Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Daisy's Top Ten New To Me Authors of 2013
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So since we're nearing the end of 2013, let's talk about the new to us authors we've discovered this year!
1. Diana Peterfreund: I know! I can't believe I hadn't read anything by her before either! But I LOVED both For Darkness Shows the Stars and Across a Star-Swept Sea and consider me convinced of her awesomeness!
2. Rachel Hawkins: I totally adored the first two book in the Hex Hall series! Rachel Hawkins brings the romance and the funny and the witchy goodness :)
3. Jessi Kirby: Quite possibly one of the most beautiful books I've read this year is Golden! Jessi Kirby really knows how to write and amazing book! I just wanted to quote EVERYTHING!
4. Christopher Healy: I like a man who can make me giggle :) The Hero's Guide To Saving Your Kingdom is AWESOME!
5. Sherry Thomas: Yes please bring me more epic fantasy goodness! And I just noticed that she also writes historical romance! I think this is the start of a beautiful thing!
6. Liz Coley: Oh man, I LOVED her writing in Pretty Girl-13! I just could not put that book down and it was so, SO good!
7. Bridget Zinn: It makes me both sad and grateful that we got to at least see one product of her talent! Poison was one of my favourite reads of this year!
8. Kasie West: PIVOT POINT! Do I ever stop putting that book on these TTT's? I totally loved Kasie West's writing and I hear she also writes great YA contemporary romance novels :)
9. Alex Lidell: PRETTY PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK! Preferably the sequel to The Cadet of Tildor! With lots of Savoy!
10. A.G. Howard: I adored Splintered!! That book was just amazing and I am impatiently awaiting the arrival of my copy of Unhinged!
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Lovely list! I'm so glad you discovered Peterfreund - I really enjoy her YA SFF.ReplyDelete
Funny those are the Peterfreund books I *haven't* read yet; I'm obsessed with her Secret Society Girl series, but I read those a bunch of years ago. I got both of these this past year; just haven't read them yet!ReplyDelete
Kasie West was totally on my list too, and I've heard search great things about GOLDEN, it's definitely at the top of my 2014 TBR.
I was told by someone last month that I should read Diana Peterfreund! This was a great list to do...really made me think about all the new authors I read and realize how many authors I've read over and over again!ReplyDelete
I haven't read anything by these authors, but I am looking forward to read Diana Pterfreund.ReplyDelete
Now I feel awful that I haven't read anything by these authors either! I'm going to have to check them out soon as I can. :)ReplyDelete
Great list. I have Golden to read soon. I'm so excited about it! :-)ReplyDelete
I'm so mad I didn't think of Alex Lidell! I will be so upset if we don't get at least one sequel, seriously.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of any of these authors. Looks like I have some exploring to do!ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed this list! Thanks!
HAHAHA OMG SAME AT KASIE WESTReplyDelete
her books are always on my ttts!!
Liz Coley is on my list to read - I got her book for my birthday last year! And tweeted with her about her pretty girl 13 book. It made me so happy that she is so tech savoy.ReplyDelete
Awesome TTT this week :) I really want to read AG Howard's books soon!ReplyDelete
Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.
I am so surprised by how many new authors I liked this year. I am probably even more surprised by how many authors I still liked this year. This year I have stopped reading a lot of authors I was into in the past.ReplyDelete
Great list. I need to check those authors and maybe I'll add some to my tbr list.ReplyDelete
Stupid explorer. I needed to add my link with my iPhone and of course I accidentally put link to mobi version. Well, it works, but it look stupid. Stupid me...
I can't believe I didn't think of AG Howard! My list filled up very quickly though, I had no problem at all to reach ten this week :)ReplyDelete
Have a terrific Tuesday :)
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Great list! Some really good authors there, and some I'll have to try next year.ReplyDelete
I will definitely be considering Splintered much more now that I know you liked it.
Great list. Bridget Zinn is definitely on my list too, Poison is the sweetest book ever. I am looking forward to read AG Howard soon as I can.ReplyDelete
Jasna @ The Bookmaidens
Diana Peterfreund and Kasie West both made my list as well; loved their books this year!ReplyDelete
Oh so agreed about Poison! *sniff*ReplyDelete
Hey, my link doesn't seem to be showing up and I'm not sure why. Hopefully it doesn't pop up three times later.ReplyDelete
This was my first time joining Top Ten Tuesday. It was fun! Loved this topic. I haven't read any of the authors you listed yet, so I'm excited to check them out. I'm especially interested in reading Kasie West and Jessi Kirby. Their books sound right up my alley!ReplyDelete
I really had to choose, so many new authors this year. Some of the I will certainly visit again.ReplyDelete
I don't know much about any of the authors you've listed. Always great to find new names to check out.ReplyDelete
Great list! Kasie West is at the top of my TBR pileReplyDelete
I clicked on Bridget Zinn, how sad :(ReplyDelete
I'll be reading her book now, thanks for your list!
A.G. Howard definitely made my list as well. I haven't gotten to Diana Peterfreuned and now I'll just boost her up on the list. Katie West too. I've never even heard of her. How sad is that?ReplyDelete
I really want to read Christopher Healy and A.G. Howard, but haven't gotten to them yet. Hopefully this year! :D Happy Tuesday!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to peruse these authors later today (not while I'm at work!). My TTT today is a week late, but I couldn't pass up making a Winter TBR list.ReplyDelete
I have a few of these authors on my list as well! I haven't read any of Diana Peterfreund's books yet but I love the idea- I'll have the check them out soon. A.G. Howard was on my list too; I love Splintered and I'm so glad Unhinged comes out soon!ReplyDelete
Peterfruend's on my list too! I can't wait to explore everyone's lists! :)ReplyDelete
A.G. Howard was a new to me author in 2013. Splintered was definitely a read I'm glad I was exposed to. Neal Shusterman was a new author to me in 2013 - although I haven't made it past Unwind in the trilogy. I shall in 2014.ReplyDelete
Bits & Bobs
I actually haven't read any of those authors yet, though I do have a Kasie West book on my shelf right now, waiting to be read. :)ReplyDelete
Jessi Kirby's Moonglass is also beautiful. I love her books.ReplyDelete
What a huge blog hop! I'll try to visit a few :)
Diana Peterfreund is on my list, too! I found her through the Zombies Vs. Unicorns anthology.ReplyDelete
I almost put Bridget Zinn on my list! Poison was so much fun. Splintered is on my list of books to read. Maybe I will get add A.G. Howard to my 2014 New to Me list! ~MeganReplyDelete
This week's topic was great! I encountered a lot of new authors that I really enjoyed this year. I spend a lot of time talking about books I loved, but it was fun to actually consider the people behind them.ReplyDelete
Awesome authors! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday My browser was not letting me post it to the linky!ReplyDelete
I was really proud of myself this week - I stepped outside my comfort zone and discovered a lot of new authors this year. Yay me! :-)ReplyDelete
Diana Peterfreund, Rachel Hawkins, Christopher Healy! Great choices! Love them! Sherry Thomas and Alex Lidell are on my list, too! Love AG Howard! I almost, ALMOST put Bridget Zinn on my list, but I can't read her in the future, sadly, so....! But love her!ReplyDelete
Awesome list. The only one I read on it though was by an author I didn't like (A.G. Howard) her book just wasn't for me. I have the rest of your authors on next year's TBR list :)ReplyDelete
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
AG Howard is my favorite debut author of 2013. Great list!ReplyDelete
Fun meme, as always. Thanks for putting these together, ladies. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting! I look forward to participating in more Top Ten Tuesdays in the future!ReplyDelete
I keep hearing good things about Splintered! I'll have to check it out soon!ReplyDelete
Bridget Zinn didn't make my top 10, but I was so sad that she passed away so soon after her first novel. :( Poison was quite enjoyable. I will miss that world in which you can just sit down at a pub and eat mashed potatoes. Do note that the main character never eats pork. ;)ReplyDelete
I'm ashamed to say I don't recognise a lot of these but I suppose that just means more new authors for me to discover in 2014! :-)ReplyDelete