By: Cait Marie
I don’t typically do a “Top Ten Tuesday,” but I like this theme too much to pass up. So, without further ado, the top ten authors I automatically buy all new releases of, regardless of hype:
1. Cassandra Clare
I know, I know, this isn’t surprising. She’s my favorite. I don’t know what I’m going to do when she stops writing the Shadowhunter books. I know the end is coming, but I am not prepared. Luckily, we still have like 8 more books on the way, if I’m not mistaken—two more books in The Eldest Curses trilogy, The Last Hours trilogy, and The Wicked Powers trilogy (which I’m SUPER excited for!).
2. Sarah J. Maas
Let’s be honest, none of these are going to be that surprising. Everyone knows I’m obsessed with A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass. I cannot wait for her new adult fantasy series to start releasing next year. However, I’m more excited for the next ACOTAR book… it’s about Nessian!
3. C. J. Redwine
It feels like a million years ago that I first read Defiance on Oyster (the book app before Scribd!). Now, her Ravenspire series is one of my absolute favorites, and one of my most-recommended to people. Every year, I eagerly await a new story in this world. They never disappoint. In fact, the fourth book, The Blood Spell, is my favorite of the series and one of my favorites so far in 2019!
4. Becky Albertalli
I love Simon so much (see what I did there? ha!)! Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is my favorite stand-alone book ever, even though there are more books now. I love them all, though. They’re all super cute contemporaries with so much heart thrown into them. They always bring out all the feels.
5. John Green
I love all of John Green’s books (well, the ones I’ve read, which is most of them). They’re so real, and they often tackle on both physical and mental health in a way most authors do not. The Fault in Our Stars was the first book I really connected to on a personal level because of my disease and childhood spent in and out of hospitals. However, it was Turtles All the Way Down that truly captured the likeness of my anxiety and OCD. I can’t wait for him to release another book!
6. Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen is one of my favorite series. I’ve heard a lot of people’s negative views, but it is fantastic, and I will die on this hill. It’s one of those series I constantly have the urge to re-read because it was so intense and there was so much betrayal that I want to go through it all again to see what I missed the first time.
7. Kasie West
If you follow me on Twitter or Goodreads, you know I’ve been on a massive Kasie West kick lately. I’ve listened to 6 of her audiobooks since early June, and I’m partway into a 7th. They’re just so cute and easy to listen to, especially after working, doing schoolwork, and focusing on so much fantasy throughout the day.
8. M. Lynn/Michelle MacQueen
Michelle is another one who’s easy to read, and one I have to hold off on while reading what I have to first… it’s a struggle. Her books are my rewards for getting stuff done (ha!). I absolutely loved Golden Curse, and am making my way through the rest of that fairy tale series (Cursed Beauty comes out this week, 7/18!), but I just finished her co-authored contemporary trilogy, Redefining Me, and it blew me away!
9. Melissa A. Craven/Ann Maree Craven
Melissa is the other co-author of the Redefining Me series, and seriously, I can’t stop talking about it. Each book was so wonderful in its own way. I haven’t read her other books yet, but I have The Awakening, and I am very much looking forward to reading it.
10. Veronica Roth
Until the end of the last book, the Divergent series was working its way up to be my new favorite. But then the end happened and shattered my soul. Veronica redeemed herself with the Carve the Mark duology, though! I absolutely loved them! The audiobooks are just perfect. I actually just used two Audible credits to buy them, that way I’ll always have access (even though I have the hardbacks… I just really love Austin Butler reading to me, okay?!) She has a book of short stories coming out this fall, which will consist of two from that duology. I am so excited!!
Carve the Mark and The Fates Divide review here.
Who are some of your auto-buy authors? Do you love any of the same ones as me?