Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s Top Ten list is Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition. I could think of LOADS of authors that deserve more recognition, so for me, I’ve picked 10 out of the authors I’ve read this year. Some of them are fairly well known authors but I’ve picked them because I want them to have even more recognition!

This week I’ve included my reviews of the author’s book!

In no particular order:

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Tamara Blake- I’ve recently finished Slumber. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was gripped throughout. I do hope there will be a sequel!

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Amy MartinIn Your Dreams and As You Wake are the first two books in the series. I think they are quick, brilliant, imaginative reads. I really like Amy Martin’s writing style.

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Adrienne Kress- I’ve mentioned Outcast on a few Top Ten Tuesday lists now, but I just can’t help it. I love this book!

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Alexia Casale– Yes, I’ve mentioned this book before as well, but I really love Alexia Casale’s unique and fresh story.

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Paula Daly– Another great author. I can’t wait to read more from this author. Just What Kind Of Mother Are You? has been compared to Gone Girl, but I think it’s special in its own right.

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Alison Rattle- The Quietness is one of my favourite reads this year. Check out Alison Rattle.. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Kevin Maher- The Fields has had recognition as a promising debut novel, but I want more people to read it. I wasn’t impressed with the ending, but I was impressed that Kevin made me feel so passionately about the ending.

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Holly Smale- Geek Girl has been raved about amongst bloggers, but I think Holly Smale is one of my favourite authors this year. I think she deserves much more success. She’s a lovely person too.

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Jaclyn Dolamore- Magic Under Glass is another of my favourites this year. I can’t wait to continue with the series.

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Graham JoyceSome Kind Of Fairy Tale is a brilliant read. I loved Graham Joyce’s writing style.

Please feel free to leave your link to your list this week so I can come and check out the author’s you think deserve more recognition. I think I’m going to be adding a lot of books to my TBR list…

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. This week the list is Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2013. It’s going to be SO hard to pick ten books, as I’ve read some amazing books already this year.

If you click on the book image, it’ll take you to the books Goodread’s page. As ever, the books aren’t in any particular order as I just can’t pick the best!

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Pushing The Limits- Katie McGarry– I have far too much love for this book. I really do. I STILL need to read Dare You To, but I have a feeling I’m going to love it too.

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Outcast- Adrienne Kress– I know, I know I keep adding this one to a Top Ten list but it really is one of my favourite books so far this year!

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The Bone Dragon- Alexia Casale- Another bloomin’ brilliant book that I’ve had the pleasure to read this year!

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The Quietness- Alison Rattle- This is another book that has featured a few times on my Top Ten Lists, but I can’t help but spread the word about how good this book is!

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Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi- I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

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Unearthly- Cynthia Hand- I know I’m late with this one, but the good thing about being late with a series is that you can read the whole lot without waiting for the next instalment! I really enjoyed Unearthly. Much more than I thought I would.

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Splintered- A.G Howard- A beautiful cover and an Alice in Wonderland theme. Loved it!

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The Girl You Left Behind- Jojo Moyes– A great book, a lovely story!

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods- Gavin Extence- I loved Alex! So brilliant.

Please feel free to leave your links to your top ten books you’ve read this year. I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding to my TBR pile!

Top Ten Favourite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s list is our Top Ten Favourite Book Covers. I’ve said it many times before. I’m a cover lover. So this could prove very hard for me!

In no particular order, here are some beautiful covers to admire. Click the image if you want to find out more about the book!

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Outcast- Adrienne Kress- This cover is beautiful. The story is pretty awesome too.

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Unearthly- Cynthia Hand- I love all the covers of the Unearthly trilogy, but Unearthly itself is my favourite. So pretty!

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Splintered- A.G Howard- I absolutely love this cover. It’s SO pretty.

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Dance of Shadows- Yelena Black- This is one of those books that made me want to read it purely based on its cover.

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The Gift- Cecelia Ahern- This cover is gorgeous. It comes with a ribbon tied over the cover.

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Jasmyn- Alex Bell- Such a great cover. The story is beautiful too.

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The Book Thief- Markus Zusak- I loved this cover and the story inside just blew me away.

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Magic Under Glass- Jackie (Jaclyn) Dolamore- Magic Under Glass has such a cute cover. I fell in love with the story too.

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The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart- Mathias Malzieu- I loved this book, so unusual. The cover is fabulous.

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The Girl With Glass Feet- Ali Shaw- It may not look like an exciting cover, but I love it. The pages have a silver tint too (I read the hardback edition) which just adds to its pretty!

Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can come and admire your favourite covers!

Outcast

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How did I get it?:
Net Galley- thanks to Diversion Books

Synopsis:

After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked.

Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he’s an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she’s all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is.

He thinks it’s 1956.

Thoughts:

I didn’t really know what to expect when I received this book from Diversion Books via Net Galley. I knew that I really loved the cover and I was intrigued by the synopsis. I’ve read several angel type books now but Outcast feels fresh and unique. I was enthralled from the beginning and found it hard to put down.

The characters in this story are brilliant! The protagonist Riley was strong and intriguing. I loved the character of Gabe and the banter/flirtation between him and Riley. Lacy was a typical stereotypical clichéd cheerleader character, although she didn’t seem to mind being this cliché. She turned out to be more than what was on the surface though which is always good to read. All of the characters have something appealing about them which isn’t often the case in a story.

The ending of Outcast sets itself up for a sequel which excites me. It’s a brilliant story with thought-provoking conversations between characters about bible interpretations and faith.

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

Reading next:
Matched- Ally Condie

WWW Wednesday #16

 

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

To join in you need to answer 3 questions..
•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book covers to take you to a link to find out more!

What are you currently reading?

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What did you recently finish reading?

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I recently finished Outcast. It was SO good. I can’t speak highly enough of it. My review will be published next week!

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I’m looking forward to reading this one!

Feel free to link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below and I’ll come and check out what you’re reading this week.