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While I read a lot of sequels and books by authors I know and love, I also ended up reading a lot of books by new-to-me authors last year. There are some I loved and am excited to read more of their works, but there are sadly others who I’m not sure if I’ll be returning to.

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1) Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars) – This was my favourite book of 2018 so I’m really glad I was introduced to this new author last year.

2) Sarah J. Mass (Throne of Glass) – I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read one of Mass’s books! I absolutely loved the first two books in the Throne of Glass series and I can’t wait to read more by her.

3) Marie Lu (The Young Elites) – Another author that’s been around for a while and I’ve only just read. The Young Elites was another favourite from last year.

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4) James Bowen (A Street Cat Named Bob) – I pretty much never read non-fiction, autobiographies or memoirs, but I love cats and loved the film adaptation of this. I’m glad I read the book as I found it really interesting.

5) George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones) – Finally started reading this series. One of the great things about it is Martin’s writing, I was really drawn in by his prose style.

6) Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy) – I’d heard of Vampire Academy but not really thought it would be my thing, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’m actually reading the sequel, Frostbite, right now.

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7) Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four) – I’ve watched the film many times so it took me a while to get round to reading the book (it’s never the same if you watch the film first). While I did enjoy it, I’m not sure if I’m going to read the rest of the series.

8) Melanie Cellier (The Princess Companion) – I didn’t have great expectations for this book, but was pleasantly surprised, and wouldn’t rule out reading more of Cellier’s books.

9) M. A. Bennett (S.T.A.G.S.) – I found this book disappointing, but recognised a good storyteller in Bennett, so I would give another of her books a go.

10) Meg Clothier (The Girl King) – I applaud Clothier for writing about such an unknown historical period. It was interesting to read about 12th Century Georgia. However the book didn’t meet its potential.

 

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