Heather at Proud Book Nerd. The challenge is simple: each day for the month of June (except Sundays) share your favorite authors whose last name corresponds to the letter for that day. For more info, click the photo!
I am trying to highlight at least three authors (YA or otherwise) per letter, some current favorites, others future favorites. If I cannot come up with three, I will substitute favorite books that start with the letter of that day. If that doesn't work, then just for fun I am going to list songs that start with the letter of that day. And if that doesn't work, well, it will be a surprise!
Today's Letter: W
Kiersten WhiteI was so eager to get my hands on Paranormalcy and now I am eagerly awaiting the sequel, Supernaturally. White is not only the creator of one of the most fun, kick-butt girl characters in YA, she is also pretty fun and awesome herself. Her blog posts always crack me up and I am very intrigued about what she is working on apart from Evie's story. White is one of those authors who it would be like going to a birthday party when you get to meet her, and you never know if she will be the one making the balloon animals. Also, balloon animals, as well as bedazzled pink tasers, rock!
Westerfeld is one of the staple authors in YA. You can't escape his work. Like steampunk? He has a series for that. Dystopia? He has a series for that. Kids with special powers? He has a series for that. Then he has several other books that fit anywhere and everywhere. While I wasn't that into his Uglies series (though the writing was fine), I loved his Midnighters series, and am looking forward to cracking open Leviathan and maybe Peeps at some point. I wonder what crazy thing he will come up with next!
Sara Bennett Wealer (Future Favorite)I saw a review for Wealer's Rival on one of my favorite blogs (Reading Teen - see sidebar) and hopped on over to Amazon.com to read an excerpt. Holy cow! Multiple POVs? Check. Clear, distinct voices? Check. Tons of tensions? Check. The only thing missing is some supernatural element, but from the bit I read of this contemporary, it doesn't need it. That's means a lot, coming from me. So I'm excited to read the whole thing and see more from Wealer in the future.