Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012
*images taken from author’s Goodreads profiles.
1. Maria Snyder
After reading Touch of Power early this year, I fell in love with Snyder’s writing and her characters. I quickly hunted down Inside Out and borrowed Poison Study from my library. I look forward to each of her books and one day I will have read them all.
2. Shirley Marr
Adorable Perth-born Marr has written two books – the mean girls Fury and the 80s ghost romance Preloved. I enjoyed them both and I look forward to Marr’s next project.
3. Malinda Lo
Lo’s subtle romance Ash was a Cinderella retelling. I have Huntress, I am just waiting until I am in the right mood to read it. i really enjoyed Lo’s writing and her imagination.
4. Suzanne Collins
I didn’t read The Hunger Games until just before the film was released. i thought it was amazing. I have since finished the trilogy and I am already looking forward to re-reading it, as well as watching the film every chance I get.
5. Kat Zhang
Zhang’s moving What’s Left of Me was billed as His Dark Materials meets Girl, Interrupted. How could I refuse? I couldn’t, and Eva’s story touched me deeply.
6. Heather Dixon
Entwined was my favourite book of 2012. Dixon needs to release another book. I will give her my money.
7. Marissa Meyer
Another Cinderella retelling, this time a cyberpunk version. It was surprisingly good and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
8. Lauren DeStefano.
Her writing is perfection. Enough said.
9. Laini Taylor
I had no idea what I was getting into with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I liked it!
10. Aprilynne Pike
A very guilty pleasure of mine, I found the Wings series to be strangely addictive.