Friday, October 21, 2011

The Eternal Kiss edited by Trisha Telep


Title: The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (Part 1)
Author: Anthology edited by Trisha Telep
Series: Stand alone
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Year: 2009
Read in: Danish
Where'd I get this copy: Library
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire on Goodreads.


Teaser (from Goodreads):


There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephenie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want!


This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers, including:

• Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe)
• Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
• Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Blood)
• Cassandra Clare (City of Bones)
• Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires)
• Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked)
• Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Queen of Cool)
• Kelley Armstrong (Women of Otherworld)
• Maria V. Snyder
• Sarah Rees Brennan
• Lili St. Crow
• Karen Mahoney
• Dina James

They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses
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Thoughts:





I am so sick of lovey-dovey prince Charming vampires. At least make them something else than vamps, make them wizards or mermen or freakin' phantoms! Just no more crap-vampire, okay?
But if you must write about vampires, then write something a little gorier. I mean, do you even know how original vampires looked? They were rotten corpses, rising from their graves at midnight, crawling in your windows and murdering your children in their sleep. I'm serious. Mr. Spaklez ruined so much.

At least do like Holly Black did, and write a story about a wayward vampire girl who kills people and doesn't feel remorse; a vampire girl, who is sick and tired of people not opening their eyes to the world as it really is. Yes. This is what I wanna read, not all that other crap about vampire boyfriends and blablablabla. Rant over, thank you.


Okay, so once again the publishing company did this freaking "let's split the book in two"-thing. This is only the first part I've read and it's ever so frustrating.

But so far it's good. I've read stories worth 2/10 and some others worth 6/10. But nothing really stands out so far. Guess I'll have to read on!

Frederikke, out.

1 comment:

  1. Matched, var det jeg bitchede over, var det ikke?

    Den var virkelig kedelig, der var en hel del potentiale, men det føltes mest af alt, som om der ikke rigtig skete noget.

    Hovedpersonen var heller ikke noget at råbe hurra for. Jeg mistede nok alt respekt for hende, da hun blev vred over, at hun ikke måtte spise sit stykke kage op. (og jeg er selv en virkelig stor fan af kage, men c'mon, hendes fremtid stod på spil og hun sidder fucking og tænker på resterne af et stykke kage?!?!)

    Har du læst bogen endnu?

    En anden serie jeg bestemt kan anbefale, er The Iron Feym series af Julie Kagawa. Den første bog hedder The Iron King. Det er en dejlig blanding af noget vi allerede kender og har set blandet sammen i Kagawas eget mix af nye idéer. Superfed serie, der har implementeret gamle karakterer fra fx Shakespeare på en frisk og original måde. :-) (Jeg læser den 4. og sidste bog lige i øjeblikket, så jeg følte, at det var min pligt at viderebringe bøgernes dejlighed!)

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