Hello! So as you can see, I've decided to start doing Top Ten Tuesday posts! I've been considering this for a while but just never gotten around to it, but as I'm making some changes on the blog I thought now would be a good time to start.
Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition.
This is a weird one to write, as a blogger, because I see some books and authors totally (and deservedly) raved about on the blogosphere, but you never know how popular they are out in the real world. So I'm gonna be careful with these. I'm in now way suggesting that these authors don't get good sales (I don't know numbers, obvs) or good exposure or recognition, these are just authors that I love and admire and would love to see catapulted to JK Rowling-esque status.
Sarah Rees Brennan
It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of SRB. She's my favourite author. I think her and her books are awesome and I would love to see her become as successful as humanly possible.
Another one of my favourites, her books are so emotional and beautiful.
Lili St. Crow
She writes, in my opinion, one of the best YA urban fantasy series out there. Everyone who loves UF should read the Strange Angels series.
This woman has written one of the most interesting, different and intriguing universes I've read in ages. I'd love to see the Grisha trilogy become astronomically huge.
I read Elsewhere when I was younger and now I love her Anya Balanchine series. A fantastic, coming of age contemporary story set in a dystopian-like future with a strong and struggling heroine.
I may have only read Anna (because I have been waiting for the paperback of Lola for forever) but I love Stephanie's writing style and her characters and I think she's pretty cool. As far as I know, this epic woman does not yet have a UK publisher and the UK is missing out.
She writes some of the freshest, most interesting and thought-provoking YA contemporary books out there. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
Jennifer A Nielsen
The False Prince is one of my fave middle-grade fantasy books and whilst I may not have read the sequel yet, I want everyone to read this series.
I think he's proper awesome and I loved Hollow Pike. I can't wait for Cruel Summer to be released next month.
Bit of a weird one, as Laure's book, Fearsome Dreamer, isn't published yet. But it sounds fantastic, the little bit I've read is fantastic and I hope that Laure gets the recognition she deserves.