I’m very pleased to welcome Debbie from Snuggling on the Sofa to the blog today. Debbie runs one of my favourite blogs and so you should definitely go and check it out once you’ve finished reading this fab post.
Top 5 UKYA Authors from my Teenage Years
Robert Muchamore– As you can see I have quite a big collection of his books! I love his books about teenage spies, and can’t wait for new novel Black Friday.
Enid Blyton– Not strictly YA, but Enid’s books are suitable for any age. Her Famous Five and Naughtiest Girl series are one of my favourites.
Tabitha Suzuma– I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have read A Note of Madness. Forbidden was equally as amazing, and I am eager to read Hurt, out later this year.
Malorie Blackman– 2013 children’s laureate for a reason. Her Noughts and Crosses series are one of the most famous, but I also loved her earlier books such as Antidote and Pig Heart Boy.
JK Rowling– Does this need any explanation? Harry Potter defined by entire childhood.
Top 5 New UKYA Authors
Peter Cocks– One of the best thriller YA books I have read is Long Reach, and I really hope he keeps writing.
Sophia Bennett– I absolutely adored You Don’t Know Me and feel like she is definitely an author to watch.
UKYA Authors I Have Yet to Read (But Have Heard Great Things About)
Joe Craig– His Jimmy Coates series sounds like something I would LOVE, so I need to start this soon.
Louise Rennison– I think I may have read one of her books as a teenager, but her Georgia Nicholson and Tallulah Casey series sound like great funny contemporaries.
Patrick Ness– His Chaos Walking series has always been a bit daunting to me, but I will read it one day. His new book More Than This sounds really intriguing, and will hopefully inspire me to read his earlier books.
Cressida Cowell– I recently watched the film of How to Train Your Dragon and loved it, so I’d really like to check out the books.
Eoin Colfer– Artemis Fowl is just never a book I picked up, but I’m delving more into fantasy so am intrigued about this series.
Top 5 UKYA Books I Can’t Wait To Read
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch
Soulmates by Holly Bourne
After Iris by Natasha Farrant
The Last Minute by Eleanor Updale
Acid by Emma Pass
I’ve just realised that all these books are by women! Girlpower all the way. I’ve heard lots of good things about Acid, The Last Minute and The Oathbreaker’s Shadow. They all seem really excellent fantasy/action YA and it’s nice to see such strong material come out of YA titles. Soulmates is one I’ve had my eye on for a while, and sounds like a great contemporary. Some fellow bloggers have read After Iris and commented how emotional it is, and sounds like a really heartwarming read.