Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:37

Top 10 Tuesday (24). New authors.


Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012.

1. Lauren Oliver. While I'm wasn't blown away by her Delirium, I really liked her MG Liesl & Po.

2. Jodi Lynn Anderson. My favorite fairytale retelling ever. I love, love, love Tiger Lily.

3. Victoria Schwab. I liked The near witch and the short novella, so I can't wait to read her other books.

4. A.C Gaughen. She totally rocked her retelling from Robin Hood in her book 'Scarlet.'

5. Jessica Day George. Her writing-style and characters are great and I'm looking forward to read the third book 'Princess of the silver woods.' in the Princess series.

6. Julie Kagawa. I'm so happy that I've read 'The Immortal rules', because it got me hooked to her incredible world-building. Right after that I devoured her 'Iron Fey' series. She is now an instant-buy for me.

7. Veronica Roth. Oh, wonderful and great Divergent. You made me fall in love with the Dystopian genre.

8. Marissa Meyer. Science-fiction and me: that's normally not such a success. Meyer showed me that I can enjoy it! Cinderella as a cyborg, it's still one of the most unique fairytale retellings I've read.

9. Jackson Pearce. After the magnificent Sisters Red and the great Sweetly, I can say that I will buy anything she writes.

10. Sarah J. Maas. How much awesomeness do you want in a book? A female assassin, an attractive Chaol and a spooky mystery.

Some other authors I have to name: Cassandra Clare, Alethea Kontis, Heather Dixon, Emma Cornwall & Stefan Bachmann.
Leave a link to your top 10! :)


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Mel@thedailyprophecy

Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.

54 comments:

  1. I loved Cinder, I've actually always been a lover of sci-fi so Meyer just reconfirmed my love for it. ;)

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  2. Really great list. I loved Kagawa's Iron Fey series but wasn't overly impressed with The Immortal Rules, much as I'd like to have been! I've just posted a review on it this morning actually - RobynLeanne @ Fairytales and Folklore

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    1. I've commented on your review! I'm sorry to hear you didn't love it as much as I did.

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  3. Interesting list with some new-to-me authors :-) But I've read quite a few too, and loved their books - Kagawa, Roth & Meyer.

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    1. I hope you can find some new favorite authors!

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  4. Half of the authors on you list I love, the other half is on my TBR list
    old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-tuesday-1.html

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  5. Excellent list! Julie Kagawa is an insta-buy for me too, as I've loved all of her books! Will have to check out Stefan Bachmann, as that's the only author I'm not familiar with.

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    1. His book reminded me of a mix between Harry Potter & Neil Gaiman (so, perfect!)

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  6. Love your list! I am definitely going to read Cinder and Tiger Lily soon, they are both ones I've been meaning to read for the longest time! My TTT

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  7. I love Jessica Day George. You have to read Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. It's my favorite of her books.

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    1. I'm planning to read it next year for my reading challenge! :D

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  8. OK so much overlap that I have to put all the one on your list I have not read on my list to read right now.

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    1. Great! I hope you will enjoy the new authors you found :D

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  9. there are a couple of fairytale retellings I'll have to get my hands on on your list! I've heard good things about Tiger LIly, and Scarlet sounds neat!

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    1. Tiger Lily <3 Heartbreaking and beautiful. Scarlet is a kick ass girl :D

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  10. We share a few of the same authors. The ones I haven't read are ones that are already on my tbr pile and I'll definitely be getting to next year!

    My TTT

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  11. all (many) of the ones I've read on your list I love so I'm even more excited to get to the others. I'll have to find you on goodreads too. thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  12. Love Julie Kagawa and Veronica Roth made it on my list as well! I've gotta get my hands on a copy of Tiger Lily I've seen several people raving about that book :)AND if I don't get Throne of Glass for Christmas that's the first thing I'll be buying for myself the day after!

    My TTT: http://nightmareonbookstreet.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-tuesday-newbie-love.html

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    1. You won't regret it! Throne of Glass is great and Tiger Lily is beautiful (L)

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  13. Aw yay, I love this list! I have such a soft spot for Sarah J. Maas and Marissa Meyer. :D

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  14. My cousin read Tiger Lily very recently and said that I absolutely need to read it, too. Scarlet and The Immortal Rules are sitting on my bookshelf and impatiently waiting for me to read them in 2013. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I totally agree with your cousin! I hope you will read Scarlet & The immortal rules, because I really liked them.

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  15. The Near Witch and Delirium have been lingering on my TBR for too long. I have to read them. I just recently discovered the Princess Series and have bought the first two in the series.

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    1. I especially like the second book, because Poppy is a great character :) She has spunk.

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  16. I still need to read SO MANY of these books! Throne of Glass, Scarlet, Tiger Lily, the Iron Fey series, Sisters Red... so many books, so little time. I adore Veronica Roth, Marissa Meyer and Lauren Oliver though! Some of my favorites this year as well!:)

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    1. Definitely make some time for these pretties! They are totally worth it :)

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  17. Thanks for checking out my TTT =D

    I just started on Throne of Glass and it has been truly amazing so far. From your list, I'll definitely check out A.C. Gaughen. Anyone who can make good adaptations of tales like Robin Hood sounds awesome to me!

    Faye@The Social Potato

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  18. And oh, I've also followed you! :D

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  19. I still need to read a couple of the authors books on your list, but we have some of the same authors! :)
    Great list!

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    1. I think everybody agrees that most of the authors on my list are supposed to be there :D

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  20. Several authors I still need to get around to! I love retellings so I'm definitely going to need to check out Jackson Pearce.
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. You should do that! I especially liked Sweetly :D

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  21. Glad to see another list with A.C. Gaughen on it; also love Jessica Day George's books! :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  22. Really awesome list. I totally want to read all of these authors works, especially Tiger Lily and Throne of Glass. I completely agree with and enjoyed Meyer, Pearce, Oliver, Roth and Schwab. =]

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    1. Great choices, Tiger Lily & Throne of glass are definitely two of my favorite books this year :)

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  23. Great list! I like several of the authors you have listed! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  24. I've had The Immortal Rules in my TBR list for so long and I keep hearing so many good things about it - I'll definitely have to read it in hte new year! I'm dying to get my hands on Tiger Lily too. Hopefully Santa brings it ;)

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  25. I've heard of a lot of authors on your list, but I haven't actually read much of their work. I loved Lauren Oliver's Delirium though!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

    I'm a new GFC follower!
    Have a nice week!
    Kar @ Pause Time

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  26. Thanks for stoppin' by my blog. --You mentioned you wanted to read something of Cameron Jace ..well, he's having an amazing deal going on right now ..the Grimms Prequels Bundle for 99 cents (that's 6 books for the price of 1)! http://www.amazon.com/The-Grimm-Diaries-Prequels-ebook/dp/B00AA4JIWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355379540&sr=8-1&keywords=the+grimm+prequels Hurry, good only on 12/ and 12/13. :)

    btw, only read authors 1 & 7 ..the rest I'll have to check out sometime!

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  27. Oops, that's 12/12! And I'm a new follower. :)

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  28. Great list. I read quite a few of these authors for the first time in 2012 as well. I was super surprised how much I enjoyed Lauren Oliver's writing. And Cinder was adorable and so innovative.

    My TTT post

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  29. Wow, great list :) I loved Liesl & Po, both The Near With & The Ash-born Boy (can't wait for The Archived), Divergent, Throne of Glass, Scarlet, Divergent, and I love all Jessica Day George's books :) so yeah, amazing list :)

    I still need to read Cinder & Jackson Pearce's books...

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  30. I still need to read Divergent. It has too much hype for me not to. And John Green likes it... so, you know. Haha.

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  31. DIVERGENT! CINDER! THE IMMORTAL RULES!<3 I LOVE THEM ALL<3 heheee great list Mel!

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  32. So many fantastic authors and books here!
    Of all the ones I've read - I definitely agree that they belong on your list. I think I'm going to have to read a Jackson Pierce book

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