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Vampires Never Get Old

Vampires Never Get Old

Tales with Fresh Bite

Untold Legends (Volume 1)

Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker



"Boundary-pushing... Stories that stake a new claim on old tropes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices in this bestselling anthology!

In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out—and going out for their first kill—and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night.

Welcome to the evolution of the vampire—and a revolution on the page.

Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley.

An Imprint Book

"Vampire fans, sink your teeth into this satisfying collection." —Kirkus Reviews


A Note from your Editrixes:

Vampires are creatures of imagination. Of myth and moonlight. Of terror and adoration. When we sat down to begin work on this anthology, neither of us could recall when we were first...


Vampires Never Get Old Jeopardy

How well do the contributors of Vampires Never Get Old really know vampire pop culture and lore? We wanted to know so we put them to the test! Tune in and find out how Dhonielle Clayton, Tessa Graton, Julie Murphy, and Mark Oshiro fared in our Vampires Never Get Old Jeopardy game!

Praise for Vampires Never Get Old

"Proving that vampires never go out of style... Vampires Never Get Old is perfect for any and all lovers of vampires, be it Twilight stans or Dracula fans!" —The Nerd Daily

"This boundary-pushing collection seeks to upend the default with 11 toothsome stories that stake a new claim on old tropes, centering an intersectionally diverse range of protagonists." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"With dark humor and compelling narratives, this collection invites readers to reconsider what they know about vampires. The stories are bite-sized and well-crafted windows into various vampiric worlds that will leave readers wanting more. Fans of the paranormal will sink their teeth into this one." —School Library Journal


Reviews from Goodreads

Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker

Zoraida Córdova is the author of many fantasy novels for kids and teens, including the award-winning Brooklyn Brujas series, Incendiary, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: A Crash of Fate. She is the co-host of the podcast Deadline City. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning a new adventure. Her favorite vampire will forever be Angel... but Damon Salvatore is a close second.

Natalie C. Parker is the author and editor of several books for young adults including the acclaimed Seafire trilogy. Her work has been included on the NPR Best Books list, the Indies Next List, and the TAYSHAS Reading List, and in Junior Library Guild selections. Natalie grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives with her wife on the Kansas prairie. Her vampire queen is Caroline Forbes.

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