Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is authors who deserve more recognition - those amazing writers who don't get the tons of attention that they definitely should!
1. Alexandra Bracken (Brightly Woven) - I sometimes think about how close she is in age to me, only two or three years older, and it amazes me because her writing is gorgeous and her storytelling is fantastic. She is definitely an idol for me and I'm crossing my fingers that her career blows up crazy big with the release of her next book, Black Is The Color!
2. Morgan Matson (Amy & Roger's Epic Detour) - Why is this girl not a NYT best-seller? A&R was one of the best contemporary novels I've ever read, but when I recommend it, I kind of get the "lulwat" face in response. Not cool, World, not cool.
3. Kelly Creagh (Nevermore) - Kelly managed to blow my mind with Nevermore. Seriously. It kind of left my brain numb and my attention wavered from every book I read for days after.
4. Courtney Summers (Cracked Up To Be, Some Girls Are, Fall For Anything) - The Queen of Contemporary needs to be crazy famous and have her books turned into indie movies and she needs to make an insane amount of money. Because she's kick-ass. That is all.
5. Sarah Beth Durst (Ice, Enchanted Ivy) - She writes fantasy like no other. Her storytelling is so gorgeous and her vivid writing kind of makes everything leap off the pages. I would definitely love for her to have more attention from young readers!
6. Julia Hoban (Willow) - It's understandable why she's not a familiar name to most readers, since Willow has been the only young adult book she's published and it's been years since its release. But Willow was incredibly powerful and impacting to me, and it's definitely a book that I mentally applaud Julia for writing.
7. Michaela MacColl (Prisoners in the Palace) - Michaela succeeded in writing the first and only historical novel so far that I haven't put down. I actually really loved it. And that is ridiculous rare, so this author deserves all the recognition in the world for turning someone who avoided historical novels like the plague into someone who has begun to pick them up more and more!
8. Kristina McBride (The Tension Of Opposites) - I have been impatiently awaiting more information on Kristina's next book for months now! Tension was incredible and one that I feel kind of flew under the radar. (Readers, fix this! Read this book!)
I only really have eight to post this week. The majority of my favorite authors are relatively known names, so they don't really belong on this list. But I hope you guys take my advice and check these authors & their books out! They definitely deserve the attention!