Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. This week, it’s about the new authors picked up in 2017. Sometimes there are authors whose work you don’t come across until like years later, but for some it’s their sophomore novel making waves and you getting interested in it. This list, obviously, doesn’t include any debut authors, but instead the top authors whose work I have read for the first time in the past year.

Cinda Williams ChimaCinda Williams Chima

When I started her Seven Realms quartet this year, it was because I was about to start the Shattered Realms and found out it is actually a spin-off to the former. And that led to an amazing world created by Chima! I devoured all 6 books in that universe, one after another – so fast! Her writing style is lush with details, but doesn’t come across as too heavy, and the books don’t rely on romance even though it is an important plot point for the Seven Realms series.

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1) The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2) The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3) The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4) Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1) Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms, #2)

George R.R. MartinGeorge R R Martin

It took me about half a year, but I finally read all five main books in A Song of Fire and Ice in 2017. Whew! I know people are clamoring for Winds of Winter to drop soon, but I’m like – I’m fine. It is okay. These books are really mind-boggling, slow-paced and there are too many character names to keep track of!

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

S.J. KincaidS J Kincaid

It was also the year when I finally read The Diabolic and The Empress – and I am impressed by the dystopic space fantasy that she created. The sequel, especially, was emotionally grueling, and I am so ready to get my heart broken in the final book of that trilogy. But until that one arrives, I think I will also check out her other works (Insignia is on my TBR) this year!

The Diabolic (The Diabolic #1) The Empress (The Diabolic, #2)

Emily SkrutskieEmily Skrutskie

Her Abyss series is such an underrated one! Like, 10 minutes into the first book and I was already invested in the huge sea-beast Bao, and the main character Cass, and the bond between them (gentle sea monsters are my kryptonite, what can I say). And there is this awesome hate-to-love romance. Like, these books had my heart, ya’ll.

The Abyss Surrounds Us The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us, #2)

Susan EeSusan Ee

I don’t know why I put off reading her Penryn and the End of Days trilogy so long – they were good and entertaining. And delightfully dark and full of action and angels, without angst.

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days, #3)

Alice OsemanAlice Oseman

I had been missing out on some amazingly written characters when I was not reading Solitaire. This year, I finally read it, along with Radio Silence, and my, was I impressed with the characterization! Oseman just reaches into the heart of every character and builds stories around it.

Solitaire Radio Silence

Samantha ShannonSamantha Shannon

Okay, I’ll admit a big part of my avoiding reading The Bone Season was because it is slated to be a 7(!)-book series, and right now, only the first two (and a companion book) are out. I will most definitely be in for a long long wait for the conclusion of this saga, but I saw it pop up on my Scribd and I was like, what the hell, I can always reread closer to the sequel releases. And I definitely don’t regret the decision – Scion London is a vastly imagined place to explore and I am excited to uncovering it book by book! I plan to read The Mime Order this year.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)  On the Merits of Unnaturalness

Sarah KuhnSarah Kuhn

Kuhn gave us two amazing POC heroines in The Heroine Complex series, along with loads of humor, action, and deep friendship. I was delighted to read it.

Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex #1)  Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex, #2)

Which authors did you read for the first time in 2017?

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

  1. This is a great list! I also read Cinda Williams Chima for the first time last year and I totally fell in love with her writing 😀 And congratulations on reading ASOIAF! The books are amazing but so long 😛

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