Let’s talk about male YA authors. They’re out there, writing up a storm and creating some of the genre’s most exciting and entertaining stories. So, let’s take a look at some of the best and brightest male YA authors out there.
First up, we have Rick Riordan. If you haven’t heard of him, where have you been? He’s the author of the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, as well as the “Heroes of Olympus” and “Trials of Apollo” series. His books are filled with action, adventure, humor, and plenty of Greek and Roman mythology. Riordan has a talent for bringing ancient myths to life and making them relatable to a modern audience.
Another male YA author to keep on your radar is Jason Reynolds. He’s known for his novels “Ghost,” “Long Way Down,” and “All American Boys,” among others. Reynolds writes about critical social issues with sensitivity and grace, making his books accessible to all readers. He’s also a master of the poetic style, using a unique blend of verse and prose to tell his stories.
We can’t forget about John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Paper Towns,” and “Looking for Alaska.” Green is known for his sharp wit and heartfelt stories that tug at the heartstrings. His characters are often quirky and offbeat, making them all the more relatable to readers. Green’s books often tackle complex topics, such as love, loss, and mental illness, with sensitivity and honesty.
Moving on, we have James Dashner, the author of “The Maze Runner” series. His books are action-packed and full of twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Dashner has a talent for creating suspense and building tension, making his books impossible to put down. If you’re looking for a thrilling read, Dashner is your guy.
Scott Westerfeld is another male YA author who’s definitely worth checking out. He’s known for his “Uglies” series, as well as “Leviathan,” “Afterworlds,” and many others. Westerfeld’s books often feature alternate histories or dystopian worlds, and he’s not afraid to push the boundaries of traditional YA. His books are often thought-provoking and have a unique perspective on the world.
Finally, we have yours truly, the author of “Recipe X,” where “Divergent” meets “Top Chef” in an epic story of love, rebellion, and delicious food. If I do say so myself, my “Mermaid Curse” series is also worth checking out. Alysa Grey’s search for her missing twin sister takes her to a secretive group living in Hawaii, but as she uncovers the truth about her family’s past, she realizes that the truth may be more dangerous than she ever imagined. And it’s not just me; “Alabaster Island” won the New York Author Project’s Best YA Fiction award.
So, there you have it, some of the best male YA authors out there. These authors are all incredibly talented and bring something unique to the genre. Whether you’re looking for action, romance, or thought-provoking stories, there’s something for everyone in the works of these authors.
Male YA authors are making a significant impact in the genre. So, next time you’re at the bookstore or library, watch for these talented male YA authors and give their books a chance. You won’t regret it.