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Vampire fan? Buy this!
on 27 August 2009
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 It successfully combines well-known, new and previously unpublished authors, with most of them having already written for the YA genre.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!