I’ve been playing a lot of series catch-up lately so I haven’t been reading nearly as many debut authors as I’d like. Instead, I’ve been tackling the daunting task of reading the 6 Kate Daniels books (I’m getting there, I’m on #4!) and I also recently started Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series which is also six installments deep already.
However, there are two new-ish authors that fit the bill and one of them is BEC McMASTER. Her first steampunk release came out last September and her second book, Heart of Iron just hit shelves yesterday (I’ll be reviewing it later this week). I don’t typically read a lot of steampunk but that may soon change as I absolutely ADORED her world-building and characters, so much so actually that I will definitely be picking up more titles in this genre.
The second new-to-me author that I discovered this year is A.G. HOWARD. Again, I find myself reading outside my typical genres with some YA in this case. I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan so when I came across Splinttered I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to listen to Howard’s spin-off version. I loved the imagery and revisiting a few old characters made new again. Her second release in this series, Unhinged is coming out in early 2014 and I fully intend to read it as well. Plus, her gorgeous covers are designed by the fab Nathalia Suellen and I’m a sucker for awesome artwork.
So there you have it, sometimes it’s good to read outside your go-to genres because you just never know, you might discover something truly awesome like I did!
Maegan Beaumont. Although not the genre you normally review here, her debut novel Carved in Darkness is one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time.
My Review http://j9books.blogspot.ca/2013/03/maegan-beaumont-carved-in-darkness.html
It’s good to read outside your usual genres sometimes. You never know what you’ll find!
I fell in love with Cecy Robson’s The Weird Girls series…four sisters who have been cursed with supernatural abilities just trying to live as normal as a life as possible. But when they move to Lake Tahoe they get into all sorts of trouble with vamps, witches and the local wolf pack (and there’s some spice with the pack).
I also just found Larissa Reinhart and her Cherry Tucker Mystery series. Not a standard genre I read, but it is a lot of fun (more chick-lit with a mystery angle)
I’ve heard good things about Cecy Robson’s series. Maybe I’ll check it out if I have the chance.
I LOVED Splintered dude!!! I haven’t read hardly any debuts either… In fact I can’t think of even one! O_o
Apparently I’m a tard and can’t fill out the comment form like a normal person! 😉 What is “The B”?? I can think of a few interpretations I suppose… Lol
Haha maybe you just need to have another cup of coffee? 😉
LOVE her books! ♥
I loooved Splintered! Another debut I really liked was Debra Driza’s Mila 2.0.
But you’re right, I’ve seen lots of debuts I’d love to check out but I haven’t actually read all that many :/
Glad to see Splintered getting some love! But yes, too many books and not enough time. It’s a never-ending battle.
The only debut author I have read is Cecy Robson, and I really loved her book and the prequel novella. I am just too busy reading all my series and favourite authors to have much time for new ones.
Adding new authors to the mix is always a challenge.