Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten New To Me Authors 2013


Top 9 New to Me Authors:
These are authors I read for the first time this year and will continue to read their books in the years to come. 

1. Marissa Meyer- I read both Cinder and Scarlett this year. I fell in love with both books and I can't wait for her third novel Cress when it comes out. I think Marissa Meyer did an excellent job retelling the story of Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood in a new unique way. Rapunzel just so happens to be my favorite fairytale and my favorite Disney Princess so I'm super excited to see how Marissa Meyer presents Cress. I have a special event coming up in honor of Cress. 

2. Gayle Forman- I read Sisters in Sanity, If I Stay, and Where She Went this year. I loved all three books. Gayle Forman has such emotionally raw writing. I feel like I am right there with the characters. I can't wait to read Just One Day and Just One Year. 

3. Cassandra Clare- I read City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, and City of Fallen Angels this year. I loved every single book and the movie for City of Bones was wonderful. Cassandra Clare created a vivid imaginative world in the mortal instruments series. I have fallen in love with her characters and can't wait to find where they end up. I hope to continue to read her books. I want to read The Infernal Devices Series and finish off the mortal instruments series. I'm hoping to read City of Lost Souls this year and the last book in the mortal instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire comes out in March 2014. 

4. Veronica Roth- I read Divergent and Insurgent this year. I'm hoping to get to Allegiant before the year ends. The first two novels in the Divergent Trilogy were beautifully written, well-crafted worlds, and the characters were so easy to fall in love with. I can't wait to find out what happens to Tris and Tobias in the last book. This is a series I would highly recommend. 

5. Stephanie Perkins- The only book I read by Stephanie Perkins was Anna and the French Kiss, but I so thoroughly fell in love with that book that I know I will be reading more novels by this terrific author. I think she did a beautiful job on the storyline and I still can't believe Anna was a debut and a nanowrimo novel. 

6. John Green- This year I read Paper Town and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I'm hoping to read Looking for Alaska before the year is over. I think John Green is such a raw, emotional writer. He crafts characters that are fascinating and novels that are either terribly happy or terribly sad. He created characters that stick out as vivid pictures in my mind. I can't wait to see what The Fault in Our Stars looks like on the big screen. 

7. Alex Flinn- The two books I read by Alex Flinn were Breathing Underwater and Towering. I didn't think I was going to like Breathing Underwater, but I think Alex Flinn did an excellent job on the story. It was real and emotional. Towering was a Rapunzel retelling so the chance of me not liking it was slim. I loved the way she retold Rapunzel's story. The review of Towering will be coming up during an event I have going on next year. 

8. Cindy C. Bennett- She wrote Rapunzel Untangled, which I absolutely could not wait to get my hands on. I loved the way she retold the story of Rapunzel and put some of the dark elements in the story. My review for Rapunzel Untangled will also be up next year. 

9. Daisy Whitney- She wrote When You Were Here, which was an amazing novel full of real emotions, narrated by a boy, and set in Japan. I thought the novel was very unique and well-crafted. I hope to read another book by Whitney in the future. 


Thanks for Reading


Rachael 


19 comments:

  1. Yay for Gayle Forman and Stephanie Perkins! Love them both. Lots of good authors on your list! :)

    My TTT:

    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-ten-tuesday-15-or-top-ten-new-to-me.html

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  2. Okay, first can I say that your collage/pic at the top is AWESOME! :-)

    Great list! I'm seeing John Greene on a lot of lists this week. Definitely something I have to check out. And When You Were Here sounds good - it's hard to find books in a boy's PoV.

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    1. I really enjoy books that are in a male perspective because even male writers seem to write in a women's point of view. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Looking for Alaska is SO good!!! I hope you read it soon. It's also pretty short so it's a fast read. Stephanie Perkins totally made my list last year. I love her and can't wait for Isla!! It's hard to believe its been almost 2 years since I read a book by her! In 2014 I WILL read Cinder! I just have to!

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

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    1. You have to read Cinder. It is absolutely amazing and hard to wait for the next book. I can't wait for Cress and I have an event coming up to celebrate that fact.

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  4. There are a lot of great authors on this list, and I love your photo collage. John Green's writing really is emotional, as is Daisy Whitney's. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  5. Great list, Rachael! Marissa Meyer made my list too! :) I'm dying to read Cress! February is not getting here fast enough. I actually received my first John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars from Amazon today! I can't wait to dive in! I need to read some Stephanie Perkins and Gayle Forman too. I hear terrific things!

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    1. The Fault in Our Stars is amazing. I can't wait to hear what you think. I hope you like Perkins and Forman also.

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    2. I'll be sure to let you know. :)

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  6. You've got a couple of my fav authors! I. Simply. Adore. Stephanie Perkins. John Green and Marissa Meyer's totally great too.

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  7. Meyer, Green, and Forman have all been favorites of mine! I love the list!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier! I completely agree with you 1-6. I haven't read the others yet. Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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