2012 has been a huge year in reading for me so far. I barely read anything for the last six years and in November 2011 I discovered Goodreads. I've read more books so far this year than the last six years combined, most likely even more.
With a huge increase in reading I was bound to find some new authors to enjoy. This is five of the authors I found and fell in love with this year!
1. Veronica Roth
I read both Divergent and Insurgent this year, both were read in less than a day each. I completely devoured them!! They are absolutely amazing! If you haven't checked out this series yet, you should!
2. Julie Kagawa
I will honestly say that I had not read a fey book until reading The Iron King. While I didn't fall in love with that book (I still really, really liked it!), by the time I got to The Iron Queen there was just no going back. I completely fell in love with her writing. I absolutely love Grimalkin, Ash and Ironhorse and will read these books again, many times. I also LOVED The Immortal Rules, I've discovered this year that I love dystopia, add some vampires and amazing writing and I'm hooked!
3. Richelle Mead
This summer I joined Jen @ JenRyland/YA Romantics, Steph @ The Fake Steph dot com and Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews for St. Vladmir's Summer School. We were joined by Lauren @ The Headless Owl soon after. I am so glad that I joined these ladies! If not I would still be procrastinating and wouldn't have read the amazing Vampire Academy series. I've already ordered Bloodlines and am waiting for it in the mail because I am now in love with Richelle Mead's writing and imagintaion.
4. Jackson Pearce
I've read two books by this lovely lady so far. One was Purity, which was hilarious and sad at the same time. I absolutely loved it. I laughed and cried so hard throughout the book. Luckily I was reading in front of a non-judgemental toddler. The other book I read was Fathomless, one of her fairy tale retellings. It was another one I loved. Her imagination is amazing. Ineed to read her other retellings.
5. Robin LaFevers
I'm a huge sucker for historical fiction, when I read the decription for Grave Mercy and saw that not only was is historical, but there was a kick butt female assassin as the protagonist.. I knew I had to read it. I'm glad I did because it was awesome! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
I just know there are more amazing authors out there waiting for me to discover them!
Have you found any new authors to love this year? Who are your favorites? Have you read any of these authors? How did you like them?