Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New-To-Me Authors I read in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's Top Ten:

Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012
(Side note: We can't decide on any order..
so there isn't one! Just 10 new-to-me authors we now love!)
Author of the (Most popular) Lux Series and Covenant Series, She also has several other novels, and a few standalones. JLA is... I don't think there are enough words to describe how absolutely wonderful she is. We actually got a chance to meet her, this year too! Not only is she an amazing author, but she's so down to earth, kind-hearted, and super easy to talk to
 Jennifer has written two of my favorite series of the year, not to mention three of my favorite book boyfriends. Jennifer has had me laughing, sighing, and crying all year.-Kait
Author of Paper Towns, The fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska,  An abundance of Katherine and co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson. The Fault in our stars was just named Book Of the Year, by Times Magazine!

I know there are a ton of YA lovers who have been following JG for years, but I hadn't jumped on the bandwagon yet. This year I picked up The Fault in Our Stars and fell in love. John Green is going to be one of my favorite authors for years to come. -Kait

Author of the Slammed Series and Hopeless. Colleen has introduced us to one of the best bands ever. The Avett Brothers. Talented and a realist, Colleen delivers novels that will completely amaze you.

Colleen started my obsession with contemporary novels this year. Slammed was my absolute favorite book of the year, and it's sequel Point of Retreat was amazing. I will read any and everything that she writes. -Kait

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Abbi Glines
Author of the Sea Breeze series, Existence Series, and the Vincent Boys Series. 
Abbi doesn't disappoint. Her Sea Breeze series is engrossing[and damn steamy!], and each book gets better! She made me fall in love with death in the Existence series and I'm sure I will keep falling in love with her characters. -Kait
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 Author of Transcend, the Requiem series. and a few other books. 
After reading the hauntingly beautiful Transcend I knew that Christine Fonseca was a keeper. Her poetic writing style is gripping. One of my favorite things about Christine is the time she takes with her fans. She's an amazing author and person. -Kait
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Author of the most popular Beautiful series and Providence Series.  She is one of the best New Adult Authors out there. Her stories are brilliant and go straight to your heart!   -Beth
Jamie is pretty much a bookish household name after Beautiful Disaster blew up[LOVE TRAVIS!]. Her books are additive and emotional. Her Providence series is an all time favorite of mine as well. And I know I'm not the only one anxiously awaiting her next release! -Kait
Lauren Oliver

 Author of the Delirium series, Before I fall, and a few childrens books. 
When I read Delirium at the beginning of the year I was hooked on Lauren Oliver. I ran to the bookstore and bought Before I Fall and Pandemonium. I have loved each book as much, if not more, than the last. - Kait
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Author of the Hereafter Trilogy. When I first saw Hereafter, I wasn't sure how I was gonna feel about it. Then I read it. Holy Cow, did I love that story! Tara is currently on the 3rd novel in the trilogy (Elegy), and is expected to release June 4th, 2013. If you haven't read her novels yet, I highly suggest that you do! Especially if you're a fan of an amazing ghost story! - Beth
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Kelly Keaton

The Author of the Gods and Monsters series, and a just published Embers in a Dark forest. I'm here to tell you, even if you DIDN'T want to visit New Orleans, LA. You will now! The Gods and Monsters series is different and awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on her new novel, because she is seriouly talented! -Beth
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Kristi Cook  
The author of the Winterhaven series. Kristi is an amazing writer, and makes you fall in love again with Vampires. She is on her newest novel, the 3rd installment of the Winterhaven series, (Eternal) which is expected to release sometime in 2013.  If you haven't read the Winterhaven series, and would like a light read that involves Vampires and the paranormal, I recommend this series. -Beth
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  1. Great list! JLA is on mine too, I sooo love the Lux books :) And I would have put Kelly Keaton unto mine if I hadn't already read her in 2011. I really really hope there will be a third book in the Gods and Monsters series! I really liked Abbi Glines' Vincent Boys and want to read the Existence books soon...
    I'm going to check out some of your other picks now, thanks for sharing :)

    My TTT

  2. Thanks :D yes she is, I look forward to reading more books with her. I understand that you went to her Tara Hudson, I was also about to take her. Lauren Oliver, I have not read anything, but I need to read Delirium.

  3. I've been meaning to read John Green, I hear nothing but rave reviews on his stuff!(This is Katie from Words for Worms... I think blogger might hate me and want me to remain anonymous. Joke's on you, robots!)

  4. I really want to read SLAMMED! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/top-ten-favorite-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2012/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  5. I haven't read many of these nut I want to read them. I agree, Lauren Oliver is amazing! Devoured by Books

  6. Hi!
    Looking for Alaska by John Green is also amazing! I highly recommend it. I'm hoping to get the first book in the Lux series for Christmas! LOVE Colleen Hoover's books!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  7. I've only ever heard of John Green and haven't read any of his books yet. I've definitely noticed all the really great reviews of his work.

  8. John Green and Lauren Oliver are on a lot of people's lists today and I totally agree! Such wonderful authors. :D

  9. Great list! John Green is one I haven't checked out yet, but I really want to. Maybe he will be on my list next year, and I really want to read Transcend. Thanks for stopping by!

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