Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something* and this week, it's our Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition. 
*In no particular order

1. Claudia Gray
This is the author of the Evernight series and the stand-alone book Fateful. There are some pretty harsh reviews on her works, but I really enjoy her writing and I think Evernight is a really great series.
2. Alexandra Adornetto
Author of the Halo trilogy, this is an amazing series, and though I haven't gotten around to reading the last one just yet, I know these books definitely deserve way more recognition than they are getting.
3. Alyxandra Harvey
The Haunting Violet creator, this amazing author has an incredible talent for writing and more people need to pick up her books!
4. Pittacus Lore
Writer of the Lorien Legacies, including books I Am Number Four, The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine, this author is so creative in that he is able to put a captivating and original spin on an old theme to make it his own.
5. Lauren Kate
There are so many negative reviews and comments floating around about the Fallen series. Though I didn't particularly enjoy the first book, I think the series as a whole is amazing and I disagree with people saying that it's just Twilight with angels.
6. Cat Patrick
Forgotten author, this is a great YA writer that will astound you with her stand-alone debut novel and keep you coming back for more.
7. Rebecca James
Her debut novel Beautiful Malice was really good, though not many people I know have read it no matter how many times I try to persuade them to. It's so nice to find a good Australian woman author. Her new novel Sweet Damage looks amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
8. Hannah Harrington
She's slowly earning more recognition and I think most people recognise her name for her amazing books Saving June and Speechless, but she is one of the best authors in YA Fiction and definitely deserves all the recognition she gets and more.
9. Adeline Yen Mah
For her book Chinese Cinderella that managed to make me cry.
10. Kristen Miller
The Eternal Ones was such a great book and more people need to read it, for goodness sakes.

That's it for this week, I hope you've enjoyed my list. Don't forget to comment what you thought of it and leave links to all your TTTs so that I can check them out. Please +1 this post if you thought it was worthy and subscribe if you want to read more of my TTTs and reviews. Thanks guys. :)


  1. Rebecca James - I adored BEautiful MAlice. I haven't read Sweet Damage yet but everytime I pass it in a bookstore I have to stop myself from buying it before I read some of the books I already own.

    I can understand why Fallen gets compared to Twilight. I kept mentally comparing the two throughout the first novel. But I think Fallen is written better and had I read it first - I would have loved it so much more.

    I bought the first three EVernight books recently! Can't wait to read them.

    Great list! Hope you have a great week.

    1. Thank you Kate! I agree with you on Fallen, I think the series very quickly distinguished itself as it's own and not as another Twilight remake.
      I hope you enjoy the Evernight books! The third one is exceptional, there's also the last one called Afterlife and a spin-off called Balthazar that you might want to look into.
      I hope you enjoy your week too. :)

    2. I agree Lauren Kate does get a bad rap. I really liked her books!

  2. Ugh, everytime there is a TTT someone puts up Saving June and I think, "Man, I REALLY want to read that book." So again, Man, I really want to read that book.

    My TTT: http://suchanovelidea.com/2013/07/16/top-ten-tuesday-7/

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea!

    1. Haha, well it's such a popular book because it's so great! I hope you get around to reading it!

  3. I need to read some Cat Patrick! I've been meaning to for a while now. Great list :-)

  4. I've got Passion in my possession, but I have to say that I'm not eager to start it. :( Really that's because I have too many other goodies that I'm really excited about. Good to know there are people that love the series though.

    Also, I've read Speechless, but I never got a chance to get my hands on Saving June. Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. Thanks Sandy! I'll admit, Passion wasn't the greatest of the series, but Rapture is incredible and since you have to read Passion to read Rapture...
      I hope you get around to reading it soon, and Saving June is amazing please read it! :)

  5. I love Pittacus Lore! His books are awesome. I've only read I Am Number Four, but I really want to check out the rest of the series soon!

    1. Me too, hopefully I can get around to reading the rest of the series too. :)