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Fantasy Friday: Vampires Never Get Old

Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices in this bestselling anthology!

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.

Amazon Link: Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite

Author: edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker

Genre: YA Paranormal

Rating: 5/5 stars

This is a great anthology with a wide variety of vampire tales. Each one is a fresh take on vampire myths from talented YA authors, and there are editors’ notes after each one to reveal which myths were used. Everything from bells on graves to an exploration of vampirism and disability. And the characters and setting are diverse, from lesbian teens in the southern U.S. to desi vampires in India.

I got the anthology for “First Kill” by V. E. Schwab, which was awesome (and so is the Netflix series based on it!), but the other stories were just as good. Anthologies can be a mixed bag but there wasn’t a story I disliked in the whole bunch.

I recommend this collection to anyone who likes teen vampire stories and wants to see the range that the form can take. Especially with diverse representation.

Here is the book in my reading journal:


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