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Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday.
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This week’s topic is the Top Ten Author Duos I’d Love To See Write A Book Together. There are a lot of authors who I’d love to see work together. This is my list of authors who I think would do it well:
1. Leigh Bardugo and Sarah Ash
Russian inspired world. An exploration of dark elements that most authors steer clear of. Maybe a cursed dragon or two. And plot lines steaming with intrigue. Basically, this duo would write the darkest most intense story of the year.
2. Sabaa Tahir and Tamora Pierce
Strong, kick-ass female leads. Intricate and surefooted world building. Dreamy/complex male characters that don’t overshadow the female lead. Intricate storytelling with an overall moral. This duo would pretty much blow every YA reader’s mind while teaching them a lesson in fighting for what they believe in.
3. Tahereh Mafi and Renee Ahdieh
Beautiful prose. Damaged boys that we still root for. Heartbreaking story lines. Essentially this duo would write the love story to end all love stories.
4. Marie Lu & Victoria Aveyard
Futuristic. Faced paced. Teeming with betrayal at every turn. An excess of love triangles (squares?). If this duo ever teamed up, I think we could expect a dystopia unlike any we’ve ever seen before.
5. Christopher Paolini and Robin McKinley
Classic writing style. Intricate and immersive world building. Type-A heroes. This duo would deliver a classic fairy tale, one that I think would be in the ranks of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
6. Scott Westerfeld and Naomi Novik
Alternative look at history. Amazing lead characters you instantly root for. Dragons and machines. This duo could have it all in a steampunk re-imagining of any war of their choosing. We could be guaranteed that their work would be filled with action and just the tinniest hint of romance.
7. Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth
What if Katniss and Tris were like BFFs? That sounds a lot like fanfic, I know, but imagine if this duo brought together their vision of a messed up dystopia, and then brought together two female leads instead of just the one? IDK, but I’m just saying, I think it might be pretty cool.
8. Robin La Fevers and Jennifer Fallon
So much political intrigue that we might need a family tree to keep things straight. Complex and incredible characterization. Fantastic world building. Heartbreak. I don’t know if I’d actually want to see this duo write something, they might rip my heart to shreds before I could get to the end.
9. James Dashner and A.G. Riddle
Set in a futuristic sci-fi dystopia. Just the right amount of romance that wont overshadow the major plot line. Real, relatable male leads that you’ll happily root for. Heart pounding action. Mind blowing conspiracy theories. Essentially, this duo would write an intense dystopian thriller that would keep you on the edge of your seat.
10. Cassandra Clare and J.K. Rowling
I feel like these two could bring together a whole new world of “magic” wielders. But what I’m really looking for is a brand new “school of magic”. I think this duo could pull it off beautifully, thereby launching us into a whole new age of magic users. The bromance would probably still be strong, something both authors are good at, and the backstories would still be tragic.
And that is my list of Top Ten Author Duos I’d Love To See Write A Book Together!
Who would your top duos be? Let me know in the comments!