernatural , anthology.
It basically goes the way of most anthologies: some stories I wanted to keep on going into a full length novel, others I didn't particularly care for.
Though I must admit that each one has its good parts. Vivian Vande Velde is very reliable that way. Magic and chilling plot twists are basically her signature, so she does very well with this anthology of witches. Jan 09, Lauder rated it really liked it Shelves: leisure-reads. This book and I found each other at the thrift store. When I held it in my hands, I knew I was already under its spell. I couldn't put it down until I finished the very last page. It took only a mere amount of hours, but those hours were wonderful, captivating, and enjoyable.
This is a must-keep for my library because I will continually be haunted by these chilling stories. Feb 25, Abigail Christensen rated it really liked it. I love this book and read it every October. Vande Velde puts together a great selection of short stories all relating to magic of some kind. Some are witty, others are goofy, a couple are spooky and suspenseful. While some of the stories are more favorite than others, it's a fun read, and I always enjoy it.
Short story about a kind young witch with a mark on her face. Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. Short Stories. About Vivian Vande Velde. Vivian Vande Velde. Vivian Vande Velde born , currently residing in Rochester, New York is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at young adults. Her novels and short story collections usually have some element of horror or fantasy, but are primarily humorous. She says that she really likes to write for Vivian Vande Velde born , currently residing in Rochester, New York is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at young adults.
She says that she really likes to write for children. She likes to do school talks to children. She does many book conventions and also gives writing classes. Books by Vivian Vande Velde. Trivia About Curses, Inc. No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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