QOTD: Do you believe in Vampires? It’s ok you can tell me..
I was obsessed with Anne Rice when I was in 5th grade and now wonder why this was ok. Also, I was reading Stephen King. Now I am too scared.
Vampires Never Get Old
by Natalie C. Parker and Zoraida Córdova
Oops sorry it took so long to read this wonderful collection of short stories. I won this from fierce reads from a Comic-Con event.
I listened to a panel where the authors were discussing where the idea for this book came from. Who isn’t obsessed or intrigued by vampires and the idea of immortality? But its mostly white cisgender representation. So this book is each author’s take on the story they want to hear about LGBTQ, own voices, disability and the stories that haven’t been told. There should be diversity in mythology. Vampirism is a sexualized practice in essence and not just only for only race and sexuality.
Each story was unique and was done by authors I admire and love. See below for the contents. I totally recommend as each has their own voice and unique writing style, it’s hard to capture them all in a post but I definitely thought each had a different take on the genre and if this was a start to an idea for a possible book for each author I would say go for it!
🦇Seven Nights for Dying by Tessa Gratton
🦇Mirrors, Windows & Selfies by Mark Oshiro
🦇The House of Black Sapphires by Dhonielle Clayton
🦇The Boys from Blood River by Rebecca Roanhorse
🦇Senior Year Sucks by Julie Murphy
🦇The Boy and the Bell by Heidi Heilig
🦇In Kind by Kayla Whaley
🦇A Guidebook for the Newly Sired Desi Vampire by Samira Ahmed
🦇Bestiary by Laura Ruby
🦇Vampires Never Say Die by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker
🦇First Kill by Victoria “V.E.” Schwab
Thank you fierce reads for my gifted copy from a giveaway through net galley.
Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices!
In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out―and going out for their first kill―and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night.
Welcome to the evolution of the vampire―and a revolution on the page.
Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley.