Presenting the authors I’d follow to the ends of the earth (okay well, at least where autographs are concerned):
Reading his books are equivalent to at least 100,000,000 hours of therapy. Only for $10.19!
2. Richelle Mead
It’s getting worrying how much my friends and I talk about Rose like she’s a real person: “Oh my god, did you hear what Rose said to Adrian at Court?!”. But VA aside, I think if an author can make you fall in love with fictional characters (ahem, Dimka) or make you totally want to switch your dream lawyer job to one with a Guardian title, she’s definitely worth of a permanent spot on my auto-buy list. DEFINITELY.
Although at first I was a little (okay, pretty pissed) that the Covenant series was an almost word for word knockoff of Vampire Academy, it deserves a spot on my shelf because later on in the first book the plot starts to develop it’s own authenticity, and the pace picks up about 10 mind-blowing events per chapter. Then, you’ve got the Lux series, which is one of my absolute, absolute favorite series (right behind VA), and I can’t even re-read them because every time I get to the end of the most recent book, I feel like raiding Jennifer L. Armentrout’s office and demanding for the release of the fourth book.
4. Roald Dahl
I know he’s known for many other books like The Twits, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but my absolute favorite will always be Boy. Outrageous or not, considering how much I laughed, the stories of Roald Dahl’s childhood probably prolonged my life by a few years…
If you haven’t read any of his books, just read Boy, and you’ll find him on your auto-buy list.
5. Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I just la la la la love Raised by Wolves (please excuse my The Cab reference, they’ve been starring a huge part on my reading playlist lately). Amazing. If you haven’t read it and you tend to shy away from the whole ‘werewolves’ thing ever since Twilight, you’re in for a big shock.
She’s on my list mainly due to her Sea Breeze series (I haven’t gotten to Fallen Too Far or The Vincent Boys yet) since I wasn’t too impressed with Pagan and Dank from Existence. Her books don’t really have any life-or-death moral disasters, like say, Jennifer L. Armentrout or Becca Fitzpatrick’s romance stuff, but she does have some insanely heartbreaking moments, where my my heart feels a little like tectonic plates. Abbi Glines’ love stories are easy, quick reads, but still make you feel like you’ve read something meaningful at the end.
Periodically annoying heroine aside, Hush, Hush will always be one of my top hits (and I’ll probably be mentally dating Patch for quite a while), so for that I have given Becca my absolute trust.
8. Gail Carson Levine
I have lusted after every single book she’s written, and I think she’s probably the one who developed my appetite for twisted fairytales. It really sucks that she’s stopped writing, but if she ever does (fingers crossed!), I’ll be waiting.
9. Veronica Roth
I love detergent. Really, I do. Oops, I meant Divergent. The Divergent fandom’s been killing time by thinking up d-related names for the currently untitled finale to the series, and surprisingly, Veronica Roth herself has chipped in with the name “Detergent”. See! She’s cool enough to make fun of her own series! She definitely deserves some kudos for that…
10. Rick Riordan
I don’t even think I have to explain this one. However, if Percy and Annabeth dies in the upcoming books, there’ll definitely be a new spot opening up in my auto-buy list…just a warning.
The Permanent Monday