Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten list is "Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition".
Nicole's Top 5
1. Neal Shusterman
So I've only read UnWind and UnWholly by Neal Shusterman but I can tell already that he has some serious writing talent. And his stories aren't just well written, they are also original and thought-provoking and extremely satisfying. And yet, not enough of my blogger friends have read his books, I rarely hear his name, nor do I see his books recommended often. Where's the love guys?
2. Kristin Cashore
So I know the Graceling Realm series has a strong following but I still don't think Kristin Cashore gets enough credit for these books. I rarely hear her name thrown out among popular YA authors but she is by far one of my favorites. I find her to be an extremely talented storyteller and I will read anything she writes.
3. Maria V. Snyder
So I think most people have read a book or two by Maria V. Snyder and yet she's another one who flies largely under the radar. I adored her Study series and she was also super sweet when I met her at BEA.
4. Holly Black
So I still need to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown but I don't need to to know that Holly Black has got some mad skills. Her Curse Workers series was awesome (and hello, it was male POV - the key to my heart). Her writing is extremely versatile and consistently well rated and yet not enough people sing her praises.
5. Melina Marchetta
Hehe I know she gets a lot of recognition but I just freaking love her books and always think she deserves more ;). And I needed a #5.
Debut Authors to watch out for: Sarah Fine, Emily Murdoch, Trish Doller, Teri Terry, Cat Winters
Ashley's Top 5
1. Carrie Ryan
I was really surprised my her series, I had no idea what I was getting into when I started The Forest of Hands and Teeth but I just loved the story. Her writing just pulled me right in.
2. Gretchen McNeil
Granted I have only read Ten but I loved her writing style and she did a great job of keeping a horror/scary story unpredictable. I can't wait to read 3:59!
3. Michelle Hodkin
While her series is quite popular in the blogging community, I think she should be more popular for her Mara Dyer series!
4. Suzanne Young
I cannot wait for the next book in The Program series. The whole idea was unique and interesting; the creativity in the world building was so well done. I intend to pick up her other works as well.
5. Page Morgan
Even though she is a debut author this year, I am really looking forward to reading more of her books. I am a sucker for new ideas, I find them refreshing so her take on gargoyles had me hooked.
What are your top ten?