Hey guys! I had at first intended to write a post about my predictions for Cars 3, but then I realized that wouldn't make for a very good post, so instead I am blogging about authors that stand out to me in their unique categories and why
#1 Brandon Sanderson: World Building.
Sanderson is known for doing a lot of great things with the fantasy genre, and world building is one of them. He has this way of incorporating races, and religion, and government, and any other world building thingy you can think of and incorporates it into his plot.
We see this very vividly in Elantris. Religion, magic, government, and lots of other details in his world are the main focus of his plot.
That's something that I love when it happens, where you can see that they didn't just create the world of the top of their head because they needed to, but because it's a main focus of the story. And if you haven't read Elantris then stop what you're doing (Unless you're reading this blog, in which case you're doing something just as valuable to your time) and go pick up a copy right now!
#2 Rick Riordan: Characters.
Go big or go home! that is pretty much Riordan's motto when it comes to writing characters.
Along with making his characters extremely likeable and overall amazing, he also slips in all kinds of little quirks that make them enjoyable as well.
His characters are just on a whole other level.
He should also be widely acknowledged for his character development. Any character of his that you don't like at first and isn't an antagonist you will eventually end up liking. His character development is off the charts!!!! Take Alex Fierro for instance. I absolutely hated Her/Him (Alex is a complicated case) at first! He/She was that same boring oh I'm such a tough buff girl who hates everybody type of character. But then the story progressed.......... and *Spoiler alert* she really grew on me!
That's Riordan for you! Someone with talents no mortal could achieve, and some of the most sass I've ever seen.
#3 Eoin Colfer: Diversity
Ok, I'm not gonna lie. there's actually two reasons why Colfer is on this list. (A) Because he's Eoin Colfer and therefore should be included in all author realted posts and (B) because of his story diversity.
He wrote a series about an anti-hero who basically helps and yet makes trouble for a bunch of faries. He wrote a story about a plot to overthrow a kingdom. A book about a girl who has to help write a wrong if she wants to get to heaven. And finally a book about..... wait for it...... IRON MAN!
As you can see there is quite a bit of diversity in those stories. They do all contain certain Colfer smidgets in them such as his high level of snark, but the writing and plot all look completely different.
Time and time again he never ceases to impress me.
So those are just 3 particular authors that stand out to me in different ways.
Who are some authors that stand out to you and why? Let me know in the comments below and we shall rant about bookishness stuff!