My Top 5 Favorite YA Authors: #4 Tamora Pierce
“I distrust any advice that contains the words ‘ought’ or ‘should’.” ― Tamora Pierce
I don’t think any YA Author list is complete without Tamora Pierce. Nor any childhood. I remember tearing through the Alanna books as a kid. If you are a fan of kickass girls breaking stereotypes and bending gender roles, then this is your lady. Her writing is just so frank and honest and there’s something about it that really resonated with me as a kid. And most of all, I like how her female characters always make the choice that is right for her, right for the story, and Pierce NEVER panders to fan’s requests. This is especially true when it comes to love interests and plots. The story is never sacrificed in order to fulfill romantic fantasies. Even so, the characters all remain dynamic and true. When it comes to fierce lady knights, clever sorceresses, and brave rogues, there is no doubt that Pierce is queen.