Teeth: Vampire Tales

Teeth: Vampire Tales

by Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling

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Overview

Fascinated by vampires?

Then feast on nineteen tantalizing, bite-sized tales exploring the intersections between the living, dead, and undead.

The vampires in these stories range from romantic to chilling to gleeful—and touch on nearly every emotion in between. The one thing they have in common is their desire for blood. . . .

Stories from
Genevieve Valentine
Steve Berman
Christopher Barzak
Neil Gaiman
Delia Sherman
Garth Nix
Suzy McKee Charnas
Kaaron Warren
Cecil Castellucci
Jeffrey Ford
Nathan Ballingrud
Kathe Koja
Catherynne M. Valente
Melissa Marr
Ellen Kushner
Cassandra Clare
Holly Black
Lucius Shepard
Emma Bull
Tanith Lee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061935145
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,213,387
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Experts in the genres of mythic and speculative fiction, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have edited numerous anthologies for readers of all ages. Together and individually they have won abundant honors, including multiple World Fantasy, Hugo, and Bram Stoker Awards.

Ellen Datlow has also received the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She lives in New York City.

Terri Windling is the recipient of the Science Fiction Writers Association's Solstice Award for outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field. She lives in Devon, England.

Experts in the genres of mythic and speculative fiction, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have edited numerous anthologies for readers of all ages. Together and individually they have won abundant honors, including multiple World Fantasy, Hugo, and Bram Stoker Awards.

Ellen Datlow has also received the British Fantasy Society's Karl Edward Wagner Award for "outstanding contribution to the genre." She lives in New York City.

Terri Windling is the recipient of the Science Fiction Writers Association's Solstice Award for outstanding contributions to the speculative fiction field. She lives in Devon, England.

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Teeth - Vampire Tales 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
BookHounds More than 1 year ago
Wow, this one is packed with adventure. This one is best suited for older teens since there seems to be a bit more violence, sexual situations and language than the average vampire tale. Three stories really stood out for me: Best Friends Forever by Cecil Castelucci which is a twisted tale about a girl who is allergic to the sun becomes BFFs with a vampire when they meet at night school. Both yearn for a normal life and seem to find a bit of happiness in each others company. Transition by Melissa Marr in which a newly minted vampire learns the way of her new world and with a lot of wit and sarcasm finds a new path. The Perfect Dinner Party by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black is almost a Victorian short story with a wicked twist at the end. I guess when you look at who the writers are, it completely makes sense.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
This eerie collection features nineteen pieces by authors such as Neil Gaiman (THE GRAVEYARD BOOK), Melissa Marr (WICKED LOVELY series), Cassandra Clare (CLOCKWORK ANGEL) and Holly Black (THE CURSE WORKERS and GOOD NEIGHBORS series). The first story in the anthology is "Things to Know About Being Dead" by Genevieve Valentine. After surviving a car accident, Suyin discovers that she's not quite alive and not quite dead. She has become a jiang-shi, and she must drink blood to experience any kind of life. In this darkly ironic story, Suyin details twenty-three things she learns about life once she's dead. In "Sunbleached" by Nathan Ballingrud, Joshua finds out the hard way that vampires do exist and that taunting one that has been caught in the sun is not a good idea. Frustrated by his parents' divorce and his mother's new boyfriend, Joshua is looking for a change. But, the change he gets is not necessarily the one he wants. Cassandra Clare and Holly Black collaborate on the story "The Perfect Dinner Party" to create one of the creepiest vampires in the collection. Their story follows six twisted rules of etiquette for the newly-formed vampire who wants to please his/her master. Readers who enjoy first-person narrators will find this tale an intriguing one! If you're looking for paranormal romance, avoid this book. However, if you want to read stories that could keep you awake at night, this is a great choice! It is a truly enjoyable romp through the afterlife!
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katekf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This anthology provides a thoughtful addition to the now sprawling world of young adult paranormal literature as the stories approach the questions of vampires from multiple angles. The best stories show how vampires are a way to deal with our fears of death and change while the weaker stories are worth a read. I read through this anthology quickly and was only truly disappointed with one story, the shared one by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black as it felt too full of cliche compared to the other ones that questioned and considered more of what being a vampire means. I would recommend this anthology to readers in high school and mature middle grade readers as the stories present the violence of vampires and examine some sexual themes.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got an advanced reading copy of this book through Book It Forward ARC Tours. This was an excellent anthology with a lot of really great vampire stories. It is young adult, but I would recommend for older young adults because of swearing and sexuality. Most of the stories were more horror/urban fantasy than paranormal romance. I am going to highlight some of the stories I really enjoyed, and there were a lot of them that I really enjoyed. The first story "Things to Know About Being Dead" by Genevieve Valentine, was hilarious and bittersweet; I really loved it. The title pretty much explains what the story is about. I also loved "Flying" by Delia Sherman, it was a wonderful story about young girl who is a trapeze artist with Luekemia and struggling to find a way to join the circus. "Vampire Weather" by Garth Nix was another highlight; an excellent story about a young man who lives in an almost Amish like society in a world where vampires are everyday occurrences. Then there was "The List of Definite Ending by Cecil Castelucci" where a vampire finds a more merciful way to take her prey; this was a sweet story and well written. "Sit the Dead" by Jeffrey Ford gives us a gruesome story about recessive genetic vampirism that was interesting and action packed. "Slice of Life" by Lucius Shepard gives a look into the life of a lonely girl who is contemplating becoming a serial killer to free a vampiric friend. "Why Light?" by Tanith Lee was one of the best stories in the anthology, it was a beautiful and touching story about vampires in an arranged marriage. There were also a number of stories in here that, while not outstanding, were very good and engaging. I have listed the complete set of stories with brief synopsis/thoughts below.Overall if you love vampires and creative takes on vampires, I think you will love this anthology. It starts out strong, there is a bit of a lull two third's of the way through, but it also ends strong. Give it a read is short stories and vampires are your thing.- Things to Know about Being Bead by Genevieve Valentine: Very funny story that I enjoyed a lot. About a girl finding herself as a vampire. Bittersweet. (5/5)- All Smiles by Steve Berman: About a boy who flees a vicious boarding school only to find out it is not what he thought it was. Entertaining and action packed. (4/5)- Gap Year by Christopher Barzak: A story about vampires being revealed to the human world and how it affects a young girl. I loved the irony in this one. (4/5)- Bloody Sunrise by Neil Gaiman: Short poem by Gaiman from a vampire's point of view. (4/5)- Flying by Delia Sherman: An excellent story about a trapeze artist with Luekemia who joins an unlikely troupe. I loved this story. (5/5)- Vampire Weather by Garth Nix: An interesting story about a young man who lives in an Amish-like community in a country threatened by vampirism...or is it. Also really enjoyed this story! (5/5)- Late Bloomer by Suzy McKee Charnas: About a kid who doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. While working at an antique shop that all changes. It was okay but the story was kind of scattered and I didn't like the characters much. (3/5)- The List of Definite Ending by Kaaron Warren: About a vampire who has find another way to satisfy her need for blood. I enjoyed this story and the way it was written a lot. (5/5)- Best Friends Forever by Cecil Castellucci: This is a story about two best friends: one who is dying and one who is dead. I enjoyed it, the characteres, and the irony. (4/5)- Sit the Dead by Jeffrey Ford: Excellent urban fantasy about a family's dark genetic secret, loved the strange open ending on this one. (5/5)- Sunbleached by Nathan Ballingrud: Gory and disturbing story about a boy who has a vampire living under his house. To be honest it was a bit too disturbing and creepy for me. (3/5)- Baby by Kathe Koja: A disturbing story about a girl who has a special doll. This was okay and well-written but extremely cr
nexist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of short stories by various authors. The only unifying theme is "vampire." The target audience is "young adult," so there is no sex. The stories themselves vary in quality, however several are quite good. Tanith Lee's story finishes the volume which ends it on a rather nice note.
Allizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wasn't really impressed with this collection of shorts. Kind of expected more from the authors involved.
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I recommend this book for anyone looking for a good light read.
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Amber Heiss More than 1 year ago
I loved this book ...thought it was excellent : )
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