Fresh Ink: An Anthology, by Nicola Yoon and others [arc review]

Another day, another book... sadly I cannot say that I loved it.

The Blurb:
Careful--you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written--whose next chapters are up to you.

Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.

Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.



1 Star
The stories weren't all bad, I was truly into the first one...but I cannot handle books with no endings. I understand the blurb warns you that  "you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written--whose next chapters are up to you." but an open ending still should somewhat satisfy the reader. Instead we get stories were I felt like the authors just got up to get a coffee while working and forgot to get back. That is not ok.
Also, although I believe we need more diverse characters and stories I often find that when that is purposefully the main focus of a book the story feels forced, the plot doesn't have a natural flow, and/or it is boring because there is no plot and just social/political propaganda. Fresh Ink is somewhat the last one. The idea of the book is great, but the stories weren't -for the most part- interesting. And, as I said, because they had far too open endings, they were also infuriating. Not for me at all.

Find the book at: GoodReads - Amazon

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