Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a book blog tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is Top Ten Authors You Want to Write a Book Together. I've can't say I've ever really thought about this before, but it should be interesting to explore! So here we go.
1) Anthony Horowitz and Margaret Peterson Haddix. These guys are both kid lit sci-fi authors whom I've read tomes from at this point. They've also both been really important to my understanding and love of the genre, and I think they could make a really interesting go of it together.
2) Rick Riordan and Julie Kagawa. These are both authors whom I read very thoroughly, who are both writing in the realm of kid lit mythology, though his is more gods and hers is more urban/fairy sort of stuff. It's a long shot, but think they could do a really interesting story as a duo.
3) Daniel Handler and Andrew Clements. A book from these kid lit contemporary authors would be deeply humorous and clever both, as these qualities seem to be their trademarks. Me like.
4) Gail Carson Levine and Meg Cabot. Though one of these is primarily middle grade fantasy and the other YA contemporary, they've both done some dabbling with work in multiple genres and from multiple angles. They also both have a gentle and inclusive sort of writing tone. I think they could be good together.
5) Kiera Cass and Sarah Dessen. Again, one of these is more of a speculative vs. a contemporary writer, but their voices, to me, match up well, as does their focus on strong young women making their way through a world that's not always accepting. It could be awesome.
6) Neal Shusterman and Maggie Stiefvater. Ohhhhh, this book would be weird. But good. So delightfully, brilliantly good. Two writers with weird, speculative edges who both might as well be forces of nature they're so powerful in their work. Yes.
7) Colleen Houck and Holly Black. They're both YA speculative writers, one a little darker, one a bit more romantic, and I think they could balance each other out well when creating a lush and complex world for us to read.
8) Ally Carter and Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Jennifer's The Naturals series is a good match with Ally's usual YA thriller style, as is her most recent book, The Fixer. They could really do some interesting, taut work together.
9) Jodi Meadows and Tahereh Mafi. These authors both write gorgeous prose as part of fantastical universes, though they're fairly different from each other. I think they could create something beautiful and magical together if given the chance.
10) Marissa Meyer and Alexandra Bracken. They've both written lovely YA sci-fi stories with strong female main characters and, I think, a lot of depth. I'd love to see what they'd manage to write together.
So there you have it! Thoughts? Any pairings you've got in mind? I'll see you tomorrow for "Waiting On" Wednesday.
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