Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Hardcover | September 20, 2011

byMelissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong

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A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.

Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.

Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories inEnthralledwill leave you moved.

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A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Cl...

Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novelsGraveminderandThe Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia or online at www.melissa-marr.com.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.3 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062015796

ISBN - 13:9780062015792

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Anthology with Bite Typically I'm not a big fan of anthologies. For one I tend to feel quite disconnected with all the stories and they tend to lack quite a bit of character development. However, in the case of Enthralled:Paranormal Diversions - I'm am in love! With a promise of a bound book filled with amazing paranormal shorts by a grouping of my favorite authors, I simply could not resist. Enthralled is edited by best selling authors Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong and include stories from YA's finest; Rachel Vincent, Sarah Rees Brennan, Jeri Smith-Ready, Mary E. Pearson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jessica Verday, Claudia Gray, Jackson Pearce, Carrie Ryan, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Kimberly Derting and Ally Condie. *Wipes sweat off forehead* If that doesn't sound like an already promising bundle of awesome then I'm not sure what is! All anthologies follow themes and Enthralled is no exception to the rule. The general theme to this particular anthology is more than just paranormal. The stories follow personal journeys, romances, haunts and some serious personal growth. That in it's own was more than enough to convince me that this one stood out well on it's own in the anthology department and for that I'm truly happy. Enthralled:Paranormal Diversions includes: Giovanni's Farewell - Claudia Gray Scenic Route - Carrie Ryan Red Run - Kami Garcia Things About Love - Jackson Pearce Niederwald - Rachel Vincent Merely Mortal - Melissa Marr Facing Facts - Kelley Armstrong Let's Get This Undead Show on the Road - Sarah Rees Brennan Bridge - Jerri Smith-Ready Skin Contact - Kimberly Derting Leaving - Ally Condie At the Last Night, Double Feature, Picture Show - Jessica Verday IV League - Margaret Stohl Gargouille - Mary E. Pearson The Third Kind - Jennifer Lynn Barnes Automatic - Rachel Caine Fans of the featured authors will be happy to discover that the some of the stories take place in their own respected universes: Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely, Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers, Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder, Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires and Jerri Smith-Ready's Shade. While each short story presented it's own unique and edge-of-your-seat exciting premise they each also had characters I could easily connect with. I was relieved to find the lack of repetition amongst the shorts, especially with mention of ghosts, genies, hunters, harpies, maras, fairies, vampires, gargoyles, zombies and angels. Though I did find myself enjoying all of the stories contributed to the anthology, I found myself being particularly drawn and captivated by: Rachel Caine's Automatic - Set in the world of her bestselling series The Morganville Vampires, the story features Michael Glass, who encounters a rather unexpected addiction to canned blood, and his girlfriend Eve, who's as loving and supportive as any girlfriend would be. Maybe the citizens of Morganville should organize a Canned Blood Intervention? "Can't you see that your addiction to canned blood is tearing this undead family apart!" See, I'm dramatic... Rachel Vincent's Niederwald - Set in the world of her Soul Screamers series, the story features Sabine, Nash's ex, and Emma, Kaylee's BFF. This short was a dose of awesome, especially for avid fans of the series. Sabine and Emma make a trip to the Netherworld to visit an oracle. Sabine approaches her with questions but quickly finds herself in a brawl with harpies. Kimberly Derting's Skin Contact - Set in the world of her The Body Finder series, the story features Rafe, who was recently introduced into the series in Desires of the Dead. The short story follows close to Rafe and the reader is given a far more detailed perspective on his ability and past. With an amazing grouping of 16 wonderful Young Adult authors and 16 entrancing tales, I found myself diving into a novel that was irresistibly delicious, terrifying and suspenseful. Well it looks like Enthralled:Paranormal Diversions is going to be my new coffee table book. It's got all I've ever wanted: Rafe (heart) A Soul Screamers short Gargoyles (Uh...hell yes!) A band of Canadian vampires -- Green Day, this could be the title for your next song! And a bunch of my favorite Young Adult authors today all wonderfully bound into one awesome anthology
Date published: 2011-09-25