Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Two Authors Who Should Assemble To Write A Book Together
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1 – George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie
Both these authors write epic, gritty high fantasy. Both write great characters, too, so it would be cool to see how epic a world and story they could create working together.
2 – Derek Landy and Rick Riordan
Skulduggery Pleasant (Landy) and Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) both have a wicked sense of humor and write cool characters and plots. Writing a book together would be awesome, but it would be cool to see the characters from Skulduggery team up with Percy Jackson for a Marvel-Universe-style mash up.
3 – Stephen King and Lee Child
Stephen King writes awesome plots and characters, and Child just writes awesome. A thriller written by them could be action-packed, twisted and gripping.
4 – Derek Landy and Eoin Colfer
I haven’t read any of the Artemis Fowl books, but I know Colfer has a wicked sense of humor like Landy. These two could invent something cool.
5 – Ransom Riggs and Stephen King
I’m halfway through Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and, after all the hype, I’m a bit disappointed. It should be tightly plotted and scary, but it’s plodding along at just a decent pace. The concept and idea of Miss Peregrine’s are wicked, but Riggs doesn’t seem to use them to their full potential. With King writing with him, Miss Peregrine’s could have been as creepy and gripping as it should have been.
6 – Pierce Brown and James Dashner
Both write gripping plots and world-build well; a book by them both would be interesting.
7 – Jonathan Stroud and Rick Riordan
Lockwood & Co. meets Percy Jackson could be like another Marvel-Universe-mashup. A plot idea could be all the souls from Hades being unleashed and Lockwood and Co. have to team up with Percy and the rest of the demigods. Or something original by them writing together would be action-packed and funny.
8 – J.K. Rowling and Phillip Pullman
Rowling and Pullman both wrote complex plots in Potter and His Dark Materials, so seeing what they could write together would be epic.
9 – Michael Grant and Rick Yancey
Both these authors write stories with plenty of action and plot twists, a book by both could be like a smart Michael Bay movie.
10 – Sarah J. Maas and Pierce Brown
Throne of Glass (without the heavy romance) meets Red Rising. Not much else to say, save epic.