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Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015
Garth Nix - Hands down, some of the best books I've read in 2015 were by Garth Nix. I actually met him in 2014 at BEA but I had yet to read him at the time. Sabriel is now an all-time favorite of mine ♥ His writing is dark, atmospheric and filled with magic.
Ernest Cline - I can not believe that I waited so long to read Ready Player One. It has everything I love: geeky references, 80's nostalgia, clever plotting, movies, music and gaming. Hell yeah!
Renée Ahdieh - She's a debut author but reading The Wrath & The Dawn, you could never tell. I was blown away by her delicious prose, swoon-worthy world-building and tone...not to mention completely winning me over with her unlikely romance. Win.
Victoria Schwab - I'm cheating here a bit here: I'd read V.E. Schwab last year but this was my first time reading her YA work, so it counts right?! I was just as blown away by her skills in YA as I was with her prowess in Adult Fantasy. This woman is brilliant!
Naomi Novik - I'd never heard of Miss Novik before, but she's another one of those authors that set the YA Fantasy genre on fire this year! Uprooted was gorgeously imagined, the magical system was solid and the evil forest was creeptastic O.O
Tamora Pierce - Yup, I read my first Tamora Pierce book in 2015, can you imagine?! Going to a French School means that you miss out on a lot of quality English classics. This is one of those authors that I wish I'd discovered in my teens.
Robin LaFevers - I have yet to read any further than Grave Mercy, but I really enjoyed it so hopefully in 2016, I'll finish the rest of LaFevers' work.
Patricia C Wrede - I had so much fun with Dealing with Dragons! So.Much.Fun. It was a quick fantasy read that didn't skimp on quality characters and world-building.
Patrick Ness - I was gifted A Monster Calls last year and man did that story every stick with me. I need to read more Patrick Ness so in 2016 I plan on finally reading The Knife of Never Letting Go.
Kristi Charish - Another debut author that didn't fail to impress. Kristi Charish combined Urban Fantasy with a female Indiana Jones. What's not to love?!