Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. Today it’s top Ten New-To-Me Authors We Read In 2014
1 Marissa Meyer
No idea why it took me so long to get to the Lunar Chronicles, but I’m so impressed I’ll automatically add any book by her to my to-read wish list. Each and every fairytale retelling within the Lunar world is so cleverly re-created, I’ve not read anything quite like it. Don’t let the fact that Cinder is a cyborg put you off, you’ll regret it! I burned through all three books and three novella’s within 5 days.
2 Marie Rutkoski
While it wasn’t her debut, I discovered her through The Winners Curse and I can’t wait to read the next one! Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll like her other series, but I’ll certainly keep my eyes out for more of her books
3 Erika Johansen
Her debut was The Queen of the Tearling which I read in September this year, the sequel is out next year, which I may have already pre-ordered…I can’t wait to see what else she comes out with! Her style of writing is so fascinating and of a kind that I enjoy.
4 Rosamund Hodge
I started off the year with Rosamund and this year I’ve read both her novel and her novella. I also have her next book on pre-order and and ‘Untitled (Untitled 1)’ on my to read list. I like how she’s written her stories so far and hope to continue to like what she does with her amazing ideas.
5 Holly Black
I actually really enjoyed The Coldest Girl in Coldtown when I read it at the start of the year and actually recently bought the hardback copy. I also have The Iron Trial to read and hope to look into more books by this author.
6 Sarah Fine
Sarah Fines wrote Sanctum back in 2012. I have no idea how it’s taken me 2 years to get round to reading it but once I got my head stuck in I was hooked. This year I have read 3 of her books. I thoroughly enjoyed Books 1 and 2 of Guards of the Shadowlands but my favourite was Of Metal and Wishes. It was hauntingly beautiful. Can’t wait for Of Dreams and Rust (book 2 out next year).
7 Jamie Grey
I hadn’t heard of Jamie Grey until her book The Star Thief appeared in the Amazon sale under New Adult Science-Fiction and wow! I loved it. I’m happy that I snapped this up!
8 Janna Jennings
I have had A Grimm Legacy on my wish list for a year now but it was only when I was awarded a copy for review through netgalley that I actually got to read it. While littered with spelling mistakes I wasn’t put off the story because it was just so imaginative and new! I have since had an email from Janna offering me the opportunity to review her second book in the Grimm Tales series, which I have accepted so watch this space because I will be reviewing it soon!
9 Josephine Angelini
I was put off reading Starcrossed (Josephine Angelini’s best known work) because I’m not one for in your face romances. But I took a chance and bought her newest book Trial by Fire. Sadly it wasn’t for me but I can see this being a big hit with young teens you love magic and love at first sight.
I know many of you will think I am completely insane for never having read a Richelle Mead book. But I just couldn’t decide where to start! In the end I went for the obvious and picked up a copy of Vampire Academy. I loved it and can’t wait to read the rest. On the plus side at least I don’t have that irritating and frustrating waiting time to find out what happens next as the series is finished