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Friday, October 01, 2010

Death’s Excellent Vacation

The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story.

New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns.

With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations that are frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque. Learn why it really can be an endless summer-for immortals.

I really liked this anthology, from weird to funny with some mystery in between, this anthology as an interesting variety of stories to please a wide range of paranormal lovers! There are a few story I particularly liked and I will focus on these ones.

First, Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris. It’s actually the first short story of the book and it sets the standards high. On this vacation, we follow Sookie and Pam on a weekend to Mississippi which ends in a rather funny way and with very little cloths. It was fast, funny and seductive. Liked it!

Second stop, which has nothing to envy to the first one if you ask me, is Jeaniene Frost’s One for the money.  This story features Cat & Bones protecting a human brat to help uncle Don. I LOVE the Night Huntress series so it’s always a pleasure to see C&B and it was nice to see Cat again after the Change that happened in book 4. This short story made me even more anxious for This side of the Grave and Cat’s mom was fabulous in that one!

Another story I really liked was L. A. Banks’ Seeing Is Believing. That particular story in about a girl who can See (kinda like a medium) and savage wild animal attacks in the New Orleans area. The main character will meet a boy on her quest, and I really fell for him!

The last story I wanna talk to you about is Toni L. P. Kelner’s story which is named, hold your breath, Pirate’s Dave Haunted Amusement Park. I mean the title alone is awesome lol and the story lived to its expectation. It’s about a Pirate in an amusement park and a werewolf girl. Won’t go into details but its originality was refreshing!

Of course I could’ve mentioned many more story as they all had a special element but those were my favorite =)

I’m starting to really appreciate reading anthologies because you don’t need that much free time to enjoy en entire story, and the possibilities are endless. I strongly suggest you get your hands on this book, Especially if you read Charlaine & Jeaniene's series, that book would be worth it even for those two stories alone.


Book stats:

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Hardcover; 1 edition (August 3, 2010) The Book Depository
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441018688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018680


    Book Source: Review copy sent by Penguin Canada

  • Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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