The Broke and the Bookish
This is a really interesting topic. I never think about writing duos but I have read my fair share of co-authored works and I always really like them. They make for really complex novels usually. So here I picked a bunch of authors that I thought would be good together mostly because they have written some similar things and have done it really well.
1.) Brandon Sanderson and George R.R. Martin
Okay, so I love the idea of this pairing. For one thing they both right great fantasy series with intricate worlds and complex characters. But Sanderson is such a prolific writer he's basically a robot. GRRM takes forever to write things. If they wrote together then maybe it'd keep George on a timeline.
2.) Lev Grossman and Rainbow Rowell
So I heard Rainbow Rowell speak last week and she mentioned how much she loved The Magicians and that Lev played with the tropes which is what she did in Carry On. I love that and I think the two of them working together would be amazing.
3.) Leigh Bardugo and Ally Carter
I saw Ally say something on twitter when Six of Crows came out about Leigh joining the ranks of writers doing heist novels. They're both amazing writings but they're so different. I think it would be interesting for them to write a heist novel together.
4.) Victoria Scwab and Marie Lu
So both of these authors are really versatile writers but for me they are at their best when they are writing kind of dark characters with intricate worlds. I'd love to see what they come up together. I know there would definitely be some complex things happening.
5.) Libba Bray and Kim Liggett
Libba is one of my all-time favorites especially her mystery/supernatural books and while Kim is really new but I was blown away by how creepy Blood and Salt is. Plus they are both really funny and I think together they would create such an interesting book
6.) Marissa Meyer and Mackenzi Lee
Both Marissa and Mackenzi are great with retellings. Like these are some of my favorite retellings because they are so creative. Plus Marissa's sci-fi experience with Mackenzi's steampunk would mix really well to create something I would read the crap out of.
7.) Sarah J. Maas and J.K. Rowling
When I finished reading Queen of Shadows it felt like I had finished a Harry Potter book. It was so intricately plotted with little things that were introduced earlier having a big impact on the climax. I think these two writing together would make a flawless fantasy series.
8.) Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I read both of these debuts last year and they are so different, One of them had me laughing out loud while the other ripped my heart out. But they were both such real and honest portrayals of being young and gay. I think these two writing together would create a really interested and balanced story.
9.) Kate Forsyth and Naomi Novik
I've become such a huge fan of Kate Forsyth's retellings. They're dark, mysterious, and a little tawdry. Naomi Novik wrote what felt like a modern fairy tale and a book that was also really dark and mysterious. I think these two together could come up with something really amazing.
10.) William Ritter and Brandon Sanderson
Started with Sanderson and finishing with him too. I love Ritter's Jacaby series. It's fun and mysterious with great characters. I feel like some more elaborate Sandersonesque world building would make it even better,
What authors would you like to see writing together? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!