Monday, October 15, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors in X Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's TOP TEN:

Top Ten Favorite Authors - YA Supernatural/Parnormal Series

1. Richelle Mead - The Vampire Academy
There are not many series that can keep a reader hooked for 6 consecutive books and a spin off series. But Richelle Mead has obtained that incredible feat. This series is brilliant from beginning to end. Mead does an incredible job of connecting the threads and pulling the reader along on the adventure. The world building is believable. And the passion!!! Oh the passion.

2. Cassandra Clare - The Mortal Instruments
The concept of this series could have lost me from the get go - shadowhunters that kill demons? But Clare knew what she was doing when she wrote a character like Jace. He was what grabbed me into the series, but the world building and surrounding characters helped keep me hooked.

3. Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall
Oh how I love this series. I'm not a huge fan of witches. But I am a huge fan of Rachel Hawkins 
writing. I just ate it up.

4. Becca Fitzpatrick - Hush, Hush Saga
Hmm. I don't know what it is about this series...oh wait, I know exactly what it is about this series. And that is the hot guy, Patch.

5. Kiersten White - Paranomalcy
This series is adorable, fun and exciting.

6. Kathleen Peackock - Hemlock
The only thing I like more then a book with a hot guy is a book with two hot guys. I really do not have a problem with the whole love triangle thing as long as both guys seem worth having and the girl seems worthy of having both guys. Peackock has achieved both in this series.

7. Carrie Ryan - Forest of Hands and Teeth
Who knew a book about zombies could be so romantic? It takes talent of the writer to weave a story that is equal parts romantic, devastating and disgusting.

8. Laini Tyler - Daughter of Smoke and Bone
This book is really bizarre, and I love it. The world building is key in this book, and Laini Tyler does a great job of giving the reader just enough to follow along while leaving our curiosity peaked for more.

9. Maggie Stiefvater - Shiver
Maggie is the queen of beautiful, lyrical writing. Her stories sink into the bones.

10. Lauren Kate - Fallen 
This series was not an initial favorite, but my interest grew with each book. By the end, I was enraptured with this tragic story of love.



  1. Well I haven't read any YA paranormal books so this is a whole new world for me. Lots of interesting ideas here.

    I like YA but tend more to the dystopian/post-apocalytpic stuff.

  2. Definitely my favorite genre! I love love love VA, Paranormacy and The Mortal Instrument books I'm super excited to read the reast on your list. THanks for sharing :)

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  3. I've been meaning to pick up one of these books (really, any of these books) as a sort of wading into the YA genre. Any one recommendation? Great list!

    1. They are all great, but I think anything by Maggie Stiefvater is a good way to "wade" into the YA genre!

  4. Great list. I have read a couple of these, and I have a couple of others to read. =)

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  5. OMG! Carrie Ryan is so good. I loved her books. :)

    Great list!

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  6. Great list! A lot of those are on my TBR list somewhere! :D My TTTs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Tuesday! :D

  7. Great list. I've read most of these authors at one stage or another. I loved the first book in the Hex Hall series. I really need to read the other books.
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  8. Richelle and Cassie made my list as well, great authors! I'm just finishing Vampire Academy and oh my LOOOVE. :D

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  9. Great list! I really love the Daughter of Smoke and Bones!!!
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  10. I have only read a few of these, and now my TBR is huge after adding the rest! Lol. I agree with you about Jace- I am having a hard time reading past the third book because Jace seems so weird in it. :( Great post!

  11. Great list, some that I have loved, and some I have been waiting to pick up!
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  12. SO with you on Laini Tailor, she made TTT this week as well :D Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Vampire academy is waiting on my shelves! Hex Hall is a great series :) Paranormalcy is such a funny series ^^ Carrie Ryan! I adore her books <3 My favorite zombie books. Great list!

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  14. Awesome list. I've read (& loved) books by almost all the authors - and the rest are on my reading list :-)

  15. Fantastic list! I've read books my almost all of these authors, but the few that i haven't are high up on my TBR list! (:

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  16. This is a great post. Reminds me that I've got to read more YA... darn University is dominating my reading list with pre-1800 stuff right now, lol. Here's mine:


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