Series: Morganville Vampires
Published by Harper Teen on September 20, 2011
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A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.
Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.
Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.
Automatic had the making of a great short story but I couldn’t fully enjoy it. The reasoning behind that is pretty simple though; I haven’t read any of the Morganville Vampires books. This story is set in Morganville, Texas and while I think you can read it without reading the series, I think readers will enjoy it more if they already have knowledge of the town and characters.
Automatic is a short story about Michael and Eve. Like I said, I haven’t read the Morganville Vampires series so I have no clue if they are major characters or minor characters in those books. I can see how readers might like to know more about them though since they seem like good characters. Michael is a vampire who doesn’t seem to want to be one. He’s dating Eve who is a human. I didn’t necessarily see the draw between the two but they were kind of cute together. There was also a little bit about two other characters, Oliver and Amelie. I was very intrigued by Oliver and look forward to finding out more about him once I actually get around to reading the Morganville Vampires series.
The story is quick and pretty fast-paced. This is one story where it really is just a tie in to a major series. There wasn’t a whole lot going on and it’s really not necessary to read if you haven’t read the series or don’t plan to read the series. Like I said, it seems to just be a deeper look at two of the characters from the series.
Overall, Automatic was a pretty good addition to the Enthralled collection. I look forward to reading the Morganville Vampires series and finding out more about all the characters and the setting.