Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror by Christopher Golden

I am always wary about picking up anthologies about vampires because usually they are of the Twilight or Buffy variety. Don't get me wrong. I am one of those who did read the Twilight series and enjoyed it and I am a huge Buffy fan but I really love a good old fashioned vampire/horror story aka Bram Stoker and H.P Lovecraft style. When I requested this book I assumed that it would be a ho hum contemporary vampire anthology but was pleasantly surprised to find myself very wrong. All of the short stories included in this anthology are fantastic though a few stick out in my mind. These are not your sparkly vampires but are the real deal: full-fledged, horrific creatures that breathe new life into the vampire genre. It isn't easy to write a convincing short story but all of the authors do an incredible job and really they all created an original view of vampires that is convincing and bloodcurdling. This was such a treat to read. It is so good that I am planning to buy a copy for myself. I would really recommend this wonderful book to anyone who wants to read a vampire anthology that harks back to the heyday of quality horror fiction. I received a copy of this novel from the publishers via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.

Four out of Five Stars

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