Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween



The day has finally arrived!  Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday filled with your favorite treats and even a few tricks.  






By the way, if you are interested you still have until midnight tonight to enter my Halloween giveaway (US only) featuring The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.




This week I'm spotlighting my current read which is by one of my favorite authors, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.  This book was just released on October 6th and I can't describe how excited I am for it.  The concept alone is awesome and I would read it just for that, but add in the author's skill and that awesomeness increases exponentially.  I've just started it and I can't wait to read more.

Book Beginning:

Chapter the first, in which the Messenger of the Immortals arrives in a surprising shape, looking for a permanent Vessel; and after being chased by her through the woods, indie kid Finn meets his final fate.


On the day we're the last people to see indie kid Finn alive, we're all sprawled together in the Field, talking about love and stomachs.

56:

"Henna-"

"Please don't shout."  She winces.  "It makes my stomach hurt."

"I didn't even raise my voice."

"It sounded like you might."

This actually makes me angry.  "When, in my entire life, have I ever shouted at you?"

"Never, I know."  She breathes heavy for a minute.  "My stomach hurts."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Melophobia by James Morris - Review


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I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In this alternate version of America, the government controls art and creativity. Primarily, in the form of music which could potentially cause anarchy and discord if not nipped in the bud destroyed. Those caught making music, distributing music, or enjoying music are severely punished. Merrin Pierce is an undercover Patrol officer who apprehends the fugitives who threaten the values and safety of society with music. On one case, however, she begins to question the validity everything she's ever known.

World-building in dystopian novels can sometimes be hit or miss, but this was one element of the story that I particularly enjoyed. I've always gotten a kick out of alternate history that has close ties to our real life past and present, so seeing how Merrin's world developed was of particular interest. That being said Morris's novel is very original and creative - I've never read anything quite like it before.

I also particularly enjoyed the characters. While Merrin could grate on my nerves at times, she really grows over the course of the novel and it's fascinating to see where she ends up as a character, and to learn her backstory, too. This book has something for everyone to like from music, alternate history, action, mystery, and a little romance. Just to warn you there is a bit of an unrequited love triangle in this story as well, but it is well-written and also heartbreaking.

Overall, I'm so glad I gave Melophobia by James Morris a shot. This dystopia in the vein of 1984 is well worth your time.  I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more works by James Morris.


I read this ebook from September 28 - October 11, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Hostile Takeover (John Lago #2) by Shane Kuhn - Review


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Instead of putting a bullet in his nemesis Alice, John Lago puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Then, the newly weds execute a hostile takeover of HR, Inc. and they are quite successful until conflicting managements styles cause a horrible breakup. But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John has to play a part he never thought he would have to go back to: the intern. What begins as a deadly showdown becomes the two of them fighting side-by-side to save HR, Inc. - and their marriage.

Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn is an exciting sequel to The Intern's Handbook. It has a fantastic sense of dark humor and it's action-packed. I nearly couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to see what was just around the corner for John and Alice. This one picks up almost immediately from where the first left off and it doesn't waste any time getting up to a breakneck pace. The twists and the turns are so much fun to follow and I like seeing how John and Alice work as a team, since we've seen them at each others throats. I'm really looking forward to the next installment of this series, Shoot the Messenger! If you liked Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Office, and Dexter, I think you'll want to meet John Lago.


I read this novel from October 8 - 9, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Horror Movies I Want To See


Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's topic is a Halloween themed freebie, so I'm opting to do my list on horror movies I want to see that I have never seen before. Here we go, in alphabetically order:

An American Werewolf in London (1981)



The Babadook (2014)



The Final Girls (2015)



Goodnight Mommy (2014)



The Innocents (1961)



It Follows (2015)



The Loved Ones (2009)



The Orphanage (2007)



Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse (2015)



Victor Frankenstein (To be released November 25, 2015)



So what do you think of my list this week? Have you seen any of these movies, or are they on your to-watch list? What are some of your favorite movies to get you in the Halloween spirit?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Music Monday: Brick + Mortar


Happy Monday everyone and welcome to my second Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately! If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

 Every Monday share one or two of songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up at the bottom of this post by sharing your post's url.

 Finally, have fun sharing and discovering new to you music!

This week I'm spotlighting two songs that I had never heard before until this past Thursday, but they both caught my attention right off.

"Train" by Brick + Mortar (2015)- This one's just really catchy and the percussion makes it move.  I made sure to remember it so I could look it up later.  The music video is pretty imaginative.  I like how they recreate several romantic movie scenes - how many can you recognize?



"Black Slacks" by Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones (1957) - Black Slacks is really ridiculous and funny, but in a great way.  I have no idea how this novelty charted for four months and peaked at number seventeen on the Billboard Top 100.  Paul Anka even sang some back up vocals for it (he happened to be at the same time it was being recorded).  I'm sharing a live performance version (not sure why they're not wearing the clothing they're describing), but you can listen to the full-length single here.  If you like Buddy Holly or the Everly Brothers, you'll probably like Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones.




Halloween Giveaway Featuring The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (US only)


 

Halloween is right around the corner and to celebrate I've decided to celebrate in the best way - by giving away some books to help get you in the spirit of the holiday!

By the way, Finn is really getting in the spirit - he's napping (trying to, at least) by his two favorite pillows!  Seriously, I did not manipulate this picture in any way.  He really only sits on the couch if these pillows are out - yesterday, he was actually resting his head on the one with the pumpkin!


To get back to the giveaway (US only), I'm giving away The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (great for fans of "found footage" psychological horror), Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (perfect for fans of Supernatural), The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda (The Hunger Games plus vampires, anyone?), and The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (starring eerie fairies and changelings).  Two lucky winners will receive two titles of their choice.  Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse - Review


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Mycroft Holmes is ready to begin his governmental career after completing his education at Cambridge. Mycroft's comfortable life is turned upside down when his best friend Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent from Trinidad (also the place where Mycroft's finacee, Georgiana, grew up), receives troubling reports from home about the strange disappearances of children. There are reports of mysterious footprints on the beach and the children found drained of blood. It seems as if spirits are luring children to their deaths. After hearing this news, Georgiana, immediately departs for Trinidad, and in a panic Mycroft and Douglas follow. With each step these two men take, they are drawn further and further into a dark, treacherous web of secrets.

If you haven't already noticed, Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite characters, so when I saw this novel featuring a young Mycroft advertised on the news it instantly caught my eye. When I realized it was by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with Anna Waterhouse), I honestly had no idea what to think. I had never read anything by him before and thought it was highly unlikely that he would write about such characters. I found myself pleasantly surprised, though, because it's so well written, with an intriguing hook, well developed characters, and a great mystery at the center of the story. And, young Sherlock has a cameo. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse is not to be missed.


I read this novel from October 6 - 8, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst - Review



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In 2013, Alora is blacking out and waking up elsewhere with no idea of how she got there. She does know one thing: someone is following her. In 2146, Bridger is one of a few who can time travel into the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees one person he never expected to see again, his dead father. Things get stranger when he realizes his father was never assigned to that time. Bridger is stunned to find out that his normally by-the-book father was attempting to change the past by stopping a murder - the murder of a girl in the year 2013, a girl named Alora.

Time travel is usually one of my favorite kinds of sci-fi. I found myself really drawn to the concept of this novel, but I wasn't overly impressed by the execution of The Edge of Forever. Stylistically, I liked the dual perspectives featuring both Bridger and Alora. I particularly enjoyed getting to know each character on their own terms and then seeing them through the other's eyes. I liked the overall plot and the twists. The story kept me dying to know more and kept me turning those pages. As for world-building, I wish we were given more background on Bridger's future, and even more differences between the English language of 2013 and 2146 as side from the of "wilding out" (aka freaking out, etc.). Unfortunately, the pacing is a little choppy at times. It takes it a while to really get going, then after it begins to really get somewhere it slows way down in the middle, and then goes up to breakneck pace the closer we get to the ending. I also had problems connecting with the characters. I liked Bridger well enough, but not so much Alora who could get a tad annoying at times. Overall, I liked this new time travel novel, but it doesn't rank as one of my favorites; however, I would like to see a return to this universe in the future. You can never go wrong with time travel.


I read this novel from October 5 - 6, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Girl in the Spider's Web (The Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.




This week I'm spotlighting my next read, The Girl in the Spider's Web (The Millennium Trilogy #4) by David Lagercrantz as he continues Stieg Larsson's original Lisbeth Salander series.  I'm not so sure about this given the background of this book and Larsson's wishes versus his estate, but I am interested to see where this new author takes some of my favorite characters.



Here's to hoping!

Book Beginning:

Prologue

One Year Earlier

This story begins with a dream, and not a particularly spectacular one at that.

56:

Long personal letters were not her thing.  He would do better to go for something brisk and a bit cryptic.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me


Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week's theme for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me.  I'm going to narrow this category down a bit to upcoming sequels that I wish that the book genie would release right now.


Here we go, in order of release date:


Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray - November 3rd, 2015


Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer - November 10th, 2015




Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare - March 8th, 2016 (More of a sidequel, really.)












Do you think I made a worthwhile wish by asking the book genie to release these sequels right now?  What would you wish for?  


All comments are greatly appreciated, and I try to respond to everyone.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

Music Monday: Declan McKenna



Music has always been a passion.  Of course, it's never meant quite as much to me as books and reading, but it's a topic I've always been interested in.  I've also been wanting to dedicate a weekly post to music for awhile.  So why not now?

I think it would be cool to create a link up for bloggers to share their interests in music, since there don't seem to be many weekly memes out there in the book blogging community about music.

Rules:

Every Monday share one or two of songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up at the bottom of this post by sharing your post's url.

 Finally, have fun sharing and discovering new to you music!


This week I'm spotlighting two songs both of which I've heard via my free trial of SiriusXM Radio.  I have pretty eclectic music tastes - my favorite genres are alt rock, big band swing, and bluegrass, if that tells you anything.

"Brazil" by Declan McKenna - I was pretty much hooked immediately from the moment it started.  It's great to hear something different starting to make a breakthrough.  Mr. McKenna is immensely talented.  Imagine my surprise when I realized he's only sixteen.



"Dipsy Doodle" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Edythe Wright - This song is completely different, but I can't resist brassy tones of Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra plus it's a fun little novelty song featuring a good leading vocalist.







Sunday Funday: Double Feature Movie Review - The Martian (2015) and Crimson Peak (2015)


In just over the course of a week, I went to the movie theater twice.  This is pretty unusual for me, but what can I say except that there are some pretty great movies being released right now.  I saw The Martian on the evening of Thursday, October 8th and Crimson Peak in the early afternoon on Saturday, October 17th.  Both films, while completely different (although both star Jessica Chastain), were excellent.


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If you didn't already know, I absolutely adored the novel by Andy Weir.  Seriously, if you haven't read it yet, you're really missing out.  Even if you don't generally like sci-fi, I still highly recommend you take a look at it based on the strength of the leading character alone.  Usually, I prefer the book to the movie adaptation, but that's not always the case (see The Scorch Trials).  In this particular case, though, I think I loved the movie as much as the book.  It follows the book pretty closely and visually the movie is stunning.  However, it's the strength of the cast that really makes the movie stand out.

Mark Watney is portrayed onscreen by Matt Damon.  I don't have a particular reason, but I've always felt indifferent to Damon as an actor, so when he was cast I wasn't sure what to think, but I still hoped he would do the character justice.  As it turns out, he's great as Watney and pulls off what is, to a degree, a one man show.  The supporting cast is also pretty fantastic with Jessica Chastain as Commander Lewis, Jeff Daniels as Teddy Sanders, and Sean Bean as Mitch Henderson.  By the way, I was really pleased the whole Project Elrond bit made into the movie!  On that note, the sense of humor played out well in the movie.  It's balanced evenly with other more serious aspects.

Originally, I hoped to see this film in 3D, but unfortunately the movie theater changed their entire schedule at the last minute, so I had to watch the regular presentation if I wanted to see it that day.  Like I said before, it's visually stunning, but I fully expect it would have been even more so in 3D.  There were approximately 26 others seeing the same showing and for the most part everyone appeared to enjoy it from beginning to end.  I even managed get one of the best seats to enjoy my viewing experience with my pack of Swedish Fish and Cherry Coke.  Overall, I had a great time watching an expertly made film.



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Yesterday afternoon, I saw the first showing of Crimson Peak.  Surprisingly, there were only two others seeing the movie at the same time, but on the bright side I got the best seat in the house.  For me, this movie happened to be one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year that's not a sequel or based on a book.  Before I go any farther, I'd also like to say that I wouldn't quite classify this as Gothic Horror.  It's more a Gothic Romance with supernatural elements - and it is to die for.

First, the cast is excellent.  Mia Wasikowska is excellent as our strong leading lady, Edith Cushing.  She is an aspiring writer who dreams of being as well regarded as Mary Shelley.  I don't want to give away too much in regards to her character's journey but it's impressive.  I was glad to see that she's in control and is really able to take the lead in a genre that doesn't often let that happen with female characters.  Our other main and just as important female character is Lucille, played by Jessica Chastain.  As much as I liked Edith, Lucille is the one you'll really want to keep your eyes on.  For the guys, Tom Hiddleston portrays Thomas Sharpe, Lucille's brother and Edith's new husband.  Hiddleston is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  I first took note of him when he was in the first two seasons of Wallander with Kenneth Branagh and he's definitely a talented actor to watch.  While I also liked  Charlie Hunnam as Alan and Burn Gorman as Holly, I was especially pleased to see Jim Beaver (Bobby!) as Carter Cushing, Edith's father.  To keep it short, the movie is well acted and each cast member gives their respective roles everything they have.

I also can't talk about this film without discussing how beautiful and visually stunning it is in so many ways.  The costuming alone is enough to make the movie.  I'm not  usually as interested in movie costuming as I was in here.  I really focused on it in this movie because they're all beautifully detailed and they really compliment the settings and the characters themselves.  Also visually stunning is Allerdale Hall, the ancestral home of the Sharpe family.  Seeing it all onscreen at once is impressive and it just oozes atmosphere.  If there ever was a place that was haunted, it would be Allerdale Hall.

Overall, I was very pleased with this film.  It was everything I could have hoped for with a brilliant cast, excellent cinematography, and atmosphere to spare.  I'd even say it's on par with classic Gothic Romance and Horror films.  If you like House of Usher (1960), Rebecca (1940), and The Woman in Black (2012), you'll probably enjoy Crimson Peak as well.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman - Review


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Alexander, heir to Macedonia, is right on the edge of discovering his destiny of conquering the known world. He is intrigued by the newcomer at court, Katerina. Katerina follows her first real love, Jacob, to watch him compete in the Blood Tournament, but she has her own mission to kill the Queen. Hephaestion, Alexander's best friend, is also a competitor in the Blood Tournament and fully expected to win. If he wins, he and Alexander will use the winnings to complete a long thought of quest that will help Alexander when it comes time for him to take up his father's mantle.

If you enjoy your epic fantasy based in real-life history, Legacy of Kings is the novel for you. This story is very rich in historical detail. It's not often I read novels set around 340BC, but Eleanor Herman does a decent job making cast interesting and relatable. I knew a bit about Alexander the Great going in and I'm glad to see his family take the stage here in some form or another, and some of them stole the show. If you like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you'll probably enjoy Eleanor Herman's Legacy of Kings. I'm really looking forward to the sequel, Empire of Dust. September 2016 can't come soon enough!


I read this novel from October 1 - 5, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Stand-Off (Winger #2) by Andrew Smith - Review


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Ryan Dean West is now back for his senior year at Pine Mountain, but instead of focusing on his future all he can think of is his past. The rugby coach expects him to play the position of his lost teammate Joey as fly-half (aka stand-off) and act as team captain, his drawings don't help any more either and he is fully expecting N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) to blindside him at any moment, and to top everything off his new roommate is a twelve-year-old freshman named Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with terrible claustrophobia and a crush on Ryan Dean's girlfriend, Annie Altman. When Ryan Dean finally meets Nico, Joey's little brother, it seems like Nico is trying to avoid him, making him more paranoid than ever. How will Ryan Dean make it through his final year at Pine Mountain with his sanity intact?

Winger by Andrew Smith is one of my favorite books, and was easily one of my favorite reads of 2013, so needless to say I was beyond excited to get my hands on the sequel, Stand-Off. To my sheer delight, Stand-Off delivers in every way, and is as good if not better than its predecessor. Ryan Dean West is my favorite character here, and his roommate Sam is a close second followed by Nico (who is decidedly not Joey). Despite everyone's quirks they all seem like they could walk right off the page into the real world. One of my favorite things about this novel is that it can be both laugh-out-loud funny and dead serious while not coming across as forced. Ryan Dean is one of the funniest characters I've read in a long time who also has to deal with the aftermath of the gut-wrenching complications of real-life.

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith is a powerful coming-of-age contemporary YA novel that ranks as one of my favorite reads of this year. If you haven't read Winger and/or its equally amazing sequel, Stand-Off (or anything by Andrew Smith for that matter), what are you waiting for?


I read this novel from September 25 - 30, 2015 and my review is also on Goodreads.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukuda


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.



This week I'm spotlighting a book I've just started, The Hunt (The Hunt #1) by Andrew Fukuda.  The last couple of books that I have read were getting me into the upcoming Halloween spirit, so I thought I would keep that trend up.  This book is billed as The Hunger Games with vampires and I've heard some decent things about it so I figured I'd give it a shot.  So far, and based on these snippets, it sounds pretty promising.

Book Beginnings:

There used to be more of us.  I'm certain of this.  Not enough to fill a sports stadium or even a movie theater, but certainly more than what's left today.  Truth is, I don't think there's any of us left.  Except me.  It's what happens when you're a delicacy.  When you're craved.  You go extinct.

Friday 56:

Then I sense it.  A prick at the back of my neck: someone from behind is staring intently at me.  The last thing I do--I hear my father's voice instructing me--is turn around.  Moving so drastically while everyone else is stationary will only draw attention.  Unwanted attention, as if there were any other kind.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Author Duos I'd Love To See Write A Book Together


Happy Tuesday!  This week's theme for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Author Duos I'd Love To See Write A Book Together.  This is sure to be an interesting one.  I'm pairing authors together that are currently living, except for my bonus choice.  My list is in alphabetical order by last name of the first author of the pairing, and I'm including a photo of a book from each that has inspired the team up.  Here we go!




Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne - How awesome with this team up be?!



Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins - You could expect lots of unreliable narrators and mind-bending twists!



Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist - I'm already having nightmares about their potential work together...



Marissa Meyer and Anne Ursu - I can imagine a great fairy tale retelling that puts a whole new spin on a familiar story.



Rainbow Rowell and Adi Alsaid - Sounds like a winning Contemporary YA combination to me.



Darren Shan and Jonathan Maberry - This could be a great shiver inducing author pair up.



Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor - I'm kind of disappointed that this hasn't already happened.



Sabaa Tahir and Eleanor Herman - These two skilled storytellers would put the epic in epic fantasy.



Rob Thurman and Stephen Blackmoore - I would read any urban fantasy they would care to write in a heart beat.



Scott Westerfeld and Gail Carriger - Even though these two have written different types of steampunk set in different eras, I would love to see what kind of steampunk they could come up with if they put their heads together!

Bonus:




Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson - Both of these authors have since passed away (RIP Henning Mankell, October 5th, 2015), but I would have loved to have seen them collaborate.  KurtWallander and Anne-Britt Hoglund, and Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist - I have no idea how that would have worked, but still I would have paid to have seen it.


What do you think of my list this week?  Would you want to read any of these pair ups?  What authors do you want to see work together?