Monday, August 30, 2010

Immortal by P.C Cast Review

Source: Publisher
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

I have never read something like IMMORTAL before. I mean, vampires and all are always in the books I read, but never have I read a book with short stories in it. But by no means was I hesitant to read this one. It had all my favorite authors in it and I was excited to see them produce a short story about immortal love.

I enjoyed them all. I really didn't have a favorite story and a least favorite story. They were all basically there in the same line with each other. The writing was good in all of them and I enjoyed reading about something different. There were some authors I hadn't heard from like Tanith Lee, but now that I read something from her, I'm anxious to see her work in novels. It was also great reading stories fro authors I love and am always waiting to see what book they're writing next like Claudia Gray, Richelle Mead, and Nancy Holder.

I loved the cover! I thought it was beautiful and with that eye catching cover, you bet I would pick this book up anywhere. The girl does seem like someone who would fall for a vampire and is fighting to keep their love immortal. Very dark, but luring.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you're looking to gain some knowledge of some authors or are waiting for their next book to come out, check this book out. It didn't disappoint, and I see myself reading more anthologies in the future!



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