This week's topic is Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition
1. Susan Ee. I just had to her to the list. The author of the much hyped Angelfall can create a very haunting world as wells as depict it in grotesque fashion. I love her ability to write characters which are likeable as well as realistic with a twist of supernatural.
2. Scott Lynch. I only heard of him recently when I was looking for a fantasy series to read. Then I came across with The Lies of Locke Lamora and I just knew I needed to read it. I don't regret my decision. Lynch's way of building an ancient world with complex hierarchies is beautiful to observe as his writing isn't stuffy but fun to read.
3. Sarah J. Maas. Definitely my newest writer-crush. Her debut novel Throne of Glass came out last year, and I'm sure the book (and the whole series) is going to be extremely popular among YA book readers. I love her fantasy world and the relationship dynamics, as well as the action scenes. Okay, okay. I admit. I love everything she writes. Thumbs up!
4. Neal Shusterman. He so deserves a spot on the list. If you read his novel Unwind, you realise why.
5. Jennifer L. Armentrout. Recently, she has become quite a hot name among YA and NA circles as her publishers may publish many books per year. Nevertheless, she knows how to write hooking series as well as how to write steamy, yet not tasteless, scenes between the heroine and the love interest.
6. Brodi Ashton. I have read only one book from her, Everneath, but it was such a great read with its Greek mythology and a haunting love story. If you get the chance to read the book, have a look at it.
7. Amanda Sun. Another author from whom I have read only her debut novel Ink, but I was really impressed by how she had managed to write about Japanese culture so that I actually felt like I was experiencing the culture. I can't wait to see what else Sun is going to write for us.
8. Toni Morrison. So okay, people are thinking at the moment "what the heck, she is a award winning author!!". Yes she is, a brilliant writer who isn't afraid of tackling more sensitive issues but also handling topics that concern all of us. In fact, The Bluest Eye by Morrison is one of my favourite books. The reason why I added her to the list is because I feel like the young readers aren't so aware of her amazing work.
Who are the authors who deserve more recognition in your opinion?