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Monday, December 28, 2009

Anthology Review: The Eternal Kiss (Part 3)

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: Wet Teeth
Author: Cecil Castellucci
Rating: 1.5 Stars
I found this story quite lackluster. Although I wanted to like the characters there was absolutely no development. And the plot seemed almost non-existant. When I finished the last paragraph, I was stuck wondering exactly what the point was since there didn't seem to be a conflict and resolution.

Title: Other Boys
Author: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Although it was a quick read (it felt much shorter than it actually was), the crazy twist at the end was amazing. I wish we could've gotten a little more information about the characters, but it wasn't a complete necessity.

Title: Passing
Author: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
Rating: 3.5 Stars
This story involved a war between humans and vampires, seeming to span the globe. Student of the Universidad were studying/training to become vampire hunters. I really like the twists and turns of this story, but I wish there had been a little more description during the fighting. It seemed like the specifics of the combat were kind of glossed over.

Title: Ambition
Author: Lili St. Crow
Rating: 3 Stars
I liked the mystery of Johnny and thought main character (I don't think her name was mentioned) was very likeable. But the ending of this story left me completely confused. I'm not entirely sure what actually happens at the end, but everything leading up to it was a good story.

Title: All Wounds
Author: Kina James
Rating: 4 Stars
First Becca gets into detention, then she finds out that creatures like healers and vampires and hellhounds exist. In one afternoon, her whole world is turned upside-down. I liked all of the information given about the paranormal creatures in this story's world. I just wish we could've learned why Becca was in detention, since it was alluded to a couple times.

Disclosure: I bought this book for my own enjoyment.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it...I agree, the Cassandra Clare story is great.


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