I’m happy to be joining Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish! This week we’re highlighting our most anticipated debuts of 2014, and I actually had a hard time trimming this down to ten. So keep in mind that this isn’t at all comprehensive. I’ve also listed my Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2014 and my Top Ten Winter Books I’m Excited About. Both of those lists have debut authors that could also be on this list. But rather than repeat myself, here is a brand-spankin’ new list for you! These are in order of the U.S. release date, and clicking on the book covers will take you to Goodreads.
Half Bad by Sally Green. Release date: March 4 2014 (Viking Juvenile). This title is getting lots of buzz, great early reviews, and a possible film deal. And it’s got an awesome cover!
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. Release date: March 4 2014 (Harper). Now, I’m very cynical when publishers compare books to other books, but this one is being compared to Alice Sebold and Stephen King! It’s hard to walk away from that:)
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. Release date: April 1 2014 (HarperTeen). A retelling of The Wizard of Oz, but Dorothy’s the bad guy? Yes!
The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Release date: May 6 2014 (Chronicle Books). This book’s been out in the UK for a while, I’m so jealous! It’s finally going to be published here this year, and I’m very excited!
Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis. Release date: Fall 2014 (?) (Running Press Kids). I just featured this book on a Waiting on Wednesday, and here it is on another list already! I don’t know the exact U.S. release date, but for you UK readers, it will be released this May.
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. Release date: July 8 2014 (Disney Hyperion). I’m thrilled that the author offered me a copy of the novella that acts as a prequel to this book, Poison Dance. It looks like the characters are different in the two stories, so now I’m really intrigued!
Between by Megan Whitmer. Release date: July 29 2014 (Spencer Hill Press). First of all, I’m loving this cover. And second, the story sounds pretty darn good. Click on the cover and read the description, you’ll agree!
The Merciless by Danielle Vega. Release date: August 7 2014 (Razorbill). This horror story sounds pretty scary, although it’s hard to tell from that pink cover. (But seriously, and I said this before, I love the cover—it’s simple and effective.)
Wordless by AdriAnne Strickland. Release date: August 8 2014 (Flux). This looks like some very cool world-building, and I can’t wait to read it:)
Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither. Release date: September 16 2014 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers). Clones! I love stories with clones, and this sounds awesome. Don’t you love the cover?
So, that’s my top ten! Do we have any in common? I’d love to read yours, link me up in the comments!