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.
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.
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)
- ...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.”
“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!!