Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

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ISBN-13: 9780062015785
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,261,693
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Melissa Marr is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not traveling, Melissa can be found in Phoenix or online at www.melissamarrbooks.com.


When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.


Rachel Caine is the coauthor of the Honors series and has written more than fifty novels in multiple genres, including young adult, thriller, science fiction/fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance. She is best known for the #1 internationally bestselling fifteen-book Morganville Vampires series and her Weather Warden series in urban fantasy. She lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband, artist, actor, and comic historian R. Cat Conrad. www.rachelcaine.com


Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.



Margaret Stohl is the bestselling author of twelve books for children and teens, including coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. She also cowrites Mighty Captain Marvel for Marvel Comics. You can learn more about her at www.mstohl.com.

Sarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland. After earning her master's in creative writing in New York and doing library work in Surrey, England, she has returned to Dublin, Ireland, to write. She is the author of the novels The Demon's Lexicon, The Demon's Covenant, and The Demon's Surrender, and her short story "Let's Get This Undead Show on the Road" appears in the collection Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions.

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BookHounds More than 1 year ago
Here are the stories contained in this anthology which all take some form of a detour. I ran out of room, so some aren't complete! 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 just as creepy and follows two sisters who are barricaded in a remote home and are found by brothers who get quite a surprise by the older sister. IV League by Margaret Stohl Southern Gothic moves to the Northeast as a vampire tries to attend Harvard with her "normal" friend. Red Run by Kami Garcia Seriously, seriously creepy. A girl is searching for her boyfriend and comes face to face with a ghost who is haunting Red Run Road. The story has a nice and unexpected twist when the ghost turns out to be something else. Things About Love by Jackson Pearce Something new! This is a nice little romance with a twist that is told from the point of view of a genie and the boy she is sent to protect. I adored this sweet story. Niederwald by Rachel Vincent Ahhh, yes! Sabine and Emma take a road trip from Soul Screamers. Sabine is one of my favorite characters and her bad attitude is almost put in the background in this story. A must read for fans of the series since a bit more about Kaylee is revealed. A Mortal Winter King by Melissa Marr Donia and Keenan take a vacation! They try to make it normal, but of course that doesn't work out when Donia tries to be human again. This left me wanting more. Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong I haven't read the last book in the series with Chloe but this one brings out a bit more of Derek and explains what happens to Tori when she finds out what happened to her father. Let's Get This Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees Brennan ADORED this one! I am a huge fan so to read more words by Sarah Ress Brennan is a pleasure. This one follows a boy band with a vampire lead singer and the corrupt manager that treats him like a second class citizen. Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready The first story I immediately turned to was Jeri Smith Ready's Bridge where Logan contacts his brother, who is deeply depressed and considering suicide since he feels responsible in part for Logan's death. The story is told in free verse which is amazing considering the effort it takes to contain a lot of thought in so few words. This is a must read for any Shade/Shift fan. Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting I haven't read this series yet, but the story was a nice start for me. I will have to go back and check this one out. Leaving by Ally Condie I liked this one as well. I haven't read anything by her before and this was a nice introduction. At the Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show by Jessica Verday Anyone who can take girl scouts and make them into cannibals, a van full of cross dressing vampires and evil ghosts, well, that has my vote! This one is very humorous and amazingly action packed for a quick read. I want more! Gargouille by Mary E. Pearson A new type of love story for me in which gargoyles are the main feature. This is a very sweet story about a girl gargoyle who find love. The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Jess' sister Krissy needs to follow her impulses even if that means
Obxgirl7 More than 1 year ago
I originly got this book because Kelley Armstrong had a story in it. I love Kelley Armstrong. I was also looking for some new authors I may enjoy and I did. One or two of the stories I didn't care for but enjoyed it none the less. I'm glad I bought it because after the first few stories I was hooked. I was left wanting more. I highly recommended for anyone looking for a paranormal thriller! :)
ZodiacBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Every story in Enthralled, as the summary states, takes the characters and readers on a journey of some kind. Whether it's a journey of survival, love, hope, forgiveness, or any number of other things; every story, some more than others, will leave it's mark. I really enjoyed reading the stories like "Niederwald" by Rachel Vincent and "Facing Facts" by Kelley Armstrong that return to the worlds of their bestselling series. We get to see what happens with our favorite (or least favorite) characters outside of the main plot. There are a few of the stories that left more of an impact on me than others. Sarah Rees Brennan's "Let's Get This Undead Show on the Road" shows that even those you're not close to at first can become family once all the barriers are removed. Jeri Smith-Ready's "Bridge" shows us the healing power of forgiveness. Ally Condie's "Leaving" shows that even one person who's willing to reach out to you can change everything. And Mary E. Pearson's "Gargouille" shows that nothing can stand in the way of love. These four stories stayed with me even as I went on to read the next story. With moments of happiness, sadness, anger, guilt, heartbreak, and loneliness, this anthology is an emotional journey any fan of paranormal YA shouldn't miss out on.
Humbee More than 1 year ago
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. 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 out at us here! I've perused the book like a bandit. Absolutely love the feel of paper they've used which reminds me of the old (maybe still used) paper of the short story mystery anthologies I used to get, small packaged as magazines. Somehow, it makes me feel like this is a secret book I can hide and read in bed like a Halloween precursor; which it is in fact. Just love it for my bedside table this Fall. After having read a couple of stories, my favorite is "Gargouille" by Mary E. Pearson. I wasn't familiar with Ms Pearson's books or writing, so decided to try her story for that reason alone. This is a wonderful story! I enjoyed it from the first sentence. Mary's descriptions are fascinating and made me smile with the anticipation I've always had when reading a fairytale. I love her French names and hinted connections in the story. Great writing and a really good short story. This one makes me certain I'll be going out to find one of her novels to read very soon. I want to recommend "Enthralled" to everyone who reads and enjoys YA fiction. Great with a coffee mocha before sleep... Deborah/TheBookishDame
MaryinHB on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Here are the stories contained in this anthology which all take some form of a detour. Giovanni¿s Farewell by Claudia GrayThis will leave you wanting more: twins develop supernatural powers while in Rome and have an adventure.Scenic Route by Carrie RyanYou will be extremely familiar with the post apocalyptic world here if you have read Carrie's previous zombie books. This one is just as creepy and follows two sisters who are barricaded in a remote home and are found by brothers who get quite a surprise by the older sister.IV League by Margaret StohlSouthern Gothic moves to the Northeast as a vampire tries to attend Harvard with her "normal" friend. Red Run by Kami GarciaSeriously, seriously creepy. A girl is searching for her boyfriend and comes face to face with a ghost who is haunting Red Run Road. The story has a nice and unexpected twist when the ghost turns out to be something else.Things About Love by Jackson PearceSomething new! This is a nice little romance with a twist that is told from the point of view of a genie and the boy she is sent to protect. I adored this sweet story.Niederwald by Rachel Vincent Ahhh, yes! Sabine and Emma take a road trip from Soul Screamers. Sabine is one of my favorite characters and her bad attitude is almost put in the background in this story. A must read for fans of the series since a bit more about Kaylee is revealed.A Mortal Winter King by Melissa MarrDonia and Keenan take a vacation! They try to make it normal, but of course that doesn't work out when Donia tries to be human again. This left me wanting more.Facing Facts by Kelley ArmstrongI haven't read the last book in the series with Chloe but this one brings out a bit more of Derek and explains what happens to Tori when she finds out what happened to her father. Let¿s Get This Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees BrennanADORED this one! I am a huge fan so to read more words by Sarah Ress Brennan is a pleasure. This one follows a boy band with a vampire lead singer and the corrupt manager that treats him like a second class citizen. Bridge by Jeri Smith-ReadyThe first story I immediately turned to was Jeri Smith Ready's Bridge where Logan contacts his brother, who is deeply depressed and considering suicide since he feels responsible in part for Logan's death. The story is told in free verse which is amazing considering the effort it takes to contain a lot of thought in so few words. This is a must read for any Shade/Shift fan.Skin Contact by Kimberly DertingI haven't read this series yet, but the story was a nice start for me. I will have to go back and check this one out.Leaving by Ally CondieI liked this one as well. I haven't read anything by her before and this was a nice introduction.At the Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show by Jessica VerdayAnyone who can take girl scouts and make them into cannibals, a van full of cross dressing vampires and evil ghosts, well, that has my vote! This one is very humorous and amazingly action packed for a quick read. I want more!Gargouille by Mary E. PearsonA new type of love story for me in which gargoyles are the main feature. This is a very sweet story about a girl gargoyle who find love. This would be wonderful to be a full feature.The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn BarnesJess' sister Krissy needs to follow her impulses even if that means racing off in the middle of the night. I wish this one had a bit more conclusion.Automatic by Rachel Caine.I have Caine's whole series sitting here and I haven't read them. The story goes into detail about Michael and a new machine that dispense blood like a coke machine at Amelie's request. The blood's preservatives have interesting effects on Michael.
BookishDame on LibraryThing 25 days ago
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 out at us here!I've perused the book like a bandit. Absolutely love the feel of paper they've used which reminds me of the old (maybe still used) paper of the short story mystery anthologies I used to get, small packaged as magazines. Somehow, it makes me feel like this is a secret book I can hide and read in bed like a Halloween precursor; which it is in fact. Just love it for my bedside table this Fall.After having read a couple of stories, my favorite is "Gargouille" by Mary E. Pearson. I wasn't familiar with Ms Pearson's books or writing, so decided to try her story for that reason alone. This is a wonderful story! I enjoyed it from the first sentence. Mary's descriptions are fascinating and made me smile with the anticipation I've always had when reading a fairytale. I love her French names and hinted connections in the story. Great writing and a really good short story. I'm currently reading Mary's "...Jenna Fox," and loving it, as well.Highly recommend this great Fall season book to friends and readers...lovers of the paranormal and YA genre.Deborah/TheBookishDame
TheRandomGirl on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Always the hardest.Anthologies are always the hardest and take the longest to talk about, but they're easiest to like. That's probably the case because there are such awesome writers contributing to the book, but there are lots of stories that it's kind of hard to talk about without blabbing on and on for a thousand years. Like most anthologies I've read, I've been waiting for Enthralled for such a long time now. I'm always drawn to anthologies and I particularly like the theme of this one. All the talented authors featured in Enthralled took the theme and crafted a story based on it, with each one of them having such compelling stories--and I enjoyed reading each one. The shorter version of it all.I loved Enthralled. Some stories I loved to death, some I liked, and some I also liked but never really understood. Some of these stories were easy to follow and some stories got very confusing. You know how short stories get. There isn't much time for the author to really build up on the information and take the long road. In short stories, authors usually use the style of in medias res (in the middle of things). For example: authors might start the story when their main character is facing off with a ugly beast. They pick up the story from there, dropping some information at some points, then they end with an ending that have their readers assuming this or that. That's probably the main reason why I get confused. In short stories readers will have to find the clues that hold information about their world. Sometimes we're on a need-to-know basis.While I was confused reading some stories, I ended up liking them nonetheless.Please don't die of boredom. Really, please don't. I don't want to be responsible for your death...and well, I wouldn't want you dying. Here is where I talk about the short stories individually, because these stories differ from each other and so do my opinions on the stories. I've become fans of many of the authors here, while the rest I've already come to love.Giovanni's Farewell by Claudia Gray - This was a great way to start the anthology. Claudia's short was sweet, intriguing, and enjoyable. I caught myself smiling at the end of this one. The twins, Cairo and Ravenna, develop interesting new abilities and they both have to come to terms with it. In Rome, Ravenna meets Giovanni, charming and the only boy she flirted with. She finds out he's a ghost later and well, something sweet happens. FIVE STARS. Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan - Carrie Ryan really does love her zombie The Forest of Hands and Teeth world. Scenic Route is set in the same world, and features two sisters who are on the run from the zombies. They meet a boy who they may be able to trust, until one night when his brothers break into their hide out. Having read her other short story, Hare Moon, I think Carrie Ryan does a great job writing about her zombies and the world she puts her characters in. I especially loved the characters in Scenic Route. FIVE STARS.Red Run by Kami Garcia - This is the first story of Kami Garcia that I've ever read. And I'm impressed and now a fan. Red Run features a ghost and a girl who wants to hunt down the ghost who killed her brother. When she finds the ghost, she lets him in, but she finds out that he isn't a killer. I loved this story and I still get chills thinking about it. FIVE STARS. Things About Love by Jackson Pearce - I didn't expect this story to turn out the way it did. That's probably because I haven't read As You Wish (where this short takes after). In it there are genies or djinns. One djinn studies humans on Earth to learn about love. Funny and touching, Jackson Pearce wrote a good one here. Then again, she always does. FIVE STARS. Niederwald by Rachel Vincent - This is another of my firsts. I haven't read any of Rachel Vincent's novels before, but I think from the impression I'm given, I'll have to check them out soon. Rachel's characters Sabine and Emma (from Soul Screamers) visit the town of Niederwa
AmberFIB on LibraryThing 25 days ago
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 bored me, as did Jennifer Lynn Barnes' (that really surprised me. I usually love her work). Melissa Marr's short story fell flat as well. None of these were terrible, just not the quality work that I'm used to from these authors. However, I know that writing a short story is a bit different, and sometimes more difficult, than writing a novel. So it's not like I'm judging their writing abilities based on these stories.The one bright spot in the book was Kelley Armstrong's short story, "Facing Facts." That story grabbed me and didn't let me go until the end. My only complaint was that it ended too soon. Kelley Armstrong is my favorite author, though, so I'd probably say the same thing if she'd written a book of limericks. Basically, to me, anything Armstrong writes is golden. Armstrong's story is set in the world of the Darkest Powers series, and it deals with Chloe, Derek, Simon, and Tori. I love that series and these characters, and this adventure was incredibly suspenseful. She really had me convinced one thing happened when something else had happened. Armstrong has an amazing way of doing that, though. She always keeps me on the edge of my seat.Overall, I'd recommend this book to you if you enjoy short stories because then you'd probably like more of the stories than I did. If you're not the world's biggest fan of short stories, but you like the authors, then check the book out from the library first.
YABReviews on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I have never reviewed an anthology before and wasn¿t sure how to go about doing it without spoiling the stories for you. I was excited to read this anthology because there are a lot of writers in it that I haven¿t ready anything they¿ve written. This was a good opportunity to read from these amazing authors that I have heard so many good things about. I had the pleasure of seeing the Smart Chicks Kick It tour and see some of the authors in person and that made me want to experience what they have written for myself. I hope all the anthologies I read are this good. Somehow, I seriously doubt that is going to happen though. I will warn you that this is by far, the largest review I have written.Giovanni¿s Farewell by Claudia GrayThis is story about twins and the discovery that they make. It involves a ghost named Giovanni. This story was really heart-felt and gave me a new appreciation for the bonds that siblings have, especially twins. Having never read anything by Claudia Gray, I was happy to see how easy it was to get involved with this story.Scenic Route by Carrie RyanI¿m told that the setting for this story mirrors that of her novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I haven¿t read that either. In this story, there is Margie and her younger sister Sally. They move around a lot and they are deciding where to go next. Calvin shows up on their doorstep one night. This is the story of the interaction between the three of them. After reading this short story, I am putting other works by Carrie Ryan on my TBR list!Red Run by Kami GarciaRed Run is a street in ¿the Lousiana backwoods.¿ The story is that the road is haunted and a ghost kills people that travel on it. One of those was the brother of Edie, the main character. She is determined to kill the ghost responsible. She drives down Red Run at night and meets Tommy Hansen, a ghost there. In this story, she picks him up as a hitchhiker and it goes through what happens on Red Run. I really liked this story. I never knew what was going to happen. I had my suspicions, but they were rarely right.Things About Love by Jackson PearceIn this story, Lawrence is the best friend of Viola, who fell in love with a genie named Jinn. Because of this, Lawrence has had a genie guard. His latest guard is Juliet. Genies or jinn don¿t normally have names, but she picked this one out for herself. Her mission is not only to guard Lawrence and make sure that he doesn¿t talk about her world, but to research and understand love. I liked this little story. It was predictable, but a good story nonetheless.Niederwald by Rachel VincentIf you have read any of Rachel Vincent¿s Soul Screamer series, you will recognize the characters in this book. It is about Sabine, whom I¿ve never liked. Although, I¿m not sure she is meant to be liked. This story talks about how she used a trip with Emma (Kaylee¿s best friend) for her own advantage. You get a deeper glimpse into the character of Sabine and what is important to her in this story, but that doesn¿t improve my opinion of her. It is a good side story for the series.Merely Mortal by Melissa MarrThis involves Keenan and Donia, who is the Winter Queen. Keenan is described as having both summer and winter in him. He gave up his immortality for the woman he loves, Donia and it now mortal. This story describes a vacation they take and the journey for them to decide on whether or not to try to make Keenan immortal or fey again. This is a good story and gives you a glimpse into the writing of Melissa Marr. I will definitely be putting her on my TBR list.Facing Facts by Kelley ArmstrongThis story involves the characters of the Darkest Powers series. I have to say upfront that I love that series and was biased when reading this. It is a nice side story about Tori, a witch, Chloe, a necromancer, and Derek, a werewolf. This has to do about Tori finding out who her real father is, how she reacts to it and how Chloe reacts to her reaction.
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This was a very great story and I enjoye the storyline because of what happened to them affter they said that they dinot believe in ghosts. Kami Garcia did a wonderful job and her books are very good and the film of Beautiful Creatures and the four novels and her new novel The Unbreakable (I think that's what it is called) is aboit to be a major motion picture as well as Beautiful Creatures. In one word superb.
Pika_ More than 1 year ago
Very dark. I'm an adult reader who reads "teen fiction" from time to time, particularly when one of my favorite adult genre authors writes it. I bought this anthology because I'm a big fan of Kelley Armstrong's adult Otherworld series. I was excited to see Rachel Caine had contributed a story since I enjoyed her adult Weather Warden series as well. And what a beautiful cover. I love the composition and the colors. But what's inside the covers is very very dark. Much darker than the adult fiction I usually read. I read one story each night before bed and had to take several nights off and read something else cause it was so depressing!!! They stories are very well written. It takes real talent to make your heart drop in horror, I actually physically cringed in pain for the characters a few times, like you could feel your heart ripped out by the tragedy along with the characters. And not just stupid overblown hormones drama, real tragedy. I scared to death of what the sequel anthology Shards and Ashes with its darker title and more desolate cover art will hold. Let's be honest I'll probably still purchase it. My compulsion to complete my collection is just too strong but it'll be a while. I need to recover from the darkness in this one first.
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terferj More than 1 year ago
I thought all the stories but 1 was excellent. It's hard to get involved and interested in short stories, but these authors did it! Even though they were short stories, it had a beginning, middle, and ending. After reading each one I felt satisfied, where normally I'm left with "what the hell". I haven't read most of the authors from these stories, but I definitely will now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Psychics, amgels, genies, gargoyles join fairies and vampires. Very intriguing, loved reading this book it kept me guessing throughout the whole book. It's suspensful, romantic, and HILARIOUS! And it has almost all my favorite authors. I TRULY recommend reading this book.
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This book has so many of my favorite authors and others that are capturing my attention. I serioisly recommand this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all of these stories. All of them kept my interest and the variety was great!
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Unlike some anthologies, I found all of the stories entertaining and gave me an opportunity to check out some other authors that I will definitely read in the future.
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theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I am sure will not miss this. Love those authors, love their writing.
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