Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: I Just Met You & I Already Love You

As always, this feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
2012 was the year of really good reads (for the most part!), and I'm happy to be sharing the list of new-to-me-in-2012 authors this week. Some of the authors on this list are incredible debut authors, who I'm looking forward to seeing more from. Some of them have already had a book or two (or more) out, but I've only discovered their brilliance now. Without further adieu, here are my chosen authors:

Sarah J. Maas - Her debut novel Throne of Glass was incredible, and I'm a huge fan! I also think she's one of the nicest, sweetest and most genuine writers. I also give her credit for inspiring me to want to write again.

Jodi Meadows - The world she created in Incarnate is fascinating, and I'm excited about the next book in the series. She's also incredibly cool on Twitter, and I love seeing what her knitting projects are and what her ferrets are up to.

Huntley Fitzpatrick - I loved her debut novel My Life Next Door so, so much. She's an incredible writer (especially when it came to the romance!), and I'm excited to see what she does next. I did get the opportunity to meet her, and I think she's incredibly sweet.

Kat Zhang - Her debut novel What's Left of Me is completely original, and I'm excited to see where the series goes. I love the fact that she's an Asian author, and I think that it's her youth, energy and her excitable personality on Twitter that definitely add to my adoration!

Marissa Meyer - I don't even have the words to convey how much I adore her novel Cinder. Seriously. It's AMAZING. I love Marissa's writing, her characters, her world and her story. I would definitely jump at the opportunity to meet her!

Jennifer Echols - I had never read an Echols book before this year, but that changed with Such a Rush. The way she writes her romances is so good, and her characters are so real. I'm definitely going to be checking out more of her stuff!

Jenny Han - I fell in love with The Summer I Turned Pretty (and subsequently, have been craving a visit to a beach house ever since). It's such a perfectly written story, with character complexity and love and all that good stuff. Plus, Jenny is pretty darn awesome in person!

Melina Marchetta - Oh, I am so glad that I finally picked up Jellicoe Road this year because it introduced me to the beautiful writing from this amazing author. I love the way this book is written, and how it evoked so many feelings. It was an honor to hear her speak and see her in person!

Diana Peterfreund - I've only just read For Darkness Shows the Stars but if that's any indication of Diana's writing, I'm pretty much SOLD. I loved that book, as it made me feel so many things, and combined a few of my favorite elements - a good heroine, a romance to root for and an interesting world.

Jennifer E. Smith - I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but I loved You Are Here even more. There's something incredibly lyrical to Jennifer's writing, and I enjoy reading about these complex, unique characters she comes up with. She's also very sweet in person!

28 comments:

  1. Love your list. Plus you gave me some authors to check out. Feel free to stop by My TTT

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  2. So glad to have another Marchetta fan. I loooooove her books. Great list!

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  3. Diana Peterfreund made my list too! I need to read Jennifer E. Smith!

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    1. I highly recommend reading Jennifer's books! She's got a great mastery of words :)

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  4. Marissa Myers seems to be a hit! She's on my list, too.

    Here are my favorite new authors of 2012.

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    1. Marissa is AMAZING. I am absolutely LOVING her books. (And the anticipation for Cress is KILLING me!)

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  5. Great list!
    Most of the authors on your list are still in my TBR pile.
    My TTT
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

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  6. Jellicoe Road is one of my favorite books ever. Tears and more tears. I wish more people knew about it. Great list!
    My TTT

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    1. Me too! Writing my review for that book was so hard, because I loved it SO MUCH. I didn't even expect to love it as much as I did (and still do!)

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  7. So you basically "met" some of my most favorite authors this year: Jennifer Echols, Jenny Han, Melina Marchetta... your reading life will never be the same! lol I can not wait to read more by Huntley Fitzpatrick. She's definitely one of my favorite debut authors this year!

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    1. I know! And it was partly because of your recommendations that I did, so I am definitely grateful. <3

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  8. Oh love this list! I just discovered Echols this year too (I know, what?!) as well as Marchetta (crazy!) and life has never been quite as good as it has been reading their books! I hope you get to read much more of both of them; they're both excellent!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading my next Echols book (Going Too Far) very, very soon. And I need to get my hands on more Marchetta novels, including her fantasy series!

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  9. HECK YES to Jodi Meadows! SAM. DRAGONS. MUSIC. I cannot wait for Asunder. Like, it's killing me.

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    1. DOSSAM <3 Seriously, I loved Incarnate so, so, so much. Yay for fangirling over this series! <3

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  10. I never read Jennifer's YOU ARE HERE! But I loved Statistical Prob. And Huntley Fitzpatrick is simply incredible, I can't wait for more from her! However; I'm a Jennifer Echols virgin :-\, uh-oh! As well as Diana Peterfreund. :-(

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    1. You should definitely try YOU ARE HERE, although it moves a bit slower than Stat Prob. I love how Jennifer writes!

      And you MUST read For Darkness Shows the Stars. MUST. I think that's the book I will have you read!

      As for Jen Echols, I've still only read one book from her. Must try more soon!

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  11. My library finally got The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight in and I'm so excited to read it! 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

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    1. I'm psyched for you to read it! It's such a cute story, and it's got such great quotes ;)

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  12. So many good ones!!! I really liked The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight! Jenny Han made my list too and I just got My Life Next Door from the library (which is awesome bc it seems to be on a lot of lists this week, so it must be good!)

    My TTT :)

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    1. SO EXCITED that My Life Next Door is in your hands. It's really, really, really good. You will want a Jase after reading!

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  13. Great list, I haven't read any of these books yet but I hope I get to them soon.

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  14. Jodi Meadows and Marissa Meyer are both on my list. I really want to read What's Left of Me and Statistical Probablity! My TTT.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf
    Check out my Giveaway!

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  15. I really need to read Throne of Glass. It's been on my TBR list forever, and I've heard so many good things about it!

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  16. I haven't read ANY OF THESE AUTHORS YET! I know -- shame on me! Though I do have Huntley Fitzpatrick's book on my table now to read soon, and a few authors' books are on my shelves AS WE SPEAK! I promise to get to some of them.

    Thanks for sharing, Alexa!

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  17. LOVE this list! we have so much of the same because there are so many good author, ahhh.

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  18. Ooh lots of great names on here! I <3 Jennifer E. Smith too! I can't wait for her next book!

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