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.
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?