Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

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Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

This is a great topic!  I’ve come across so many great authors, and there are so many that totally deserve more recognition, because I love their books so much.  It was hard pick just 10, but these are the 10 that are on my mind right now.

  1. Wendy Higgins.  I love her Sweet trilogy, and can’t wait to read the last one, even though I’ll probably be sad it’s over!  I love her take on angels.
  2. Rachel Caine.  Her books are so fun to read, and I can’t recommend her enough.  Especially if you’re a big fan of paranormal.
  3. Laurie Halse Anderson.  For me, her books are YA classics, and her books are pretty freaking awesome.
  4. Jennifer Brown.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve read Hate List, but it’s a story I still can’t get out of my head after first reading it almost a couple years ago.  Even though I have yet to read her other books, I think she deserves a lot of recognition for Hate List.
  5. Cynthia Hand.  I totally love her take on angels, and while there is a battle between good and evil, it’s pretty subtle.  I totally think everyone should read Unearthly because she has a pretty unique take on angels.  Anyone who can create an entire world around an angel trying to find their purpose in life and make it hard to put down while crying tears of happiness and sadness at the same time deserves all the recognition she can get!
  6. Aprilynne Pike.  I cannot talk about Wings enough.  Fairies being similar to plants is an interesting twist on fairies, but also one that is super-believable.
  7. Kiersten White.  Never have I loved a character more than the way I love Evie.  Paranormalcy is such a cute series, and she totally deserves more recognition for it.
  8. Rebecca Donovan.  I absolutely LOVE her Breathing series, and I hope to see more amazing books from her.
  9. Katherine Longshore.  For some insane reason, I haven’t read Tarnish, but I really liked Gilt, and I love that she writes YA historical fiction.  I think she deserves recognition just for that, but she also makes Tudor history really interesting, and easy to relate to.
  10. Maria V. Snyder.  I bought pretty much everything she’s written after reading only a couple of books she’s written.  She’s definitely one of my favorite fantasy writers.
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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

  1. Awesome picks! I have heard such great things about Cynthia Hand’s books. I’m actually going to read it next week with this Radical Read-Along I’m hosting with some other awesome bloggers. XD I can’t wait to see what all the hype is about! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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