3. Lindsay A. Franklin
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for The Story Peddler earlier this year, and I was totally blown away by Lindsay A. Franklin's debut novel! (You can find my review here.) Fabulous world-building, fascinating characters, and such a powerful message about the importance of stories and art. I believe the second book in the series will be coming out sometime this year (it has another gorgeous cover!), and I'm looking forward to seeing what's coming next in Tanwen's adventures.
1. Morgan L. Busse
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Morgan L. Busse is one of those authors I've been hearing about for years, but despite my best intentions I still hadn't read any of her previous books each time she published a new release. In 2018 I made a conscious effort to change that by signing up for her advance reader team for Mark of the Raven. And what an excellent decision that was! Her world and characters drew me in right from the start, as did her lyrical prose. By the end of the book I absolutely loved the direction the story was taking, and I'm so excited to read Flight of the Raven in a few months!
And because I'm not quite decisive enough to select just three favorite new-to-me authors from 2018, I also have to give a shout-out to Pam Halter, whose debut YA fantasy novel Fairyeater was absolutely wonderful. Deep characters, an inspiring message, and such cool world-building!
Have you read any of these books? Did you find any new favorite authors in 2018? Let us know in the comments!
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Nice list! I've heard good things about all of those. Mark of the Raven is on my Kindle. I'm looking forward to reading it. I enjoyed Busse's steampunk novel Tainted.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lizzie! I'm hoping to read Tainted soon, I remember enjoying your review of it!Delete
I also loved the Story Peddler. And the other three you listed are on my to-read list. (I've read Tainted and Awakened by Morgan Busse and loved them.)ReplyDelete
Wasn't The Story Peddler great? Tainted and Awakened are definitely on my to-read list, I've heard great things about them! Thanks for stopping by, David!Delete
I loved Mark of the Raven. So good! I've also been wanting to read Story Peddler. I need to get on that! ;)ReplyDelete