Tammy’s Top Ten Debut Books of 2015

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It’s the first Top Ten Tuesday of 2015, and what a great topic! I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish, you should check out more top ten lists over there:-) It’s always fun to discover debut authors, and I’ve come up with a list of five YA and five adult debut titles that I’m really excited about. Here they are, in order of release date. You can click on the titles to go to Goodreads:

Young adult debuts:

The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn. Releases in January from Razorbill.  This story sounds unique and crazy! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

Shutter by Courtney Alameda. Releases in February from Feiwel & Friends. I was lucky enough to get an ARC at Comic Con, and in fact I just finished this a couple of days ago. I have one word for you: A. Ma. Zing. Stay tuned for my five-star review!

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. Releases in March from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. YA contemporary isn’t really my “thing,” but I do love a good “asteroid is about to destroy the Earth” story!

Tracked by Jenny Martin. Releases in May from Dial Penguin.  This story’s tagline is “The Fast and the Furious with a sci-fi twist!” It’s also got some great ratings on Goodreads already.

The Awesome by Eva Darrows. Releases in May from Ravenstone. I love this cover so much, and I love the fact that the story reminds me of Buffy, with its monster hunting main character.

Adult debuts:

Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova. Releases in January from William Morrow. All you need to do to get me interested in a book is to compare it to The Secret History (one of my all-time favorite books). And Wildalone does just that.

Gideon by Alex Gordon. Releases in January from Harper Voyager. This book seems to be a fantastic blend of a bunch of different genres that I love: urban fantasy, horror and mystery.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Releases in January from Riverhead. Jeez there are a lot of debut releases in January! I do love thrillers, but they aren’t usually my “go to” genre. I’ll make an exception for this one, however. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews.

Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia. Releases in March from Talos. Oh hell yes this sounds amazing! Just check out the story description on Goodreads. And I just got this from Edelweiss, so I’m extra excited!

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler. Releases in June from St. Martin’s Press. A story about a traveling circus, along with illustrations? Just yes. Please! Not sure if this is the final cover or not, but I do like it.

Do you have a list of upcoming debuts you’re excited about?

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Posted January 6, 2015 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 19 Comments


19 responses to “Tammy’s Top Ten Debut Books of 2015

    • Tammy

      Thanks Kyla! I loved Shutter, and I’ll have a review up closer to the pub date:-D

  1. Fi

    Ummm, yes please to all of the books you’ve mentioned! There’s a couple I hadn’t heard of before today but have now seen on a couple of blogs so they’re on my wishlist now too. I have ARC’s of Dead Boys and The Girl on the Train both of which I want to start soon and Wildalone was my WoW a couple of weeks ago!
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    • Tammy

      Sounds like we have a lot of similar tastes, yay! I’m going to buy Wildalone since it comes out soon.

    • Tammy

      Yeah, I’m pretty excited about Dead Boys. A new publisher for me, so we’ll see!

  2. As you know Shutter made my list too. Wow on five stars! I’m not sure if Tracked will have enough scifi for me, but it could be good. I used to really like Buffy. Dead Boys caught my eye too, but I think it’s one of those I need to wait for the reviews. I like how you split your list between YA and Adult. (Wish I’d thought of that)
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    • Tammy

      I wanted to make sure I highlighted YA and adult equally, since I do read a lot of both.

  3. The Awesome looks so badass I cannot wait to make time for that one! I’m reading Shutter right now! Glad to hear you gave it 5 stars. I have mixed feels so far but am still really enjoying it. 🙂 Gideon is totally a blend of all my favorites too. Can’t wait. I hadn’t even looked too closely at Wildalone but it’s totally going on my list now. As well as The Book of Speculation. Such great picks!!
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    • Tammy

      I’ll be curious to see how you end up liking Shutter. I think Gideon is going to be pretty popular:-)

    • Tammy

      I tried not to pick books that I knew other bloggers were going to pick, just cause I don’t like to follow the crowd, but I was surprised to see We All Looked Up on a bunch of lists today. Hmmm…