Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday # 15 (Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014)


TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This week I have to tell you all about my top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2014. Most of these authors have been writing for quite a while but I didn't know about them until now and I have to thank both the Book Blogging community and BookTube.


            

Alexandra Bracken. Everybody kept raving about The Darkest Minds trilogy because the last book was coming out this year so I decided to pick up the first book. I was a letdown for me even though the ending made me want to read the sequel, which would probably happen but now I know that I shouldn't have loads of expectations.

E. Lockhart. Her new book, We Were Liars, has been quite hyped around the community and in a way it was that what forced me to read it. I loved the writing style, so poetic, and the twist at the end I did not see coming but I do believe the hype was a bit too much for the book itself.

Morgan Matson. I'm not a huge fan of contemporaries but this summer I read Amy and Roger's Epic Detour and freaking loved it! I'm planning on reading Since You've Been Gone as well but I need to be in the mood for a contemporary so it's gonna happen during my finals or the summer holidays. We'll see.

Stephanie Perkins. And for not being a fan of contemporaries I just listed three in a row LOL. I discovered Anna and the French Kiss through BookTube and I read it because I had never read anything set on Paris. I did enjoy the book a lot, as well as the sequel Lola and the Boy Next Door. I'm waiting for the third book, Isla and the Happily Ever After, to come out in (american) paperback to finally read it and see which one of the "trilogy" I like the most.


         

Ernest Cline. Ready Player One is bound to be one of my favourite books of 2014 because well, that book was awesome! This book was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad I read it. I'm waiting for Armada now. I hope it is as good as his first novel.

Patrick Ness. Maybe it is shocking that I learnt about Patrick in 2014 but I've never found a book by him on any Spanish bookstore even though I think some of his books have been translated into Spanish. Anyhow, I've only read A Monster Calls and it destroyed me. Period. I'm planning on reading The Chaos Walking trilogy next year.

R. J. Palacio. If you've been following this blog for a while you know how much I LOVED Wonder. It is a book everybody should read, no matter the age. This is the kind of book that marks you.


              

Sara Raasch. She is not only a new-to-me author but she is a new author. Her debut novel Snow Like Ashes came out last October and I you know how much I've been drooling over this book. It was fantastic! You know that feeling when you are hyping a book and then it delivers? BEST. FEELING. EVER!

Victoria Schwab. I can read anything by this woman. Seriously. I love her writing style and I cannot wait to read Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic. Oh, and the third book in the Archived trilogy. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiii, more Wesley for us!

Marcus Zusak. Can you believe I didn't know about him until I saw The Book Thief movie trailer on my telly? After that I ordered the book immediately and read it. Of course I loved it and the movie came out in Spain the 10th of January, the same day I finished reading it actually, and I went to see it with my family. I cried with the book and I cried watching the movie, I do believe the guy beside me on the movie theatre looked me a bit worried a few times. Oops!


Have you read anything from these authors? I wanna know!

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