New to Me #Authors | 2017 Edition

New Authors I've Read 2017

Hey, Bookworms!

As book lovers, we tend to read a lot of books over the span of the year. Most times we read the author’s that we love, or that we have read in the past. But sometimes it’s nice to try new authors as well. I don’t just mean brand new debut authors, I also mean authors that have written books in the past and this is your first time picking one up from them.

Every year I try to diversify my reading with both favorite authors and new authors too. So I thought it would be fun to show you guys some of my favorite new to me authors from this year.

Let’s get started!

Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer)

Author 203Hi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out 🙂 Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages.

Strange the DreamerIt’s about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas.

Thanks for reading!!

Other Books by Laini Taylor:

Lexa Hillyer (Spindle Fire)

Lexa HillyerI’m the author of Spindle Fire (coming April 2017 from Harper!), Proof of Forever, and the poetry collection Acquainted with the Cold, which won the 2012 Foreword Book of the Year Award’s Gold Prize for Poetry.

Spindle FireI’m also the co-founder of creative development company Paper Lantern Lit. My poetry was anthologized in Best New Poets 2012, and appears in several journals. I live in Carroll Gardens with my husband, daughter, and a very skinny orange tree.

Other Books by Lexa Hillyer:

Proof of Forever

Joelle Charbonneau (Dividing Eden)

Joelle CharbonneauI am a storyteller at heart. I have performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children’s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area.

Dividing EdenWhile I’m happy to perform for an audience, I am equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use my experience from the stage to create compelling characters on the page. I am the author of the Rebecca Robbins mystery series (Minotaur Books), The Paige Marshall Glee Club mysteries (Berkley) and The Testing YA triology (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Other Books by Joelle Charbonneau:

Susan Dennard (Truthwitch)

Susan DennardSusan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. With a masters degree in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

TruthwitchShe is the author of the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch and Windwitch as well as the Something Strange & Deadly series. When not writing, she can be found slaying darkspawn on her Xbox or earning bruises at the dojo.

Other Books by Susan Dennard:

Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns)

Kendare BlakeSo, I write books. The Anna Dressed in Blood duo is horror, The Goddess War trilogy is mythology, and Sleepwalk Society is contemporary, because the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you, may not be right for some. Love to read, too.

Three Dark CrownsFiction, philosophy, good books, bad books, because you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have a stack of books and stuff. I mean, you’ve got to be adventurous. There’s more to life that what you’re living, so take a chance and face the wind.

There’s more coming soon like Scary Out There and THREE DARK CROWNS so don’t waste another minute on your cryin. We’re nowhere near the end.

Other Books by Kendare Blake:

Patrick Ness (Release)

Patrick NessPatrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England’s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian.

ReleaseHe has written many books, including the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Crash of Hennington, Topics About Which I Know Nothing, and A Monster Calls.

He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.

Other Books by Partick Ness:

Stephanie Perkins (There’s Someone Inside Your House)

Stephanie PerkinsHi, there! I’m Steph, and I wrote Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After.

There's Someone Inside Your HouseI also edited (and contributed a short story to) a romantic holiday anthology called My True Love Gave to Me and its companion anthology, Summer Days and Summer Nights. My next YA release is a horror novel called There’s Someone Inside Your House, which will be released Fall 2017.

Other Books by Stephanie Perkins:

Well there you have it. 7 New to Me Authors that I read in 2017. Have you guys read any of these author’s books before? Would they be worth checking out their older books? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig


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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

One thought on “New to Me #Authors | 2017 Edition”

  1. I ADORE Stephanie Perkins books. The Anna and the French Kiss series is so fluffy and cute. It completely reminded me of my time working in France and I just love when characters make cameos in follow up books with different MCs.


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