On Tor.com Remembering That Vampires Come In Many Forms this one mixed but with praise for stories by Genevieve Valentine, Delia Sherman, Nathan Ballingrud, Kathe Koja, Steve Berman, Lucius Shepard, Ellen Kushner, Cassandra Clare & Holly Black, Catherynne M. Valente, and Garth Nix.
A terrific review on Brendan Moody's blog, The Stars at Noonday.

One of the reasons I'm so pleased with these most recent reviews is that unlike some of the earlier ones, they "get" what Terri and I are doing.
Two very nice reviews of Terri and my anthology TEETH sent on by our editor-(both are trimmed here)

From the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books:

Gr. 9-12 ...the editors challenged a mix of new(ish) and veteran young adult writers to offer vampire stories that were unusual in some way—stories that surprise or challenge enough to shake up readers who might be expecting Twilight in short form. The Meyer issue is tackled head-on as part of an informative introduction that zips through a folkloric and literary history of vampires before addressing the modern surge of bloodsucking tales. ... a solid, well constructed, and strong collection throughout.

... authors less likely to be familiar to young adult readers, such as Nathan Ballingrud, whose gripping, startling tale of a vampire trapped under a house and the boy determined to outsmart him, “Sunbleached,” will likely send readers off in search of his other works. The vampires run the gamut from the super-violent to those who want to survive but detest attacking others, from the wise, brooding, sexual male to the modern snarky teen who didn’t even clock much experience before being turned....nicely varied in length, tone, and perspective, thus guaranteeing that readers all along the taste spectrum, from those hoping for glimpses of Edward to those who roll their eyes at any mention of sparkly vamps, will find plenty to enjoy. It’s exactly what the editors referenced, a sort of safe yet challenging meeting ground for all sorts of fans, and the quality of the anthology means that the goal of adding a noteworthy supplement to the mountain of pointy-teeth books was accomplished. AS
(they missed one poem)

From School Library Journal:

Gr 8 Up–This inevitable and anticipated vampire-themed anthology from an editorial dynamic duo is a compilation of 17 short stories and two poems by award-winning, well-known, and/or new authors typically specializing in fantasy and sci-fi genres inside and out of the YA market. An accessible, interesting introduction reminds readers that vampire lore has long existed in many countries and cultures, evolving over time. An eclectic mix of tales and tones, the stories (refreshingly not all focused on romance) are dark, humorous, bittersweet, haunting, mocking, or
combinations thereof. They explore varying myths and themes of mortality, friendship, survival, the passage of time, misperception, manipulation, transformation, and change.

... will leave readers thirsting for more. Containing occasional swears, this biting, anti-fluff compilation is for fans of the paranormal, Datlow and Windling’s other anthologies, and CW’s Supernatural.–Danielle Serra, Cliffside Park Public Library, NJ
A few choice lines from Kirkus:
... a who’s who of teen-literature and genre luminaries...these stories largely cast back to the pre-Twilight tradition and are more likely to elicit chills than swoons.

Standout stories include Genevieve Valentine’s wonderful Chinese-American “Things to Know About Being Dead,” the incredibly creepy “Baby,” by Kathe Koja, and Cassandra Clare and Holly Black’s “The Perfect Dinner Party,” which conveys the horror of being not-even-teenage forever. ...readers interested in vampires as something more than leading men will find plenty that's tragic or scary here, often leavened with a bit of (largely snarky) humor, and lots of thought-provoking material about life and death, friendship and loneliness. Great for diving in and out, although a bit overwhelming cover-to-cover, this collection might even win boys back to vampire lit.

and from Booklist:
...Teens still entranced by vampires will relish the diversity of formats (Gaiman’s entry is a song-poem) and tones, which range from darkly humorous to sweetly poignant to flat-out gore. The opening story, by Genevieve Valentine, captures all these moods, as high-schooler Suyin discovers her supposedly senile Chinese grandmother is the only one who knows what to do about her transformation. Clare and Black combine in a cleverly told story, written as an etiquette guide for dinner parties, of two young vamps seeking to ditch their master. ...The editors’ witty and fascinating introduction provides a crash course on vampire literature that may well have readers seeking out nineteenth-century classics like Varney the Vampire and Carmilla.
Still in deadline hell but to keep all of you happy (or at least occupied ;-) )here are three blogger reviews of Terri and my forthcoming (in April) teenage vampire anthology Teeth:

Teen Reads Too, Karissa's Reading Review, and best of all
Late Into the Night


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