By Blood We Liveby John Joseph Adams
From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity's darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood, fears of death, and life, and insatiable hunger. And yet, there is an attraction, undeniable, to the vampire archetype, whether the pale European count, impeccably dressed and coldly masculine, yet strangely ambiguous, ready to sink his sharp teeth deep into his victims' necks, draining or converting them, or the vamp, the count's feminine counterpart, villain and victim in one, using her wiles and icy sexuality to corrupt man and woman alike...
Edited by John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead), By Blood We Live gathers together the best vampire literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Joe Hill, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Ken Macleod, Harry Turtledove, Carrie Vaughn, and Tad Williams.
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Overall I felt the book was pretty good. Not every story was great but that happens when you have that many writers in one book. If your a lover of vampire stories then you'll love this book. One story was very unsettling but I appreciate anyone's opinions.
Some stories really do make you think, it's funny how you may think you know a story but in this book it's twists those stories in a comepletely different view. Although i do have to admit that some stories are extremely uneventful and somewhat bland.
As with any book with multiple stories by different authors, not all are what you expect. Bought this book because of one particular author, not satisfied with all. Usually read cover to cover before moving on to another book, had to put this down and take a break.
As a fan of good vampire stories (and they are rare) what a pleasant surprise to find so many really good stories in a free anthology in this genre! Much more than I expected. I am only 15 stories in and had to stop to write a review. Get this one even if you have to pay for it....I sure would. I can't wait to read the next half of this book! Not all are good, but if the next half is as good as the first I will be amazed!