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Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (The Morganville Vampires: Extras)

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A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.

Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret...more
Paperback, 443 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published September 1st 2011)
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Gracie
Just received my ARC. Can't wait to be enthralled by this book ;) And indeed, I was ^_^

Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray
It was a sweet, innocent story that melted my heart and kept me wishing for a longer story.

Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan & Red Run by Kami Garcia
These short stories were full of thrilling action-packed scenes and unexpected turns that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Things About Love by Jackson Pearce
Just like the title said, this story was on the things about love that...more
Christine
Maybe this wasn't a good choice for me to read because seven of the sixteen stories were from the author's series, most of which I haven't read.

Let me give you the break-down.

Giovanni's Farewell by Claudia Gray
Original short, as far as I could tell. It was cute and could be turned into a successful full length book (or series) should Claudia decide to pursue it.

Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan
Based in the same dystopian world as The Forest of Hands and Teeth series. It was gritty and sad and a little...more
Lucy
Since Kelley Armstrong announced this anthology I've wanted to get my hands on it and now that I've finally read it I can say that it more than met my expectations. I'm usually wary of buying anthologies, because they always seem to be a mixed bag - some stories leave you wanting so much more while others leave you wondering why you bothered to read them in the first place. But with such a fantastic line-up of authors, Enthralled was perfection from start to finish. Here's my (non-spoilery!) tak...more
Jasmin
omg almost all of my favourite authors are involved in this one. I honestly CANT WAIT ... I would have bought it just for kelleys story but no
Jennifer
I only read two of the stories out of this book so I'll just give a quickie little review of them.

Neiderwald by Rachel Vincent

I really wanted to learn a little more about Sabine and that is what I got from this story. Sabine and Emma are heading home from an extra credit school assignment when Sabine wants to stop in Neiderwald. A town full of evil harpies. Sabine wants to visit a seer again so she can find out if she and Nash will ever get together. It turns out this seer is how she found Nash...more
Mary (BookHounds)
Here are the stories contained in this anthology which all take some form of a detour. For an anthology, it is amazing since I didn't skip any stories! I usually find one or two that I just can't read.

Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray

This will leave you wanting more: twins develop supernatural powers while in Rome and have an adventure.

Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan

You will be extremely familiar with the post apocalyptic world here if you have read Carrie's previous zombie books. This one is jus...more
Alexandra
I really liked this anthology of paranormal stories.
I will write my impression on each one of them, and rate them separately, as well as the whole book.
Let me just say before I begin that most of these stories are based on series, or books, previously published by these authors. Of these, I have only read As You Wish by Jackson Pearce and Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, but I had no trouble enjoying most of the short stories.

Giovanni's Farewell by Claudia Gray
I liked this ghost story, although...more
Pam Vlieg
The only anthology I have ever read where not one story made me regret reading it. Full review to come closer to date but know this. It is TOTES worth reading.
Tina (yAdultReview)
Originally published at Nose in a Book

What an enticing summary, isn't it? Totally makes you want to read it! Go, marketing department! (-_-) I picked this one up for two reasons: first, I love Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Their Caster Chronicles series is one of the most divisive in terms of fans; you either love those books, or you hate them. I've never come across a person who doesn't have visceral feelings about Lena and Ethan. My second reason is I'm going to be starting the Soul Screamer...more
Yaa
I love short stories. Actually I think that its quite an understatement. I love short stories. I grew up reading Hans Christian Anderson’s tales, Aesop fables and others. The short story vibe is in my blood. Short stories can be about anything and everything and it takes great skill to write a memorable story in just a few words. They need to be interesting from start to finish and it needs to convey the idea effectively.

Enthralled was an interesting anthology. I enjoyed majority of the stories...more
Annie
Apr 22, 2012 Annie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
What finally decided me in picking up "Enthralled," a collection of short fantasy stories, is that it was dedicated to smart girls everywhere. I remember being a "smart girl," one who read fantasy novels partly because high school sometimes felt like one endless pep rally. There is a posse of fantasy authors for young adults, and I get the feeling that they felt the same way, and as adults have found each other and bonded together over the Internet.

"Enthralled" is a respectable collection. I rea...more
Vicky
This is an anthology with stories by sixteen "Smart Chicks" authors including Jeri Smith-Redy, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Vincent, and more. The stories run the gamut from sweet to creepy, from funny to serious, but all are well crafted and interesting.

Like all anthologies, there were stories I liked, and others, not so much. But even the ones that didn't top my "favorites" list were still good. All of them contained paranormal aspects. The crafting of Jeri Smith-Redy's story "Bridge...more
Jennifer
I'm not a huge fan of short stories. Mainly because I never feel like I have enough time to connect with the characters.

But some of my favorite authors wrote stories in this anthology so I had to check it out.

My favorite story (and the reason I wanted to read Enthralled) was Kelley Armstrong's story. I wanted to read more about Chloe and the gang (from her Darkest Powers series). And this story did not disappoint me. I really enjoyed it.

Rachel Caine's Michael and Eve (Morganville Vampire series)...more
Jenny
Enthralled is a truly beautiful collection of short stories, a veritable buffet of paranormal entities with varying mythologies and gloriously crafted worlds that keeps us flipping the pages with unnatural speed and groaning outwardly upon reaching concluding pages of each individual tale. Some stories are snippets set in the world of an already existing series–granting us quick glimpses through the eyes of a secondary character and gifting us a few extra blissful minutes with some familiar favo...more
Patricia (Patricia's Particularity)
When can you read short stories and novellas about your favorite characters by some of your favorite Young Adult authors all in one sitting? Now you can! Enthralled is the perfect addition to some of my favorite YA series. I constantly find myself wanting to know more about certain characters... Enthralled does just that. Sabine may be a literal nightmare in Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series, but in Enthralled you get to learn a little more about her human side as well as her past. Keenan,...more
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder,part one here and part two here, if you want to see more reviews please click here.


Well obviously I'd have to tackle this book a little differently due to the fact its an anthology but because of my reading slump I've also decided to review half of it now and half of it later because I seem to be getting nowhere with no book even though I'm enjoying them! How does that work? I have no idea. As each story is only a short one I will try my very best...more
Kristi-The Book Faery
THE FAERYS VIEW

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions edited by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr was such a treasure! So many terrific authors doing what they do best and it’s all rolled into one fantastic book that was so very difficult to put down. Can you say: Wonderful Writers Writing Wondrously 10 times? C’mon I dare ya! Whether you can say it or not, that’s what you’ll get!

Every author presented a short story; many based on previous characters from their novels/series while others deviated aw...more
Lily
Giovanni’s Farewell // Claudia Gray Stand Alone
This story follows Cairo and Ravenna, twins who never had a stable home in one area, but when they go on this trip to Rome with their school, strange things being to happen to both them. This story was interesting but it wasn’t great. I was expecting or rather hoping for a shocker and really didn’t get one. Twins are always said to hold powers so that was nothing new. Still a cute story nonetheless.

3 stars

Scenic Route // Carrie Ryan Stand Alone
This...more
Kristin
This anthology did not disappoint me in the least! I read this around Halloween and it fit into the holiday season perfectly. Every story flowed into the next. When some got too "heavy", along came a story to rescue the mood. Here's my non-spoilery review of each story I read (and didn't read):

Giovanni's Farewell by Claudia Gray - A very sweet, touching short story that had me wishing for more of Ravenna and Cairo's story. I added Claudia Gray to my TBR pile. 4/5

Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan - Int...more
Carrie
Ok. Because this is an an anthology, I'll rate everything individually, and then make an average. Here goes...

Giovanni's Farewell by Claudia Gray: 5 stars
This one I liked because it was a legitimate short story, with developed characters and plot and everything. A lot of the other stories were based on books and really confusing for me, considering I've only read The Body Finder series (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) by Kimberly Derting, and the Matched series (HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING) by Ally Condie.
Sceni...more
Melissa
Note: This rating is only based on Kelley Armstrong's story "Facing Facts". I haven't read any of the other authors books so there is not really a point to read the short stories, because I probably wouldn't understand them completely.

A SPOILER... for anyone who hasn’t read Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers trilogy, which in includes The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning.

This is a short story written about what we already have found out in the trilogy, which is that Kit is not only Si...more
Reading Teen
This review is for Carrie Ryan's story, Scenic Route!


I can't tell you how much I love Carrie Ryan's writing. If you have read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, you will recognize the setting of her story in Enthralled. This story, however, is about Margie and her younger sister, Sally. These two girls have been devastated by what we can assume was the "zombie apocalypse" that Carrie's Forrest series centers around. Margie and Sally have found refuge in a small abandoned cabin in the mountains, but...more
Kristie
For a book of short stories, I have to say it was surprisingly good. I read anthologies like this expecting to only enjoy about half of the stories, but I enjoyed almost every single one! I've read books by most of the authors that wrote for this book, and some of the short stories were continuations or spin-offs of the authors' other books. For the most part, I liked that, it was nice to read more stories about characters I know and like. However, if you hadn't read the original stories, I'm no...more
Julie-anne
So my very awesome and Amazing friend, Danielle La Paglia, sent me this book as a surprise. And she even had it signed for me!



I wanted to read this as it has some of my favourite authors in it but with anthologies I'm always wary about buying a full book for a few authors. I thought with this review, I'd give my thoughts on all the stories.

Giovanni's Farewell by Claudia Gray
Very sweet little romance story.
I've never read anything by Claudia Gray before and I really enjoyed my first story by he...more
Amber at Fall Into Books
Let me start off by saying that I'm not a huge fan of short stories, so this rating is probably a bit more subjective than I'd like to admit. That being said, when I saw Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr teamed up to edit this, and there were stories from many of my favorite authors in the book, I thought I'd give it a try. I checked it out from the library just in case I didn't like it, and I'm glad I did.

Authors that I usually love wrote stories that I wasn't too fond of. Rachel Caine's story...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I’ll be honest I’m kind of on the fence about short stories, I like them but sometimes I don’t have time to connect with them especially if there brand new characters to me. However, when I heard about Enthralled I knew I wanted to read, mainly because some of my favourite authors are involved and it really enjoyed it.

Overall it took me about 3 weeks to get through this book and admittedly I didn’t read them all just because I wasn’t familiar with some of the authors. I did however read stories...more
Deborah
This is a charmingly packaged anthology published by Harper Collins. Whom, it must be said, is just outstanding in its choices of YA literature and authors. Harper consistently publishes books of the highest quality and content, so with their novels you can almost guarantee a good read. The cover of this (and most of Harper's books) is wonderful and appropriate for the content. What I like about it is the nod to the sophistication of the young adult reader. There's no scared little girl looking...more
i.
What makes this book interesting is that you can find all sorts of stories about vampires,zombies, faeries and any paranormal thing you can think of. They all have some kind of journey in common.I liked some of them more than others and my favourite one was Leaving by Ally Condie, I wish she had written a whole book instead of just a short story.

In Leaving people live in what they call "shapes" in space,life on Earth is not possible anymore . They think of the past as a Beautiful Time when Beau...more
Kumi
Very good


05/25 page 403 90.0% "It's difficult to rate this book as a whole because there are many stories inside. So the individual rating is this.
Giovanni's fare well: 5 stars
Scenic route: 3 stars
Red run: 4 stars
Things about love: 4.5 stars
Niederwald: 5 stars
Merely mortal: 500 stars!!!!
Lets get this undead show on the road: 2 stars
Bridge: 1 star
Skin contact: 3 stars
Leaving: 2 star
At the late night double feature show: 5 stars
IV league 2 stars
Gargouille: 3 stars
The third kind: 4.5 stars
Automatic...more
willaful
A generally good collection of paranormal stories by women writers; most have an element of romance. I was irritated that Melissa Marr's story included spoilers for her "Wicked Lovely" series; Kelley Armstrong's story is also set in a continuing world and may include spoilers. (I skipped it.) Rachel Caine seems to have had the tact to make her story about minor characters from her "Morganville Vampires" series.
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