Top Ten Tuesday- Authors new to me that I discovered in 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again and this week’s theme is Authors I discovered in 2021( that were new to me). 2021 was a good reading year( for me anyway) and I discovered so many great authors via book blogs or Twitter. I think it will be a challenge narrowing this down to ten but here we go, in no particular order

Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Emperor’s daughter  ( review here) was one of the first few books I blogged about. I loved the far Eastern-influenced fantasy with a unique magical system starring my favourite smuggler turned reluctant hero.

K. D Edwards

The Tarot Card sequence series( review here) rekindled my love for urban fantasy and I can’t wait for the next book in the series. This urban fantasy is based on the fact that tarot cards are based on magical people from Atalanta who have now created a new home in the USA-how could I not love a premise like that!

Sarah M Stephen

I was hooked by  Dead by False Creek ( review here), an intriguing timeslip/historical murder set in Canada which I read via NetGalley. This author has been added to my ever-growing list to keep track of.

Luke Arnold

I have to confess I really enjoyed Luke Arnold’s role in Black Sails a tv show with sexy pirates, so this may have had an influence on me picking up Last Smile In Sunder City ( series review)but I’m so glad I did. The Fetch Philips series is an urban fantasy with a touch of noir.

Sarah J Daley

I picked Obsidian ( review here) on the amazing cover but I stayed for the story, world-building and the amazing heroine. I look forward to reading this author’s future books

Patricia A Jackson

Forging a Nightmare( review) was a genuinely diverse book with an unusual biblical theme. Anaba, a warrior forged from the combination of a human soul and hell horse was one of the most complex characters I have read. So anyone who can create a character like Anaba is a writer worth following.

Freya Marske

I don’t think I have to go into too much detail about why Freya Marske is a great writer but A Marvellous Light ( review here) was one of my favourite reads- a touching romance at its heart, a genuine-pick-me up in these dark covid times.

Mike Brooks

I haven’t read any of other Mike Brooks but in  Black Coast ( review here ), he manages to create a story of acceptance and belonging on a background of intrigue, dragons and lots of cultural misunderstanding.

Leonara Nattrass

Black drop ( review here) was my favourite historical fiction from last year and I hope we see more Laurence Jago, the reluctant spy.

RN Morris

Mannequin House

Silas Quinn became my favourite detective last year after I read the Mannequin House ( review here) and I’m slowly making my way through the other books in the series.

Aparna Verma

The Boy with Fire( review here) stole a little piece of my reading heart with its epic scale, its blend of science fiction and fantasy and Indian inspired world-building. So yes, I am now quietly Twitter stalking the author’s Twitter account to be sure I don’t miss the next book in the series.

Are any of these authors on your list?

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- Authors new to me that I discovered in 2021

  1. Oooh, THE DEAD OF FALSE CREEK sounds good! I’d never heard of it before, but now I’m definitely going to take a closer look. Thanks for the heads-up.

    Happy TTT!


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