Neal Shusterman is a truly inspirational author to me. He writes Dystopian Sci-fi and Cli-fi (climate fiction) and he incorporates such dark theories and concepts into his books such as the earth running out of water or what really happens to us when we die, but he does it in such in a fun and humorous way so you would expect them to be dark and scary but they are not. He also has strong female and male leads which is important!
I have met Neal Shusterman before and he was incredible! Before hearing him talk and reading his books I had personally never thought about writing a dystopian book but he personally inspired me to start working on a dystopian book which I hope to finish the first draft of this year.
Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author based in America. He has won the 2016 Golden Kite Award for Fiction, the 2015 National Award for Young Peoples Literature and the prestigious 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction Honor award.
He is incredible and so are his stories, the way they are written with compelling descriptions and action really make the reader feel like they are right there is the stories alongside the main characters. And when you listen to him talk about his work you can almost feel the passion emanating from his body! He has written the; Unwind Dystology, Arc of a Scythe Trilogy, The Accelerati Trilogy (with Eric Elfman), The Anstey Bonano books, Shadow Club series, Darkfusion trilogy, The Skinjacker trilogy, The Star Shard chronicles, Challenger Deep, Dry and many, many more! Woah!
I cannot wait for The Toll to finally be released this year! It is going to be awesome! It is the show stopping finale of the Arc of a Scythe trilogy and I cannot wait!
I definitely don’t recommend his books for little kids or the faint hearted, they do tackle some really heavy issues but if you love cli-fi, sci-fi, action, adventure and stories that make you think about deeper issues; make sure to read Neal Shusterman’s books! They are awesome, you will not regret it! And a word of advice; if you get one book in a series, make sure you also get the next before you start reading it as Neal has a habit of leaving us on the most annoying cliff-hangers possible in his books!