Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic!
This Tuesday’s topic:
Top Ten Favorite Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2012
(okay, so I could only come up with nine…)
1. Richelle Mead
I didn’t know how great a writer she is until I finally picked up her series Vampire Academy a couple weeks ago. I love her ability to make me care about her characters. Now I’m a loyal reader!
2. Susan Beth Pfeffer
So maybe I’m cheating because when I was younger I read Amy’s Story, but hey, that was a long time ago and it was meant for kids. I got into an apocalyptic kick and read Life As We Knew It. It was the best of the series, and I read obsessively until I finished.
3. Caragh M. O’Brien
The last of the Birthmarked series was published this year, so I didn’t have long to wait once I picked up the first book. I love her world-building ability.
4. Robin LaFevers (aka R.L. LaFevers)
Grave Mercy was one of my favorite books this year. Badass assassin nuns!
5. Amanda Hocking
I finally read Switched, and I was pleasantly surprised.
6. Elana Johnson
I only somewhat liked Possession, but when I took a chance on Surrender, I finally got sucked into the plot.
7. Galaxy Craze
She wrote The Last Princess and many people didn’t like it, but I did. Maybe I’m a sucker for stories with British royalty.
8. Lisa McMann
Dead to You was the best story of 2012, in my opinion.
9. Cat Patrick
Revived was a great story, and I wish I had written it. Such an interesting concept.