Enthralled features 16 stories by 16 of the most popular current YA paranormal writers. Stories range from the appearance of a ghost guarding a road, to twins with unique capabilities, to a vampire trying out a new vending machine. This book is a great sampling of many of the different writers, especially of popular series, that are hot on the market today, and a nice variety for fans of paranormal fiction.
The only issue I had with the anthology was that nearly all of the stories take place in the universes of series. This is either a good or a bad thing: good if you’re a fan of the series and want more, bad if you have never read them and are completely lost. There were a couple of really strong exceptions: “Red Run” by Kami Garcia, “At the Late Night, Double Features, Picture Show” by Jessica Verday, and “I.V. League” by Margaret Stohl are all stand-alone stories. I have to say, Verday’s story was my favorite. It’s completely geeky and raucous fun. How could you not love a story that features zombie girl scouts and a carfull of vampires dressed up, going to see Rocky Horror Picture Show?
This anthology is a must-have for fans of any of the authors featured, and is worth picking up for fans of the genre in general.