Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror

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There were some interesting pieces of work in this anthology. All of these short stories offer a unique, and often surprising, take on vampires. I loved that because frankly, I’m sick of vampires being romanticized.

As with most short stories, some of them were so good I hated that they ended. Paper Cuts by Gary A. Braunbeck, We Are All Monsters Here by Kelley Armstrong, Mrs. Popkin by Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry were my favorites. It’s not a short anthology, it took me a few days to get through.

As far as horror goes, it takes a lot to stimulate me in that sense, and none of these did that. Some of them fell short, big time – like they were cute more than scary. Still, this is a worthy read, and while it’s not my favorite anthology to date, I’m happy to have it in my “read” pile.

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T I T L E: Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror

A U T H O R: 

Kelley Armstrong , John Ajvide Lindqvist, Laird Barron, Gary A. Braunbeck , Dana Cameron , Dan Chaon, Lynda Barry, Charlaine Harris, Brian Keene, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Koryta, John Langan, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, Joe McKinney, Leigh Perry, Robert Shearman, Scott Smith, Lucy A. Snyder , David Wellington, Rio Youers,

Edited By Christopher Golden

P U B L I S H • D A T E : October 6, 2015

P U B L I S H E R: Gallery Books

I S B N: 9781476783093

Horror, Anthology


A blockbuster anthology of original, blood-curdling vampire fiction from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, including Charlaine Harris, whose novels were adapted into HBO’s hit show True Blood, and Scott Smith, publishing his first work since The Ruins.

Before being transformed into romantic heroes and soft, emotional antiheroes, vampires were figures of overwhelming terror. Now, from some of the biggest names in horror and dark fiction, comes this stellar collection of short stories that make vampires frightening once again. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden and featuring all-new stories from such contributors as Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Kortya, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Seanan McGuire, and Tim Lebbon, Seize the Night is old-school vampire fiction at its finest.

I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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