Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic: Top 10 New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2013. These will mostly be debut authors, as this year was mostly spent on finishing series and reading debuts.
- Tone Almhjell, author of The Twistrose Key. A Norwegian author, I have to say that I really, really enjoyed her debut novel. It was whimsical and fun and perfect for the holidays.
- Alexandra Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds. I enjoyed the dark aspect of her story and look forward to finishing out the trilogy.
- Teri Brown, author of Born of Illusion. I didn't have high expectations for this book, but it surprised me, and I look forward to reading more of Teri Brown's books.
- Gail Carriger, author of Etiquette & Espionage. I know a lot of people know her through her Parasol Protectorate series, but her YA Finishing School series is how I was first introduced to her writing. And I love it! Where have you been all my life, Gail Carriger? ;-)
- Marissa Meyer, author of Cinder. Most of you have heard the story of how it took me forever to sit down and read Cinder, because I thought the idea was too weird and couldn't possibly work. Early this year, though, I gave it a go and now The Lunar Chronicles is one of my absolute favorite series.
- Jane Nickerson, author of Strands of Bronze and Gold. Oh my gosh, one of the best fairytale retellings ever! So creepy and so well written! I loved it! Write more, Jane Nickerson!
- Morgan Rhodes, author of Falling Kingdoms. I am impatiently awaiting for when I can start reading Rebel Spring, because I love this trilogy! The characters, the world, the writing - it's just all so well done and epic.
- Brandon Sanderson, author of The Rithmatist. And a whole lot more books, but The Rithmatist is the first book of his I have ever read, and it's also his debut YA novel. I can see why he's so bloody popular; he's a good writer!
- Ruta Sepetys, author of Out of the Easy. A wonderful historical fiction writer, I loved both of her books, though her newest - Out of the Easy - is the one that first introduced me to her writing. I can't wait to see what she writes next.
- Cat Winters, author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Probably one of the most bizarre books of the year, it also made me fall in love with Cat Winters' writing. I still don't really know my whole opinion on the book; only that it isn't negative.