Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New To Me Authors Read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Pam's Picks:
This is really tough since I had only read a few YA authors before this year (like Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Lauren Oliver, Veronica Roth, and Ally Condie). But here are some of my favorite authors that I never read before 2013:

1.     Jennifer L. Armentrout.  I love both her Lux series and Covenant series.  Daemon. Katy.  Aiden.  Alex.  Great stories and characters, she's an auto-buy author for me now.
2.     Cassandra Clare.  I had seen City of Bones on the bookshelves for a long time, but for some reason I never read it until January of 2013 and I was hooked.  And then I read Infernal Devices and absolutely fell in love.  
3.     Richelle Mead.  I read Vampire Academy in January of 2013 and, to be honest, I was a little disappointed and I was wondering what the fuss was all about.  But then I read Frostbite and I was hooked and every book got better and better.  And then Bloodlines...what a fantastic series.  And Gameboard of the Gods, also great.  Georgina Kincaid, highly entertaining.  I will read anything she writes now.
4.     Jessica Shirvington.  Her Embrace series is one of my all time favorite series (and it's complete!)  Fast-paced plots, amazing MCs, swoony guys, and great secondary characters, I can't express how much I love these books.  
5.     Marissa Meyer.  I kept seeing Cinder everywhere and for some reason, I just didn't want to read it.  I have no idea why.  But finally I picked it up and fell in love.  And then had to read Scarlet immediately.  And now I'm dying to read Cress.  What a wonderful world (and characters) that she has created.

Sheri's Choices:

These are in no particular order and to be frank I would have included several of Pam's Picks but I wanted to add some new names to our list.

6. Clare LaZebnik.  I always love Jane Austen spin-offs and Epic Fail and Trouble with Flirting are great examples of YA Jane Austen spins.
7. Stephanie Perkins.  She was my first contemporary YA author and I loved her books Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door.
8. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I know the Caster Chronicles have been out for awhile but I had never read them.  I loved the first one and am currently listening to the second one. 
9. Diana Peterfreund.  I was originally drawn to her books because For Darkness Shows the Stars is a retelling of Persuasion but the stories themselves and the world she has created is so compelling I will read them regardless of what classic book they mimic.
10. Sarah J. Maas. Female assassin with two great love interests, what more can I say.


  1. Cassandra Clare, Marissa Meyer, and Sarah J. Maas were all on my list as well!!! Seriously Sarah J. Maas. I can't even. She is a goddess. I will read anything with her name on it. Seriously. Because Chaol. Okay I'm done.

    Why did I wait so long to read Cassandra Clare's books???? She's amazing. I binge read the entire Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series this year. Best decision ever. And I was also really reluctant to pick up Cinder. *goes back in time, slaps self* I can't wait for Cress!!!!!!

  2. Stephanie Perkins is my favorite! I'm so glad you picked those books up this year. I still need to finish reading Throne of Glass and its sequel and I've been in the middle of Cinder for, ahem, a few months. Definitely need to finish it, as well. I still haven't read VA, but want to before the movie. I bought the book from Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. Great list, ladies!

  3. Awesome choices! I love JLA, Richelle Mead, Stephanie Perkins and Sarah J Maas :)

  4. Marissa Meyer, Richelle Mead, Sarah J. Maas - so much love for these ladies! Great lists!

  5. Sarah J. Maas, love her. Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight is one of my faves reads from this year.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jenn @ Books and Swoons

  6. Great picks! You have lots of authors on here that I am still dying to read - Meyer and Peterfreund especially! Happy to say that since my TTT went up, I have now read some Armentrout and LOVE her :) My TTT.