This collection is a fantastic collection of vampire stories. The stories are long enough so as to feel complete but, at the same time, short enough to finish in one sitting. This is an important feature in a book for me right now; with a toddler who likes to get into stuff when you're not looking, it makes reading a book possible.
Vampires are supposed to be scary, dangerous and non-glittery. That's right Twilight fans, vampires do not glitter in the sunlight. They die or at least start to burn up. Though I have read my share of non-dying-in-the-sun vampire stories that were quite good...the point stands. Vampires are dangerous not cute.
Vampires have always been a fascination of mine (as well as other undead, werewolves and the like). I've studied so extensively vampire history that I could right a school report on them from memory right now. That being the case, I'm a little picky sometimes when it comes to my vampire fiction.
I won't spoil any of the stories (because you should buy the book and enjoy them yourself!), but the first story, Tangled Dreams, is my favorite in the anthology. It's got a mysterious thing going on and I liked it. After reading Tangled Dreams, it was hard to top the feel. Don't get me wrong, the rest of the book did not disappoint...it was a great read all the way through. Something about Allie, Renee and Roderick just hooked me and wouldn't let go.
So, let's get down to it...Would I recommend this book? If you are a connoisseur of vampire fiction, you have to read this anthology. Seriously, spend the dollar and get 10 great vampire stories to add to your collection. For the casual vampire fiction reader, I say the same thing. This is a must read for anyone interested in the genre.
I will say this, this is not one of those "read to your toddler" books, which is okay. We moms need to read some books that don't rhyme once in a while. My best guess on youngest appropriate age is about 10 years old or so.