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Confessions of a Bibliophile

An aspiring writer and bookstore employee with an incredibly bad book-buying habit... I'll read just about anything (so long as it will appeal to my interests in some way), but my main loves are YA and sci-fi/fantasy. I also like quirky history and science books and will book nerd. A lot. Currently in the process of weeding out my personal library. Find me on Twitter @princess_starr or check out my YA book, Snowfall, on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240027

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box - Mira Grant A short, chilling read from Mira Grant (alias Seanan McGuire, Destroyer of Emotions) that takes a nihilistic but harmless game of “What if” and turns it far more destructive than its players could imagine. In the short amount of pages, Grant manages to give a detailed sketch of all of the players of the Apocalypse Scenario and how they may potentially react to the mysterious Box in front of them. My only real complaint is that she does tip the reader’s hand as to what’s going on, without giving enough suspension of disbelief as to what’s going on. It may fit with the Scenario’s creator, but from a narrative style, it’s a little too obvious and I didn’t feel doubt as to what’s going on.That said though, Grant manages pack a punch (as she so often does) in a few thousand words. It’s a fantastic little story, and while I won’t claim it’s a must-read-right-now, it is a spooky little read to keep in mind for the next few weeks.