Perfectly Paranormal: A Guide to Adult and Teen Reading Interests (Genreflecting Advisory Series)
300 pages • 7 x 10
Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and zombies—oh my
This is an indispensable resource for librarians and library school students looking for a better understanding of the paranormal genre—or for fans seeking to expand their exposure to it.
Thousands of new paranormal fiction titles are published each year; and the popularity of the genre continues to grow, with the advent of The Twilight Saga film adaptations and television shows such as The Vampire Diaries. Today's paranormal fiction blends romance, historical, mystery, and other genres, making it difficult for librarians and fans to keep track of established and emerging authors, sub-genres, and read-alikes. Fortunately, librarian and paranormal romance expert Nanci Milone Hill, brings together the myriad titles published over the last ten years, organizing and cross-referencing them in a way that enables readers to easily make connections to similar authors and titles. Readers ravenous for more thrilling titles about faeries, ghosts, shape-shifters, and of course vampires and zombies will find this book just the thing to help them feed their fascination.
- Provides chapters arranged by genre, author, title, and series, making it easy for library staff and paranormal book fans alike to find what they're looking for
- Identifies award-winning titles, books that have been made into films, and top authors in each genre
- Pays particular attention to the widely popular sub-genre of paranormal romance, evidenced by hit television shows and films such as True Blood and the Twilight series