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.

26 comments:

  1. Hey =)

    I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop

    and I'm a new Follower!

    Have a wonderful weekend & Happy Reading!

    Larissa
    Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

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  2. 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!

    Cheers!

    -Len-
    Musings of a Reader Happy

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  3. *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! ^.~

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  4. 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

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

    have a great weekend!

    erika
    erika breathes books

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

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  7. 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!

    Gilliene
    http://eepgeek.blogspot.com

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  8. 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

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  9. 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!

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  10. Just Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

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

    Happy Book Blog Hop!

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

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  13. Already follow. Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!

    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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!

    Briana
    breesbooks.com

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  16. 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!

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

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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

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

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  24. Stopping by from the hop. Hope you had a great weekend!
    talesandtreats.blogspot.com

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

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