Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Review: In His Eyes Anthology

Title: In His Eyes
Author: Various 
Publication date: February 14th 2012
Cover rating: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5
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Available NOW, just in time for Valentines Day, The Indelibles bring you a one-of-a-kind young adult anthology! Sixteen original short stories, all from the point of view of our favorite male characters - some are old flames from our novels and some were dreamed up especially for this anthology. 
The contributors to IN HIS EYES include award winners, frequent “Top 100” placers, and hot 2011 debut authors. 
Let these imminently crushable, swoon-worthy guys show you what romance looks like – in his eyes. 
My thoughts:
In His Eyes is an anthology of short stories by various Young Adult authors. All these authors have books out already and some of the characters from those books are featured in these stories! You can check these authors out over at Indelible Writers to see what they all have to offer! I was a bit concerned that since I haven't read their novels (I own Destined and Exiled- I just haven't read them yet!) the stories wouldn't mean much to me but this wasn't the case at all. I thought all the stories stood quite well on their own and it was a fun way of getting a feel for all these new authors!

It's hard to review an anthology. I'll just keep it short and sweet!
  • Surprise, Surprise by Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of Glimpse
I really liked this one! The writing was brilliant and made me incredibly eager to read the Zellie Wells Trilogy. This was a very sweet and lovely story! 

  • First Kiss or First Kill? by C.K. Bryant, author of Bound
Well written and very interesting. I think I'll have to come back and read this one again once I've read the novel, Bound! I love the characters names! 

  • Shattered by Ali Cross, author of Become
Very intense! I was completely drawn in by this one and I very intrigued by the characters. I will definitely have to read Become to get to know them better! 

  • Before by Jessie Harrell, author of Destined
I LOVED this one! So original and entertaining. I'm really interested in the Greek mythology YA books popping up lately so I was excited to read this one! I'll definitely have to read Destined soon. Plus, isn't the cover just gorgeous? 

    • The Qualm Before the Storm  by Karen Amanda Hooper, author of Tangled Tides.
    So interesting and intense! This is a prequel told from the point of view of a merman. Well written and captivating. I'm sure Tangled Tides is just as good! 

    Ooh, this was funny and creepy! The narrator had a very distinctive voice and I really enjoyed reading this one. Untraceable sounds like it will be very engaging. 

    This one is a prequel to Katie Klein's book The Guardian. It's beautifully written with fascinating characters and a wonderful premise! A very sweet short story. 

    A Chance Encounter is a scene from Lasota's upcoming novel Echoes in the Glass. It was wonderful! The writing was just bursting with emotion and there's so much mystery and intrigue for such a short piece. Very enjoyable.

    I think I may have appreciated this one more if I'd read the novel. It was nicely written though and I love all the characters interesting names! The premise of the book sounds great.

    Aw, this was a really cute and quick story! The characters are incredibly likeable and the dialogue flows well. I liked this one a lot! 

    • Precalculus by Cory Putman Oakes, author of The Veil
    This was pretty interesting! Lots of fun characters and the writing is really good. The Veil sounds like a really good book. 

    • The Almost Assassin by Laura Pauling, author of A Spy Like Me
    This was GREAT! Really awesome and unique. A Spy Like Me is being released in Spring of this year and I can't wait to read it! I'm sure it'll be wonderful.

    • Mind Games by Susan Kaye Quinn, author of Open Minds
    Mind Games is a prequel to Quinn's novel Open Minds. I really enjoyed it. I think the premise of the story is great and Quinn is an excellent writer! I think the novel will be a must-read. 

    • By The Firelight by Elle Strauss, author of Clockwise
    Aw, I adored this one! It's very amusing and incredibly entertaining. I'm sure everyone will enjoy this one and I can't wait to read more from this author. 

    Really adorable! I definitely enjoyed reading this one. The characters are so fun and it made me laugh a few times, too! Looking forward to checking this series out. 

    • Aligned by RaShelle Workman, author of Exiled
    RaShelle Workman is certainly a talented author! I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it's beautifully written. Fascinating. It's made me even more excited to get stuck into Exiled!

    As you can see, I very much enjoyed these stories. It's great to see so many talented writers come together to share their work. I'd recommend this to anybody who wants to sample some new writers and of course, to old fans who are looking for more! 


    1. Thank you for the great review of the anthology! I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Happy Valentine's Day!!

    2. This sounds like a great book, I love reading compilations of short stories!

    3. I'm glad you enjoyed it! :) A lot of those authors are familiar to me. I'm pretty sure I have nearly half their books waiting on my TBR. I can't wait to read Exiled either. It's good to hear that you think RaShelle Workman is a great writer. :D

    4. Ooh! I've read Untraceble and I loved it-- I'm sure you will too! S.R. Johannes quickly has become one of my favorite authors. Thanks for coming by Magicnisnin Words! I'm following you back :)

    5. Thanks so much for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the stories and I hope you like Destined.

    6. Thanks for the wonderful, thorough review!!

    7. Thanks so much for such a thoughtful review! :)


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