Eternal Spring (A Young Adult Short Story Collection)

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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. More
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About Eternal Spring Anthology

Collectively, the thirteen authors in the Eternal Spring anthology have published over 90 books, and have received or have been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the RITA,® the Golden Heart,® the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, the Jasmine, the Maggie, PASIC’s Book of Your Heart contest, the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the Cybil Award for Best Young Adult Fiction, the EPIC e-book Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age list.

Juli Alexander
Amanda Brice
Carey Corp
Stephanie Dray
Leslie DuBois
Lois Lavrisa
P.R. Mason
Jennifer McAndrews
Renee Pace
Diana Peterfreund
Rhonda Stapleton
Tawny Stokes
Alicia Street

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Alysa H reviewed on on April 15, 2013

I picked up this collection mostly for Tawny Stokes' Caden Butcher story (and more distantly for Amanda Brice's Dani Spevak story), but I discovered a few other nice surprises from authors previously unknown to me (particularly Juli Alexander, Rhonda Stapleton, and P.R. Mason in no particular order). Too bad ALL the stories weren't as good!
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Katie Caldwell reviewed on on May 18, 2012

I admit I didn't know what to expect. How good could a free anthology possibly be? Even the ones from the big publishing houses are usually pretty uneven. One or two headliner stories from big name authors and the rest of the stories are afterthoughts at best.

Not so with this one.

My favorite two stories did happen to be from the two biggest names in this collection ("On a Field, Sable" by Diana Peterfreund and "The Princess of Egypt Must Die" by Stephanie Dray) but there wasn't a bad story in the bunch. In fact, each of them was very enjoyable. A perfect way to spend an evening.

If you're looking for an eclectic mix of genres, from funny contemporary to gritty realistic fiction to urban fantasy to historical, this is it.
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Josie Ann reviewed on on April 19, 2012

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, other's 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!!!
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