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Friday, December 25, 2009

Anthology Review: The Eternal Kiss (Part 1)

Title: The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire
Edited by: Trisha Telep
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: 07/28/09
Supernatural forces and desires come alive in these thirteen vampire tales. Like love, the adventures are never safe and hungers never die. And chances are taken. If you are seduced by the mystery of the heart, beating for a destiny unknown, you will helplessly follow the characters' in this collection - longing for one to call their own.

Title: Falling to Ash
Author: Karen Mahoney
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Moth was a very likeable character. Although she gets herself into trouble, she was resourceful enough to get herself out of the situation. Her relationship with her family is in shambles, and I hope to see more of Moth in the future to see if they work things out.

Title: Shelter Island
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Rating: 1 Star
This story was very short, only sixteen pages, and it didn't really seem to be much of a story. Although Dylan, a character from her Blue Bloods series is in the story, it could've been anyone visiting Hannah at night. This story seemed like something the author put together in a couple hours to fulfill an obligation.

Title: Sword Point
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Rating: 3 Stars
I really liked the way fencing, martial arts, and vampires mixed in this story. I just wished we could've seen more of the fencing and not just be told that Ava was practicing. Ava was a strong and likeable character, but I find myself wanting to know more about Jarett, the martial arts instructor next door to the fencing studio.

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Rating: 4 Stars
Although some parts of the story passed by in a blur, it was a very engaging read. I enjoyed that Matilda was trying to fight off the change through the use of alcohol, while most people were dying to be turned into vampires.

Disclosure: I bought this book for my own enjoyment.


  1. Ooo, I have this one but I haven't read it yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it (mostly). Thanks for the review!

  2. Hey, I don't make a habit of commenting on reviews, but I wanted to say THANK YOU! :)

    I'm really glad you liked Moth. There's going to be another story about her in the follow-up to The Eternal Kiss next summer. My story will be called, 'A Teenage Vampire in London'.



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