Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Favorite New-to-Me Authors

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Top Ten Tuesdays are back! (Well, technically they were never gone; the people over at The Broke and the Bookish were still doing them. I just stopped for NaNo.) This week's theme is Top Ten Favorite New-to-Me Authors of 2013. As a note, my list is in no particular order.
  1. R. J. Larson. I like that she didn't use a medieval-ish setting like many fantasy authors and instead set her books in a world similar to the Old Testament time period. I also enjoyed finding all the different Bible stories she took inspiration from, since she used a lot of the less well-known ones.
  2. Marissa Meyer. I love remade fairy tales and I love sci-fi, and combining them was absolute genius. Plus, she does NaNoWriMo! How awesome is that?
  3. Christopher Healy. His Hero's Guide books, are hilarious. I read them, loved them, and then gave them to my little sister, who also loved them. One of my favorite parts was the little quotes at the beginning of each chapter. 
  4. Shannon Hale. I just read The Princess Academy today and really liked it, though not as much as (most of) the Books of Bayern. She does a very good job of really getting you inside a character's head. (Which can be a bad thing if you don't like the main character, but if you do like him/her, it's excellent.)
  5. Veronica Roth. Why did I not read the Divergent trilogy before? It's way less depressing than The Hunger Games, and seems to have a much better tone. It's not a specifically Christian book, but I could definitely tell that Veronica Roth is a Christian.
  6. Patrick Carr. Yes, I finally read A Cast of Stones and it was pretty awesome. Now I need to get A Hero's Lot from the library. I'm glad that the third book is apparently coming out in January.
  7. Angie Sage. If you like fantasy, you have to read the Septimus Heap series. I discovered it this summer through some friends on the Underground (who actually don't know they recommended it to me), and loved it! It's exciting, with lots of twists, but there's also quite a bit of humor, which keeps it from getting too dark.
And that's it. Hope you enjoyed my post!
-Sarah

6 comments:

  1. How cool! I didn't know Veronica Roth is a Christian. Maybe someday I'll read those books.

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  2. Ah, so you read A Cast of Stones. I recommended it to you, I remember. :) Was that the first time you heard about it?

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    1. No, a friend of mine from my Bible Study had told me about it before then, and I actually got it when it was free on Kindle back in the summer, but I hadn't gotten around to reading it before now. But I figured that since several people seemed to like it so much, I should hurry up and read it.

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  3. Wow! I love Shannon Hale. I've read all of her books. And Christopher Healy. I think The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw comes out in April.

    -Samantha
    http://youngwriterscafe.wordpress.com/

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    1. It does? AWESOMENESS! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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