Top Ten Tuesday, new-to-me authors I read in 2014

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s list:

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

Think the year 2014 will be the year I went outside my comfort zone and tried new authors and in some way even new genres (at least sub-genres).
The ten that comes first to mind is as follows:

1. Jodie Meadows (Incarnate).
This year I stared with the wonderful, magical and almost poetic Incarnate and I fell love with Jodie Meadows beautiful writing. I read a couple of review on some book blogs and together with an awesome front cover I just had to give it a try.
2. A.G. Howard (Splintered).
This is another book with an awesome cover, and as it was a retelling of the classic Alice in wonderland, how could I possibly resist. It is truly a stunning, peculiar, odd and somewhat disturbed (in a good way) story!
3. Veronica Roth (Divergent)
I’ve sort of missed when everyone seemed to read all in the Divergent series, so I waited for the movie and then picked up the book, now the long wait for the Insurgent movie so I can read that book as well.
4. Dan Wells (Partials)
I can’t really remember what made me pick up this one, think I might have seen some recommendation on Goodreads. But I’m happy that I did, just love it. A post-apocalyptic world, walking in the ruins of NY, the human race at a threshold, survival and sacrifice, with conspiracy’s and a kick-ass female lead, can’t really go wrong with that.
5. Ramez Naam (Nexus)
Did some browsing at the local sci-fi shop, looking for something new and different to read, it’s been ages since I read a cyberpunk novel and this one really surprised me and in a good way.
6. Anne Greenwood Brown (Lies Beneath)
Never, ever I thought I would read a book about mermaids! I couldn’t imagine that I would like it as much as I did. Love this series!
7. Courtney Walker (On the fringe)
A ghost and YA love story, not my normal cup of tea, but I liked it, and it was a nice change of pace to read a standalone novel.
8. Michelle Hodkin (the Unbecomming of Mara Dyer)
There have been quite a mixed of reviews, both good ones and a lot of not so good. But the cover is so breathtaking and the book, well it wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I liked it.
9. Kimberly Derting (the Body Finder)
This one is one of those books just sitting on my to-read-list for what feelt like ages, why did it take so long for me to discover this charming paranormal YA series.
10. Heather Anastasiu (Glitch)
Besides a cool cover I liked the story, future dystopian society, sort of a young adult version of Georg Orwells 1984 mixed with the movie Equilibrium.

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