Posted by Donna
Published Date: September 20th, 2011
Finished Date: December 5th, 2011
Source: Finished Copy for Review
The Blurb from Goodreads: 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 in Enthralled will leave you moved.
The Review: I’ll be honest I’m kind of on the fence about short stories, I like them but sometimes I don’t have time to connect with them especially if there brand new characters to me. However, when I heard about Enthralled I knew I wanted to read, mainly because some of my favourite authors are involved and it really enjoyed it.
Overall it took me about 3 weeks to get through this book and admittedly I didn’t read them all just because I wasn’t familiar with some of the authors. I did however read stories from Rachel Caine, Kelley Armstrong, Claudia Gray, Kimberly Derting & Melissa Marr.
My favourite one was Rachel Caine’s, I loved being back with Michael and Eve and I’m even more excited to pick up book 8 – 11 in her Morganville series now. My second favourite was Claudia Gray’s story, I just loved how we were thrown into an exciting world within seconds and just proves that Claudia can write just about anything and I will automatically love it.
Now there were some stories I didn’t read like Rachel Vincent’s story featuring Sabine and Emma. I didn’t read this because I’m yet to meet Sabine in the Soul Screamers series because I haven’t read it yet so I didn’t want to spoil anything for myself. When I do read the fourth book, I’ll be sure to go back and read it because I love Rachel’s work.
Overall, Enthralled is a book that I would recommend to people who love short stories and are fans of the authors featured in this book.
Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with a copy for review.