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Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

These authors deserve more attention from potential future fans. Cuz they’re AWESOME.

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Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

marissa meyer author cinder

Marissa Meyer, Author of Cinder

1Sharon Shinn– I absolutely ADORE Sharon Shinn. Her Thirteenth House series is amazing and her Archangel series is beautiful. More people should know about her!

2William Goldman– He wrote The Princess Bride book, and I think it gets lost amid the movie fervor of the famous movie. It’s seriously a hilarious read.

3Robin McKinley– I think in the fantasy world, Robin McKinkley gets some props, but in general in the YA realm, she’s a hidden gem. For those who loved The Girl of Fire and Thorn series, McKinley is just your speed.

4Sherwood Smith– Another YA fantasy writer few people have heard of. What kills me is that Sherwood has written TONS of YA fantasy books. “I get no respect. No respect at all.” (Michael Scott impersonating Rodney Dangerfield).

5Jaclyn Moriarty– When I was in high school, I read Feeling Sorry for Celia a dozen times. It was the first book I read that had a different format (written in letters). Has anyone else read it?!

6Marianne Curley– I hope Curley makes a comeback with her new Hidden series. I think she’s been off the grid for a few years. Gotta cut the lady some slack.

7Holly Black– Ok, I’m sure many have heard of Holly Black, but I know very few people who have read her Curse Workers series. IT’S THE BEST!!! Read it now!!

8Marissa Meyer– With Divergent getting all the attention lately (not that I’m complaining), I feel like people like Marissa Meyer should be having their time in the limelight too. I put up a fight, but these books are EPIC. And I don’t use that term lightly.

9Tahereh Mafi— Girl knows how to write a romance. I want to read everything she will ever write EVER.

10Michelle Hodkin— The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer got very little hype in my opinion. That could be for the best, but I thought the psychological twists were brilliant.

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://downrightdystopian.blogspot.com/ Krystianna

    I love Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me! I still have to read Unravel Me. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      You’re welcome! Unravel Me is really good – as well as Destroy Me, the Shatter Me novella!

  • R.A Deckert

    What, only 10? And honestly, people like GOldman and Shinn are already recognisable. How about some folk who are really deserving of a wider audience but simply haven’t gotten it (yet)? People like Vera Nazarian, Beth Bernobich, Alma Alexander…? Check out the darker corners of the literary world. There are some wonderful candles guttering unappreciated there.