Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction

Carrie Ryan

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0385741308

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited by NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan. 

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?

From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.

This collection includes works from:
Malinda Lo (Ash)
Lisa McMann (Wake)
Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)
Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)
Laini Taylor (The Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Michael Grant (Gone)
Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine)
Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy)
Matt de la Pena (I Will Save You)
Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries)
Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
Diana Peterfreund (Rampant)
Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry)
Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)

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to make its way through rocky obstacles in order to get back out to the main road. “Idiot,” muttered Mark. He put the stake away again and trudged back over to where we’d been sitting before. After a few moments, Dimitri and I followed. “I feel kind of bad for him,” I remarked. “He seemed so … I don’t know, enthusiastic. But I also start to get why Henry was freaking out so much. If all the other human ‘vampire experts’ that come here are like him, I can see why they’re getting killed off.”

She spoke with the easy eagerness of a girl used to attention. She’s that sure she’ll see Matty tonight, thought Pippin, jealous of such confidence. Herself, she wasn’t sure on anyone’s behalf—not Ava’s or Elsie’s or her own. She didn’t know who Matty fancied. He was so nice to everyone there was no way to know. “I promise,” said Elsie. “I promise,” said Pippin. “And if you see nobody, it means you’re to be an old maid. So don’t be slamming the door on any phantom!” Ava looked sternly at

married. Aren’t we, Heather?” Heather nods, but I see the doubt spreading across her features. Tony doesn’t take his eyes off me as they back out of the trailer. He reaches the door and pauses for a second, offering me the chance to take it all back—to see another future for the two of them. When I don’t, he slams his hand against the door, sending it flying open. I lift the scarf off the ball, polishing it so I’ll be able to read the unfortunate future of the next person who steps inside. I

he releases me and I can breathe again. Big John flicks his cigarette at me as he walks away. “Remember what I said.” As if I can ever forget. My mother believes that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” But she’s wrong. When evil unthinkable things happen, they don’t make you stronger. They keep killing you over and over again. And you don’t forget. You relive them, trapped in a continual loop that never ends. She swears you can make it stop by forgiving and moving forward. I’m moving

toward me. “Of course you have parents. Everyone has parents. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be alive.” “Thanks for the biology lesson,” I mumble. “That’s okay if you don’t want to talk about your parents. Half the time I don’t want to talk about mine, either. By the way, I’m Willow. Willow Baxter.” I wonder how Willow hasn’t gotten the not-so-subtle hint that I’m not in the mood to talk. I don’t intend to make any friends while I’m living here. My goal is to work and save up so I don’t have to

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