Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors I Read in 2017

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

Of course I read quite a few new authors this last year but these are the top ten that made the biggest impression on me! They are in no particular order and I will link to the reviews I have of their books.

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10.) Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give)

After reading the amazing masterpiece that is “The Hate U Give” I am fully prepared to read anything and everything Angie Thomas writes! While I was reading I could not believe that this was her debut novel, she definitely writes like a seasoned pro.

(You can read my full review here)


9.) Pierce Brown (Red Rising)

Why did it take me so long to read his books?! Why?! There is such a wonderful blend of twists, fantasy, sci-fi, and just overall emotions in this book. He wrote such excellent characters and I fell in love with them! I am ready for more heartbreak, bring on the rest of the trilogy!

(You can read my full review here)


8.) Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes)

Once again I am ashamed that I didn’t read this book immediately because it was amazing. The world that Sabaa Tahir created is brutal, shocking, and full of twists but there are also hints of magic and fantastic characters. I’m not only really excited to read the sequel (and rest of the series) but also anything she writes in the future as well.

(You can read my full review here)


7.) Jen Wilde (Queens of Geek)

Not my usual genre whatsoever as it is not only contemporary but also romance, however, it was fantastic. There was loads of diversity, I found the anxiety rep to be on point, lots of geekiness, and in general just a great book. I am really excited to read her upcoming book “The Brightsiders” and anything else she writes!

(You can read my full review here)


6.) Mackenzi Lee (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue)

While I do own another of Lee’s books, “This Monstrous Thing”, this was the first book I have read by her. This book was incredibly well written, fast paced, and downright fun! Her characters had a ton of personality and I’m very excited for her future books.

(You can read my full review here)


5.) Hillary Monahan (The Hollow Girl & Mary: The Summoning)

I actually read two books by Monahan this year because one was an ARC and the other was for Halloween! However, after reading “The Hollow Girl” I knew I would want to read her other books and was not disappointed with either of them. She definitely knows how to write horror well!

(You can read my full review of “The Hollow Girl” here)

(You can read my full review of “Mary: The Summoning” here)


4.) Margaret Rogerson (An Enchantment of Ravens)

I am so happy I decided to pick up this debut novel because Rogerson’s writing is so lyrical and beautiful! She also created a wonderful fantasy world in such a short amount of pages, I am excited to see what else she will come up with!

(You can read my full review here)


3.) Amanda Hocking (Between the Blade and the Heart)

This was such a fast paced, fun read that was filled to the brim with great mythologies and world building. I’m not only excited to continue this series but also to check out Hocking’s other books as well.

(You can read my full review here)


2.) Olivia A. Cole (A Conspiracy of Stars)

I think I could gush about this book forever! The vivid and creative world building is some of the best I’ve seen especially in a sci-fi book, the creatures and planet were described so well and all of it’s unique! I am PUMPED to read the sequel and of course any of her future books too.

(You can read my full review here)


1.) Jodi Lynn Anderson (Tiger Lily)

I loved this book it was a very somber but beautiful retelling of Peter Pan and some of Anderson’s other books also sound very creative too. I think I’m more excited to see some more retellings from her though.

(You can read my full review here)

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Have you read any of these books before? What did you think?

Have you read anything by any of these authors before?

Who were some of your favorite new to you authors in 2017?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors I Read in 2017

  1. lalafulton January 2, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    This is a great list of authors!!! I love Angie Thomas and Pierce Brown! I’m so excited for his new book in the Red Rising series!!!! You caught up just in time!

    Here are my Top Ten

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  2. Kayla January 2, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Ember in the Ashes was so good. I keep hearing about Queens of Geek but haven’t picked it up yet.

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  3. Cam @ Camillea Reads January 2, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    I’d love to try Tiger Lily. It sounds interesting! I’m looking to pick up Mackenzi Lee’s books as well.

    In 2017, I came across so many new authors with some of my favourites being Katherine Arden, Anne Brontë, and Karin Slaughter

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  4. Aj @ Read All The Things! January 2, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    So many of these authors are on my TBR list. I have a Mackenzi Lee book sitting on my shelf right now, so hopefully I’ll read it soon.

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  5. 1girl2manybooks January 2, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Ooh you’ve reminded me that I still need to read A Torch Against the Night! I really liked an Ember in the Ashes, going to have to squeeze it into my reading pile.

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  6. Angelica (TheBookCoverGirls) January 2, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Great list! I’m so glad to see The Hate U Give on so many people’s list of favorites. I literally just finished A Conspiracy of Stars like a half hour ago and loved it! I can’t wait for the sequel!

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  7. Trisha Jenn Loehr January 2, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Ember in the Ashes, Red Rising, Queens of Geek, and Gentlemen’s Guide are all on my TBR! I must bump them up a little higher. Glad you liked them!

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  8. Kathy @ Books & Munches January 3, 2018 / 5:55 am

    I really need to check out Pierce Brown’s books. I’ve heard so much about them and people keep recommending them to me, haha.
    I liked The Gentleman’s Guide but Monty got on my nerves an aaaawful lot though! Looking forward to Felicity’s novel since I love that girl.

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  9. Marie January 3, 2018 / 9:30 am

    This is such a great list! I loved Angie Thomas’ debut and can’t want to read anything she writes next. I also fell in love with An Ember in the Ashes, can’t wait to continue with this incredible series!! 🙂

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  10. Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader January 3, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Angie Thomas is definitely a new favorite of mine! 😄 Pierce Brown is an old favorite of mine, so I’m glad to see you loved his book! I’m hoping to read The Hollow Girl and Gentleman’s Guide this year; I’m pretty sure I’ll love them both! ❤️

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  11. Veronika Éles January 3, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I’m so incredibly happy I got to discover Angie Thomas and Jen Wilde this year! Both of them wrote such amazing books that it’s truly hard to believe these were their debuts. Ooh, and Mackenzie Lee!! The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was fantastic, and I cannot wait for the next in the series. I planned to read Pierce Morgan and Hillary Monahan’s books in 2017, but I failed miserably. Definitely need to get to them this year, because their works seem so promising. Great list! 🙂

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