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This week’s theme is all about discussing authors whose new releases are an instant-buy for us, regardless of what their newest title is about. I had a lot of these back in my romance-obsessed days — however, the list is a lot smaller now! Anyway, here they are:
Sarah J. Maas
Okay, I know Sarah J. Maas is viewed as being pretty problematic in the book blogging world, and I completely acknowledge all of the issues with her books — however, A Court of Mist and Fury was such a beautiful novel that helped me through a time when I was really struggling, and the Throne of Glass series is a big part of why I’m so close to one of my really good friends now (through a shared love of the series, and eagerly anticipating each new release together), so her books are always going to hold a special place in my heart. Aside from the emotional connection, I really enjoy her writing style (apart from the sex stuff, which is often really cringe-y) and love the characters she creates, so, in picking up a new Sarah J. Maas novel, I know I’m generally in for a really enjoyable reading experience.
I quite enjoyed the original Grishaverse series (apart from that ending), but my love for Leigh Bardugo was really solidified when I read the Six of Crows duology. I’d never read a series like it, and I couldn’t believe how deeply I loved each and every character in those books. I’m currently quietly obsessed with Ninth House already (even though it doesn’t release for another few months) and, at this point, I feel like Bardugo is only getting better and better with each book that she releases. Or, at least, that’s what I’m hoping — because if Ninth House is as great as it sounds, she’ll be remaining on my auto-buy list for a very long time.
Okay, a confession: although I own all of Murakami’s books, I’m yet to read the majority of the more recent releases. I was absolutely obsessed with his writing for a good few years but, in rediscovering my love for young adult fantasy, I’ve temporarily fallen off the Murakami train. I’m hoping to pick up one of his books again soon, and I’m sure that the love for him will come flooding back — and, even if it isn’t as strong as it was before, he’s always going to be an auto-buy for me, because there’s something really satisfying about owning an author’s entire back catalogue!
I actually only joined in on the Holly Black hype when The Cruel Prince was released, but I’m so glad that I did! I absolutely adore this series, and I think Holly Black is a fantastic writer. I really like stories written about fae, and Holly Black is (rightly) often crowned the Queen of Fae. So, although she’s the most recent addition to my auto-buy list, I can’t yet foresee a time where I’m not going to be excited by one of her new releases.
Which authors are on your auto-buy list? Please share the link to your post below so I can come visit you!
— Shaunna x