Top Ten Underrated Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Top Ten Underrated Authors or Books in any given genre. I found this list really hard to complete so I thought I’d talk about ten underrated authors in a range of genres.

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HISTORICAL

Alison Rattle

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I have read two brilliant books by Alison Rattle. The Quietness and The Madness. Alison’s books fit into the historical/YA category. They’re so well written and evocative.

Suzy Zail

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I read The Wrong Boy earlier this year and I was absolutely blown away. A beautiful book that’s so well written. If you’re interested in the Holocaust then definitely check out this little gem.

Anne Blankman

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Here’s another historical/war story. Prisoner of Night and Fog was something different to anything else I’ve read in the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

THRILLER

Paula Daly

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Paula Daly is another author that I’ve read two brilliant thrillers from. These were Just What Kind Of Mother Are You and Keep Your Friends Close. I loved them both. They’re pieces of adult fiction, but definitely ones that young adults could enjoy as well.

Kate Karyus Quinn

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Even though I know quite a few people that have read Another Little Piece and (Don’t You) Forget About Me, I’d love more people to read them. I realise that this author is very unique and her books can be a little confusing, but I LOVE them!

MIDDLE GRADE

Crystal Chan

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Bird is an absolutely beautiful book which I devoured. The writing is stunning. I don’t want to say too much about it. Just read it!

Candy Gourlay

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Another very unique middle grade read that I think should be read more widely.

DYSTOPIAN

Helen Hiorns

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Helen’s debut The Name On Your Wrist really impressed me and I can’t wait to read more from this talented young author!

NEW ADULT

Jessica Park

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I enjoyed Left Drowning but I absolutely adored Flat Out Love and I’m looking forward to reading Flat Out Matt and Flat Out Celeste too. I don’t often read New Adult, but I do like Jessica Park’s writing.

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY

Alexia Casale

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The Bone Dragon is a beautiful book that I think a lot more people should be reading and talking about!

Who are your ten underrated authors? Let me know in the comments or feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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57 thoughts on “Top Ten Underrated Authors

  1. Wow, I love the covers you picked for your list. They’re all so gorgeous. I’m moving Flat Out Love, Bird, and Prisoner of Night and Fog up on my TBR pile. 🙂

  2. Bird is such an underrated read! I completely forgot about that one when I was writing my list, but you’re so right there. I wish more people would read that book — it deserves a lot more recognition. I’m also looking forward to reading Prisoner of Night and Fog; not what I’d usually read, but it looks good. I’ve also been itching to read something by Kate Karyus Quinn, too — everyone says she’s really great. 🙂

    • Thanks Kara. I completely agree. It deserves a lot more attention. Kate Karyus Quinn is a fantastic writer, but I think that her writing style won’t appeal to everyone. I hope you enjoy her work though! 🙂

  3. Yes! Yes absolutely to Bird! That is an amazing book and I was absolutely blown away by it’s beautiful writing. I should’ve put that on mine too. 😉 And definitely Suzy Zail. I’ve read 2 of her books and I loved them both, but The Wrong Boy will ALWAYS be my favourite. It’s so painful but beautiful and I do love that the ending was mostly happy. 🙂 Here’s my TTT!

  4. I actually haven’t read any of these! I’ve at least heard of a few, so I’ll have to make sure to bump them up my TBR list!

    (I’m at work, so I’m signed in under a different name, but it’s Elizabeth from so long and thanks for all the fish)

  5. I don’t think I’ve read anything by any of these authors. I really want to read Prisoner of Night and Fog though, it looks amazing!

  6. I read Another Little Piece and it was freaky!! It definitely made me want to read more by that author. I also would like to read Left Drowning. That’s one of those books that I always forget about (probably because the author doesn’t get as much blog love as other YA authors!). Great list… thanks for stopping by mine 🙂

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