This week's theme is the Top Ten New To Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015:
Since I was concentrating on catching up on already started series, I didn’t read many new authors. So this list is practically the few I did read. (In no order.)
01. Gwenda Bond- I saw a little story reimagining the life of a young Lois Lane sitting there on the lists of books that were going to be at BEA. But when I made it to the signing, the line already wrapped around the booth and then some. So I thought I missed out on it, but as fate would have it, I was not meant to leave without this book. One my way out, I had that gut feeling to swing by the booth to see if they had any left overs. To my happy surprise, there was only a few people there and the author was still signing. This series was fantastic. I am looking forward to getting the other books by Gwenda Bond.
02. Victoria Schwab/V.E. Schwab - I had Vicious on my TBR forever before I finally picked up A Darker Shade of Magic. Could I just read the book already on my TBR before I added another one in? Nope, that would be logical and I'm a mood reader. But I guess it was meant to be because I fell so hard for A Darker Shade of Magic that I immediately became a fan of this author.
03/04. Amie Kaufman / Megan Spooner- I couldn't separate these guys, okay? And I really wanted to toss Illuminae up there. But then I'd have to add Jay Kristoff in too. For once in a very long while, I actually had more people/books than just 10 I struggled to come up with. So Jay gets an honorable mention because these guys are fantastic authors and at no point in the stories did it feel like I was reading a collaboration, it was that seamless.
05. Eleanor Herman- First off, Eleanor Herman is super nice and I loved getting the chance to meet her at BEA. Legacy of Kings was an interesting story. I am pretty curious as to where she is going to take the story next and how true she will be to history.
06. Melissa Grey- Melissa Grey was a lot of fun at the Books of Wonder event I attended with her there. She has this brand of humor that is right up my alley. Probably a big reason why I enjoyed The Girl At Midnight since I am a sucker for my humor.
07. Lissa Price- Starters is the book it took me about a year to read because I am a slow audiobook listener and I eventually gave up for the paper version. I honestly thought I was going to hate this book, but instead I rather enjoyed this series.
08. Virginia Boecker- I initially passed over The Witch Hunter. But then Sarah at The YA Book Traveler promised me a dashing gentleman and swoon, and well, I reconsidered my stance. The book was a lot of fun, humor, danger, and swoon. I am excited for the next book in the series.
10. Betsy Schow- I saw this book on Netgalley and thought "why not?" so I requested it. Spelled was a fun reimaging of some famous tales and I rather enjoyed the book.
What is your Top Ten this week?