Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Authors You'd Want To Write Like
1. Pierce Brown
This series is a combination of my favourite things; Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Greek/Roman Mythology/Culture. But beyond that the writing is phenomenal. The entire story is told from the perspective of Darrow, yet Pierce Brown has managed to create so many well rounded side characters that we love...and love to hate. One thing that sticks with me about his style of writing is how minimal it is. The language isn't overly flowery, it's to the point but every sentence packs a punch. I still can't believe he doesn't plan his novels...I couldn't be a pantser. I have to plan everything!
I want Slytherin females in all my novels...But in all seriousness V.E Schwab is the Queen of world building and character development. If you search any fan art of her characters there's very little difference aside from the artists style. That's how on point Victoria's descriptions are.
Similar to Victoria, Samantha is incredible when it comes to world building. After you've read her books I highly recommend you check her out on twitter. Often she talks about her inspiration when it came to creating The Bone Season world and the attention to detail is unparalleled. Her character names alone have such incredible meaning or origin. Highly highly recommend.
Female friendships done right. Susan Dennard writes such phenomenal friendships. Iseult and Safi aren't perfect, they argue and tell each other when the other is acting stupid but through it all they remain as close as family. There's a common theme across the authors that I love where they are all incredible world builders. Susan Dennard's world for the Witchlands series is catching up to George R R Martin in its complexity and vastness. Yet its so incredibly cohesive and so well thought out. Go Sooz!