Review: Seize the Night

Seize the Night - John Ajvide Lindqvist, Michael Koryta, Kelley Armstrong, Leigh Perry, Seanan McGuire, Rio Youers, Lucy A. Snyder, Robert Shearman, John Langan, Joe McKinney, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Tim Lebbon, Charlaine Harris, Dan Chaon, Scott B. Smith, Laird Barron, Lynda Barry,


I received a free copy of Seize the Night from the publisher in return for an honest review.

 

I wasn't sure at first how I felt about this collection. Thankfully it wasn't the hugely popular sparkly emo drop dead gorgeous vampires that seem to be the in thing these days, always a huge plus in my book as I hate those, it was full of proper nasty, violent and mean vampires and that's what appealed to me. I think I was expecting old school vampires and that's not really what you'll find here.

 

There were some really fantastic stories and many were very unique and different. There were many instances where I found myself thinking that the author had been very clever and inventive with their take on vampires but there were also stories that I found rather meh. This is always the case with anthologies though, you're not going to like every story in the collection. Over all this was an enjoyable read and had many new approaches towards vampirism. It was nice to read something fresh and never done before instead of the same old rehashed premise over and over.

 

Definitely worth a read.

 

 

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