Thursday, November 03, 2011

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong


A collection of fourteen original teen paranormal short stories from some of today’s bestselling YA talent, united with the common theme of road trips, and edited by bestselling authors Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong.

I'm so excited about short story month here on MFB as there's been loads of great anthologies out this year. Also, it gives me a chance to settle down with the ones that I've collected for this month. I may well revisit this collection later in November but at the moment I adored the story by Jackson Pearce, Things About Love which follows Lawrence from As You Wish. Lawrence is hoping to start a relationship, find someone to love and who will love him.

However genie Juliet appears and she wants to know more about love. Everything she understands about it comes from films or books. She believes that if she kisses a human then she'll understand more. Lawrence agrees to help her and rejects her offer in return - to make the object of his desire, Jeffrey, show interest in him. What starts as a simple request becomes more complicated by the second and Juliet realises that love and emotions aren't as simple as she once thought. Far from being heartless she learns far more than she expected. The ending of the story was gorgeous too - I could happily read a whole book about Lawrence.

I enjoyed the stories by Melissa Marr and Rachel Caine too but won't review them here as both will spoil the series for those who haven't read them. I think that's what attracts me most about anthologies - I can often find out little side stories or follow-ups on my favourite characters.


Jenni (Juniper's Jungle) said...

YA, paranormal and road trips? This sounds like an awesome anthology!

AmieSalmon said...

I hadn't heard of this one! Will have to get on that.

Raimy-rawr said...

I really want to read this collection but I'm a little worried about getting it and spoiling series that I haven't read. I'm not too fused about reading the Melissa Marr series but I think the short story wont have any effect on me if I read it without reading the others.