Oh. Wow. Where to even start? I’ve already talked about so many writers that I love – CS Lewis, George Orwell, Harper Lee, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Rachel Vincent, Suzanne Collins… there are so many amazing writers out there that trying to narrow it down is next to impossible.
But, since I have to narrow it down, I’m going to say Kelley Armstrong.
I read Bitten for the first time in my mid-teens and suddenly as well as having fantasy, there was this whole new world of urban fantasy – werewolves living in my world. And, as the series went on, not just werewolves but witches, sorcerers, necromancers, ghosts, shamans, demons and vampires… Strong and interesting lead female characters, amazing family groups – both blood and otherwise. I love the whole intricacy of the plots threaded through the individual novels and the linking of the series as a whole. I love the world she made and the characters that populate it.
And now, ignoring my to-read pile and my 101 Things In 1001 Days reading goals, I have this itching to start from Bitten and work my way through the whole universe again
Though, to be fair, there are a number of those goals that the series would fit under…