Seeing as today is International Women’s Day, I thought that I’d write a post in which I celebrate my favourite female-identifying authors!
Please note that this list is in no particular order, as I would find it impossible to choose my favourite out of all these amazing authors!
I fell in love with Nicola Yoon’s books last year when I read The Sun is Also a Star, and I loved Everything, Everything when I read it earlier this year. I cannot reccommend these books enough, they are so gripping, and I genuinely could not put them down once I had started reading them. I was reading both of these books at every opportunity that I had, and even when I did have to put these books down, I couldn’t stop thinking about them! The film adaptations of both these books were incredible, and kept with the book so nicely! I can’t wait for Instructions for Dancing to be released later this year!
Noughts and Crosses was such an eye-opening book for me when I read it for the first time three years ago. I was gripped throughout reading the series, and I couldn’t put each book down until I’d finished it. I also loved watching the TV adaptation of Noughts and Crosses last year. The final book in this series, Endgame, is being released this Summer, which I can’t wait to read, considering the cliffhanger that Crossfire ended on! I am definitely planning a re-read of the Noughts and Crosses series, in anticipation of Endgame this Summer!
I’ve only read one of Emery Lord’s books – When We Collided, but she is one of my favourite authors because I just fell in love with the whole story in When We Collided, and that was that. I loved the way that she combined together elements of Romance and Contemporary genres, whilst telling a beautiful story, and raising awareness of, mental health. I feel that this is so important in today’s world. The rest of her books are all on my Goodreads Want to Read list, and I can’t wait to buy, read and review them soon!
Initially, I was drawn to read the Legend series as it was based on a retelling of Les Misérables, which is one of my favourite musicals. What I loved when reading it was that I could see small elements from Les Misérables woven into the incredibly complex storyline. The Legend series kept me gripped throughout, and I loved Rebel, the latest installment in this series. The character progressions were so incredible, to the point where the characters each completely changed over the course of the series, but at the same time, they remained true to themselves throughout.
Karen M. McManus
If I were to describe Karen M. McManus‘ books to someone who hadn’t read any of her books before, I think I would say the following: “Expect plot twists. Lots of them.”. Whenever I’m reading one of Karen M. McManus’ books, I am always on the look out for what could be the answer to her cleverly crafted mysteries, then out of nowhere, one single plot twist throws everything up into the air, and my thoughts are scattered everywhere. I loved returning to Bayview High last year when I read One of Us is Next, and I can’t wait to read You’ll Be the Death of Me later this year!
Murder Most Unladylike was an incredible series, which I loved every second of reading. From the start of the series at Deepdean School for Girls to the end on SS Hatshepsut, Murder Most Unladylike kept me gripped during the entire series. Completing my Murder Most Unladylike Challenge last year was so much fun, and I loved being able to write up my thoughts and my love for the series onto my blog. I can’t wait for the release of Once Upon a Crime and The Ministry of Unladylike Activity, coming out this year and next year!
Slated was such a chilling trilogy, that had me scared throughout reading it. It was packed with twists and turns throughout that I never saw coming. I am desperate to read Fated later this year, as I really want to know what happened before Kyla’s story started, and because I loved this series so much! Each book progressively became spookier, until the final book when I was so scared when reading it! I definitely need to read the rest of Teri Terry’s books, as I love her writing style, and in a weird way, I enjoyed being scared by the books that I was reading!
Thank you to Nicola Yoon, Malorie Blackman, Emery Lord, Marie Lu, Karen M. McManus, Robin Stevens and Teri Terry for writing your amazing books which are adored by myself and millions of others, all over the world!
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