Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Eternal Spring

Title:  Eternal Spring
Author:  Various
Genre:  Young Adult; Anthology
Publisher:  n/a
Release Date:  April 9, 2012
File Size/Pages:  278 pgs
Source:  Bought
Challenge(s)Personal AZ Challenge; eBook Challenge

My Rating:  4/5 

Summary:  Flowers, vacation, baseball, prom…what does spring mean to you? From unicorn hunters and teenage exorcists to Egyptian princesses and aspiring ballerinas, this collection of thirteen stories by some of the most exciting authors in Young Adult fiction explores young love and new beginnings during the most beautiful time of the year.

Review:  As much as I love reading anthologies, I always dread reviewing them because it's really a difficult task, but I really enjoyed this book!  I started reading this book last week for Spring Break and I finished it this afternoon.  I was hoping this anthology would get me in the springtime mood, and it did!!  This anthology consists of 13 stories by 13 different authors.  What I love most about this novel is that all the stories had their own genre…none of them were exactly alike; some were romantic, others were funny…the list goes on.  Overall, I really enjoyed this story; some of my favorites were Camp Cauldron, The Princess of Egypt Must Die, Spring Perfection, Off Balance, Dating After Dark (With Clowns)…I really enjoyed most of the stories.  It was really hard for me to get into On a Field, Sable and Sometime though…they just weren't my sort of story.  A lot of these stories made me think though; for example, in Camp Cauldron they attend a camp, and it really made me wish that I could've went to a camp as a child or even at 21 become a camp counselor.  Unfortunately, the only camp my parents are willing to send me to is Fat Camp (and not to be a camp counselor either)!!  I really enjoyed reading this book, and I would definitely recommend it to other people, especially during the Spring.  Before I read this anthology, I was only familiar with Leslie DuBois' work, so it was nice to see what the other authors were like.  I must admit though, while I was waiting for this book to come out, I did some research on author, Tawny Stokes, who wrote "Dating After Dark (With  Clowns) and I wouldn't mind reading more of her…also, it's a huge plus in my book that she's an aspiring Screenwriter; it's nice to know of other aspiring screenwriters besides my classmates sometimes.  This is a great book, and you do NOT want to miss out on it!!!


Renee Pace said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful review. Most of us YA authors in this anthology are Indie authors, like myself, so it's such a treat to have something come together showcasing the diversity of YA talent out there. We truly appreciate you taking the time to read and review. So happy you liked my story - Off Balance - I tend to write very nitty gritty realistic teen stories so hope you'll take the time to discover more of my works at - And here you about the camp - my parents sent me to bible camp to find my soul - didn't really work out that way!

Priscilla TheGreat said...
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Sybil Nelson said...

Thanks so much for this awesome review. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting it on Amazon as well!

Josie Ann said...

I'd love to post the review on Amazon, but I can't seem to find the book anywhere on there. Do you have a link to the book on Amazon that you can send to me?

Sybil Nelson said...

Here you go!