September 18, 2015

Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror Anthology ARC Review

Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for allowing me to read and review an ebook copy of Seize The Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror. Edited By: Christopher Golden. 

Seize the Night is an anthology collection of short stories about vampires.

No, these ARE NOT stories featuring romanticized emo vampire heroes.

This anthology brings back terrifying vampires in new stories from authors such as : Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, David Wellington and Michael Kortya.

Don't be put off by the three stars rating! Seize the Night is a fantastic anthology of frightening vampire short stories. Of course there were some stories I LOVED, some I liked, and a few that I didn't particularly care for. 

Out of all the short stories here are a few of my favorites: 

Up in Old Vermont- Scott Smith
On the Dark Side of Sunlight Basin- Michael Koryta
The Neighbors- Sherrilyn Kenyon
Paper Cuts- Gary A. Braunbeck 
Mrs. Fondevant- Charlaine Harris 
The Last Supper- Brian Keene
What Kept you so Long?- John Ajvide Lindqvist

The best thing about this collection is the fact that the vampires are SCARY. I like all kinds of vampire stories, even the romanticized ones, but I like the horror ones best.  I read "On the Dark Side of Sunlight Basin" one night right before going to sleep and I was a bit freaked out by it. That one definitely got to me! I can't remember the last time I was creeped out by anything vampire related. That right there is the awesomeness of this anthology. I enjoyed the majority of these stories and those are the ones that make it worth a read.

I recommend Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror to fans of horror, fans of the old school vampires, fans of any of the authors, and to anyone looking for something new and creepy to read this Halloween season. 



  1. I'm all for terrifying vamps once in awhile! Anthologies can be so hit and miss, glad this one wasn't too bad.

    1. So true! This one had some really great ones and luckily only a few not so great ones. Lol.

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    1. Some of them are so great and have stuck with me. There is one in particular that still really creeps me out. Lol. Let me know if you read it what you think!


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