Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel


Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's theme is Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel or Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author's Debut Novel.  I elected to go with the first option.  Below are 2014 or 2015 debut authors that I'm excited to see more from in the future.  Here we go, in alphabetical order:


Courtney Alameda - I loved her foray into horror and I'm really looking forward to Pitch Dark.


Victoria Aveyard - While I wasn't 100% thrilled with Red Queen, I'm still hoping to continue the series with Glass Sword.


Moira Fowley-Doyle - I haven't heard of anything upcoming from this author yet, but I need more of her writing after The Accident Season.


Robin Herrera - There hasn't been any announcements of forthcoming work, but based on the strength of the above pictured MG novel I'm definitely interested.


Melissa Grey - The Girl at Midnight was so much fun and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, The Shadow Hour.


Lee Kelly - If you haven't read City of Savages, you're really missing out on one of the best post apocalyptic reads of the year and I can't wait to see  A Criminal Magic which is already being compared to The Night Circus.


Dawn Kurtagich - If you like psychological horror, this author did a fantastic job with The Dead House.  I'm already excited for the release of The Creeper Man.


David Lagercrantz - I know, I know.  This doesn't quite fit the criteria, but I'm including him here for his "debut" with this series.


Levi Stack - This debut author's first novel definitely deserves more attention but I'm really looking forward to the sequel, The Magic Trick.


Sabaa Tahir - No way I could miss including this author!  I can't describe how much I can't wait to dig in to A Torch Against the Night!

So what do you think of this week's list?  Do we share any authors or have any recommendations for me?  All comments are very much appreciated and I try to respond to everyone.

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  1. I enjoyed Red Queen, even though there were parts that were pretty generic and the twist near the end wasn't that big of a surprise to me, and am looking forward to reading it's sequel.

    I am really looking forward to The Shadow Hour, it's on my list too.

    If there was any book that's not coming out for a while that I wish I could time travel to read, it would be the sequel to An Ember in the Ashes. That book was my favorite of the year. (so far, I mean I have yet to read Winter and Frozen Tides, and I still haven't read Queen of Shadows; so that could change, though unlikely)

    My TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. Red Queen was fun, but it wasn't overly original or creative. I am looking forward to seeing what she does in the next installment. The sequel to An Ember in the Ashes was on genie list a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I chose Sabaa Tahir and Moira Fowley-Doyle as well! I loved their books. You have some books on here I haven't heard of but they look great!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/top-ten-debut-authors-who-have-me.html

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    1. I love their writing styles and I'm looking forward to whatever they do next.

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  3. Great list! I'm happy to see some of the authors I chose on your list too:-) I'm super excited to read The Dead House, I've heard great things about it!

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  4. I really wanted to read the City of Savages, it looks really good and I've heard a lot of good things about it. You have a great list!

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  5. Great list! I really want to read Shutter, it sounds interesting and the cover is absolutely amazing!

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    1. It's so good - makes me wish it wasn't a standalone!

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  6. Great list! I'm also a big fan of Sabaa Tahir and I'm excited to read her next book :)

    Joan @ Fiddler Blue

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  7. I haven't read any of these, but the covers are gorgeous! So it appears you liked the new Lisbeth Salander novel? I wasn't sure with a new author taking over. Did it feel like the original series?

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    1. I did - I mean, it wasn't quite the same but I was glad to hear from the characters. My review will be coming soon.

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  8. I love Red Queen. I’m so looking forward to reading its sequel.

    I heard a lot about The Accident Season on BookTube, I have been meaning to check it out.

    The Girl at Midnight is one of the many books on my every growing TBR.

    I also, want to read The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

    An Ember in the Ashes is another book on my TBR.

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by our blog.

    -Shon @ Tangled ‘N’ Books

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    1. Thanks for visiting mine as well and Happy Reading!

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  9. I've been interested in An Ember in the Ashes, looks like a very promising debut.

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    1. Very much so and I hope you will enjoy it! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  10. Great list. You have a few books on here that I have read and enjoyed myself. I think I am also going to have to add a few of these to my Christmas wishlist, it looks like I have missed out on some great debuts recently. I am especially excited to read An Ember in the Ashes, I have heard so many good things about that one. Here’s my TTT.

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    1. Happy reading and thanks very much for sharing!

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  11. Shutter, no idea what it’s about but OMG the cover is awesomely creepy and I need to know more about it. I’m excited to know what happens next for Red Queen and how it moves forward plus the covers are so beautiful. An Ember in the Ashes, might be my favorite book on the list and the one I’ve seen the most on the other pages but one I’m curious about is The Girl at Midnight, I’ve seen the cover around but haven’t heard many specifics but seeing it on here I might need to see it more. My Top Ten

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    1. Essentially Shutter is about a team of ghost hunters taking on the most powerful one they've every come across. Happy reading! :)

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  12. I neeeed to get round to reading An Ember in the Ashes!

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  13. I cannot wait to read Red Queen. I've heard so-so reports of its, but it sounds and looks like a total "me book," hence I'm curious about it. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon, Lauren.

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  14. Hope is a Ferris Wheel- That cover!!! I've been looking for more MG so I'm going to have to look for that one. Also The Accident Season has been on a lot of lists, so I think I'm going to read it too! Thanks for stopping by my list :)

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for stopping by mine as well.

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  15. I have The Red Queen sitting on my bookshelf and I keep meaning to pick it up but then new, shiny library books come in. I really NEED to make time for it.
    The sequel to An Ember in the Ashes is going to be pretty epic as well!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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    1. I have that problem too with shiny new books. I can't wait for Tahir's sequel!

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  16. I haven't read The City of Savages, but I think I need to add it to my TBR now. Nice list this week!

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  17. I still really need to read several of these! Especially Shutter! That one looks SO good! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  18. I've requested The Accident Season from my library, so I'm hoping it comes in soon. I have heard great things about it! I will have to get on the hype ban wagon and read An Ember in the Ashes soon. Glad to see you enjoyed those two!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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    1. May your holds arrive soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I almost put Shutter on my list but I had to narrow the list down

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  20. I've had The Accident Season my shelf for a while now. I wanted to read it during October for Halloween but didn't get around to it. I'll have to bump it up my list now that I've seen great reviews of it! I heard about Hope is a Ferris Wheel a while ago but kind of forgot about it. I'm glad that your post reminded me!

    Jenna @ Reading with Jenna

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  21. I'm glad I could refresh your memory. I hope you like them.

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  22. Great list! I still haven't read An Ember in the Ashes, so I'm definitely missing out.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  23. I can't believe I still haven't read An Ember in the Ashes or The Girl at Midnight. I need to, asap. Great list. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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  24. i felt the SAME way about Red Queen. It was good but the ending is what made me look forward to the next book so much because of that cliff hanger/surprise at the end of Red Queen! great post this week Lauren! and thanks for checking out my TTT this week at Wholly-Books!

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  25. I've been looking forward to reading Dawn Kurtagich's novel - I nearly bought it a few months ago but I hadn't heard anything about it, but now everyone is raving about it and I feel like I've missed out!
    I've been avoiding Red Queen because I heard too much about it too quickly, but I'm probably going to start the series when Glass Sword is finally released.

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    1. Well, I hope you like them, especially The Dead House. :)

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  26. LOVED The Accident Season! And I really need to read Red Queen, Shutter, and The Dark House ASAP! And good call with Lee Kelly, I don't know how I forgot her. Oops! Great list :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Glad to see someone else who liked Lee Kelly! Thanks for sharing! :)

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