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When you look at a picture, what do you see? We gave authors around the world the challenge to write a story based on a set of five images. More than thirty authors rose to that challenge and created an amazing young adult anthology of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas for you to enjoy. Flip the pages and prepare to be Wonderstruck! Dive into a world where wWhen you look at a picture, what do you see? We gave authors around the world the challenge to write a story based on a set of five images. More than thirty authors rose to that challenge and created an amazing young adult anthology of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas for you to enjoy. Flip the pages and prepare to be Wonderstruck! Dive into a world where wind is a power that feeds the flames and love makes everything more complicated. A life where a scorned bride can cause a great deal of trouble and a place where silence as you will find out has a lot to say. Find yourself in a future where a powerful enemy can only be stopped by the most dangerous weapon of all: the truth. All of this and more lies within these very pages... Are you ready? Wonderstruck is Clean Teen Publishing's first break through Young Adult anthology. All stories within this book have fallen within our YA rating scale, however, not all stories have young adult characters. You will find a great deal of entertainment within Wonderstruck that is appropriate for readers of all ages. To view more information on our official content rating system please visit: Winning Novella-Jon Messenger ~ Wind WarriorWinning Novelette- Maren Dille ~ PasticheWinning Short Story-Kati Ellis ~ The Silent ManWinning Drabble-Jennifer Bull ~ A Lady's RevengeWonderstruck Authors (By Last Name): Radeyah H. Ali Drabble~ Magically FittedGabrielle Arrowsmith Drabble~ Joah and the Beacon of LightBeau Barnett Short Story~ Into Eternity Jennifer Bull Short Story~ A Wizard's WorldDrabble~ Life in a JarDrabble~ Round and Round I GoDrabble~ A Lady's RevengeDrabble~ Once In a Blue MoonLiana Chau Drabble~ Ahead and BeyondMeMe Collier Short Story~ The Fairy JarLeah D.W. Short Story~ Watery GraveMaren Dille Novella~ PasticheKati Ellis Short Story~ The Silent ManJulie Gilbert Drabble~ Keio and the Farsight FireLisa Goldman Short Story~ Oafish MeDominique Goodall Drabble~ Fairy CaptureBrenna Harden Short Story~ A Warriors JourneySandra Havriluk Drabble~ JedidiahSacha Hope Novelette~ Glass Heart Erin Liles Novelette ~ Outside the WallsB.T. Lyons Novella~ Heartkeeper Short Story~ PeaceJulie Marcinik Short Story~ The Executioner Mia Marin Drabble~ A Note To My TravelerDrabble~ A Dear DallianceMiranda Maurin Short Story~ The Dance of TimeJon Messenger Novella~ Wind WarriorVeronica Morfi Drabble~ ShineIfeoma Ofuani Drabble~ He Would Be GreatPaula Phillips Short Story~ Skye in High School WonderlandJocelyn Sanchez Novella~ A World Unlike MineDrabble~ NightDrabble~ Darkness and LightClemy W. Thompson Drabble~ The TruthDana Wright Drabble~ Fairy Lights...

Title : Wonderstruck
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ISBN : 9780989470117
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Number of Pages : 488 Pages
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Wonderstruck Reviews

  • Veronica Morfi
    2018-12-30 08:44

  • Angeli
    2019-01-13 05:35

    [Oh dear... I really don't want to be the first person who rates this book with 3(.5)/5 stars... But I believe it is only fair to review the book honestly. So please, bear with me. And I apologize if anyone should feel offended by this.]Wonderstruck was definitely an interesting read. The anthology testifies to the old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words". And it goes beyond that as it features multiple perspectives - glimpses into unique imaginations - for a set of 5 pictures. It makes a good assortment of relatively light reads. And I believe most readers will find something in it they will enjoy. So yes, the anthology was a great opportunity to present variety. However, ( I admit I have my biases and they may be affecting my judgment on this...) I personally found that the variety served to highlight certain works rather than to showcase the collection as a whole with unique parts. I suppose there was this inexplicable "wow" factor I was expecting to be maintained throughout the book. And much as I enjoyed reading the whole thing, there seemed to be only about a handful of stories that had that factor and that left me wonderstruck.Another issue I had with this book was the typos. (Please allow me to apologize for my pedantry.) I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but I get distracted from fully appreciating what I read when I see typos. I understand there were a lot of entries and there was a deadline. And of course, mistakes happen. Still, I figure the editing could use at least a teeny bit more work.Overall, the book is a good read with a lot of potential. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy and good light reading. I especially recommend "Peace" and "Heartkeeper", though there are others I also really liked. But I think it would be better for readers to discover for themselves which stories will suit their tastes. Anyway, I figure that Wonderstruck was generally a success for CTP. And I hope there will be more anthologies/projects to come!

  • Kristin Scearce
    2018-12-23 08:23

    Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I'll begin by saying the cover is fantastic; I couldn't stop looking at it! That being said, it's that feeling, the one that every picture has a story to tell, that is the inspiration behind the stories in this anthology. They go from "drabbles" of 100 words to short stories and novellas, and each is as unique as the author who wrote it. It's amazing how so many people can look at the same picture and yet draw a completely different tale from it, all the while bringing those thoughts and images into reality for the reader. I hope this idea will be continued into another book (or several!), using different pictures, or perhaps with each author being given an opening line and having to write a story from that. Loved it!! =)5 stars

  • Claire Taylor
    2019-01-21 06:23

    Wonderstruck A young adult anthology full of drabbles, short stories, novelettes and novellas. This book is so full of creativity and talented authors that there is bound to be something you’ll enjoy. From wizards in jars to spirit hearts to bubbles of peace and tranquillity, there are so many stories that jump out that I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish. As with other anthologies, I was expecting to have this read in a couple of hours, but with over 400 pages it is well worth buying. My personal favourite without a doubt is Heartkeeper, and I will definitely be keeping an eye on future works by that author, and several others I had never come across before. I received an e-copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cassandra
    2019-01-22 06:51

    My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!**Received this ebook in exchange for an honest review as part of the Clean Teen Street TeamFirst, I think it is amazing that all of these stories came about based on five pictures. They are all very creative and very different. It amazes how different each of them is yet some originated from the very same picture. Drabbles are new to me being 100 words exactly, but I don’t connect to them as much as I do novellettes and novellas. They were still cute though.There was one story I didn’t connect with because it didn’t do anything for me, but with as many stories that are in this who cares if there is one that isn’t your cup of tea. And I’m not going into any more detail, so onto the ones I think were pure awesomeness (there are 3).First up! Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger because I read the full version novel and now I understand how the story relates to the picture which is cool. The story was wonderful written and sucked you straight into the fabulous world Jon created. The drama of college and family mixed with people with elemental powers. And you absolutely should read the full novel because it rocks, and you can learn so much more about Xander and his world. Next was Heartkeeper by B.T. Lyons which I thought was a fascinating world and think it should be some type of series because I would like to read more. It is basically about humans being destructive and the world getting back at humanity until a Covenant is formed and everyone must go through a yearlong evaluation of many trials to see if they are worthy enough to live past 13 years old. It was a cool story about Adain and his friends coming of age :)My last favorite was A World Unlike Mine by Jocelyn Sanchez because it was a unique world mixing immortals with a more realistic modern world. The story of Tasha will have you rooting for her and loving her as she discovers who she is. This is another one of those stories that I like to be a series. I really connected with the characters.This really is a great collection of stories, and I only mentioned a few of them. I recommend it to anyone who likes a little magic in their life :)

  • Meredith
    2018-12-23 01:26

    I have to admit that I'm usually not an anthology person, but this collection surprised me. First off, the pictures are amazing. It was fascinating reading the different takes each author had on them. Some of the stories are as short as one hundred words, and others are novella length. Each one is totally unique and causes you to see the picture from a "different angle" so to speak. Reading through the collection was kind of like walking through an art gallery and listening to differing opinions on each painting. There are several stories that I enjoyed so much I can't wait to read more from the authors. I am very excited to continue with Xander's story from Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger. The novella is a great lead in to a pretty cool story. The Pastiche by Maren Dille was a fascinating read that follows the sinister journey of an assassin. The twists and turns take you to an unexpected ending.I loved the different array of stories from magical and fantasy to more contemporary. This anthology gives you a little bit of everything and won't leave you disappointed.

  • Danielle Smiley
    2019-01-22 01:51

    There is such an amazing variety to this anthology. Firstly, it's HUGE!!!, even containing three full novellas! There are stories I loved and ones I didn't. A few stories were choppy or had plot holes. Quite a few had less than happy endings (which I totally don't go for, but that doesn't really mean those stories are bad). Then there are stories that had me hopping up and down hugging my Kindle for the love of them. There are stories with dynamic characters and interesting worlds with hold-your-breath suspense and mystery. Some of the stories are extremely sweet and brought tears to my eyes. Wonderstruck is overflowing with creativity and mischief and is a fantabulously wonderful read!!!For my thoughts on each individual story within, see my full review on my blog, Known to Read (

  • Amanda Masters
    2019-01-17 09:23

    This book was awesome it is a great collection of short stories. I loved them all! it brought together some of the best authors and let their imaginations run with a series of photos. Each story and photo had a different perspective and made you look at it in a whole new way.Some of these authors I have read before like Jon Messenger, Cindy Saunders, Gabrielle Arrowsmith, Sacha Hope, and B.T. Lyons etc. but others I hadn't yet read like Kati Ellis who blew me away with her story The Silent Man, Jennifer Bull's Life in a jar and MeMe Collier with her Short Story The Fairy Jar as it had my son Brennan's name in it! They were all so wonderful! I would have to say I am quite Wonderstruck!if you haven't read this book then I highly recommend it to one and all!

  • B.T. Lyons
    2019-01-15 08:23

    Please note that as I am one of the authors in "Wonderstruck", my review does not apply to my own works ("Peace" and "Heartkeeper").I don't think that I can start this without first noting that it is a HUUUUGE book! Over 400 pages of mostly excellent stories! You may not like all of them, but there is definitely something in this book for everyone."Wonderstruck" is a compilation of over 30 authors writing drabbles, short stories, novelettes, and novellas based upon five images provided for inspiration. Some of the stories that were submitted were absolutely stellar - "The Pastiche" and "The Silent Man" were two of my favorites - but there were some problems with a few of them, such as plot holes or a rougher writing style that simply did not sit well with me and at times made for a rather jarring read. I must also admit that I am not a romance reader at all, and a good deal of the stories held a strong romance element. This would probably sit just fine with many readers, but it does point out a bit of a shortcoming with this anthology: most of the time when one reads a collection of stories, the stories are similar in their basic genre and the reader has a good idea that what they are getting will in general be to their liking. "Wonderstruck" definitely does have something for EVERYONE, but not everything will be for every reader and you might find yourself skipping stories that aren't your style. I don't like skipping stories for reading taste so I had to mark that off as a detraction.The book is rated for Young Adults, and while all of the works are definitely appropriate for teenaged readers, those at the youngest end of the scale may find some of the stories dark and disturbing or a bit high on the romantic involvement of the characters (note: romantic, not adult, but parents should use their judgement for little ones). There are plenty of stories in here though that are appropriate for all ages, and families will find that not only will they get a book that older teens will enjoy, but that some of the works are even fun bedtime reading for small children. And THAT is something rare for an anthology.I definitely recommend this book as a very worthwhile read and purchase, well worth the value for the price.

  • Lis Ann - The Indigo Quill
    2019-01-15 04:29

    See full review @ The Indigo QuillI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I'm a part of some Writers Guilds in my area, and one of the exercises we do is a writing prompt. A slideshow of images is put before us, and we write whatever comes to mind in the amount given based on one or all of the images. It actually makes a really good spontaneous exercise, and it's interesting to hear what everyone comes up with. We all think on different planes, and often times I'm surprised at the result. This is the concept of Wonderstruck. Note to the reader: this book is pretty big, but it's actually a really light read! It's full of dribbles, novelettes, novellas, and short stories based on 5 picture prompts. As you can see above, there are SEVERAL authors involved, some who are award-winners, others who are just emerging with their craft. Needless to say, there is a lot of variety in this book, and don't let the size scare you!Sometimes anthologies are difficult to get into because the writing is inconsistent between authors, so I usually have to brace myself between stories, especially when I was really getting attached to one. I will say that the showcased authors were very good, and I really enjoyed their works. It was also a good start for several of the other emerging authors, and many of them I enjoyed watching their talents blossom as well. I'm sure each person that reads this collection will enjoy different stories of their own kind. "Heartkeeper" was definitely one of my favorites and one that I would recommend.I really liked the variety! Not all of the works were predictable or ended well, but I honestly like open ends and dynamic plots. I can't say that I loved EVERY story, but I would still say this is worth the reader deciding!If you want a book you can take with you and read between your busy schedule, Wonderstruck is perfect. Not to mention, it has a gorgeous cover.

  • Heather
    2018-12-27 04:28

    Based on their unique view of different pictures, the authors in this anthology penned whatever inspired them. Some are short; some long; some just a few sentences. This was a fantastic anthology of blended short and long stories in young adult fantasy. Any reader will easily get swept into the engrossing array of writing styles, characters, and story lines. A perk is getting to meet old authors read before, but mostly new and unknown indie authors. My absolute favorite story was Heartkeepers by B.T. Lyons. My past experiences with anthologies have been hit or miss. This was a definite win. I enjoyed the majority of the stories. Given the amount of stories and their various lengths, this book was easy to pick up and enjoy one short story or sit and read awhile with a longer novella. Another great aspect of this book is how long it is! Not just a quick jumble of stories brought together, but instead, a bunch of stories available in one long book. The editors did a lovely job of mixing genres and writing styles to make the flow of the anthology unique and to continually grasp the reader’s interest. I encourage anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy or paranormal to check out this book and find some new authors to read in the future. Note: I was given a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.

  • Mary Quire
    2019-01-19 02:24

    I finished reading Wonderstruck and I have to say there were a lot of really good short stories and novellas in it. However, one of the novellas, Heart Chase by B.T. Lyons, drew me in quickly with the characters and kept me turning pages like mad until I found out how it would end. It is a unique post-apocalyptic tale about a set of trials every thirteen-year-old child must overcome to prove they are worthy to live. Failure is death. Although this may sound like the plot of so many stories around now days, it’s not. Lyons has written in many twists and turns that not only add to the story, it manages to make it a one-of-a-kind for any reader that enjoys this brand of fiction.Kudos to Lyons and all of the other authors in Wonderstruck! It’s a really great read.

  • Lyle
    2019-01-11 05:52

    Its so hard to give a rating on a book of short stories! First of all I loved the idea of giving the authors pictures and them having to write a story based on one of them. There were some really good stories in this book and some that were just ok.

  • Liana
    2018-12-22 07:31

    Biased? A little. -winkwink-Overall, I did enjoy reading the works of all the other authors.

  • Cindy Saunders
    2019-01-18 07:50

  • Lisa Goldman
    2019-01-06 07:36

  • Rebecca Gober
    2019-01-19 06:25