Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish
.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right?
This week’s theme is
Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year
OK, we all know I want ALL
the books, so this week I am cheating, changing the theme and following up with my Top Ten (ish) New to Me Authors from 2015
post where I eliminated debut authors to get to 10(ish). I promised they would get their own dedicated list, so here it is this week!
The Shards of Heaven was an incredibly fun historical fantasy that really made me appreciate the time(set after Ceasar’s death). It also had a bit of an Indiana Jones feel and the magic was woven into the plot wonderfully. Highly recommend.
I absolutely loved A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. It really makes me question why I’ve not read more space operas. It also has me checking to figure out when her next book is. I can’t wait to get back to this story!
Sorcerer to the Crown was such a wonderful reading experience. It’s full of etiquette and manners and a female protagonist that likes to fly in the face of all that is ‘proper’ when she needs to. She is resourceful and outspoken and really just a blast. It was also a great book for exploring how minorities have to work to break through social boundaries and not let others expectations limit what they strive to achieve.
Grace of Kings was not a short, fast or easy read. But I found it to be an absolutely beautiful and legendary story. Liu’s style of story telling is very unique and creates a more grandiose feel to the world and story. I highly recommend checking him out if you have not already.
This book was released in 2014, but was new to me this year. This is one of the most memorable post-apocalyptic stories I’ve read. It featured wonderful characters that made me really care about the story. Loved it, and highly recommend.
Maresca had not just one, but two different parallel series release this year. It was interesting reading another novel, and different style novel) in the same world and city. There fun little bits that tied the stories together, but really they were quite different. The Thorn of Dentonhill is a coming of age tale set within a magic school. And A Murder of Mages is a detective story. Both are really fun reads.
Jason Denzel – Author of Mystic
In the grand scheme of things, I really don’t read many books that are labeled YA. But I have found there are some out there that I really enjoy. Mystic was a fast, addictive read that left me wishing I had my hands on the next book. I loved the strong female protagonist and am looking forward to reading what she does in future books.
The Dead House was fantastically creepy and haunting. It’s one of those books that leads you to wonder just how trust worthy the narrator is. Really enjoyed it.
He had not just one, but two books published this year! And the magic system in these books is so unique and fascinating. By design it has such wonderful flexibility for what people can do with tis.
Stephen Aryan – Author of Battlemage
Battlemage is a bloody battle ridden book that is fun in the familiarities and interesting for its differences. The plot and story were undeniable enjoyable and exciting.
Fran Wilde – Author of Updraft
The world in Updraft was just a joy to read. It was exciting and took us soaring through the world wear people live in towers in the sky and travel by flight.