Monday, January 13, 2014

Author Adoration: Robin Benway

Monday, January 13, 2014
You know when you're reading a book by an author you've read before and you're struck by how amazing it is? And you're doubly amazed because it's just as good as the author's other two, three, ten books? This feature will highlight those authors, those whose books are an automatic purchase, who you recommend to all of your friends, and push on your book clubs. There's no set schedule for this, but there will probably be about one of these posts a month.

Robin Benway

Robin Benway
I've been a fan of Robin Benway's books for over 5 years now, since I first read Audrey, Wait! I was hooked from the first page of that book and have read it multiple more times since. 

Her published works: Audrey, Wait! (YA, 2009); The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June (YA, 2009); Also Known As (YA, 2013); Going Rogue (YA, 2014)

Audrey, Wait!The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & JuneAlso Known As (Also Known As, #1)Going Rogue (Also Known As, #2)

What's to love: 

  • Amazing families (Both Audrey, Wait! and the Also Known As series have awesome parental characters and The Extraordinary Secrets features three sisters)
  • Killer supporting characters (especially best friends, specifically Victoria from Audrey, Wait! and Roux from Also Known As)
  • Humor...
  • ...that's perfectly balanced with heart
  • Fantastic dialogue

Some Favorite Quotes

“You have to turn it up so that your chest shakes and the drums get in between your ribs like a heartbeat and the bass goes up your spine and fizzles your brain and all you can do is dance or spin in a circle or just scream along because you know that however this music makes you feel, it’s exactly right.” 
~Audrey, Wait!

“Let’s just put it this way: I’ve never had a safe make googly eyes at me.”
~Also Known As

So you might want to follow her blog or Twitter:

Not to mention read her books!!

What is your favorite Robin Benway book?


  1. Ihaveneverreadanyofherbooks (and that all in one breath!) *hides behind the couch*
    Whew! Don't hurt me! I'll try and get to one of her books soon, which one should I read first? :)
    haha, I do love this feature, its a great way to talk about your favourite authors!

    1. Haha that's such a tough question! I mean, I read Audrey, Wait! first, but I'd recommend any of them. If you're in a music mood, go with Audrey. If you're in a sisters and magic mood, go with Extraordinary Secrets. If you're in a spy mood, go with Also Known As and Going Rogue.

      Whichever you choose, I hope you LOVE the book!! :)

    2. Oh! I do love the way you recommended them :) I'll go see which mood I'm in and pick one up! I think I'm in a music mood at the moment, so it'll probably be Audrey that I'll be reading! I'll let you know what I think! *pinky promise*

  2. Eek. You just reminded me I have Benway's Extraordinary book on my bookshelf. And hey, is this a new layout?! I like it a lot. Very clean + I like how that recommended page pops up!

    1. Thanks so much, Estelle! The recommendation page is from AddThis :)

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