Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions edited by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 20th 2011
Paperback, 464 pages
Challenges: 100 Books in 2011

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 Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart. 

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, from Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series, is more human than ever in “A Mortal Winterl”.  These are just a few of the many stories you get to read.  You get to read about Bean Shides, Vampires, and many more paranormal creatures.

There are many things that make this book wonderful.  Instead of reading one type of style from one author, you get to read many different types of styles from many authors.  Furthermore, you don’t have to read each story in the succession they are given.  You can jump around between stories at your own whim:  

* Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray
* Niederwald by Rachel Vincent
* Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan
*Things about Love by Jackson Pearce
* IV League by Margaret Stohl
*Red Rn by Kami Garcia
*  Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting
* A Mortal Winter by Melissa Marr
Leaving Ally Condie
* Facing Facts by Kelly Armstrong
* Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready
* Automatic by Rachel Caine
……and many more!!  

Enthralled is also the perfect introduction into authors you may not have read yet.  I’ve walked away from this book wanted to read more about the Morganville Vampires and Jackeson Pearce’s books.  For anyone looking for new authors or wanting to learn more about their favorite series and characters, you must read Enthralled

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** Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to read this book in ARC format, in exchange for an honest review through Around The World ARC Tours.