Shards and Ashes is a collection of short stories by a group of dystopian teen fiction writers.
Some I enjoyed very much, and some I skimmed.
I did enjoy reading short stories that I didn't have to invest a lot of time in. I think it allowed me to stretch my imagination and let me be open to more unusual settings. I enjoyed Veronica Roth's story (the author of Divergent), as well as stories by Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Beth Revis, and Carrie Ryan.
This would be a good beach read. I'd recommend it to the casual reader interested in dystopian teen fiction, who has nothing better to read.