Continuing with The Eternal Kiss anthology, edited by Trisha Telep, the tenth story, Other Boys by Cassandra Clare and she’s not only a new author for me, but one I keep hearing a lot about.
Other Boys is a great introduction to Jennifer. She has a very sheltered life and she’s at that stage where she wants to rebel. There is obviously something different about her, but she’s not sure what it is. She does know that the new boy in school has caught her attention and she’s definitely interested, even if he is a little weird.
I will admit, the ending did catch me a little off guard. I wasn’t expecting the twist at the end, but I have to say that I really enjoyed how it ended. Throughout the story, I had a very twilightish feeling about Jennifer’s feelings for her crush, but anyone who isn’t a fan of Twilight would love the ending. Okay, I’m not saying anything more.
However, I will say that Jennifer’s character was nicely developed…so much so that I wouldn’t mind reading more about Jennifer, especially after the events of Other Boys. I do wonder if this is the start to a new series or if its a part of a current series that I’m not familiar with. I’m definitely checking out more by Cassandra Clare.
Other stories reviewed from The Eternal Kiss:
Falling to Ash by Karen Mahoney
Shelter Island by Melissa de la Cruz
Sword Point by Maria Snyder
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Undead Is Very in Right Now by Sarah Rees Brennan
Kat by Kelley Armstrong
The Thirteenth Step by Libby Bray
All Hallows by Rachel Caine
Wet Teeth by Cecil Castellucci
Passing by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
Ambition by Lili St. Crow
All Wounds by Dina James
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