Belinda Reviews: “Kiss Me Deadly” – edited by Trisha Telep
Zombies and Genies and Angels. Oh my!
This is a seriously twisted treasury of magical, fantastical stories.
You’ll be thrilled, chilled, and romanced by so many creatures from the darker side of your imagination that your head will spin. Fairies aren’t always what they seem and walking nightmares need love too, you know.
The stories that had me wanting more were ‘The Spy Who Never Grew Up‘, by Sarah Rees Brennan, and ‘The Spirit Jar’ by Karen Mahoney.
We find out what would happen to Peter Pan if the monarchy decided he’d make an excellent addition to the secret service; and robbing a bookstore leads to a budding romance between a Djinn and a kick-ass Vampire named Moth.
Enyo gets wrapped up in a fight for survival when an antiquated pre-marital ritual requires the sacrifice of a Unicorn in ‘Errant’ by Diana Peterfreund. And death isn’t quite so permanent in ‘Many Happy Returns’ by Daniel Waters.
Those are just a few of the awesome offerings by the thirteen authors in this collection.
Also included in the book are stories from the New York Times best-selling authors Becca Fitzpatrick, Maggie Stiefvater, and Rachel Vincent.
Editor Trisha Telep has got it going on right here.
Keep an eye out for more romantic stories with bite put together by Trisha in The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire.
Kiss Me Deadly – Edited by Trisha Telep
August 3 2010 by Running Press Kids
Paperback, 432 pages
0762439491 (ISBN-13): 978-0762439492