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10 Most Followed YA Authors Instagrams

There are are innumerable ways to judge an author’s success—the first way tends to be counting book sales. Instagram follows don’t measure the technical quality of writing, rather they measure less tangible, but still extremely important things: connection and community. These ten authors are the most successful (verified) YA authors of Instagram, and they’re successful because of you. Chances are, you’re better off because of them.

 

1. John Green (2.2 million)

 

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Everybody knows John Green, YouTube sensation and author of six bestsellers: Looking for Alaska; An Abundance of Katherines; Paper Towns; Will Grayson, Will Grayson; The Fault in Our Stars; and Turtles all the Way Down. His novels have spawned two film adaptations with serious all-star casts (box-office hit The Fault in Our Stars and the more recent Paper Towns). Also popular for his YouTube videos on the Vlogbrothers channel, Green frequently uses his status to raise money for charity and teach online history courses. Famously, critics believe Green has redefined YA literature, naming him one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. It’s no surprise that the so-called ‘Teen Whisperer‘ is the most popular YA author on Instagram. 

 

2. Rick Riordan (543k)

 

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Most famous for his Percy Jackson series (starting with The Lightning Thief), Rick Riordan is the bestselling author of over twenty books. Riordan conceptualized the series as he told bedtime stories to his son, and it was his son who inspired its eponymous protagonist’s ADHD and Dyslexia—traits that help to make Percy Jackson a relatable character for readers with learning disabilities. The series currently has two film adaptations. Translations of his work exist in forty-two languages, and they’ve sold well over 30 million copies in the U.S. alone. His Trials of Apollo series (start with The Hidden Oracle) is still ongoing. 

 

3. Cassandra Clare (491k)

 

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Cassandra Clare is the creator of the sprawling Shadowhunters universe where angelic warriors hunt demons to protect our world. On page, this entails a lot of leather-wearing misfits who uncover shocking secret after shocking secret as they do cool, edgy teenager things (like riding on the back of flying motorcycles or constantly making out). The universe contains three series: The Mortal Instruments (start with City of Bones); The Infernal Devices (start with Clockwork Angel), and The Dark Artifices (start with Lady Midnight). The universe will expand to include at least one other trilogy, and it already includes several spin-off novels featuring favorite characters. The Shadowhunters universe has been adapted multiple times, first as a film and second as wildly popular TV series. Perhaps most impressively, Clare has been a champion of LGBT+ representation in YA genre fiction, even in the genre’s earlier days. Since the universe’s creation in 2007, every single Shadowhunters book has featured queer protagonists across a wide spectrum of identities.

 

4. Hank Green (403k)

 

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Hank Green may be the only author on this list most famous for something besides his writing. In addition to his recent bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Green has had a devoted Internet following since 2007 as one half of the Vlogbrothers, his shared YouTube channel with brother John Green. Hank and John are the co-founders of VidCon, the world’s largest conference for online videos. Hank has also acted as a contributing producer for a number of popular podcasts and web shows like Sexplanations and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

 

5. Sarah J. Maas (300k)

 

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Author of the Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas experienced a career takeoff in 2008 when earlier drafts of the series became some of the most popular works on FictionPress.com. A Cinderella story with a dark twist, Maas’ series has been an international bestseller with publication in fifteen countries. Amazingly, these weren’t even the original drafts—Maas began writing the series’ first book, Throne of Glass, at the tender age of sixteen. Maas has also written a prequel series (start with The Assassin and the Pirate Lord) and the A Court of Thorn and Roses series (start with, you guessed it, A Court of Thorn and Roses). Her first adult fantasy series is forthcoming.

 

6. Jenny Han (225k)

 

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Earlier this summer, Netflix released the film adaptation of Jenny Han‘s novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before with a massively positive audience response, leading to a huge spike in Instagram follows. Its sequel, P.S. I Still Love You, won the Young Adult Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Han is also the author of a YA romance trilogy, starting with the novel The Summer I Turned PrettyAs if that wasn’t impressive enough, Han wrote her first book, middle school coming-of-age Shug, while she was still a college student.

 

7. James Dashner (211k)

 

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James Dashner is the hugely prolific author of nearly twenty novels, including the dystopian hit The Maze Runner, which earned a film adaptation. Dashner was dropped by Penguin Random House in 2018 following sexual harassment allegations.

 

8. Veronica Roth (206k)

 

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The definition of a prodigy and star, Veronica Roth sold film rights to her first novel, Divergent, months before the book saw print—and she sold the publishing rights before graduating college. Roth wrote the first draft of the novel during senior year winter break, and it sold well over a million copies within the next two years. Roth is also famous for her novels Insurgent and Allegiant, the second and third books of her dystopian series in which society operates with personality-based factions that define each person’s profession and goals. (And believe it or not, removing all kind and generous people from the government so that they can work on farms is not a great leadership strategy.) 

 

9. Colleen Hoover (202k)

 

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Breakout romance novelist Colleen Hoover had no intentions of ever mainstream-publishing her first novel, Slammed. Astoundingly, it made the New York Times bestseller list as a self-published work. Hoover published Hopeless just a year later—and it became the first self-published novel to ever break #1 on the chart. A five-time winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards, Hoover has written eleven bestsellers in only seven years. While several of Hoover’s works have been published with Atria Books, Hoover has shattered the limits of what self-publishing can accomplish.

 

10. Rainbow Rowell (136k)

 

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Rainbow Rowell is the author of three wildly popular YA novels: Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, and Carry On. Famously, Fangirl began as a NaNoWriMo project—yes, that means the first draft was written in thirty days! Rowell famously faced controversy for the exploration of domestic violence in Eleanor & Park, with one Minnesota school district canceling her appearance and banning her book during Banned Books Week. Sounds like somebody missed the point! Despite this, the novel went on to earn a Michael L. Printz Award Honor, one of the highest recognitions in YA literature (other honored books include Angie Thomas‘ acclaimed The Hate U Give). 

 

 

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Watch Sarah J. Maas Promote Her Amazing Catwoman YA Book in This Adorable Video!

She’s sassy, she’s bold and she’s beautiful. Catwoman, also known as Selina Kyle, made herself center staged in her new novel, authored by Sarah J. Maas. If you’re up for a fresh new perspective on the familiar anti-hero, then check out this new book on the shelves, from the author of the Throne of Glass series. 

 

Catwoman: Soulstealer is one of the third installments in the DC Icons franchise. It centers on Selina Kyle’s return to the slums of Gotham City where she teams up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn to wreak havoc. Batman is on an important mission, putting Batwing in charge and it’s hard not to take advantage of the perfect timing. While Batman is away, this chaotic team of women will play.

 

Check out this cute interview with Sarah J. Maas, author of Catwoman: Soulstealer and dig your claws into this third installment!

 

 

 

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Huge News: Sarah J. Maas Is Writing Adult Book Series

Sarah J Maas is best known for her young adult trilogy A Court of Thorns and Roses and the Throne of Glass series. She’s now stepping out of the YA genre and transporting adult readers into a new fantastical and mythical world. 

 

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Maas’ upcoming novel, Crescent City, will be the first in a new adult fantasy series. The novel is set in a universe where humans struggle for survival among the hierarchy of magical creatures. The novel will focus on Sidhe Bryce Quinlan as she seeks to avenge the death of her murdered best friend. 

 

Maas said in a statement,

 

Crescent City has been a passion project from the start, and I’ve been working on it for several years now whenever I get the chance.

 

Crescent City will be published in late 2019, but Maas fans still have a lot to look forward to from now until then. Her DC icon novel, Catwoman: Soulstealer is still in the works and A Court of Frost and Starlight was just published earlier this month. 

 

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10 ‘Throne of Glass’ Quotes That’ll Not Only Hype You Up, But Also Show You What The Hype is About

Sarah J. Maas has been taking the literary world by storm as her two YA fantasy series (Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses) have steadily gained a following amongst readers everywhere.

 

The success of these action-packed series have received widespread attention recently, as Hulu has picked up Throne of Glass and Hollywood is reportedly preparing to bring A Court of Thorns and Roses to the big screen. Indeed, Maas’ work has caused a frenzy, and by her writing, we know why.

 

Here are 10 quotes from Throne of Glass that show what the hype is all about.

 

1. “Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” 

 

2. “Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.” 

 

3. “She had often wished for adventure, for old spells and wicked kings.” 

 

4. “Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”

 

5. “She haunted his thoughts, made him wish to do grand and wonderful things in her name.”

 

6. “Maps had always interested her; there was something bewitching in knowing one’s precise location in relation to others on the earth.”

 

7. “No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.” 

 

8. “Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.” 

 

9. “We all bear scars. Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

 

10. “We each survive in our own way.” 

 

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11 Facts About Sarah J. Maas for Maassive ‘Throne of Glass’ Fans

Sarah J. Maas is a New York Times best selling YA author with not only a movie adaptation, but also a TV series in the works. She’s currently working on a novel for DC, as well as the final installment of what will be her seventh book in her Throne of Glass series. The people. They love Sarah. So here are eleven fascinating facts about the beloved fantasy queen.

 

1. She’s a New Yorker.

 

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Sarah J. Maas is a native of New York, but currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and their dog.

 

2. She studied Creative Writing.

 

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In 2008, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Religious Studies.
4. Her Throne of Glass series is internationally adored.

 

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The books are currently available in fifteen countries and twenty-three languages, with Maas is set to write seven books in the series.

 

5. Maas began writing the first book in the series when she was just sixteen-years-old.

 

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She published the first several chapters on FictionPress.com where it became one of the most popular stories on the site, however she later removed it when she decided to attempt to publish the book.

 

6. She’s a huge Harry Potter fangirl.

 

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Maas told Mashable, “I think of myself as a reader and fangirl first and then a writer. I grew up the biggest Harry Potter fangirl, so I remember what it’s like to wait for the books to come out, to be that into a book. I try to remember what it feels like to be on the other side of that table.”

 

7. She writes in a ‘Gollum cave.’

 

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Maas told Mashable, “I write my books in this cocoon, this Gollum cave basically, and when they finally come out in the world I want my readers to love it as much as I do. I think every writer probably feels that way.”

 

8. She has written a novel about Catwoman.

 

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As part of DC Icons, a new series in which is a new series in which YA writers take on classic superheroes, Maas wrote a book about Catwoman.  According to Mashable:

Catwoman: Soulstealer imagines Selina Kyle returning to Gotham City as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees, two years after she escaped the slums. Meanwhile, Gotham City is vulnerable with Batman off on a vital mission, and Luke Fox wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it takes to help people. Selina’s left to balance a threat from her past, her growing connection to Luke, and the heist she still hopes to pull off.

 

9. Her books have gotten so popular that people have begun naming their children after her characters!

 

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“People have named their babies after my characters! Aelin, Celaena, Nehemia, Elentiya. No boy names yet. I’m holding out for a Manon, like Manon Blackbeak, but I don’t think anyone is going to name their sweet innocent baby after a hundred-year-old witch.”

 

10. Her character-naming process is intense but often a little nonsensical.

 

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“I’m pretty sure Tolkien thrashes in his grave at least once a day over my fantasy naming methods. I’ll go on baby name websites and I’ll have a vague idea of the culture I want it to sound like, like an Ancient Greece or Persian type name, so I’ll go and look up huge charts until something connects in my brain… I don’t even know where Galathynius came from. Again, I started writing this when I was so young, some of the creation process early on was completely lost in the black hole of my mind … [Or] I’ll do little inside jokes like… Dorian Havilliard. In earlier drafts it was De Havillard, which I think came about because I liked Olivia De Havilland. I‘m a huge Gone with the Wind fan and I liked the way her name looked, so I just swapped the n for an r. This is my really creative process.”

 

11. She was genuinely upset when, on her sixteenth birthday, no fantastical creature appeared to tell her she was magic too.

 

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“On my 16th birthday I was really actually depressed because no magical cat showed up to say ‘you’re actually the moon princess’ or ‘you’re a secret witch, and all these real things you felt your whole life, they’re true.’ I was literally depressed the whole day because I wasn’t magical and special. So now I write about magical and special girls.”

 

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