Top Ten Tuesday:New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

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Well I didn’t do Top Ten Tuesday last week but this week’s “theme” is something I can actually do! Sometimes I don’t have enough answers to do ten but new to me favorite authors I read this year? I can do that.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

So feel free to join in the fun!

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10.) Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

Renee Ahdieh








This year I read Renee Ahdieh’s debut novel “The Wrath & The Dawn” and let me tell you guys it was amazing. As you all probably know by now I am not a romance fan…at all really and this book is all about that romance. It did a great job of thawing my cold heart, quite the task if you ask me. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the sequel as well as anthing else this fabulous lady writes!

You can check out my review of “The Wrath & The Dawn” here.


9.) Rin Chupeco

The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well, #1)

Rin Chupeco








I’m not easily scared with books or movies these days, exposure to such things when I was younger left me with a high tolerance to scares. But man oh man did Rin Chupeco’s book scare the shit out of me, quite the accomplishment for a horror book! I have the sequel on my bookshelf and I’ll definitely be reading more of her work.

You can check out my review for “The Girl From The Well” here.


8.) Marcus Sedgwick

MidwinterbloodMarcus Sedgwick








I’ve always heard tons of good things about Sedgwick’s books but also that they’re a little…different. So I was pretty happy when my library had a copy of this book “Midwinterblood” and it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It’s really too hard to explain but I’m glad I decided to give Sedgwick a try. His writing is truly unique.

You can check out my (insufficient) review for “Midwinterblood” here.


7.) Christina Henry


I actually don’t really think I’d be too interested in reading Henry’s other series,Black Wings, but I definitely loved “Alice”. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the sequel for this one though.

You can check out my review of “Alice” here.


7.) Laini Taylor

Lips Touch: Three TimesLaini Taylor

I know what you’re thinking, “You haven’t read Laini Taylor until NOW?”. But hey give me a break! I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to reading anything by her before myself! Laini definitely has a very unique writing style and her ideas are VERY original. I need to really get my butt in gear and read her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series!

You can check out my review of “Lips Touch: Three Times” here (there’s pictures!).


5.) Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Once again I can’t believe how long it took me to discover this author! Kendare Blake is awesome, that’s pretty much all there is to it. “Anna Dressed in Blood” was scary, gory, and hilarious all at the same time! I’ve got to get my hands not only on the sequel but also her Goddess War series.

You can check out my review for “Anna Dressed in Blood” here.


4.) Cat Winters

The Steep and Thorny Way

This is another author I’ve heard TONS of great things about, and yet I haven’t read any of her books! I received “The Steep & Thorny Way” via Netgalley and holy crap was it amazing! Cat Winters has an absolutely beautiful writing style and she blends historical fiction with a little bit of the paranormal so well. I need to get my hands on her other three books NOW.

My review for this ARC will be up either later today or tomorrow!


3.) Joe Abercrombie

Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)Joe Abercrombie

Since I’ve finished every available book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series I’ve been looking for another fantasy author that can bat in the same league as George R.R. Martin. As a result I found Joe Abercrombie and his Shattered Sea series! This is his YA series and it’s definitely a must read for any fan of Martin’s. I can’t wait to finish this series and dive into his “adult” fantasy series The First Law.

You can check out my review for “Half a King” here (I’ll warn you it’s one of my very FIRST reviews and it kind of sucks….).


2.) V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)Victoria Schwab

V.E. Schwab is a literary genius, I love her! After reading this I now need to read everything she’s written. I’ve looked up her other books on Goodreads and they all sound super interesting and original. I own “Vicious” and have yet to read it but I’m also really interested in her Archived series. So much Schwab and so little time……..

You can check out my very poorly done review of “A Darker Shade of Magic” here. (It was my very FIRST review so that’s why it’s not very good….)


1.) Patrick Ness

A Monster CallsThe Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

Why haven’t I read Patrick Ness before?! Why?! He’s probably one of the greatest authors I’ve read, his writing is beautiful, emotional, and wonderful! They are utter perfection! I gave both of these books a full 5 stars! I can’t wait to finish the Chaos Walking series and see what else Mr. Ness has in store for me.

You can check out my reviews for both “A Monster Calls” here and “The Knife of Never Letting Go” here.

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That wraps up this weeks TTT, hope you guys liked it!

Are there any authors on my list that you read for the first time this year as well? Feel free to link your TTT in the comments too!

The Sassy

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday:New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

  1. Caitlin Stern December 8, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    I loved The Wrath and the Dawn. Retellings are a favorite of mine, and you don’t find truly original ones too often!

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    • thesassygeek December 8, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      If retellings are a favorite of yours you must really know your stuff then! I’m glad to know The Wrath & The Dawn is among the good ones for you, haha! I loved it so much, such an amazing story. πŸ™‚


  2. A Stranger's Guide to Novels December 8, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    This list contains many authors that I haven’t really heard of accept for a couple. I’ve been meaning to read Wrath of the dawn for AAAGESS now!

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    • thesassygeek December 8, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      I definitely recommend all of these authors, and The Wrath & The Dawn is an excellent book! If you’re interested in it I definitely recommend reading it ASAP, haha πŸ™‚


  3. Emily Witt December 9, 2015 / 1:14 am

    It seems there are a few of us all questioning why it’s taken so long to get around to reading Patrick Ness! I’ve read five of his books over the past few weeks, but after finishing Chaos Walking yesterday, I’ve realised I need to take a break before I let him crush my heart to pieces again.

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    • thesassygeek December 9, 2015 / 4:25 am

      Oh definitely! His books get extremely emotional I could only handle a few at a time! πŸ™‚


  4. Belle Celine December 9, 2015 / 3:35 am

    You have amazing taste in books. I love Laini Taylor’s style, and so many of these are on my tbr list!

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    • thesassygeek December 9, 2015 / 4:26 am

      Well thank you! I need to get reading more of Laini Taylor’s books and I definitely recommend all of these books on here so you have great taste in books as well according to your tbr apparently, haha πŸ™‚

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  5. Stephanie December 10, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Quite a few of these are on my TBR! V.E. Schwab is amazing! I read both ADSOM and Vicious this year, and bought The Archived, so hopefully I’ll get to that one soon πŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek December 10, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      I know right? I’ve only read ADSOM so far and I know I’ll love her other works, I need to read Vicious soon. What did you think of that one?


      • Stephanie December 10, 2015 / 10:01 pm

        I loved it! It was different than I was expecting, but it was absolutely brilliant!

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      • thesassygeek December 10, 2015 / 10:12 pm

        Great! I can’t wait to read it then and discuss it with you, haha. Thanks Stephanie! πŸ™‚

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