2019 Wrap-up | Favorite Debuts & New-to-Me Authors!

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 (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)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 (The Kiss Quotient, #1)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.

CirceCirce 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 FloatHow 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.

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | Such a fun series!!!! It’s like pure entertainment and escapism and I couldn’t put it down.

Red, White & Royal BlueRed, 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 SixDaisy 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.

RomanovRomanov 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.

Our Year in Love and PartiesOur Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup | I thought the story format was great – I loved seeing a relationship develop at four parties over a year. It was really sweet and really cute.

A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, #1)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.

SadieSadie by Courtney Summers | This is the perfect book to read in one sitting. It’s an incredible character driven story with a wonderful audio format that elevates the experience.

American Royals (American Royals, #1)American Royals by Katharine McGee | I read this at the perfect time for me to fall in love with it. I was looking for drama filled contemporary/romance books and it was just what I wanted.

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!


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