One of my favourite new authors I've discovered this year is Maria V. Snyder, whose Healer trilogy I recently reviewed. I also read her Study trilogy whilst I was on holiday in Italy. Maria specialises in fast-paced action, betrayals and kidnappings and unique magic systems!
I also started the Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson, which I thought was absolutely fantastic. I'll be reviewing this one soon!
Another new favourite series is the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. It's unlike any other YA fantasy I've read, and the world-building is simply amazing. My review of Siege and Storm is coming in 2014!
I mentioned the fantastic Vampire Academy series in my last post, but when I saw that Richelle Mead was writing a new futuristic fantasy series, I had to give it a go. Gameboard of the Gods is a strong start to the new series!
Speaking of series, I became a new fan of Sarah J. Maas's epic Throne of Glass, and loved the second book, Crown of Midnight, even more!
I've not had the chance to review all of Zoe Marriott's books, but I'm pulling together a review of her new urban fantasy novel, The Night Itself. She writes diverse and immersive fantasy worlds, and I highly recommend checking these out!
And last but not least, I started 2013 reading George R. R. Martin's amazing Song of Ice and Fire series (and joined the hordes of impatient fans waiting for the next book!