Review of Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise edited by Laura Silverman (physical arc)



Up All Night edited by Laura Silverman

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.

Full contributor list: Brandy Colbert, Kathleen Glasgow, Maurene Goo, Tiffany D. Jackson, Amanda Joy, Nina LaCour, Karen M. McManus, Anna Meriano, Marieke Nijkamp, Laura Silverman, Kayla Whaley, Julian Winters, Francesca Zappia

Expected publication: July 13th 2021 by Algonquin Young Readers




Up All Night is an anthology with 13 late night stories. I actually liked every story in this one which is kind of rare. I have a love/hate thing with anthologies. Mostly because I want more from the stories since the majority are around 20-25 pages. While I liked every story, there were a few that stood out to me a bit more. The book starts with Never Have I Ever by Karen McManus. I love Karen’s writing and this story was no exception. Tiffany Jackson’s Shark Bait and Nina LaCour’s A Place To Start were both really good. And the book ended with Francesca Zappia’s The Ghost of Goon’s Creek which I loved. There was a lot of diversity throughout the book and the writing was all good.

I gave this book 4 stars.

Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy.


Have you read this yet?  Is it on your TBR?




Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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