10. Erin Hunter, a fake person created for a group of six authors, starts off this week's top 10. Even though the Warrior series seems really weird, the world that was built around these cat clans sucked me in when I read the books. I was kind of weirded out by the idea at first, but I would say that the series is worth your time. Once you get over the fact that these cats have some sort of violent society, you can actually really enjoy the story line.
9. Rick Riordan is the creator of the world of Percy Jackson, and though the movies are complete flops, the books are works of art. I personally loved the incorporation of mythology into the teenage world. He also wrote a series based on Egyptian mythology, and I really enjoyed that as well. I think that he does an excellent job at relating to the teenage mind since he is not at all a teenager.
8. E.L. Sarnoff is number eight because her novel, Dewitched, was absolutely fantastic. It is the story of an evil queen turned good, and it is one of my favorite books. However, the sequel entitled Unhitched was subpar. Still, her initial book made me fall in love with the evil-turned-good theme, so I still stand by her immense creative talent.
7. J.K. Rowling comes in at number seven because she envisioned the crazily enchanting world of Harry Potter. I mean, the creativity and all around awesomeness that it took to do that is possibly unrivaled. Plus, now that the movies are an obsession and there's a theme park, the series is even more alive and beautiful. Her inspirational rags-to-riches story just makes her success better as well. I know that most of us are begging her to write more. And more. And more. Please.
6. Veronica Roth, the author of the Divergent series, is my next pick. I fell in love with her work so quickly that I finished the entire trilogy within a week. The imperfect characters that she created were easy to love and admire, and their individual journeys were both inspiring and heartbreaking. I won't give away the ending of the series because that would be mean, but let me tell you, that conclusion took a ton of guts. I think I cried for a good four hours, and you know, I think that's the sign of a terrific piece of work.
5. The infamous author of The Fault In Our Stars, John Green, is my number five. TFIOS is obviously an amazing, heart-wrenching book, but he is definitely not a one and done type of author. I loved Paper Towns, as you may know from a previous post, and I'm looking forward to reading more of his work. He has a certain goofy charm to him, which is both endearing and admirable.
4. Kiera Cass wrote one of my favorite series ever published entitled The Selection. You probably already know this from a previous post, so I won't go into it too much. However, her adorably quirky personality and easy-to-read writing style is the magical combination. Plus, she was a dancer and actor, so I feel a certain kinship to her.
3. Amanda Hocking is probably one of the most amazing people on the planet. Out of the three series I've read that she has penned, I've fallen in love with three sets of characters, three plots, and three conclusions. Creating one magical world is one thing, but writing three unique and amazing stories is nothing short of genius. She started as a self-publisher, and now, her newest series, The Water Song trilogy, is being published by professionally.
2. Cassandra Clare wrote The Mortal Instruments, a perfectly constructed emotional roller coaster. I loved every action-packed second, and if you want to know more about the series, I wrote a post about it. However, I would also suggest reading the prequel series and anxiously awaiting the second series. Plus, I know I can't wait for the next movie to come out.
1. Suzanne Collins, the genius who penned The Hunger Games and the Underland Chronicles, is my all-time favorite author. I fell in love with The Underland Chronicles years ago, and when The Hunger Games was released, I knew right away that the series would be literally breath-taking. Luckily, I was right and didn't underestimate the awesomeness of Suzanne Collins.
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