Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blogging meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can out more about it here. This week’s theme is your top ten favorite authors, but I have waaaay to many favorites, so I’m going to cheat and list my favorite authors of 2015.
Veronica Rossi, Author of the Under the Never Sky Series
I can’t believe I haven’t read her stuff before now, because they’re so dang good. Her world building is superb, the way she builds Aria and Perry’s relationship is great, and I just love this series, okay?
Marie Lu, Author of the Legend Series and The Young Elites
So I recently read her Legend series, and I loved it, even though it’s not the best book I’ve ever read. It was fun, didn’t have any of the typical YA cliches (that I noticed), and was all in all a good, vacation-type read.
Rainbow Rowell, Author of Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, Attachments, and Landline
So, not only is she the author of my favorite book I’ve read this year, she’s writing a book from that book. That’s right, she’s writing Cath’s Simon Snow fanfic, Carry On. An author cannot get more awesome than that.
Scott Westerfeld, Author of the Uglies series, Afterworlds, the Mightnighter’s series, among others.
I finally got around to reading this series, never mind that it’s been lurking around the house for like three years. Someone gave us the complete series (minus Extras…it hadn’t come out yet), and I just never got around to reading it until one day I was complaining that I didn’t have anything to read and Mom shoved the box into my hands.
Holly Black, Author of the Curseworkers series, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Darkest Part of the Forest, The Modern Faerie Tale series, among others.
The first book I read by her was the Coldest Girl in Coldtown, which I read early January. I loved it, and quickly devoured the rest of her stuff. She can’t write fast enough…I always need more.
Laini Taylor, Author of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Lips Touch, and the DreamDark series.
I recently read her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and fell in love. Now the rest of her books are on hold at the library, and I might just have to go and buy Daughter of Smoke and Bone because I loved it so much I want to own it.
She might have more books but if she does they haven’t been translated into English yet. But I fell in love with the way she wrote the time-traveling, and the heroine of the series, Gwyn. It also had an interesting way of wording things that was slightly different, I guess because it was translated into German.
Lauren Oliver, author of Panic, Vanishing Girls, Rooms, and Delirium, among others.
So earlier in this year I read Panic, and I loved the gritty, interesting style of writing, and the very unique idea (apparently it’s based off a Grimm Fairy Tale?). I read both Vanishing Girls and Delirium as well, and I loved them, too.Maggie Stiefvater, Author of the Scorpio Races, The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, The Raven Cycle Series, and the Books of Faerie
So, yes, technically I’ve read her stuff for longer than four months. But the only book I read of hers was the Scorpio Races, until early January when I found a nearly unused copy of Shiver at a used bookstore for 50¢, so I bought it. Then after finishing it, I decided I needed to read all of her stuff, not just the Scorpio Races (which is still my favorite).
Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles series.
I actually can’t remember when I first started to read her stuff, but it hasn’t been all that long so I think I only started this year. And, as well as her completely amazing sci-fi fairy tale retellings, she’s writing a series that she says will be about super heroes and super villains, which will be completely amazing.
So, that’s my list. Links to the author’s websites are in their name.