We’re continuing our 2019 wrap-up posts today with my favorite debut & new-to-me authors. I feel like I’ve definitely found some new favorite authors this year and I’m excited to share these with you!
Like the last post, I’ll link my reviews through the title and the goodreads page through the author’s name
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson | This was the first fantasy book I read in 2019 and I absoulutely loved it. It’s a series I’ve wanted to pick up for a while, so I’m happy that I enjoyed it so much. I thought the worldbuilding was great and I loved the characters and the romance!
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | I’ve read both of Helen Hoang’s book this year and I have such a great time with them! They’re a little steamy, but have wonderful family moments at their core that bring such warmth.
Circe by Madeline Miller | What absoultely lovely writing, mixed with complex and layered characters. Circe moved me in a way not many other books have this year – I felt the power of the story through my veins.
How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox | The writing has a hauntingly lyrical quality that perfectly contrasts to Biz’s stream of consciousness. There’s a lot of pain, but some beautiful friendships as well.
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | This title may be familiar to you because it was also on my DNF list, but after giving it another chance I was hooked. I’m such a sap and this story made me cry like twice, so I really had no choice but to include it here.
Daisy Jones & the debute by Taylor Jenkins Reid | I read Daisy Jones, fell in love, then proceeded to read every other TJR book I could get my hands on. I read her entire backlist except for Forever, Interrupted and I enjoyed them all. I can confidently say I will pick up anything she releases in the future.
Romanov by Nadine Brandes | I’m very picky about my historical fiction and I always like a little bit of magic, and this completely delivered. It was impressive how realsitic the actual histroy was even though there was a magical element. But the characters were so likable.
A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy | This is a book I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since I read it. While I loved the worldbuilding and characters in book 1, I can feel the potential for the rest of the series and it makes me so incredibly excited.
What were some of your favorite 2019 Debuts or new-to-you authors? Share yours below, and maybe I’ll have a new favorite in 2020!