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Review: Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise edited by Laura Silverman

Above all, I love the concept behind Up All Night. This short story collection has some of my favorite authors as well! So what could go wrong? If you like short story anthologies or any of these authors, you have to keep reading this book review.


When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible.

It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself.

Stay up all night with these thirteen short stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors like Karen McManus, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Brandy Colbert, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

It’s always tricky to review anthologies. Do you review it as a whole or each story? Here I like to review the whole anthology because each story is so much someone’s individual taste. There are some of my absolute favorite authors here, so even if I didn’t click with the anthology concept, I would have still tracked this anthology down! But I absolutely adore the anthology concept. The idea that this space between sunset and sunrise have this magical potential. These hours where there are break throughs, last calls, and emotions all wrapped up in one.

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How many songs take place in these nights? Dinners with candlelight and floods of tears? Late night phone calls and revelations? Up All Night has a fantastic concept with a great contributor list. What more could you want? If you like any of the authors on this list, you have to find Up All Night on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


What is your favorite author you discovered in an anthology?

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