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Eternal Spring

(Caden Butcher #.5 (Dating After Dark (With Clow)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Flowers, vacation, baseball, prom...what does spring mean to you? From unicorn hunters and teenage exorcists to Egyptian princesses and aspiring ballerinas, this collection of thirteen stories by some of the most exciting authors in Young Adult fiction explores young love and new beginnings during the most beautiful time of the year.

"Camp Cauldron" by Juli Alexander
Paperback, 1st Edition, 284 pages
Published April 9th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
This anthology of thirteen short stories will be a sure winner for lovers of YA romance. I certainly wish I could rate the individual stories for there were 2 Star doozies. Nearly every story offers an enchanting view of teenage budding romance or a teen facing a paranormal event.

Camp Cauldron -- This one reminded me slightly of the Perry Jackson series intertwined with Harry Potter and the typical fall-in-love at summer camp story. The tone of writing is from a teen's perspective so be prepare
Josie  Ann
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
As much as I love reading anthologies, I always dread reviewing them because it's really a difficult task, but I really enjoyed this book! I started reading this book last week for Spring Break and I finished it this afternoon. I was hoping this anthology would get me in the springtime mood, and it did!! This anthology consists of 13 stories by 13 different authors. What I love most about this novel is that all the stories had their own genre…none of them were exactly alike; some were romantic, ...more
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Camp Cauldron By Juli Alexander...first opinion the collection. Emma is disgusted with her friend Sophie they were supposed to be going to the beach for spring break but that's canceled because Sophie was caught sneaking out to see her boyfriend. But, it's Sophie's punishment that turns into a plus for Emma. Sophie is made to be a counselor at camp cauldron for magic challenged kids (meaning those who are using magic inappropriately or with selfish interest. Emma isn't thrilled but At least they ...more
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013

Camp Cauldron by Juli Alexander. I skipped this one simply because I do not like to read about witches. No other issues.

Barre Hopping at Midnight by Amanda Brice. I thought it was cutesy and silly and then discovered it is Book 2.5 in the Dani Spevak teen mystery series. I've never heard of this before but with our heroine being 14, not likely one I'd pursue. 2 stars

The Vanishing Spring by Carey Corp. This was actually pretty good, with a male pov as the main voice, but it ended with w
Trip Williams
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I find that I am always being drawn to reading Tawny Stokes work. She has an amazing versatility from paranormal, romance,screen plays, mystery and young adult. This short story "Dating After Dark" was actually surprising for me. At first, I was a bit lost with some of the lingo [I normally read Suspense Thrillers] but after I had a grip on it and wrapped my head around this YA paranormal, I was impressed. No... that is not quite accurate - I was very impressed. Her writing first off, is very so ...more
Gabrielle Carolina
I only liked Stephanie Dray's short story and am so excited she's re-released it!
Angel Graham
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adults, Young at Heart
Recommended to Angel by: Amanda Brice
Title: Eternal Spring
Author: Anthology; 13 Authors of Young Adult Genre
Format: PDF
Pages: 180

Eternal Spring is an anthology of stories written primarly for the Young Adult audience. Even so, as a 40 something, I found it to be quite a delightful read.

Camp Cauldron by Juli Alexander—Emma finds herself a counselor at a camp, for wayward witches. That's right, she' not your typical teenage girl. Emma has no hope of finding a boyfriend while taking care of children...or does she?
Emma's best friend So
Liss Carmody
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
I won't lie, I read this strictly for The Princess of Egypt Must Die, and I definitely thought it was the strongest piece here. For one thing, it wasn't hung up on how awkward it can be to be an adolescent, which is a place adolescent fiction tends to go that I really wish it wouldn't. Not that it can't be awkward to be an adolescent, just I hate the implication that it's invariably so. Anyway, here are the short stories that were included:

"Camp Cauldron" by Juli Alexander - Didn't much like thi
Laura Martinelli
In a word, bland. I do really enjoy reading themed anthologies, especially when there’s a strong theme and strong stories to go along with it. This unfortunately does not have a lot of strong stories, and let’s be honest—spring is a really generic theme. Taking the prom stories out of here, and there was only one or two stories that had to really do a lot with springtime.

And the stories were extremely weak. I only liked three of them—“The Princess of Egypt Must Die”, “Spring Perfection” and “On
Kat Chen
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As far as anthologies go, Eternal Spring was a very nice and simplistic. It had an overall ethereal feel to it that made me feel happy and warm while reading to it despite some of the dark undertones of the story. I loved the variety it had to it. There was fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction, and so many other genres. It's hard to nitpick about the writing style considering there are so many different authors contributing to it, so I'm going to leave the writing alone. One of my favo ...more
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Vanishing by Carey Corp

5 star rating, hands down perfectly written, love both Tyler and Elle

1:30 Tour Eiffel by Jennifer McAndrews

Really hope this is connected to a series, but solid 4 stars as it is. I just want to know what happens next lol

Off Balance by Renee Pace
Too much sappy crying, so only 1 star for this, I'm glad it was short though, if it had been longer, I would have quit reading it. But if it had more real emotional content instead of fluff, it might work, but as it is, it's drib
I picked up this anthology because of a contribution by Stephanie Dray but all of the authors were amazing. I loved every story and this has made me want to pick up a work by each author featured. It may take me a while to get to all of them but I intend to catch up as quickly as I can. The definitions of spring for each author was quite interesting to see and while some stories were more engaging for me than others, I still would give the entire collection 5 stars because of the variety of tale ...more
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
I liked this collection of short stories. Some were quite different, like Camp Cauldron, by Julie Alexander. Who would have thought there was juvie for the 'magical' kind? I like it though. I really liked The Vanishing Spring also, by Carey Corp; Spring Perfection by Leslie Dubois. Ohh... I just love them all! It was a great collection to show readers just a taste of the talent these great authors have, and an opportunity to find out how you like them. I got it for free, but even if it wasn't I ...more
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, reviewed
I'm not really into young adult, but I found this a mixed bag, and a middling one at that. The only stories I would rate over 3 stars were The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray and On A Field, Sable by Diana Peterfreund. I was intrigued by Alicia Street's Sometime, but was frustrated by the 'prequel-y' feel of it. The rest were just decently written but boring stories about pining over a love interest or not fitting in or having a boring life and then bam, the love interest saves the ...more
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Abby by: ya fantasy fans
As with most short story collections, especially ones that are about various sci-fi/fantasy genres, this was hit and miss. I liked a few, the first one about witch camp and the one by Diana Peterfreund my favorite killer unicorn author, the best. Some others were good and some, especially the vampires, were bleh. I am glad this was on my computer and I could read it as I had time. Also, the fact that it was free makes it better. ;)
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I got this book solely for Stephanie Dray's "The Princess of Egypt Must Die". Skimming through the other stories reminded me exactly why I see the word 'romance' on a book and immediately put it back on the shelf, but "The Princess of Egypt Must Die" had me enthralled from start to finish. I've reread it several times and each time it brings tears to my eyes. It's an incredibly moving tale and certainly the star of the whole collection.
Alysa H.
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I picked up this collection mostly for Tawny Stokes' Caden Butcher story (and more distantly for Amanda Brice's Dani Spevak story), but I discovered a few other nice surprises from authors previously unknown to me (particularly Juli Alexander, Rhonda Stapleton, and P.R. Mason in no particular order). Too bad ALL the stories weren't as good!
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable collection of short stories, and an easy read as well. My favorite short story was Stephanie Dray's story about Arsinoe II; I feel like she could turn this short story into a novel! I would recommend this collection to teens, as well as adults. The short stories are definitely more catered to women than men. Best of all - it's free on Kindle!
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shorter than I expected, but still a great story. It was nice to get into the minds of one of the other unicorn hunters. The story would probably make no sense, though, if you hadn't read Rampant and Ascendant.
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Ummm...definitely meant for a pre-teen crowd. Junior High to High School romance lines one after another. Great for someone younger and just wanting a good story to pass the time. Relates to a much much younger crowd. Not bad stories just too little for me.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great collection of short stories about young love! I like these types of collections because it gives me a great way to get to know a lot of different authors. Each story was sweet, charming and full of great characters! A perfect book for spring!
Apr 08, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
As a participating author, it wouldn't be good form for me to assign stars ; )
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
I love anthologies, except they leave me wanting more! Most of these stories were so cute, *sigh*
Melissa Landers
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was a beta reader for one of the short stories in this anthology ("The Vanishing Spring," by Carey Corp), and I absolutely loved it!
Dec 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit to quitting this book after only a few minutes
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Please see individual stories for review.
Emily Ever
About two of the stories were worth while, but mostly, they werent the best. the last one was my favorite but it needs work...
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As a little girl, Amanda Brice dreamed of being either a ballerina or the author of a mystery series featuring a cool crime-solving chick named Nancy Flew, but her father urged her to “do something practical,” so she went to law school and spent her days writing briefs and pleadings instead of fiction.

But dance and writing have remained a part of her life. Amanda was a member of the ballroom dance

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