Fisher Amelie (author of The Leaving series), J.L. Bryan (author of the Paranormals series), Courtney Cole (author of The Bloodstone Saga), Wren Emerson (author of the Witches of Desire series), Amy Maurer-Jones (author of The Soul Quest trilogy), Tiffany King (author of the Saving Angels series) and Nicole Williams (author of the Eden Trilogy) come together in this captivating anthology to each write a short story about a character from their already existing novels.
This lively group of authors shine in this anthology. If you enjoyed the following books:
Jenny Pox (J.L. Bryan)
The Understorey (Fisher Amelie)
Fated (Courtney Cole)
I Wish...(Wren Emerson)
Soul Quest (Amy Maurer-Jones)
Meant To Be (Tiffany King)
Eternal Eden (Nicole Williams)
Then you will love these short stories, each of which provides a further look at the characters you have already grown to love.
I mainly picked up The Glassheart Chronicles because one of my favorite authors has a story in it. (Not telling, you guys can guess which one if you want) Altogether I did enjoy the anthology, but some of the stories frustrated me. Don’t get me wrong they were all well written. They all to one degree or another drew me in and kept my attention. I think if I had previously read the authors works that related to the short stories I would have enjoyed them more. If I had already read the authors work I might have been able to say “oh that’s this characters back story” or “oh, yeah, now that whole reason for her being a crazy sociopath kinda makes sense”. But because I hadn’t some of the stories just seemed too short.
As I said above the writing is good and the stories did draw me in and hold my interest. I did add a few books to my wish list based on the authors work here so it didn’t turn out all bad. If you are a fan of any of the authors I would definitely recommend picking this one up. But even if you aren’t familiar with any of them I think the collection provides a nice introduction to these authors, their styles and their novels and is worth the read.
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013.