I did a post about this about 3 years ago. I recently came across the post again and realized it was pretty out of date. Because of recent developments (AKA transphobia), I have had to boot J. K. Rowling from this list. I’m not even sorry about it. While I will always love Harry Potter, I don’t have to like her. It’s time for an updated favourite author's post.
10. T. J. Klune
His humour is unmatched. I do read his books for the stories, the romance, but more importantly, because he is so funny. Read the Lightning-Struck Heart. It is so long but so funny. The first time I read it I thought it was too long, but then I kept going back and rereading it. His book Wolfsong is one of my favourites of all time. Just one of my favourite authors, I would read anything he released.
9. Cora Reilly
Are her books the pinnacle of good writing? Not necessarily. Do I enjoy the fuck out of her books? Yes. She's one of those authors who I eagerly wait for release dates from. I will actually put release dates for some of her books on my calendar because I get so excited for them. She writes a really good morally grey character and as you may know, those are my favourite.
8. Jennifer L. Armentrout
While I do feel like I enjoy her books a little less than I did when I was 13, I still really love her books. I will continue reading them and I don't see that stopping. She always gives me plots and characters I love, and while the writing is a bit more juvenile, I don't think I will ever come to a point where I don't want to read her books anymore. She has a special place in my heart.
7. Amanda Bouchet
I have read 3 and a half books from her and I just know she is one of my favourite authors. If you are at that age where you no longer feel like you want to be reading about teenagers but you want something in a similar style to YA, her writing is probably for you. Her characters are generally in their twenties, her books have these great plots, great romances. I can't get enough of them. I read A Promise of Fire on a whim, I started it when I had a long break between classes and I read the entire thing in one sitting. It is one of my favourite books of all time and she is one of my favourite authors.
6. B. B. Reid
I've been reading her books for a few years now and if you've noticed I never miss a chance to be part of her blog tours. It means I get to read her books early and review them and gush about them. She is so good at writing romances I want to read. They always have a bit of an edge, they have these morally grey characters, and I can't get enough. I'm a sucker for romance novels, but especially the ones she writes.
5. Stephen King
I've been reading Stephen King books since I was 13. One of my probably unattainable life goals is to read every book and short story he has ever written. I can tell you right now, that will never happen. The man writes faster than I can read, plus he's had about 40 years of a head start on me. It won't stop me from trying though.
4. Colleen Hoover
You know. You know. This is a special case right here. I have to be in a very specific mood to read one of her books and when I am in that mood and read one of those books, they change me. These books make me view the world in a different way. Some good, some bad. Soon I plan on actually ranking her books from my least favourite to my favourites. I've been working on it, and I want it to be a good post. I can't rush perfection.
3. Penelope Douglas
I read everything this woman releases. My favourite series by far is her Devil's Night series. Before I liked her books, but this series right here made me love her books. I don't think I've ever loved a set of characters the way that I loved these characters. I loved every single one of those characters. Only pure talent could write characters I loved that much.
2. Sarah J Maas
I'm obsessed with her books. I think everyone may be obsessed with her books. She is the queen of high fantasy. I can't wait to see what she does in the future, I can't wait for the second part of her ACOTAR series. I am impatiently waiting.
1. Cassandra Clare
The way I've seen her writing improve over the years is astounding. This is a true case of someone who has taken advice and worked to improve her writing and it shows me how serious she is about her writing. She writes characters we love and characters that are on the fence and characters we absolutely hate. She ties in current events, she makes things interesting. Her books are the perfect package. I've never had so much respect for an author before.
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