Monday, July 15, 2013

[Top Ten Tuesday: Authors That You Need To Know About]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Broke And The Bookish!

I'm so excited for this weeks Top Ten!  I think that there are so many wonderful authors out there that people just don't know about.  So many Indie authors who put in a ton of work that need to be acknowledged and some traditionally published authors that have managed to slip under the radar.  This list brings me so much pleasure.  And so without anymore stalling or word fillers, here are the authors that make my list!

P.S. the link will take you each author's Amazon page!  All the easier for buying their brilliant books with!

     Helen has a wonderfully vivid imagination.  Her first novel "Mythology" is full of some amazing characters and she has an interesting twist on the whole angels, daemons and humans story.  I can't wait till "Mythology: The Wicked" releases!  Plus she's one of the most pleasant people you will ever chat with.

     Not only is this girl the brilliant brain behind her NA novel "Flight", but she's also my CRIT partner!  Everything that I've read by her is top notch and trust me, she's one to look out for.  She's got things in the works that will appeal to everyone! 

     I haven't read a single book from Allie that I haven't liked.  She's got a flare for telling a story in a way that only she can.  Her contemporaries are great fun and I'm excited to read more.  And on top of it all, she also does cover design that is to die for!

     Leigh's book "Rouge" was the very first NA book that I ever read and I knew I was going to be a fan from that moment on.  She's got this way of writing that just sucks you right in and makes you feel everything that her characters do. 

     Sarah's book "Sanctum" was my favorite read of 2012!  To say it was brilliant would be an understatement.  She built a world that was both terrifying and hope building at the same time and that is a feat in and of itself! 

     Anne is a local and that's just awesome to me!  Her book "The Last Academy" made me feel stupid, in a good way.  I didn't know that she was giving me all of the clues to what the mystery of her book was, until I was looking at the answer.  I love that feeling!

     I love this woman's writing style.  It's so simple and completely complex.  I haven't read as much of her stuff as I would like, but I have quite a bit of her stuff.  She also has an interesting look on angel lore!

     I feel like a lot of people might know who A. G. is, but I wanted to give her a shout out anyways!  Cause you never know who your readers might have missed.  She wrote this awesome and dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland called "Splintered" and you should read it! 

     Cat's book "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" is everything that I love in a novel!  I can't say enough great things about her or her book.  If you haven't read it, remedy that.

     You want a nerdy book?  Leah will deliver in so many ways.  Her first book "The Summer I Became A Nerd" even had live action role play in it.  Plus it was just one of the cutest things ever!

So in my opinion these women all deserve large rounds of applause and maybe even some fan fair.  Check out their books, buy them, read them and spread the word about their greatness!

 Well there's my list!  What's on yours?  I wanna know.  Leave your link below or tell me in the comments!


Anonymous said...

I need to check out some of the authors on your list! Thanks for bringing them to my attention :-)

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

You've just totally convinced me to read The Last Academy sooner than I was originally going to! I love a good mystery, especially when it makes me feel dumb XD

Books of Amber

Nicole said...

Yay Sarah Fine and Cat Winters! (I think between the two of us we are like Sarah Fine's biggest fans). I umm... still have to read the others O_O

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

Splintered was really fun. I have The Last Academy on my Kindle, but haven't read it yet. Sounds like I need to get on that. Great list!
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Renae M. said...

Ooh! There are a few of these I haven't heard of before (usually not the case with this topic). *researches via Goodreads*

LTM said...

You are too cool--Thanks, Christianna! You listed some of my faves, too! Allie, Sarah, AG... Yay! :o) <3

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

I have been meaning to read something by Leigh T. Moore for a while now, I have seen such great reviews for her books. There are a bunch of authors on here that I don't think I have ever heard of, so I am going to have to check them out!

Lili said...

Ah! I have to read A.G. Howard's book. Sarah totally deserves a spot and I can't believe I forgot Leah Rae Miller! I freaking forced Gillian to read that book~ *is an idiot* agh

Giselle said...

Yes! Cat Winters!! I loved Blackbirds so much I can't wait for more books like her. She's a great writer because she's passionate and loves it and you can TELL. GAH! I'll have to check out a few unfamiliar names on this list! :)

Jay Riv said...

A,G.G. Howard is an author I really want to read and get a hold of Splintered. Lea Rae Miller's book I have but still need to read.
Here was my Top Ten.