All tagged Neal Shusterman

He wants more books in which werewolves fight vampires. 


Anyway, Laura forced encouraged her husband to sign up for our hand-crafted book matchmaking service, since he has very, very specific tastes. Let’s take a look at his responses to our extremely scientific survey. 

YA or Adult: Surprise Me

Genres: Contemporary, Historical, Dystopia, Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal 

POV & Narrative Style: Third Person, Multiple POV, Present Tense, Past Tense, Male POV, Main Character or Narrator, Female POV, Main Character or Narrator, Unreliable Narrator

Swoon Factor: 2

Gross Out Factor: 4

Smut Factor:  2

Fluff Factor: 3

Favorite Books: Nightwatch, The Name of the Wind, good vs. evil, post-apocalyptic, vampires vs. werewolves (not by themselves)

Hated Tropes:  No smutty romance novels

The results… 

Cal Leandros Series, Rob Thurman

This is a recommendation from our Twitter friend, Sabrina. She says that you have to wait until the second book to get to the werewolves vs. vampires story, but says it’s one of her favorite series and has a complicated and unique world with all sorts of strange creatures who, um, fight one another a lot.

{Book Matchmaker} Matt Wants Books with Action, Sex and Violence

Okay, okay… so that headline is a tad inflammatory, but since I’ve known our latest Book Matchmaker victim volunteer since we were freshmen at good ol’ Canby High School, I’m going to take the opportunity to embarrass Matt, a fan of urban fantasy, adventure and Star Wars, just a bit.

Side note: when we were in high school I knew that Matt was nerdy, but I had no idea how incredibly nerdy he was until he filled out our Extremely Scientific Questionnaire. I mean, we were both in the Advanced Nerding Classes, but still… ;-)

Matt’s responses:

YA or Adult: Surprise Me

Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Magical Realism

Narrator/Style: First Person, Third Person, Multiple POV, Graphic Novel or Graphic Elements, Present Tense, Past Tense, Male POV, Main Character or Narrator, Female POV, Main Character or Narrator

Swoon Factor: 2

Gross Out Factor: 4

Smut Factor: 4

Fluff Factor: 4 

Fave Authors: Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Vicki Pettersson: Sign of the Zodiac, Hunger Games, The Call of the Wild, Harry Potter, the Star Wars novels. I am a guy: I like action, sex and some violence in my stories. I am also a tad whimsical, and like to believe there is more out there than what we see in our everyday life.

Dislikes: Victorian, Elizabethan, anything that doesn’t use common language; I don’t care much about nonfiction; I read to be entertained and “turn my brain off.” Twilight makes me want to throw up because it’s too teenage-girl-angsty. No horror, please. 

The Results:

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts Series (Adult Urban Fantasy)

Dude. This series. It’s completely effed up and awesome, as it follows drug-addicted witch and ghost hunter Chess during the Ghost Apocalypse. This is a rough series, with Serious Consequences™ around every corner.