Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite by P.C Cast

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.

The problem with books like these are that there are so many different authors with different writing styles trying to cram a good story into 100 pages. In reality, it should never happen, but surprisingly, I liked a couple of the stories; even if they were a bit short. These stories are all different, with different people and situations. Although, some stories I really did not like and got bored of. Being honest, I would say that if you wanted a quick read on a dull day, borrow this book from someone or a library. Unless you are possessive with books and have to own all the books you have read like me; I know, crazy; then you should buy it. Its not the authors that are the problem, its the lack of description and having a the stories go by so fast; and shoved together in a small book. x.