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: Undead is Very Hot Right Now
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Rating: 3.5 Stars
The idea of using vampires as a gimick to make a band popular is kinda lame, but definitely silly. I liked how Christian just wanted to be normal. The other members of the band were kind of annoying though. I liked this story, but the ending was a bit lackluster for me.
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Rating: 4 Stars
I loved how this story vaguely tied into Armstrong's YA Darkest Powers series without having many spoilers. I liked the relationship between Kat and Marguerite, I just wish there had been a touch more background. I feel like I didn't get to know them as well as I would've liked.
Title: The Thirteenth Step
Author: Libba Bray
Rating: 2 Stars
For thirty pages, it didn't feel like much happened in this story. There was a little too much filler and not enough action. The characters came across flat, and the relationships were either non-existant or not quite believeable.
Title: All Hallows
Author: Rachel Caine
Rating: 4.5 Stars
I enjoyed how this story tied into the Morganville Vampire series. Although I was confused about a couple characters (because I've only read books #1-3), there were no spoilers. I also liked that the story was from Eve's point of view because she's always been my favorite.
Disclosure: I bought this book for my own enjoyment.