Tuesday is for top ten list! Here’s mine!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that bloggers will answer.
And for this week’s topic: December 11: Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012
New to Me Authors, eh? Most of them are not really debut authors and two of them are also not debut novels but I was fortunate to read them this year. These are the authors that stuck to me this year. Some even made it to my auto-buy list. Without further ado, here they are:
- Colleen Hoover (Slammed) – Eeep, eeep, eeeeep! Super loved her book. This book elicited so many emotions out of me. Her book is beautiful that I couldn’t even properly describe. So happy to have read her masterpiece.
- Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass) – This woman introduced me to genre I’ve been reluctant to try. And she created Chaol and I’m super grateful for that.
- Gail Carriger (Soulless) – Another author who introduced to the world adult steampunk. Who could’ve thought that steampunk, paranormal and humor could blend perfectly? She did!
- Bethany Griffin (Masque of the Red Death) – a successful (to me) reinvention of a classic piece. Was hesitant at first since retellings is a make or break for me. But this one is completely total WIN for me!
- Stephanie Lawton (Want) – one of the most compelling contemporary book (after Slammed and Point of Retreat) that I have pleasure of reading. This one’s also powerful as it is real.
- Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Boys) – I’ve heard of her name. She’s quite famous in YA world y’know. But only her novel The Raven Boys that convinced to try her work. And oh boy, did it convince me. 😉
- Wendy Higgins (Sweet Evil) – I like her twist of the angel lore. Her novel is hardly impressive or completely original. But it is irresistibly charming and highly entertaining.
- Katie Ashley (The Proposition) – The only adult-contemporary author that made it to my list. Her novel consists of delightful well-structured characters, interesting plot, complete with humor. And oh yeah, it is S-E-X-Y.!
- Lisa M. Stasse (The Forsaken) – The only dystopian book I read this year that really stuck to me! And I can’t wait to continue Alenia’s journey. Give it to me Ms. Stasse.
- Melina Marchetta (The Piper’s Son) – I don’t know the Aussie queen of YA?! I know her, I just didn’t have the guts to try her novels. Until her book came my way. And did I get the taste of what the good folks were telling about her books. It is powerful; it’ll blow your mind (and in the process squish your aching heart!).
So how about you, any new authors you would like to share. How did their books change you?
Just leave a comment plus the link to your Top 10 Tuesday post and I’ll gladly visit your wonderful blog. @.@ @.@ :3