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It is a decent anthology. Lots of different tales, different styles and some interesting romance options. Probably not the best anthology I've read, or rather not the one I've most enjoyed. I actually liked the majority of the stories, but it was more a case of them being great and loving them, or not thinking much of them at all, no real in-between stories. I still think its well worth owning, for the stories from Rachel Vincent, Karen Mahoney and Maggie Stiefvater alone!
The stories in order:
1. The Assassin's Apprentice by Michelle Zink - 8/10 - descendants of angels hunting demons on earth. Nice short, wish it had been longer, liked the characters and the ideas a lot.
2. Errant by Diana Peterfreund - 4/10 - strange story featuring odd unicorns. Not much paranormal love to it, mostly just strange. Just didn't really work for me.
3. The Spirit Jar by Karen Mahoney - 9/10 - Moth, the vampire girl from Karen's short 'Falling To Ash' in TEK, is back and this time in London after a rare book for her maker, and she's not the only one after it. Great short story, I completely love Moth and really hope there is a full book from her POV in the future!
4. Lost by Justine Musk - 9/10 - fantastic short about a girl good at finding lost things, who meets a guy who's not quite human in an abandoned house.
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Running Press Teens, 2010
YA; Short Stories; Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC from publisher
Summary: A collection of short stories from some of today's most popular authors including Maggie Stiefvater, Carrie Ryan, Michelle Zink, and more!
Some spoilers but I tried not to ruin the stories if they have twists.
Thoughts: I always find it easiest to talk about short story collections by just going through them and listing what I did and didn't like so this will be LONG. I had a quibble with these "short" stories as many of them were quite long; I was expecting twenty pages to be the max but that was more like the min. I'm not complaining because of course I want more to read but it made it difficult to fit in to the little snatches of time I have to read throughout the day unlike say the short sections of Terry Pratchett's books.
I'm evaluating these stories on the paranormal elements and the romance given the subtitle of "paranormal love" although writing and sheer enjoyability play a part.
The Assassin's Apprentice by Michelle Zink: It felt rushed-I was unsure of the mythology surrounding the story. And most disappointing to me, I didn't really feel the romance as there wasn't much build-up: they saw each other and they knew. Very unsatisfactory for me. 3/5
Errant by Diana Peterfreund: I think this is connected to her series of unicorn books, which I have not read, but the story still made sense. The romance was also lacking in this but it ended with the empowerment of Elise who was able to draw unicorns to her land for protection against the vile men while Gitta will continue to travel with her unicorn Enyo.Read more ›
The Assassin's Apprentice by Michelle Zink - This was actually one of my favorites stories. It deals with vengeance, danger and love. I really hope Ms. Zink will endeavor in creating a series or even a stand-alone about these characters. I'm definitely interested in learning more about them.
Errant by Diana Peterfreund - If you've read Ms. Peterfreund's Rampant, then you'll definitely recognize this world. It's a story about two very different individuals who can find a common ground - their love of a unicorn.
The Spirit Jar by Karen Mahoney - This is the first that I've read by Ms. Mahoney. She's very clever. I loved her witty characters that were snarky and sarcastic (my favorite type). Not to mention any girl with the name Moth gets two thumbs up in my book. The story did feel a little long, but I think Ms. Mahoney used her space wisely.
Lost by Justine Musk - This is also the first time I read anything by Ms. Musk. Sasha is good at finding things. With Haiden's assistance she'll learn to find lost souls. Very beautifully written. But also very sad. I really hope Ms. Musk writes more on this - my interest was definitely piqued.
The Spy Who Never Grew Up by Sarah Rees Brennan - What a fun story. In The Spy Who Never Grew Up, you will be surprised to find that the infamous Peter Pan is a spy. Ashley, who just happens to be one of Wendy's ancestors, comes along for the ride.
Dungeons Of Langeais by Becca Fitzpatrick - This story takes place about 300 years before Patch meets Nora.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had high hopes for this book seeing as I read The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Cember
Some were very good and I wished they were longer but the majority I just could not get into, I need development of the plot and characters before all the action.Published 10 months ago by Lisa Rickard
Read this before - glad to finally own a copy, and looking forward for a reread and sharing with my love ones in the future! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Silvermoss
Kiss Me Deadly contains 13 short stories involving paranormal romance. There are quite a few recgonizable names among the contributing authors. Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by Cornucopia of Reviews (Lizzy)
This book was extremely boring, especially compared to other books I've read like this.
None of the stories kept my interest and I couldn't get through it fast enough. Read more
Book is good, but i had to return it once for damage to the book than had trouble witht the return, then when i got my new book it too was damaged but not as bad so i just kept it... Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by Heather
Most of the stories were pretty good, with only one I could not get into at all and finally skipped, the one by Marks. For including it, my rating dropped a star.Published on October 3, 2012 by K. Young
Over all it was a good book, a few of the short stories were "different" but a nice put together of short stories.Published on September 11, 2012 by wendi
I love anthologies. It's always a great way to get introduced to authors you haven't heard of or haven't had the chance to read yet. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Book Sake