July 29, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (2)

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books and it's a great way to meet other book bloggers and discuss books!

This week's question: Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?

Hmm...tough choice. For YA, I'd have to say either Y. S. Lee or Rachel Hawkins. I quite enjoyed the first book in Lee's The Agency series (want to read the second one now!!) and Hawkins' Hex Hall was a light, fun, fantasy read that left me eagerly anticipating the sequel.

For non-YA, my pick would be Jude Morgan - I read (and re-read) his novels Indiscretion and An Accomplished Woman and found them to be fabulous in characterization, snappy dialogue, and dry wit, in a style surprisingly reminiscent of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer.


  1. Hi, Danya!

    Just hopping by! I'm already a follower of your blog.

    I'm not done yet with Hex Hall but Rachel Hawkins is a promising author!


    Musings of a Reader Happy

  2. *smack head* Y.S Lee! I completely forgot... she would have made my list too. I can't wait for The Body at the Tower as well... I need to see some more James Easton! lol

    I just became a follower and thanks for stopping by mine! ^.~

  3. I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm a new follower, too!

    I thought Hex Hall was a fun read, too. I haven't tried The Agency; I will have to see if my library carries it.

    If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

  4. i'm a new follower via the hop :)

    have a great weekend!

    erika breathes books

  5. Hex Hall was a fabulous book. Good choice. I'm a new follower too.
    Alison Can Read

  6. Hi, I'm stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop!

    I've been trying to get a hold of a Hex Hall copy here in my country (still patiently waiting *sigh*). I heard lot of good things about it!

    I'm now a follower! Stop by mu blog if you have the time!


  7. Hey Dayna, just stopping by on the hop and follow. I'm a new follower. Sisters in the world of blogging. Have a great weekend. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  8. Just stopping by for the hop!!! Love your background, it draws attention for sure!

    Feel free to stop by my place Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

  9. I loved Rachel Hawkins too!! Might look up the Agency series.

    Happy Book Blog Hop!

  10. Thanks for the visit! Hex Hall sounds like a great book - that is definitely going on my TBR list!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I actually haven't read any of the authors that you chose! I'll need to fix that...I'm a new follower!

  12. Hi Danya!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following yours too! :)

    And I completely agree about Rachel Hawkins! Hex Hall was another one of my favorites this year. I can't wait for the 2nd book!

    Have a great weekend!


  13. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been wanting to read Hex Hall for a while now so I'll have to check it out! Have a great weekend!

  14. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you back. Love your blog!

    Have a great weekend!

  15. hmmmm I liked Seers of Light, didnt love it... but its a pretty good read, the romance is really sweet =)

    My review of it will be up soon =D

  16. Hey Danya, thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    I'm a new follower of yours now, I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Love your blog name too!

    Stephanie www.bestfriends-books.blogspot.com

  17. Just Hoppin' by...Jude Morgan sounds like an author I would like, I'll put him on the to read list. Thanks!

  18. I bought Hex Hall ages ago and have been trying to get to it ever since. I must make it more of a priority! I thought it sounded like a really fun read & I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Thanks so much for hopping by my blog!

  19. i have both of y.s. lee's books waiting for me on my shelf. i can't wait to read them--i heard so many good things about her books. thanks for stopping by our blog.

    have a great sunday and happy reading!

    -michelle and leslie

  20. Thanks everyone who hopped by my blog and commented!

  21. Stopping by from the hop. Hope you had a great weekend!

  22. Hey again. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award.
    Alison Can Read Awards


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