editors: Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong
source: Around the World ARC Tours
Come take a journey. Go on a diversion. Travel the paranormal way. That is the theme of Enthralled, an anthology of stories by sixteen paranormal authors.
As a teacher, I've gone on hundreds of field trips. One high school student threw an orange from a fire tower in Gettysburg. On another trip, we searched for a student who ran ahead of us and then disappeared in the parking garage at University of Tennessee. I texted the school, we searched the garage. Finally the school texted me that he was back on campus. Turned out he rode with another teacher. I was furious, because neither of them had told me he would ride a different school van.
Therefore, that's why my very favorite story was "Giovanni's Farewell" by Claudia Gray. Twins, Cairo and Ravenna, are on a field trip in Rome. sidenote: Gray provides intriguing details such as Cairo and Ravenna are named for the cities where their parents met and honeymooned. When the story ended, I was so disappointed -- wanted more!
Some of the stories are set in the worlds the authors have created in their full-size books. That made it difficult to follow what was going on. But it is a great way to meet their characters and be introduced into their worlds.