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).
However, there are some writing partnerships that could truly be phenomenal. Here are some authors I wouldn’t mind seeing work together:
- Leigh Bardugo and Maggie Stiefvater: my fangirl heart would quite literally implode if these two ever decided to work together.
- Morgan Matson and Stephanie Perkins: heart-breaking and fluffy all mixed together? I could ship it!
- 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!
- Hannah Moskowitz and Brenna Yovanoff: both are just quirky enough to really compliment each other.
- Courtney Summers and Rainbow Rowell: OMG… the feels!!!
- Richelle Mead and Rachel Vincent: I think their sensibilities would really mesh well together.
- Sarah Rees Brennan and Holly Black: the two authors are friends so this pairing could be dynamite!
- Cath Crowley and Melina Marchetta: Aussie authors rule ’nuff said!
- Juliet Marillier and Naomi Novik: yes please!!
- Sarah Ockler and Sara Zarr: I have found these authors to be pretty comparable so a collaboration could really work.