Monday, 3 August 2009

The Eternal Kiss by Various Authors

From Amazon: There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want! Featuring stories by: Holly Black, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Rachel Caine & more.

The Eternal Kiss is a vampire fan's dream. No, really -- there are fangs, blood and bad boys aplenty in these thirteen short stories. It successfully combines well-known, new and previously unpublished authors, with most of them having already written for the YA genre.

My personal favourite stories are: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (vampire venom!), Undead is Very Hot Right Now by Sarah Rees Brennan (can SRB do no wrong?), Other Boys by Cassandra Clare (I just love her writing), All Hallows by Rachel Caine (Morganville story!) and Falling to Ash by Karen Mahoney (great character name - Moth!).

Although I inevitably have my favourites, I enjoyed every story in this anthology. They're all entertaining and diverse, and cover a wide spectrum of vampire lore. There's romance, action, history, humour, and a good dose of horror -- literally something for everyone. The Eternal Kiss is a great way to get to know some new authors, and is an added bonus for existing fans. Whether the stories are standalone or set within an already established world, they're all easy to follow, and will delight even the most casual fan of all things fanged.

From one vampire lover to another, this is a must buy!


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

It looks like I have no choice but to get this! Great review!

a flight of minds said...

Can I ask you something? In Libba Bray's short story, are there characters in it named Alex and Lauren?

- Alex

Steph Su said...

Ooh, interesting! SRB really can do no wrong. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!

Thao said...

I don't know if I'm gonna love this book but the cover does look pretty : D

Jo said...

I want, I want, I want! And I am JEALOUS! I sooo want this book, so many great authors, and vampires! And.. I just need it. Great review, Jenny!