This is my definition of favorite authors: Authors who, when I finish the books, I think about the books for days on end. When I see a book by them at the bookstore, I grab it and plan to buy it without hesitation, hardback or paperback. They are authors that I admire and aspire to match, authors who I would give a limb to meet. I own every one of their books that I see on the shelves, and I never pass up a chance to reread them.
So when I considered putting J.K. Rowling on this list, she didn’t meet the criteria. She has so many other books aside from the Harry Potter books out, but I am not interested in any of them.
I considered putting Suzanne Collins on the list, but really, I didn’t care for Mockingjay. I’m waiting for the books to come out in paperback, no matter how long it takes. If I loved her more, I wouldn’t wait.
So that leaves me with Julie Kagawa and Markus Zusak.
I read The Book Thief when I turned fifteen, and I was just...in...LOVE. I cried, I laughed, I rejoiced, I did everything Zusak tried to induce in the book.
I read The Iron Fey saga back in February of last year and I’ve read all of the books four times since. The characters, the fantastical settings, the magical world, the flawless plot. Everything!
The worlds that these two authors create are exceptional, flowing, and magical. The skill these two possess is phenomenal, and that is all I have to say about it. I love them, and that’s what this post is about. Zusak and Kagawa to write foreverrr!