Editor: Christopher Golden
|Book Rating: 3/5|
|Bottom Line: Various types of vampires make this interesting.|
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.
The vampires in these stories didn’t all seem old-school to me as the book description states. They were not all doom and gloom, unattractive and predictable. No, there were some very unpredictable stories, but they were also modern twists on the vampires as well. I was hoping for something truly scary or blood curdling, but the stories seemed to lack the terrifying vampires I was hoping for.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review