Friday, September 21, 2012

Kisses from Hell by Kristen Cast et el

Overall 3/5 Stars

Truly, Madly, Undeadly

This irresistible collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today's hottest authors—Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead(Vampire Academy), Alyson Noël (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead).

From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the group bent on destroying her to the legendary romance of two immortals whose love compels them to risk everything, this heart-pounding collection brings new meaning to the words "love you forever." Whether you're into romances that are dark and moody or light and fun, these stories will quench that insatiable thirst for enchanting tales of the beautiful undead.

I had heard of all but one of these authors before I read this book but until now I had only read Alyson Noel's stuff prior to this and in all honesty I can't see me reading anything of Kristen Cast's in the near future if these short stories are anything to go by. Out of the five stories my favourite was Alyson Noel's followed by Richelle Mead, I also liked Kelley Armstrong's story.

Sunshine by Richelle Mead 3/5 Stars
Sunshine was about how Lissa - from the Vampire Academy series - parent's met. It was also about a group of vampire teens that had control over their blood drinking. Eric's dad want's him to marry a nice girl who he is dating so that he can continue the family line now that he and his father are the only ones left. Rhea is engaged to a rich boy who only cares about himself, but when Rhea gets stalked by a feeder Eric helps her to escape and the two get close. it was an interesting read and I may have to give the series ago eventually.

Bring me to Life by Alyson Noel 3/5 Stars
Bring me to Life was the best story in the book and I don't know if I am just being bias because I love Alyson's books that I have read so far or because it was genuinely a good book. It was about a girl who is meant to bring someone special back to life. The main character gets accepted into a very exclusive art school which is in a very creepy old house but when she gets there it's not what it seems.

Above by Kristen Cast 0/5 stars
Above was the worst out of all the five stories. I have never given a story zero stars before no matter how bad I thought it was so it had to be bad. It didn't make any sense to me, it was like a very long and confusing poem and people who know me know I hate poetry. I couldn't decide what the characters were. Were they ant's, spiders, beetles or something else entirely? The only reason I read to the end is because I was expecting it to get better and to find out what they were but it didn't get better and I didn't manage to figure out what they were. Reading it was a waste of 15 minutes.

Hunting Kat by Kelley Armstrong 3/5 stars
Hunting Kat was another good read story there was plenty of action and a hint of romance. It was about a girl who is an experimental vampire and she was trying to get somewhere while running from the people who conducted the experiment but she ends up getting captured with two other people and after escaping from captivity she finds out that one of the guys is actually working for the people she is running from.

Lilith by Francesca Lia Block 2/5 stars
While Lilith wasn't a great read it was somewhat enjoyable. It was weird and short but it didn't have much of a suspense factor. It was about a succubus who changes a guys life and helps him to escape his sad world.

If I would have known how bad the book was before I borrowed it from the library, I wouldn't have bothered getting it out and if you read Kristen Cast's story you wouldn't be happy with it either. I am just glad that I didn't spend money on it.

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