Saturday, December 26, 2009

YA Review: Immortal: Love Stories With Bite edited by P. C. Cast

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite
Editor: P. C. Cast
Publisher: BenBella Books (August 2008)
Pages: 264

Product Description from Amazon:

In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of today's most popular YA vampire and contemporary fantasy authors offer new short stories that prove that when you're immortal, true love really is forever.

Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) revisits the setting of her popular series, where the vampires are in charge and love is risky

Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize) gives us a love triangle between a vampire, a ghost and a human girl, in which none of them are who or what they seem

Claudia Gray (Evernight) takes us into the world of her Evernight series, in which a pre-Civil War courtesan-to-be is courted by a pale, fair-haired man whose attentions are too dangerous to spurn.

Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy series) brings us the tale of a young vampire on the run from the rest of her kind, and the human boy who provides the getaway car

Nancy Holder (the Wicked series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) immerses us in a post-apocalyptic New York where two best friends are forced to make a choice that may kill them both

Kristin Cast (the House of Night series) introduces us to a new kind of vampire: one with roots in Greek mythology, and the power to alter space and time

And Tanith Lee (Black Unicorn) shows us what happens when a bright young woman with some supernatural savvy encounters a misguided (but gorgeous) young vampire.

My Thoughts: I liked all of the stories in this collection which is rather unusual for me. The subtitle says love stories but I don't know why. I don't recall that any of them were about a typical romantic love. They were all interesting takes on immortality though. It was my first introduction to Tanith Lee, Claudia Gray, and Cynthia Leitich Smith. I have other books by Lee and Gray and will be moving them up the TBR pile. I don't have any other Smith but know I have Tantalize in my HS Media Center. I'll add that to my TBR too. The one bad thing about anthologies is that, if they are good, they add more must read authors to my massive TBR pile. 

1 comment:

  1. great, honest review...I've heard mixed feelings about this. I'll have to check it out


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