Hello everyone! Welcome to another list/recommendation post ♥
Today we’ll be talking about authors whose books I’ll buy without even caring what they are about, a.k.a my auto buy authors! I have a lot of favorite authors, but are they all auto buy? Not necessarily. Auto buy authors are even better than favorite authors because just like I said, I wouldn’t even read the synopsis before deciding if I’m gonna read the book. I have blind faith in their writing 😛
In order to be an auto buy for me, authors have to had released more than one book and all of them have to be equally great, or at least the newer one is better than the debut. All of the books also need to have something remarkable that would make me crave for more, it’s either the characters, the plot, the writing, or all of them.
Without further ado, let’s get down on the lists! 😀
You know Kasie West would be on top of my list because I LOVE HER BOOKS, in case this wasn’t clear 😛 well to be fair, not all… not equally, but her books are always amazing and reading them makes me happy because they’re cute as heck!! She’s released 7books and I’ve read absolutely all of them. Ironically, I didn’t own ANY of them because I’m so obsessed I always read her books right after their release dates and buying paperbacks mean I have to wait until the books are available in my country or wait for a 3-week international shipping. I don’t have the patience.
Things Kasie West’s books have in common
- Adorable romance. I’m serious, all her couples are my OTPs because they’re so, so cute I ship them so badly ♥
- Sassy sense of humor. Look at Caymen, look at Lily, Kasie West’s main characters always have amazing and snarky sense of humor. And when the main characters don’t have it, the side characters will do. Just look at Bec and Laila 😛
- Realistic and healthy family dynamic. This is probably one of her strongest trademark. All the family in her books are so realistic and perfectly balanced. We have single parent in The Distance Between Us, divorced but still maintain a good relationship parents in Pivot Point, big family in On the Fence and PS I Like You, supportive family in By Your Side, and a little bit ignorant parents in The Fill-In Boyfriend.
- Healthy girl friendship. Just like the family, the friendship dynamic is also amazing. There’s no girl frenemies, only amazing friendship and that is just incredible ♥
- Amazing high school vibe. Now I know not everyone enjoys their time in high school, but I did. High school was bittersweet and all of Kasie’s books always managed to bring me back there.
Just because I love all her books, doesn’t mean there’s nothing I wouldn’t change. I think it’ll be even more amazing if her books are more diverse because so far, they’re incredibly White and full of straight couple. But I do have hope, considering her latest book, By Your Side, has a portrayal of anxiety disorder 🙂
All of Kasie West’s books I’ve read, ranging from my most favorite to my least.
So Jandy Nelson’s only written two books so far but I love both of them so much! Funny thing is, I DNF-ed The Sky is Everywhere the first time I read it because I thought the writing was too poetic. But then I read I’ll Give You the Sun and I loved it so much! I decided to give TSIE another shot and ended up loving it as well ♥
Things Jandy Nelson’s books have in common
- Superstitious vibe. The vibe is SO STRONG. Lennie’s family believes in superstition, Jude and Noah believe that their dead mother and grandma are still with them and Jude and Oscar carry lucky charms in their pockets. Turns out that Jandy Nelson, like her characters, comes from a superstitious lot.
- Insta love that works. You know I hate insta love to bits but somehow, Jandy Nelson made it work. Also the romance is an all-or-nothing kind of romance and it is adorable!
- Complicated family dynamic. There’s sibling rivalry and family grief and both themes are explored well.
- ALL. THE. FEELS. Both books are so bittersweet
Jandy Nelson’s books I’ve read.
I only discovered Schwab last year but boy I’ve been in love ever since! A Darker Shade of Magic immediately became one of my favorite fantasy. Her writing is so, so amazing and one of a kind and I just love all her books so much (at least the ones I read).
Things Schwab’s books have in common
- Systematic writing and slow pace. I noticed that her writing is very methodical. She starts by introducing each character and the world they are in before getting into the action, therefore the pace of her books is almost always slow. I normally dislike this kind of writing but Schwab makes it works. I love it!
- Vivid description and world building. There’s just something about Schwab’s writing that makes it so easy to imagine. ADSOM has one of the most complicated world building but it was easy to understand and I could picture it perfectly.
- Fantastic morally gray characters. Meet Kell, Lila, Rhy, Holland, Victor, Eli, Kate, August, and Mackenzie. Say no more 😛
- THE BEST PLOT. Seriously guys, all her stories are so original and brutal! Not to mention the twists… always managed to take me by suprise.
All of Schwab’s books I’ve read, ranging from my most favorite to my least.
Meet the queen of diverse fantasy, Leigh Bardugo! ♥ to be honest, I didn’t love The Grisha as much as I did Six of Crows duology but Leigh showed so much improvement. SoC was so full of diverse casts and the plot was a lot better. It makes me believe that Leigh is super capable of getting better. I’m so looking forward for her next books ♦
Things Leigh Bardugo’s books have in common
- Morally gray characters, because naive and good characters are overrated 😛 after The Darkling, Leigh definitely stepped up her game in Six of Crows with a group of misfit. Kaz could easily be a bad guy in another story but he made an amazing protagonist!
- THE GRISHAVERSE. I love that world so much and I hope Leigh will keep writing about them
- Genius plot. Just like Schwab’s, Leigh always manages to write unpredictable stories. The twists always surprise me. Just when I think things can’t go wrong, they do, and just when I think everyone’s gonna die, they find a way to survive.
All of Leigh Bardugo’s books I’ve read, ranging from my most favorite to my least.
Riordan’s books are the ONLY middle grade books I read and loved, so that’s saying something 😛 I read Percy Jackson 7 years ago and was immediately hooked because apparently I have a thing for mythology. I admit, there are times when I feel like I outgrow these books, but I will always read his books.
Things Riordan’s books have in common
- Mythology retelling! Here we have Greek, Norse, and Egyptian myth! My favorite is still and will always be the Greek ones.
- Fantastic sense of humor. I guarantee you’re gonna laugh whenever you read Riordan’s books. The funniest one so far is The Hidden Oracle, Apollo’s sense of humor was so on point 😛
- Friendship! Since most of the books are MG, friendship takes the center stage while romance can take the backseat.
- Diverse characters! I swear they’re getting more and more diverse each book. We started off with PJO where almost everyone is white and straight, then we have HoO with several POCs and gay characters, then Magnus Chase with Muslim female protagonist and a non binary character. To top it all off, the character developments are also incredible ♥
All of Riordan’s books I’ve read, ranging from my most favorite to my least.
P.S. Riordan has released SO MANY books so I’m just gonna put the first book of each series and rate the series altogether😂😂
Wow, this post turned out to be way longer than I expected 😂 anyway, those are some of my favorite auto buy authors! What do you think? Who are your auto buy authors? Do we have any of them in common? What makes an author an auto buy for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts! ♥
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