Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a new topic is given each week by the host blog and participants write up a corresponding list of ten things. Simple, fun, and great for those obsessed with lists. This week's topic is: Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012!
I had no idea how hard this list was going to be when I started it...in fact, I had no idea how many new authors I had managed to sneak in between series and rereads. But at long last I finally managed to compile this list:
I know you guys saw Maria V. Snyder coming up because all I have been doing is raving about her books and she is officially on auto-buy for me from now until eternity.
Rae Carson blew me away with her fantasy novel to the point where she blew all other pre-orders out of the water and made her book's sequel a must buy for me this year.
You guys know I'm a fantasy reader, so for Kirsten Hubbard [who writes contemporary] to score a part on my list makes her pretty much epic. I cannot wait to read more by her.
Same goes for Kody Keplinger, yes I am skipping around a bit but these contemporary ladies have to stick together! I'm so glad that Alli @ Magnet 4 Books and Angela @ Reading Angel kept hounding me to give this novel a try. Now I just HAVE to get my hands on everything else this woman has wrote.
Robin LaFevers...FREAKIN NUN ASSASSINS. She wrote an EPICALLY AMAZING FANTASY novel about NUN ASSSASSINS. This woman...she is AMAZING. Again, shout-out to Alli @ Magnet 4 Books for introducing me to the AMAZING.
Beth Revis. Wow. Just wow. I mean, I compared her novel Across the Universe to Space Mountain at Disneyland. CRAZY HIGH PRAISE. Cannot wait to read the next two books in her trilogy.
Jennifer Estep...her characterizations, her plots, her everything...she makes me devour books...and I hear she writes for adults too. MUST BUY ALL THE BOOKS!!!
Wendy Higgins...She made me do a complete about face with her book. AND IT WAS AWESOME. So glad that I came across her. Thank you blogging world!
Leah Clifford...so dark...so amazing...so creeptastic...so unputdownable. I had seen her around the blogopsphere, though I can't give you specific names, so I knew of her existence...but I hadn't read her. And then, I got A Touch Morbid. WHY OH WHY DIDN'T I READ THE PRETTY SOONER???
And finally, Cassandra Rose Clarke who combined fantasy/pirates/assassins. Its like...the unholy trifecta of AWESOMESAUCE. I want more. Much more. Definite favorite.