"Boundary-pushing... Stories that stake a new claim on old tropes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices in this bestselling anthology!
In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out—and going out for their first kill—and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night.
Welcome to the evolution of the vampire—and a revolution on the page.
Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley.
An Imprint Book
"Vampire fans, sink your teeth into this satisfying collection." —Kirkus Reviews
In their introduction to this bloodthirsty anthology, C rdova (The Way to Rio Luna) and Parker (the Seafire trilogy) note that, "despite queer subtext and outstanding nonwhite examples," the most famous vampires are "predominantly men, white, cisgender, straight, and able-bodied." This boundary-pushing collection seeks to upend the default with 11 toothsome stories that stake a new claim on old tropes, centering an intersectionally diverse range of protagonists. Reflecting pop culture touchstones, Julie Murphy's nod to Buffy, "Senior Year Sucks," centers a fat white Texas teen who juggles cheerleading and vampire hunting; "The Boys from Blood River" by Rebecca Roanhorse stars a gay Indigenous teen who invokes an urban legend in hope of a better life. Samira Ahmed's tongue-in-cheek "A Guidebook for the Newly Sired Desi Vampire" looks at vampire tropes through a self-aware, social media savvy Indian filter; Kayla Whaley's wheelchair-using heroine confronts her murderer in "In Kind"; and Dhonielle Clayton's "The House of Black Sapphires" presents a lush picture of a New Orleans populated by immortals. If some stories end abruptly, it seems within the bounds of the vampire canon to leave readers wanting more. Ages 12 up. \n
This was awesome
Oh my GOD these stories are so great!!! I need a full book ( or series) from each of them!!!!! This little taste of each is not enough! They all left me wanting more!!!! Please please!! I love me some vampires!!!