Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday [3]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

Top Ten new-to-me Authors 2012

#1 Amanda Hocking (check her books here)

I loved the Trylle series, I read the three books on this series this year and I was absolutely blown away by this beutiful world that Hocking has created. I absolutely recommend this author.

#2 Suzanne Collins 
(check her books here)

I know I'm a little late, but I read The Hunger Games Trilogy just this year. I absolutely loved it. She introduced me to the dystopias and now I'm a huge fan on this genre. This series is on my all time favorite list, and I think this series is definitely a must-read for everyone. 

#3 Patrick Rothfuss 
(check his books here)

This is a fantastic and creative mind I can't believe I was missing. I just loved the first book from The Kingkiller Chronicle and I'm really looking forward to read the next one. The Name of the Wind is one of the best written books I've ever read in my life, so I'm really thankful for this author.

#4 Tammara Webber 
(check her books here)

I absolutely loved Easy and Between the Lines (at least the first two books, since I haven't read the third one yet). Easy was the first book from the New Adult genre and it couldn't be a better exponent. I love how well I could relate to the characters and how fast-paced are her novels.

#5 P.C. & Kristin Cast (check their books here)

I can't treat them as separate author since I haven't read any of his stand alone works. I just loved the first three books of the House of Night series and I have every intention of reading the next ones. 

#6 Cynthia Hand 
(check her books here)

I read Unearthly this year and I completely loved it. I haven't had the time to continue this series but I definitely will. I loved how easy to read, fast-paced and well-written was this book. I fell in love with its protagonist and I really admire Hand's imagination. 

#7 Abbi Glines (check her books here)

I read the first book in the Existence series and I loved it. I cried and laughed a lot, which I haven't done in a long time while reading a book. It was a great piece of work and the next books on the series are on my to-read-next list. 

#8 Lauren Oliver (check her books here)

I read Delirium as a recommendation from a friend when I finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy, and I was a little unsure at first, but then I fall in love with Alex and I could relate really well with Lena, so this books was just a bless. I'm definitely looking forward to read more about this author. Before I Fall, other of her novels, is on my to-read-next list, so I'll be checking her out again very soon.

#9 James Dashner (check his books here)

I read The Maze Runner (the first book in this series) earlier this year. I was just captivated by its suspense and I really liked the pace and the world-setting. I think this author is great and his work was really well-written. So, I think I'll be reading the next books on this series too. 

#10 Colleen Hover (check her books here)

I just finished Slammed, just in time to include this author in my top ten of new-to-me authors this year. I completely loved her work, I think I failed my exam yesterday because I was too captivated by her book this weekend to put it down. I love when books have that power over me, although maybe it wasn't the best moment, but I have no regrets. I completely loved how she was able to include poetry along her prose and the love story she created was beautiful and really heartwarming. 

Did you like my picks? 
What authors are on you Top Ten this week? I'd love to know!
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  1. I still need to read Delirium! I love your blog, I just followed you via email! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. You should definitely read it! It's a great book. Thanks, that means a lot to me :) I'm following you back by email too :)

  2. I haven't read so many of these authors, but a lot of their books are on my TBR list. Slammed by Colleen Hover is one that I am dying to read. Suzanne Collins made my list, too! I am also behind in reading The Hunger Games. New GFC follower.


    1. There are really great authors I couldn't recommend them more! And Slammed is just an amazing book, you definitely should read it. Thanks for stopping by, I'm following back!

  3. I also read THG this year for the first time. I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one.

    I'm very interested in the series from Patrick Rothfuss and I also want to start in the books from Cynthia Hand.


    1. They are really amazing books. Patrick was a great surprise, his work is outstanding and Cynthia Hand is pretty great too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Patrick Rothfuss is a definitely a master storyteller. I've only read The Name of the Wind so far but Kvothe's story just begs you to come back to see what happens. I dying to get to book 2 A Wise Mans Fear.