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I feel like I spent a lot of time reading authors I already knew I loved and sequels this year. I was in that mood where you just want a safe bet ya know? But, there are still of course lots of new authors that I discovered and loved, and perhaps read several of their books this year >.>.
Why Didn’t I Read Them Sooner??
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland – I had been hearing about the Fairyland books for ages and of course knew I needed to read them given my undying love of middle grade fantasy. I was a little nervous they wouldn’t live up to the hype, but the first one definitely did! I still need to read the rest, but now I know that Valente won’t disappoint ;-).
- The Martian – This one seemed to gather momentum slowly this summer and once I heard two of my non-blogging friends rave about it, I realized I needed to get caught up on the awesome! It was a whole lot of fun, and I’m pretty curious if Weir has another great book in him, but I’ll be watching the movie no matter what!
- Among Thieves – I got the second book in this series for review early in the year and so jumped into the series happily. I have no idea how I missed this series originally, but it rocks! I can’t wait for book three :D.
- Traitor’s Blade – To be fair to me, this series only just started in the US ;-). I am now tempted to order the UK version as soon as it comes out though >.>.
- Dreamer’s Pool – This is a new series, but it is clear that I should have read Marillier a long time ago since I have lots of her previous books to catch up on now ;-). I’m so excited for the next book in the Blackthorn and Grim books though!
New and Shiny!
- Cruel Beauty – I think this was literally the first book I read this year and it set a great tone :D. We had classes canceled for the first two days of the winter semester and there was too much now to even leave the apartment, so I just read Cruel Beauty instead! I’m pumped for Crimson Bound now, it’s tempting to have that be my first book of 2015, haha.
- The Waking Engine – This book was such a crazy trip but an awesome one. I’m waiting to see what Edison comes up with next!
- Mistwalker – Look at all of these stand alones I read! Mistwalker was so beautiful and atmospheric. I really need to check out what else Mitchell has written >.>.
- Pennyroyal Academy – I was so pleasantly surprised by this one and really loved Larson’s sharp writing, book two now please?
- Beastkeeper – Dude! So I just read this one on the drive back from Thanksgiving celebrations and it is AWESOME! I highly recommend you all put it on your 2015 TBR if the blurb sounds interesting. Isn’t it great when a blurb actually captures a book pretty well?? :D
So those are the authors that I discovered I loved this year. I don’t go out of my way to read new authors, but it is fun to look back and remember that sense of unknown before jumping into these ten :D. What authors did you discover this year??
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