Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies! In celebration I thought I’d share with you 15 YA Aussie authors that I highly recommend. There are many more than just 15 great authors in this country, but to keep this post from going on forever, I thought, since it’s 2015, I’d stick to 15 authors I love (it wasn’t easy). We have SUCH great authors in this country and I just love reading their books and supporting them, and hope you will, whether you are Australian or not, pick up a book by one of the following authors and give them a go.
If you are interested in winning a book by an Australian author, there is an Australia Day blog hop happening right now, which includes international! Check it out HERE.
So in no particular order (that would be way too hard) here are my 15 must read YA Australian authors.
*All links to Goodreads.
I would recommend ALL or her books: Looking For Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, The Piper’s Son, On The Jellicoe Road, and The Lumatere Chronicles (One of my all time favourite fantasy series ever!)
K.A.Barker, who debuted last year with The Book of Days.
Marianne Curley whose most recent series includess Hidden, Broken and the up coming Fearless.
Kaz Delaney, whose books include the funny paranormal romance Dead, Actually.
Paula Weston. She has written one of the best angel books ever with her Rephaim series, which include Shadows, Haze, Shimmer and the up coming Burn.
Tara Eglington. The Queen of funny, romantic contemporary. How To Keep a Boy from Kissing You is her first book, and once you read it you’ll want to grab How To Convince a Boy to Kiss You ASAP.
Ambelin Kwaymullina. Oh My Gosh The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf is one of the best dystopian’s ever!
Jessica Shirvington. Between the Lives is one of my favourite books. It is pure awesomeness. Her Embrace (Violet Eden Chapters) series is really good as well.
Rebecca James puts the thrill in thrillers! I’m not even a thriller fan but I love her work. She started with Beautiful Malice, followed up with Sweet Damage and has now brought us Cooper Bartholomew is Dead.
Amie Kaufmen. These Broken Stars was one of the best sci-fi’s ever!
Jaclyn Moriarty. I loved A Corner of White so much! A portal between worlds is one of my fav things to read about.
Leanne Hall. If you are looking for something diffent but captivating that is well-written, This Is Shyness is for you!
Marianne de Pierres. Burn Bright is a dystopian unlike any other, I highly recommend the Night Creatures series.
Amanda Ashby. Funny paranormal, yes please!
Steph Bowe A teen writer with a big career ahead of her.
Have you read any of the authors on my list? Do you plan on reading any authors on the list? Tell me in the comments, I’d love to know 🙂