Top 5 Debut Authors of 2019
Before I write my top ten books of 2019 post, I thought I’d select my top five debut authors of the year. I love discovering new authors and I’ll be eagerly awaiting any future books from these incredibly-talented writers.
👑 Casey McQuiston 👑
🗝 Alix E. Harrow 🗝
The Ten Thousand Doors of January was one of the best fantasy books I read this year and it’s awe-inspiring to know it was written by a debut author. If you liked The Starless Sea then you need to read this.
🧙♀️ Stacey Halls 🧙♀️
🦷 Margaret Owen 🦷
One of my favourite YA fantasy books of the year was The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen. It has a unique magic system, rich world-building, a wonderful romance, and fantastic humour. The sequel, The Faithless Hawk is one of my most-anticipated releases of 2020.
🏜 Hafsah Faizal 🏜
I adored We Hunt the Flame when I read it ealier this year. The prose is beautifully lyrical and the characters are complex and memorable. It featured clear and layered world building and I can’t wait for the sequel, We Free the Stars.
Which debut authors did you discover this year?