Feb 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (12)

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Top Ten Eleven Authors That I'd Put On My Auto-Buy List (basically an auto-buy list is no questions asked..you love this author so much that no matter what they wrote next you'd buy regardless of genre or subject matter)
*Yes, I'm cheating by adding 11, but I couldn't make it just 10*

Kasie West
1.) Kasie West - It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Kasie's ... even though she's only written one book. But when you love and author, you just do. It's in your gut. I cannot wait to get my hands on her contemporary she has coming out this year, The Distance Between Us. It sounds nothing like Pivot Point - but I don't care. I'll buy anything Kasie writes forever.

2.) Andrea Cremer - I'll admit, my adoration of Andrea suffered at the end of Bloodrose, but bottom line, she is a phenomenal storyteller. I own everything she's written and I don't see that changing. She has several novels coming out this year and I plan to buy each of them.
Cara Lynn Shultz

3.) Cara Lynn Shultz - Another author I absolutely adore not only for her writing but because she's someone I'd love to grab a drink with. She only has 2 books out (why are there only two books?!) but they are two of my all-time favorite novels. Ever.

4.) Aimee Carter - I love the way Aimee tells a story. I love her pacing, character development and dialogue. The Goddess Test series is a favorite of mine, and I am so, so excited to see what she has in store with her new series that debuts later this year.

5.) Kiera Cass - I knew I would love Kiera forever when she not only met my expectations for The Selection but then proceeded to raise the bar higher in The Elite. Mind = BLOWN. Any author that can make the sequel better than the original gets my vote.

Jennifer Armentrout
6.) Jennifer Armentrout - I've happily read everything Jennifer has written, both as Jennifer Armentrout and J. Lynn. I read her YA series', her adult series', standalones ... You name it and I will read it. She has such a gift for original plots as well as unique, memorable, and HOT characters. She's written some of the steamiest scenes I've come across.

7.) Miranda Kenneally - Miranda has some of the best characters I've ever read in any book genre. Her plots are unique, original, and utterly romantic. I am completely in love with her Hundred Oaks series, and I will happily read whatever she puts out. Even a book on the migratory pattern of herons. 

8.) Richelle Mead - There is something about Richelle is just love. Maybe it's that while she writes YA, I never feel like she talks down to the reader or dumbs things down for the younger generation. Her writing has an intelligence that my mind craves.

9.) Veronica Rossi - Veronica is another author who I respect immensely for her originality and creativity. In a world full of YA dystopians she did was few did - she set herself apart. She made characters I fell hard and fast for. Did I mention she also gave my niece, Aria, a shoutout when she was born? 

Sarah Skilton
10.) Sarah Skilton - Sarah is one of those authors I just click with. She's a total sweetheart and, oh yeah, an amazing writer. Her debut completely blew me away. The way she writes is so evoactive and visceral. Her books make me feel - I laugh outloud, I cry, I grin ... Is there anything better than an author that elicites a physical reaction from a reader?

11.) Brigid Kemmerer - Brigid is one of those people that while I love her for her awesome writing skills (and that amazing ability she has to put 5 hot guys into one novel repeatedly), she just seems like a totally cool person outside of writing. She's cool and fun and she infuses all that awesomesauce into her writing. How could I not want all of her books?


  1. Ummmmm yes to this list of epicness Hannah! Kasie West is a new favorite, Pivot Point just blew me away and I'm so excited that we're getting another book from her this year! I'm sure Sarah Skilton will be on my list after I read Bruised, and I just adore Jennifer Armentrout and Brigid Kemmerer. I have mad love for all of these ladies.

  2. I have read almost all the authors on your list and I couldn't agree with you more. I love Jennifer Armentrout, Miranda Kenneally, and Kasie West too. Great list!

  3. Kasie West! Such a good one! I just finished Pivot Point and loved it! I'm looking forward to The Distance Between us. Veronica Rossi almost made my list! Love Under the Never Sky. Great list! :)

    My Top Ten

  4. Huh, I guess I have to read Pivot Point now. I've read books by authors 3, 4, 8, and 11 and love them. I will be sure to try read some books by these awesome authors!

    Thanks for stopping by Hannah :)

  5. Veronica Rossi is such a sweetheart!I got to meet her in Boston :) I adore JLA. I got to talk to her for almost 2hrs with my blogmate. She gave some wonderful tips, and she's just so down to earth!
    New follower :) <3
    Beth @ YA Vixens
    Vixen's Top Ten!

  6. I love that you included Cara Lynn Shultz. I have read Spellbound a zillion times. I love to re-read that book. I haven't read the second in the series, though. I'm sort of nervous about it, although I have no idea why. I think it's because I don't want to see Brendan and Emma having relationship problems. But actually now that I am thinking about it, I totally want to reread Spellbound again.

    Oh and heck yeah to JLA! I love her YA books, and I am ridiculously excited for her New Adult book!!!!

  7. nice list! i actually haven't read too many of andrea's books yet but i have met her in person a couple of times and think she is awesome. i buy her books just because she is so cool. and i love richelle mead! she is the best and i would happily read anything that she puts out.

  8. I freaking love this list. Kasie West, Miranda Kenneally, Jennifer Armentrout, Richelle Mead, and Aimee Carter are most definitely auto-buys for me, too!!! :D I must check out the others! I have Cara's first book but I have not read it yet. :o Bad Bailey! AND Bruised! I need to read that ASAP since the author is so sweet and you LOVE the book so much!!!

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  10. YES, YES, YES to Veronica Rossi, Jennifer Armentrout, and Miranda Kenneally! I love those ladies like whoa.

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