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7/22/11

REVIEW: Enthralled edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Product Description

A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.
Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new landscapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.
Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.

About the Author

Melissa Marr is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series of young adult novels: Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows, and Darkest Mercy. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her family. Graveminder is her first adult novel.

Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (September 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062015788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062015785
SOURCE:  AROUND THE WORLD ARC TOURS


MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Here are the stories contained in this anthology which all take some form of a detour. 

Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray
This will leave you wanting more:  twins develop supernatural powers while in Rome and have an adventure.

Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan
You will be extremely familiar with the post apocalyptic world here if you have read Carrie's previous zombie books.  This one is just as creepy and follows two sisters who are barricaded in a remote home and are found by brothers who get quite a surprise by the older sister.

IV League by Margaret Stohl
Southern Gothic moves to the Northeast as a vampire tries to attend Harvard with her "normal" friend. 

Red Run by Kami Garcia
Seriously, seriously creepy.  A girl is searching for her boyfriend and comes face to face with a ghost who is haunting Red Run Road.  The story has a nice and unexpected twist when the ghost turns out to be something else.

Things About Love by Jackson Pearce
Something new!  This is a nice little romance with a twist that is told from the point of view of a genie and the boy she is sent to protect.  I adored this sweet story.

Niederwald by Rachel Vincent 

Ahhh, yes!  Sabine and Emma take a road trip from Soul Screamers.  Sabine is one of my favorite characters and her bad attitude is almost put in the background in this story.  A must read for fans of the series since  a bit more about Kaylee is revealed.

A Mortal Winter King  by Melissa Marr
Donia and Keenan take a vacation!  They try to make it normal, but of course that doesn't work out when Donia tries to be human again. This left me wanting more.

Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong
I haven't read the last book in the series with Chloe but this one brings out a bit more of  Derek and explains what happens to Tori when she finds out what happened to her father.

 
Let’s Get This Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees Brennan
ADORED this one! I am a huge fan so to read more words by Sarah Ress Brennan is a pleasure.  This one follows a boy band with a vampire lead singer and the corrupt manager that treats him like a second class citizen. 

Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready
The first story I immediately turned to was Jeri Smith Ready's Bridge where Logan contacts his brother, who is deeply depressed and considering suicide since he feels responsible in part for Logan's death. The story is told in free verse which is amazing considering the effort it takes to contain a lot of thought in so few words.  This is a must read for any Shade/Shift fan.
Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting
I haven't read this series yet, but the story was a nice start for me.  I will have to go back and check this one out.

Leaving by Ally Condie

I liked this one as well.  I haven't read anything by her before and this was a nice introduction.

At the Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show by Jessica Verday
Anyone who can take girl scouts and make them into cannibals, a van full of cross dressing vampires and evil ghosts,  well, that has my vote!  This one is very humorous and amazingly action packed for a quick read.  I want more!

Gargouille by Mary E. Pearson
A new type of love story for me in which gargoyles are the main feature.  This is a very sweet story about a girl gargoyle who find love.  This would be wonderful to be a full feature.

The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Jess'  sister Krissy needs to follow her impulses even if that means racing off in the middle of the night.  I wish this one had a bit more conclusion.

Automatic by Rachel Caine.
I have Caine's whole series sitting here and I haven't read them.  The story goes into detail about Michael and  a new machine that dispense blood like a coke machine at Amelie's request. The blood's preservatives have interesting effects on Michael.

3 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful anthology. Thank you for sharing about it today.

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  2. What a great line up of authors! The stories sound good!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading this. :)

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