Top Ten Tuesday # 7: Top 10 New-to-me Authors I've read in 2016

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The topic for this Tuesday is Top 10 new-to-me authors I read for the first time in 2016... I'm glad to say I read a lot of new authors this year! I'm gonna share the top 10 new-to-me fantasy and science fiction authors with you. Hope you check the authors and their books out!


I read Jay Kristoff for the first time when I read Nevernight and ABSOLUTELY LOVED the book and his writing! I will soon be picking up Illuminae with really HIGH expectations! ☺

 

Anna Dressed in Blood was the first Kendare Blake book I read this year as part of a Halloween Read-A-Thon. While I had some small issues with the story, I loved the writing. Three Dark Crowns is an absolute favourite for me despite a couple of flaws. 

 

Yes people I've read S J Mass for the first time this year and yes Throne of Glass is the only book of hers I've read; before you start throwing rotten eggs at me, let me explain. I never pick up a book because of hype. I'm always scared of being disappointed. That's why ToG was on my TBR for a long time... until I met Diana from Book Reviews by Di who convinced me to pick it up and I'm SUPER GLAD she did!! ToG is now a favourite. Will soon be reading the rest of the series :)


I read A Monster Calls upon recommendation by a really amazing Goodreads friend. I absolutely adore the story because it's so beautiful, dark and poignant. Will definitely be checking out his other books. 


I received Glimmer, Book one of The Black Swan Files from NetGalley and SIMPLY LOVED IT!! Amazing plot, engaging characters and great writing!! Recently the author provided me with the an unedited ARC of Glisten, Book two of The Black Swan Files to read and review. Glisten too was AMAZING and I'm so glad I discovered such an amazing author. Do check out the books! 



Two months ago author Sreejib sent me her first book Aqson Level 1 to read and review and I'm so GLAD she did so! The book is so unique and humorous and I LOVED it! A very different kind of Urban Fantasy that people need to check out.


I read these two book by author C.L. Rozelle just a couple of days back and really loved them! They are a unique dystopian series that I'd recommend for all dystopian lovers. It has a unique plot and such interesting and relatable characters. Her writing is also beautiful and immersive!


This was my first NetGalley read and it was awesome! I absolutely loved the fast paced writing. Anna Kopp writes vivid descriptions that really capture the readers; minds. If you like zombies but are looking for something different about them, check out this book!


I.A. Ashcroft writes with such suspense you can't help but be sucked into the story. Raven Song had me from the start and has such an interesting premise. Will be looking out for the sequel!


When I read the blurb of the book, I was intrigued due to the Indian connect. Dark Things is the author's first book but is so beautifully written and has thses amazing twists. While Dark Things is a standalone novel, I'll be on the lookout for more books by the author. 

So have you read these authors? If so, what do you think of them? What's on your Top Ten Tuesday? Comment and leave a link below so I can return the favour!

30 comments:

  1. Wow nice list. I didn't think of Kristoff but since I read Illuminae this year I guess I could have picked him too! And Kendare Blake- her stuff looks good as well.

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    1. Kristoff can really write a wondersful story! Planning on reading Illuminae soon :) Yeah Kendare Blake's books have beautiful writing!

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  2. Your top 3 is some of my all time favorite authors. Illuminae is fantastic, and Gemina was even better. ;) Great list today, and thanks for sharing! :)
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Yay that's good to hear :) They do write pretty awesomely! You're welcome! and thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I really want to read a Patrick Ness book. I'm going to make it a 2017 priority for sure. Looks like you had a really good reading year.

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    1. Oh yes do try A monster Calls..it's a short but amazing read! Yes I did! Hope 2017 is even better :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love seeing who recommended these authors to you. Very nice!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/12/new-to-me-authors-i-read-for-first-time.html

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Great list!! AND WHY HAVEN'T YOU READ ILLUMINAE?? FIX THIS UNGODLY ERROR IMEDDIATELY.
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. LOL! :P Definitely will! Illuminae is on top of my TBR!!

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  6. Great list! Jay Kristoff is on my list this week too. I haven't read Three Dark Crowns yet, but I remember loving Anna when I read the duo a few years back. I also finished my first Sarah J Maas (ACOTAR) yesterday so if I had had the time she would have been on my list too.

    My TTT

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    1. He is a pretty awesome author! :) Oh then definitely check out 3DC! It's real good! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed Throne of Glass! It's one of my favorites! ;)
    Nevernight is on my list as well, it was sooo good!
    I could have added Kendare Blake as well because I read Anna Dressed in Blood this year and really loved it. Haven't read Three Dark Crowns yet but I hope to do so soon.
    I also have A Monster Calls on my shelf but I still have to read it. I've heard so many amazing things though so I hope to do that quickly too. :) Great list!

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    1. Yay for that :) NEVERNIGHT WAS THE BEST BOOK OF THIS YEAR for me!! Oh yes do read 3DC! Can't wait to see what you think about it!
      It's a really touching story :_) And thank you :)

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  8. I seem to be the only person on the planet who doesn't enjoy Patrick Ness! *shuffles uncomfortably* I just can't get into his writing at all. I tried Kendare Blake and Sarah J Mass but they weren't really my kind of reads. Keep on enjoying those books! *grins*

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    1. lol! To each, their own! :) I'm sure there are others who might feel so too! I hope you find books you do like :D Thanks and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Sarah J. Maas is *still* on my list of authors to discover. Her books kind of intimidate me (the length!!) so I'm a bit nervous about that since I'm a turtle reader as it is. Also, Three Dark Crowns really interests me too. What an intriguing premise!

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Uma.

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    1. Oh you much read Throne of Glass! It was pretty awesome :) ToG isn't too big I assure you! yea..so unique and well written :)

      Anytime Rissi :D

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  10. I've only read Kendare Blake from your list, but I haven't read any of the others (or heard most of them. Loving the covers, though.) Sarah J Maas I've yet to read... Despite the fact I have Throne of Glass on my shelf.

    Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. Kendare Blake is a wonderful author :) Oh do read ToG soon!! It's a really entertaining read!!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. Sarah J Maas is one of my favourite authors, so glad to hear you enjoyed TOG!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/top-ten-tuesday-86/

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    1. Now she's mine too! yeah :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. GREAT LIST OF AUTHORS! :) Jay Kristoff is really nice in real life as well!! Patrick Ness is amazing too, we really want to meet him. You should definitely try The Knife of Never Letting Go - it's very, very interesting. YES to Anna Dressed in Blood!!!! - but we don't like the sequel too much though. This was a very nice post - LOVE YOUR AUTHORS CHOICES!!!! :):):)

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    1. I WOULD LOVE TO MEET JAY KRISTOFF!! Lucky you guys! :) Yes I've been meaning to check out more Patrick Ness books :D I'm yet to read the sequel of Anna Dressed in Blood...
      THANK YOU <3

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  13. Oh goodness - Nevernight... Again, high on my TBR. Kendare Blake as you know we both fangirled over 3DC and I also want to read Anna DIB.

    SJM - I can't wait to discuss this in WAAAAAYYY more detail. I'm yet to comment on your review (sorry!!!!!) but I NEEEEED you to continue the series... STAT!

    A lot of the others are new to me and I will check them out because of your reviews. Thanks for being an awesome reviewer and always adding to my TBR. :)

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    1. YES PLEASE READ NEVERNIGHT!!! :P Oh yes we fangirled like crazy over that :D!

      I will continue the series :) Look out for my Crown of Midnight review! :D

      Anytime :) Thanks for stopping by! I know how many comments you need to get back to!

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  14. Nevernight is on my to-read list, glad to know it's good! I definitely need to pick this up soon because I'm in a reading group for this LMAO. I've always wanted to read Anna Dressed in Blood too aaah! Great list! :)

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    1. It was wonderful! I know it's been getting mixed reviews due to the slightly heavy writing but I didn't find it hindering at all! I LOVED the writing as a matter of fact! I hope you read it soon :D Thank you!

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  15. I don't think I have read books by any of these authors! But I have heard really good things about Patrick Ness. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed his books ( I love dark and poignant), he is definitely an author I want to read in 2017!

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    1. Yes he writes with such depth! You should definitely check out his books! Thanks for stopping by :)

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