Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. For people who love making lists as much as myself, it’s a great weekly meme!
This week’s theme is: Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
This question was quite a difficult one for me. I can pick out lots of authors who aren’t well recognised, but ones that should* be? I had a long and hard think about it, and came up with this short list:
1. Maria V. Snyder. I know she’s a fairly popular author already, but I recently Maria posted on her blog that the sales for Inside Out – her dystopian series – had been extremely low. I honestly don’t know why this is, because the series is fantastic, and Maria is an excellent author! Maybe it’s to do with publicity? Hmm.
2. Mara Purnhagen. Mara wrote the Past Midnight series, which is currently a three book trilogy about ghosts. Ghosts, I say! I, for one, have not read many YA books on this subject, and I find Mara’s books fascinating. And very creepy!
3. Darren Shan. I know, I know. Darren is already a very popular author, but I have made a pact with myself. I shall not rest until every single one of you has read at least The Saga of Darren Shan. If you read the Demonata series, then that’s a bonus.
4. Elizabeth Woods. Elizabeth Woods wrote ‘Choker’, a 2011 YA debut. When I read the synopsis for this book, I immediately had the book shipped over from the US. I fell in love. And yet, I don’t see many bloggers reading this book. Why, may I ask? Perhaps it’s because nowadays we’re a bunch of paranormal obsessed crazies. Yup, that’s my theory. ;)
5. Every other YA author out there who isn’t Stephenie Meyer, J.K Rowling or Suzanne Collins. Before you all go crazy at me, I have absolutely nothing against these authors! I love them. Mostly. But what I mean is that here in the UK, you hardly ever hear about anyone else unless you’re a blogger, friends with a blogger, or like to search Amazon manically. I want YA authors to be more well-known in the UK, please!