-I started reading Game of Thrones this month and I've never read any of Martin's previous work.
2. Katherine Harbour
-For those of you who visit Wholly-Books regularly, you know how much we love Katherine Harbour. I read her series, Night and Nothing, this year and am currently anticipating the release of the 3rd book in the series in 2016!
3. Leigh Bardugo
-This is the most recent of "new-to-me" authors that I've read in 2015, as I've just finished reading Six of Crows (which was fantastic by the way). Unlike most people though, I did not read the Grisha series prior to starting Six of Crows so this is my first time reading anything by her!
4. Abbi Glines
5. A. C. Gaughen
-I read the entire Scarlet series this year after meeting Gaughen in Illinois at a book signing. This series (and Gaughen's writing) are INCREDIBLE. If this is an author you haven't read anything by yet, you should definitely add to your TBR!
6. Martina Boone
7. Kresley Cole
-The Arcana Chronicles are magical and was perhaps one of my favorite series I read in 2015. As such, I am a big Kresley Cole fan now.
8. A. G. Howard
-Ok I lied in #7. The Splintered series is possibly one of my favorite series I read in 2015. Let's say they are a tie:) I know this series has been around for quite some time now, but it wasn't until 2015 that I gave this series a go and read the entire thing. When I did finally get around to it though I read all 2 books in about a week. Fans of Alice in Wonderland and Holly Black will LOVE this dark retelling of Alice.