Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular blog meme, Top Ten Tuesday. This week they ask us to share lists on:
September 29: Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author (ie: you could list 10 different popular/bestselling books or authors with readalike suggestions for each or give 10 books for one best-selling/popular book or author like 10 authors to read if you like John Green or ten books to read if you like Gone Girl. Idea is to give good readalikes that may be less well known).
Big surprise I decided to go with Sherrilyn Kenyon… Yes, I decided to take a cop-out and pick my favorite author for this week’s list. I’m hoping my familiarity with her work will make it easier to whip together a list together in no time for you all. I might have done a list similar to this before so I will try to find some author’s that might not have made previous lists.
Ten authors to try if you love Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Dianne Duvall: This series is probably the closest to Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series on the list. When I started it I almost thought it a little too similar, but the author has managed to find a distinct voice for herself. If you love the early Dark Hunter’s world I would definitely recommend this series.
- Alexandra Ivy: I would recommend both the Guardian’s of Eternity finished series and her The Sentinels series for Kenyon fans who appreciate the humor and character chemistry in her worlds.
- Jacqueline Rhoades: An indie author whose writing reminds me of several popular author’s work Kenyon’s being one of them. Her worlds are complex and have that nice balance between drama and humorous character chemistry. She also has recently publish a Sci-Fi book that I highly recommend as well.
- Rebeccca Zanetti: This author I recommend for fans of Kenyon’s League series. This one has a highly complex world with the fate of several worlds on the line throughout her Dark Protector’s series. I’ve not been able to get into her other series, but hopefully I’ll find one that I appreciate soon.
- Elisabeth Naughton: If you enjoy Kenyon’s Greek mythology aspect of her Dark Hunter’s series then I would suggest giving this author’s Eternal Guardian’s series a try. The world is built up around some of our favorite Greek Gods and Goddesses with a fun twist on the genre.
- Lara Adrian: This author’s Midnight Breed series is a beautiful blend of the best of Kenyon’s Dark Hunter and League series all rolled up into one delicious series. Yummy vampire aliens anyone.
- Mimi Jean Pamfiloff: Now I must confess it has been a while since I read one of the books by this author and I have yet to finish the Accidentally series, but if memory serves me right this is a fun series that Kenyon fans might enjoy. Especially Simi fans.
- Laura Wright: Like Ms. Adrian this author is a nice blend of both of Kenyon’s popular series only with the heat turned up about ten notches. If you blush while reading you might not want to take this one on the subway.
- Jacquelyn Frank: I’ve only read one of this author’s series, The Nightwalkers, but I do believe it held many of the same elements that I love from Kenyon’s worlds in its plots. Complex world, great romances, battle of good vs evil for the fate of humanity. All check.
- Sherrilyn Kenon: What?! What sort of cheat is this. Please hear me out. If you are a fan of one of Ms. Kenyon’s series I suggest giving her other’s a try. The Dark Hunter’s and The League especially are very similar in style and character chemistry. I would also suggest her YA series about young Nick which is part of a parallel reality that will eventually end with Nick’s own Dark Hunter book. While I can’t say I absolutely loved everything written by this woman, she is my absolute favorite author. Not only because I know 95% of the time I’m going to have a great read, but because she is so amazing with her fans. I was fortunate enough to meet her this summer and she is the absolute best and would sign anything and everything a fan brought. She has had her personal and professional struggles and not only does it come through in her writing, but in her personal character as well.
There you have it, my list of author’s to try if you are a Menyon. Do you have one that should have been on the list? Leave me a comment and let me know who I should try reading next myself!