Ten New Authors I Can’t Believe I Just Discovered

Posted December 6, 2016 by Adalyn in Top Ten Tuesday / 13 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten New to Me Authors in 2016. I’ve discovered so many wonderful new authors this year, so it was hard to narrow this list down to just ten.


I’ve only read one book by Ruta Sepetys and that was Salt to the Sea, but it was amazing! Salt to the Sea was incredibly heartbreaking and beautiful. I read it back when it came out around February and have been itching to get my hands on her other books since.


Again, I’ve only read one book by Emery Lord and that was When We Collided. It wasn’t the best book, but that didn’t mean I enjoyed it any less. And I’ve talked about this before, but I loved the close knit relationship with Jonah and his sibling. Plus the small town gave me a total West-Coast Stars Hollow feel.


Kerri Maniscalco‘s Stalking Jack the Ripper was basically everything I’ve ever wanted in a book. Not only is it set in my favorite time period, the Victorian Era, but the main character is also being taught autopsy. How cool is that? Plus. she totally stands up for women and their limited rights in her time.


Yup, I didn’t read Harry Potter until just this year. I immediately felt immersed in the enchanting world JK Rowling created. These books have been some of my favorites since I read them last spring. I used to think Harry Potter was dumb, but now I totally regret that. Of all my new authors on this list, JK Rowling has to be my favorite.


The Wrath and the dawn by Renee Ahdieh is probably one of my top ten reads this year. It was absolutely wonderful. I loved every bit of it. Though it wasn’t the best, the second book was really good as well. Ahdieh’s beautiful poetic writing is amazing.


This summer, I finally read Morgan Rhodes’ Falling kIngdoms and really enjoyed it! Though I have yet to read the third book, I’ve been loving the first two. They aren’t the best books, but still very complex and interesting. I’m excited to get my hands on the other books in this series.


After reading The Raven Boys in September, I’ve fallen in love with Maggie Stiefvater and her wonderful books. I just finished The Raven King and loved it so so much. I’m very anxious to start reading her other series and the Scorpio Races. If you still haven’t read a Maggie Stiefvater book, what are you doing? (Okay, but you really need to read one of her books.)


At this point, I think you all know how much I loved this author trio’s My Lady Jane. Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows wrote a hilarious book about the story of Lady Jane Grey. I loved every bit of it! Also, it turns out they plan on writing more books about famous Janes in history. Sign me up!

What are some authors you were introduced to this year? Do we share any in common? Also, do you have any new authors not on this list you recommend I check out? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to link your TTT post as well!

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  2. “The Start of Me and You” (Emery Lord) was one of my favorite reads the year it debuted. Sadly for all my gushing, I’ve not read more from Emery, but her books are high on my must list. 🙂 Great list, Adalyn – and thank you so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

  3. Ah, such an amazing list! I’m so happy that you love J.K. Rowling 🙂 Oh, and Renee Ahdieh and Maggie Stiefvater both have such an amazingly beautiful writing style <3 Emery Lord and Ruta Sepetys are high up on my TBR.

    • Adalyn

      I’m so happy that I finally read Harry Potter and fall in love with JK Rowling’s works! Isn’t there writing just the best? That’s partially what made me fall in love with them so much! I hope you get to some of their books soon, and enjoy them. 🙂

  4. You have some amazing authors on your list! I’ve read The Wrath and the Dawn this year too, but I didn’t like it that much :/ I’m still incredibly excited for her next book, though! And I LOVED My Lady Jane!
    Here is my TTT post!

    • Adalyn

      Aren’t they just the best? I really liked The Wrath and the Dawn and the second one was good, but a bit of a step down, if you ask me. 🙁 The Moth in the Flame (correct me if I’m wrong on the title) sounds like it is going to be amazing! My Lady Jane is one of my favorites, I could go on and on about it!

  5. Ruta Sepetys and Renee Ahdieh are on my list, too! I read two Ruta Sepetys books – Salt to the Sea and Out of the Easy – and while I didn’t absolutely love either of them, I thought they were both really good and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more books by her in the future. And I’m so excited for Renee Ahdieh’s new book next year! If it’s half as good as The Wrath & the Dawn, I’m going to love it.

    I love Emery Lord! I’ve read all of her books so far, and the one that’s coming out next year looks like it’s going to be so good! I think my favorite of hers is The Start of Me and You. It’s so hard to pick a favorite when I like all of them so much, but I read The Start of Me and You more than a year ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. I want to reread it soon!

    • Adalyn

      I’ve been waiting to get my hands on Out of the Easy for so long, but other books just keep getting in the way. 🙁 And I totally agree! Her next book is going to be AMAZING! I’m excited for Emery Lord’s new books next year, and I’ve had The Start of Me and You on my TBR for awhile, I just haven’t gotten to it.