Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. Today’s topic is top ten debut authors who have you looking forward to their sophomore novels. I kind of struggled with this topic because I really couldn’t think of many authors who I haven’t already read their sophomore novels. I did manage to get to 10 though – yay!
- Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen was one of my favourite fantasies that I got around to reading this past year. I loved it so much – too much to go into detail here as to why, so if you want to know my opinions on Red Queen, read my review. Aveyard’s sophomore novel will be the sequel, Glass Sword, which releases in February 2016, and whilst I have been overseas in America, I’ve been lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy. I definitely know what I’ll be reading when I get home!
2. Sabaa Tahir
Tahir’s debut novel An Ember in the Ashes released this year to a tonne of hype and love, and I wholeheartedly agreed with it. There is no better word to describe this novel than epic, and I really can’t wait for the sequel to drop. When I finished reading the book, there were so many unanswered questions I had, and at that stage no sequel had been announced so I would have been very fed up if there had been no sequel coming. I haven’t reviewed An Ember in the Ashes, but perhaps I will do so when I get home. It’s just a super epic book that you should definitely go and buy and read and love!
3. Renee Ahdieh
Another favourite read for me this year was The Wrath and the Dawn, and like the prior two authors on this list, the sophomore book for Ahdieh will be the sequel to this, and I can’t wait. I loved The Wrath and the Dawn, and I can’t wait to jump back into this world and read more about the characters I fell in love with.
4. Sara Raasch
Another favourite fantasy read of mine this year was Snow Like Ashes which I have a review for here. Raasch’s sophomore book is the sequel Ice Like Fire which has just come out this past month. I am dying to get my hands on a copy, but unfortunately because I’m still overseas until the end of November, I have to hold off on reading this beauty of a book until December at the earliest.
5. Andy Weir
Just before I left for my trip, I made it a mission to read and complete The Martian, and I’m so glad I did because it was such a fantastic book. I actually regret not reading this awesome book sooner, because I fell in love with it. I would most definitely read any future books by Weir, and that makes me immensely excited for his sophomore novel.
6. Rachael Craw
Rachael Craw is the author on this list that is the greatest surprise to me. I did not expect to love her book as much as I did. Spark is the first book in a series and it’s beautiful cover is what really made me originally pick it up in the first place. When I eventually got around to reading it, I had no idea what it was about, but then managed to sit and read the book in one sitting. I loved it, and the sequel novel Stray only recently came out. I purchased it before I left on my trip, but didn’t get a chance to read it before I left, so this is another of those books that I can’t wait to read but have to wait at least until December to get to. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe these books are currently only published in Australia/New Zealand, but if you can find a copy online somewhere definitnely purchase it! It’s so wonderful!
7. Kylie Fornasier
Some Aussie author appreciation right here! Fornasier wrote a book titled Masquerade that I loved, and reviewed here. It has a strong Gossip Girl feel to it, but then manages to be entirely different at the same time. Basically, I loved it, and wanted more from this author, and there is finally news of a new book by Fornasier. Penguin Teen Australia will be publishing her next novel The Things I Didn’t Say in May 2016, and I’m so freaking excited!
8. Jennifer Niven
This one I’m unsure about, because I thought All the Bright Places was a debut, but when I go on the author’s goodreads page, it says she has other books? So now I’m not entirely confident if she was a debut author or not? Oh well, I’m including her anyways. All the Bright Places released early this year, and was another book that was entirely hyped. Although I didn’t love it as much as a lot of people did, I loved it enough to want to read more books by the author. I’m not sure when her next book will be out, but whenever that is, I’ll be reading it.
9. Becky Albertalli
Another well-deserved hyped book of this year was Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda. This was not a book that I had even planned to read, but when I kept hearing such positive reviews on it, I knew I needed to read it ASAP. And I am so glad I did because I loved it a lot. I’m not sure when Albertalli’s sophomore novel will be out, but I will definitely be getting to it once it is out.
10. Maggie Hall
The Conspiracy of Us wasn’t an incredibly amazing, or awe-inspiring book, but it was a fun book, and one that had me entertained for hours. Hall’s sophomore novel will be the sequel Map of Fates which I will definitely be picking up as soon as it releases next year.
So that’s my top ten Tuesday. Did we share any of the same authors? I’d love to know!