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Happy Tuesday and happy 2018 y’all! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve participated and I’m hoping to get back into the groove as the new year begins. This week’s topic is “Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017.” While last year was a slow reading year for me, I did read a lot of new-to-me authors, some were new to everyone as they were debuts 😉 Here are my top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2017. As always, the list is in no particular order and titles/authors link to Goodreads/Blog/Amazon(aff).
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2017
Penny Reid (The Winston Brothers series): This series has been on my radar for a few years. I’m not a huge contemporary fan so I put off reading them. Back in September I needed a break from sci-fi/fantasy and decided to start Truth or Beard. Needless to say I devoured the rest of the series in less than a week and am counting down the days to Dr. Strange Beard.
Amanda Hocking (Freeks and Between the Blade and the Heart): I started and ended 2017 with books from this author. I didn’t intentionally do this but realized I had when I looked at my Goodreads Year in Books. Talk about coincidence 😉 The two books couldn’t be more different but I enjoyed each and hope to read more soon.
Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows): I have wanted to read Bardugo for a long time. Her Grisha trilogy has intrigued me. For our anniversary, my husband got the Six of Crows Duology for me. I have only read the first one and I love it. Others have told me that the duology is set after the Grisha trilogy but they can be read in any order. I hope that’s true because I plan to dive into them this year 😀
Ryan Graudin (Invictus): This was one of my favorite reads in 2017. Invictus was like a cross between Doctor Who and Firefly, two of my all-time favorites. I loved the characters and snarky banter. I didn’t buy the romance but that didn’t matter to me. I loved them all the same. I’ve since purchased The Walled City and hope to read more of Graudin’s work this year.
Pintip Dunn (Forget Tomorrow series): I fell in love with this series last year! I devoured them and read all three in less than three days. It was a perfect binge reading weekend 😀 I loved the world, the characters, and the romance. It was the perfect combination of dystopian and science fiction plus a little time travel.
Robin Daniels (The Perfect Series): I adore this series by a debut author. She writes wholesome, clean YA contemporary, but it’s also realistic and true to life. I love the banter between the characters and the sweet romance. Each of the books I read in one sitting, not wanting to sit them down.
Bella Forrest (The Gender Game): I have fallen in love with this author. I adore dystopia and this book took me back to my dystopian roots. I loved the characters and the world building and even the tense romance that has slowly built….now I just need to finish the series so I can move on to her massive A Shade of Vampire series 😀
Stephanie Garber (Caraval): I adored everything about this debut book! But the thing that stood out most to me was the imagery. It was so vivid that it practically bled from the page. I could picture every minute detail. Even after nearly a year has passed, I still think about the world she created and I cannot wait for the sequel Legendary that comes out later this year!
Breeana Shields (Poison’s Kiss): Another debut author that I completely fell in love with! Poison’s Kiss may have been my favorite read last year. The author blended mythology with her own story so well that I couldn’t pick the two apart. And I loved the MC, her flawed thinking, her predicament, everything. It was a fantastic story and I can’t wait for the sequel which comes out this month!
Elly Blake (Frostblood): This debut author brought my love of dystopian fantasy back. I loved everything about this book! I loved the world building, the elemental abilities, and the pitting of fire against ice. It was perfection. And that ending?! I didn’t see it coming. Fireblood has been out for a while and I’m hoping to get a chance to read it soon!
Your turn! What authors did you discover last year? Share below