A Universe of Wishes

“Dream knows Dare doesn’t need to be rescued. Not in the least. The monster does.

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A Universe of Wishes


Samira Ahmed, Libba Bray, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Kwame Mbalia, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, Natalie C. Parker, Rebecca Roanhorse, Victoria Schwab, Tara Sim, Nic Stone, and a to-be-announced debut author/short-story contest winner

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In the fourth collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, fifteen award-winning and celebrated diverse authors deliver stories about a princess without need of a prince, a monster long misunderstood, memories that vanish with a spell, and voices that refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice. This powerful and inclusive collection contains a universe of wishes for a braver and more beautiful world.

My review

I’ve been reading a lot of these anthologies, and I like it. All different authors and all a different kind of story. Okay, I admit, I wanted to read this book solely for the story written by V. E. Schwab, since I need to read everything she writes! But I did really like the other stories, more than I’ve anticipated. Some stories didn’t feel finished, and some stories I feel like you need some background, but overall I liked the vibe of this book and I am so happy this book is out there in the world. When you don’t know if you’ll like the writing style of a specific author beforehand, this is a perfect way to get to know them a little.


“He is the picture of grace, a flower in full bloom to the sun, open and glorious and beautiful in his vulnerability.”

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