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Teeth: Vampire Tales Hardcover – April 5, 2011
Against the backdrop of an ancient battle between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness, Aidan struggles to control the newly awakened and enigmatic powers that seem to be his only hope for rescuing Ava, his little sister, trapped somewhere beyond the Veil. Paperback | Kindle book | See more for Teen and Young Adult readers
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About the Author
Experts in the genres of mythic and speculative fiction, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have edited numerous anthologies for readers of all ages. Together and individually they have won abundant honors, including multiple World Fantasy, Hugo, and Bram Stoker Awards.
Ellen Datlow has also received the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She lives in New York City.
Terri Windling is the recipient of the Science Fiction Writers Association's Solstice Award for outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field. She lives in Devon, England.
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Top Customer Reviews
I am going to highlight some of the stories I really enjoyed, and there were a lot of them that I really enjoyed. The first story "Things to Know About Being Dead" by Genevieve Valentine, was hilarious and bittersweet; I really loved it. The title pretty much explains what the story is about. I also loved "Flying" by Delia Sherman, it was a wonderful story about young girl who is a trapeze artist with Leukemia and struggling to find a way to join the circus. "Vampire Weather" by Garth Nix was another highlight; an excellent story about a young man who lives in an almost Amish like society in a world where vampires are everyday occurrences.
Then there was "The List of Definite Ending by Cecil Castelucci" where a vampire finds a more merciful way to take her prey; this was a sweet story and well written. "Sit the Dead" by Jeffrey Ford gives us a gruesome story about recessive genetic vampirism that was interesting and action packed. "Slice of Life" by Lucius Shepard gives a look into the life of a lonely girl who is contemplating becoming a serial killer to free a vampiric friend. "Why Light?" by Tanith Lee was one of the best stories in the anthology, it was a beautiful and touching story about vampires in an arranged marriage.
There were also a number of stories in here that, while not outstanding, were very good and engaging. I have listed the complete set of stories with brief synopsis/thoughts below.Read more ›
The first story in the anthology is "Things to Know About Being Dead" by Genevieve Valentine. After surviving a car accident, Suyin discovers that she's not quite alive and not quite dead. She has become a jiang-shi, and she must drink blood to experience any kind of life. In this darkly ironic story, Suyin details twenty-three things she learns about life once she's dead.
In "Sunbleached" by Nathan Ballingrud, Joshua finds out the hard way that vampires do exist and that taunting one that has been caught in the sun is not a good idea. Frustrated by his parents' divorce and his mother's new boyfriend, Joshua is looking for a change. But, the change he gets is not necessarily the one he wants.
Cassandra Clare and Holly Black collaborate on the story "The Perfect Dinner Party" to create one of the creepiest vampires in the collection. Their story follows six twisted rules of etiquette for the newly-formed vampire who wants to please his/her master. Readers who enjoy first-person narrators will find this tale an intriguing one!
If you're looking for paranormal romance, avoid this book. However, if you want to read stories that could keep you awake at night, this is a great choice! It is a truly enjoyable romp through the afterlife!
Reviewed by: Theresa L. Stowell
Like looking at a piece of crystal, here are all kinds of vampires along with people who find themselves entwined --- willingly or otherwise. TEETH gives us 19 stories in which we meet the sophisticated, worldly vampires, the antique collectors, the reckless teenagers, the circus performers, the novice undead, the cursed, the creepy, the sneaky, the hungry ones, and the tricksters who lure and lie.
In the first story, "Things to Know About Being Dead" by Genevieve Valentine, Suyin is killed in an auto accident when her drunken girlfriend runs into a tree. She is no sooner aware of being dead than she realizes that her body is able to function and that, to all outward appearances, she is, in some form, still alive. After a few frightful days of really feeling awful --- terrible thirst, an inability to sleep, her body going through strange changes --- it is her grandmother who offers her comfort and explains that she has become a jiang-shi. Jiang-shi are vampires, her grandmother says, and now she must drink blood because otherwise her body will decompose.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
On a whim-not really into that vampire thing but there were some really good stories here.Published 5 months ago by Tehru
The variety of stories in this book is interesting, to say the least. Some are closer to horror than I would like but the few that are squarely pegged in fantasy still lean in a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Margaret Moore
Most of the stories were good and I enjoyed them, but as a whole I wasn't enraptured. I did love how the tales brought back the old stereotypes of vampires, the counting and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Growing_hair
Really well curated collection, while geared toward YA I think the overall tone and writing quality is much more adult (in a good way). Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by V. Dalpe
Sorry for the pun... couldn't resist! A great collection of vampire stories ranging from creepy to funny. Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Kimberly Alexis Buckley
I ended up randomly choosing to check this book out at the library last week, not expecting much from it as I haven't been very into vampires lately. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Kayla
The moment I opened the book I was pleasantly surprised by the spectacular introduction. I usually skip over anthology intros because, well, they're boring. Read morePublished on November 26, 2011 by Amanda Jade
The new anthology TEETH, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, includes a delectable assortment of bite sized vampire stories that should be tasted and savored. Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Underwords