Welcome to my post! Today I want to share the authors I’ve read from before and want to read more of, including which specific books.
N K Jemisin
So far, I’ve read the first and second book in the Broken Earth Trilogy, which blew my mind. I desperately need to buy The Stone Sky to see how it resolves, but I would also love to step in a new world from N K Jemisin’s genius mind. All her books have interesting premises, but I think The Killing Moon is the top of her backlist for me, since I’ve heard the best things from it. If it’s anywhere near the level of The Fifth Season with its intricate magic system, shocking twists and authentic characters then I’m sure I’ll love it.
From the two books I read and loved from Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexican Gothic and Gods of Jade & Shadow), I can tell she has incredible range. Her books are so unique and break the boundaries of genres, so I can’t wait to read the rest of her work. Firstly, let’s just appreciate how beautiful the new cover of Certain Dark Things is! It’s got vampires in Mexico, which would interest me even without knowing who it was by. I also want to read The Beautiful Ones, because it sounds like it has a similar vibe to Gods of Jade and Shadow, but mostly for the cover. Depending on how much I like these, Silvia Moreno-Garcia could easily become my favourite author!
I really enjoyed The Weight of the Stars but I should have read The Wicker King first, so that’s what I want to do next! I was more interested in The Weight of the Stars because it was sapphic (and I thought it was set in space oops) but now I know what K Ancrum can do, I’m excited to read more. Her other book, Darling, is a Peter Pan retelling being released this summer, which sounds amazing.
Robin Hobb is a staple in the fantasy genre and although I’ve only read Assassin’s Apprentice, I’m sure the series will be one of my favourites. The political intrigue and complex characters are on another level, so I will of course be continuing the Farseer Trilogy but hopefully the rest of the Elderling world too. The Liveship Traders series sounds even more promising and that seems to be most people’s favourites, so fingers crossed I love it too.
I fell in love with Six of Crows, and now I’m going back to her first series, the Grisha Trilogy, to prepare for the Netflix series. Shadow and Bone definitely wasn’t as good as Six of Crows but it was still enjoyable (here’s my full review) so I want to continue with Siege and Storm. Ninth House is even more intriguing to me though, because it’s an adult fantasy with dark academia vibes.
Lastly, we have Roshani Chokshi! I read Aru Shah and the End of Time last summer. I don’t read many middle grades but it surprised me by how much I enjoyed it. My favourite part was the incorporation of mythology, which is why I’m excited to read The Star-Touched Queen. I’ve heard so much about The Gilded Wolves, and the fact that they’re both YA makes me think that I’ll like them even more than Aru Shah.
Thanks for reading! Which authors do you want to read more of?