Mark was born in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois, to British parents but moved to the UK at the age of one. He went back to the US after taking a PhD in mathematics at Imperial College to work on a variety of research projects including the ‘Star Wars’ missile defence programme. Returning to the UK, he has worked mainly on image processing and decision/reasoning theory. He says he never had any ambition to be a writer so was very surprised when a half-hearted attempt to find an agent turned into a global publishing deal overnight. His first trilogy, THE BROKEN EMPIRE, has been universally acclaimed as a ground-breaking work of fantasy. Following The Broken Empire comes the bestselling RED QUEEN’S WAR trilogy, The BOOK OF THE ANCESTOR trilogy, and the IMPOSSIBLE TIMES trilogy. The BOOK OF THE ICE trilogy, in a setting some should recognize from Book of the Ancestor, commences with THE GIRL AND THE STARS in APRIL 2020. Mark is married, with four children, and lives in Bristol.
What’s up everyone. The end of the year has arrived and with it comes the season of lists. Best movies, TV shows, songs, books, etc of 2019.
The thing I have found fascinating is that people begin posting their “Best Of” lists in December, which completely negates anything you would get to in the entire last month of the year. Sort of baffling. Having said that, Christmas and New Years sort pretty much negate the last 2 weeks of the month, at least for me.
But, I digress. Below I have compiled our reviewers’ Top Reads of the year. Since I read quite a bit more than my co-reviewers, my list was a tad larger than others and I even included a novella section (like I did last year) as well as some honorable mentions that just missed the cut. A majority of covers have links to reviews if you would like to see why we loved each and every one of our choices.
2019 was a pretty big year for us here as we brought on four (4) new reviewers, read a ton of fantastic novels, and started a podcast call Authors on a Podcast Talking Books. 2020 is going to be even better as the list of authors we chat with grows exponentially. We hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Without further ado, check out our Top Reads of 2019 below. Let us know if you jive with any of our choices, or if there are any books that we didn’t include that you loved!
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we at FanFiAddict will be hosting a giveaway for one (1) finished copy of Christina Henry’s newest novel, The Girl in Red. You can see all the details about the book below. It is coined as a “post-apocalyptic take on Little Red Riding Hood” and is just another wonderful addition to Henry’s already stacked resume.
I want to give a shout-out to Berkley, Penguin Random House for the opportunity to host this giveaway