Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite YA Fantasy Authors

Top Ten Favorite YA Fantasy Authors
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list  that bloggers are welcome to join in and answer. 

Hello, fellow readers! This week's Top Ten is about your favorite authors from a specific genre. So I went for Fantasy, since that has always been the love of my life when it comes to books. 

So here's my list:

1. SHANNON HALE  
Shannon Hale is the author that introduced me to the YA genre. Even though she doesn’t know it, I owe her for the kind of love and passion that I have known and felt over all the books that I have read and will be reading in the future.   

2. JULIE KAGAWA
Who doesn’t love her? She’s awesome! Stories about the fare folk has always been something I love to read about, and the unique way she created the Iron Fey (for the Iron Fey series) was really commendable. Plus I love Ash, just saying. LOL.

3. CYNTHIA HAND
She may be relatively new considering she has only about 2 books published (and an upcoming 3rd one), but her writing style is absolutely captivating.

4. TERA LYNN CHILDS
The world building of her Fins series was what made me adore her. And her light, cute stories were great stress relievers.

5. SUZANNE COLLINS
Hunger Games!!! Need I say more? Although she’s writing Middle Grade books lately, I’m still anxiously waiting for her to write a new YA book.

6. SARAH J. MAAS
A 2012 Debut Author that immediately caught my heart. I love the Throne of Glass short stories and when I finally got the read Throne of Glass, it was absolutely worth the wait.

7. JAY KRISTOFF
Another Debut Author this year. I may have only read one book (Stormdancer) from him but I can already tell he’s going to be doing more awesome books in the upcoming years. And he’s a total bad ass. Love his blog. Seriously this guy is hilarious.

8. JENNA BLACK
She makes incredibly witty and personified characters. And the love for coffee she her protags have – bonus points!

9. MELISSA MARR
Another awesome writer of stories of the Fae!

10. JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT
Okay, so I have to admit this is mostly because of Daemon. Sorry, Jennifer, but he kind of overshadows everyone else, including you. Hahaha! Just kidding. But I’m serious about the Daemon part. 

And that is all for me, how about you? Share me your list! 
Happy reading! :)

16 comments:

  1. Great list! I'm a fan of almost all of the authors on it. Jay is hilarious, but the prose-like writing in Stormdancer is just breathtaking.

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

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    1. I know, right? At first I was a little overwhelmed about the way he wrote, but once I got the hang of it, well I was completely at awe. Talk about a complete page turner! :)

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  2. Fabulous list! I love, love, love Cynthia Hand! TUCKER! I also adore Sarah Maas and Suzanne Collins.

    Also, I think your blog title is great! :)

    My Top Ten

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    1. Thank you! *looking at you with huge eyes and a wide grin*
      Oh yeah! Tucker just says it all!

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    1. Thanks, Sabina.
      Oh and I love the books you're giving away on your giveaway.
      Happy birthday... on the... uh.. 22nd that is. :D

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  4. Fantastic list! Love JLA and Julie Kagawa.. ohh and Cynthia Hand!
    Here's my TTT
    Ashley
    #BookNerd

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    1. I love JLA too, I mean, yeah, I just got started on her books but I already love her! Thanks!

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  5. Awesome list! Lots of those are on my TBR list! :D My TTTs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Tuesday! :D (P.S. Now following via GFC.)

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  6. I LOVE LOVE most of these authors (the other few I just haven't read yet.) I will be checking out the couple I haven't read since we seem to have very similar taste! :D

    My Top Ten Post

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    1. They are so awesome, right? Authors are rock stars! :)

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  7. So glad to Sarah J. Maas on this list! I adored Throne of Glass! It's up there with Graceling as one of my favorite High Fantasies ever! That said, I would have added Kristin Cashore to this list!

    Check out my Top Ten Favorite YA Contemporary Authors HERE!

    Also, I have a FANTASTIC giveaway of a SIGNED copy Lauren Oliver's new book, THE SPINDLERS, going on HERE!

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    1. Oh I love Krisin Cashore too! Don't know why I didn't add her here. Sorry about that.

      Awww.. I wanted to join your giveaway. Sadly it's for US/Can only. Bummer! Still a great giveaway though. :)

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  8. Julie Kagawa! Ohhh, how I loved The immortal rules. And the Iron Fey are great too.
    Totally agree with Sarah Maas. I adored Throne of glass! Suzanne Collins is pretty good indeed. Not my favorite series, but I liked them.

    Shannon Hale is high on my list.

    Wonderful list! :)

    TTT fairytale authors @thedailyprophecy

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    1. Oh yes, loved the Immortal Rules too. I can't wait for the next book! *fan-girling*
      Thanks, Mel. :D

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