Top Ten Author Duos

Posted October 13, 2015 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 2 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Author Duos… that could be awesome!

Gosh, it’s been a while since I did a Top Ten Tuesday post! I have been pretty much absent from my blog over the last month or so (life stuff getting in the way) but I hadn’t realized just how long it had been since I put up one of these posts.

This week’s topic is an interesting one… particularly since I am not generally a fan of authors collaborating. I find it usually ends up diluting an author’s distinctive ‘voice’ for lack of a better term.

There have been some notable exceptions for me, I really love The Empire Trilogy by  Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts for example. I thought the books balanced their different writing styles perfectly – Feist can sometimes be too terse and blunt and Wurts too flowery for my taste – but working together just seemed to bring out the best in each other (or so it seemed to me at any rate).

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However, there are some writing partnerships that could truly be phenomenal. Here are some authors I wouldn’t mind seeing work together:

  1. Leigh Bardugo and Maggie Stiefvater: my fangirl heart would quite literally implode if these two ever decided to work together.
  2. Morgan Matson and Stephanie Perkins: heart-breaking and fluffy all mixed together? I could ship it!
  3. Sarah J. Maas and Marissa Meyer: granted, I have only read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and not her uber-successful Throne of Glass series, but I think these two authors could make magic together!
  4. Hannah Moskowitz and Brenna Yovanoff: both are just quirky enough to really compliment each other.
  5. Courtney Summers and Rainbow Rowell: OMG… the feels!!!
  6. Richelle Mead and Rachel Vincent: I think their sensibilities would really mesh well together.
  7. Sarah Rees Brennan and Holly Black: the two authors are friends so this pairing could be dynamite!
  8. Cath Crowley and Melina Marchetta: Aussie authors rule ’nuff said!
  9. Juliet Marillier and Naomi Novik: yes please!!
  10. Sarah Ockler and Sara Zarr: I have found these authors to be pretty comparable so a collaboration could really work.

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Brin

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2 responses to “Top Ten Author Duos

    • Brin

      Bit late with this comment, sorry! I totally agree – they would be awesome.

      I checked out your list. Great idea for Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist to work together but I think the book may be way too scary as well!! 🙂

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