Tammy’s Top Ten: 2016 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish, where each week bloggers are given a new top ten theme to blog about. Ah, tis the season of Top Ten Lists! This week is the beginning of a slew of awesome Top Ten Tuesday themes, making our way towards the end of the year, and I’ll be participating for the next eight weeks for sure.

Up this week: my top ten 2016 debuts I’m looking forward to. I love discovering new authors, and here are ten that I’m super excited about. I don’t like to repeat books, so these aren’t the only debuts I’m looking forward to, but others may be appearing on other top ten lists. For the most part, I’m pretty sure these are all debuts. In some cases the authors have published short stories or non-fiction books, so this list is for debut fiction only. I’m splitting my list in half, because I have five adult and five young adult debuts on my “must read” list:

2016 young adult debut copy

Rebel of the Sands

Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse. I recently featured this debut on a Waiting on Wednesday post, and I’m looking forward to it so much that I just had to mention it again. Plus, cool cover! Debuts in February from Kathy Dawson Books.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. A time-travelling ship, Hawaii, and a romance with a thief? Definitely my kind of book:-) Debuts in February from Greenwillow Books.

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto. A western town full of magic, a girl who lost her arm to cannibals and now has a mechanical replacement arm, and a machine that can harvest magic from gold? Yes, absolutely! Debuts in February from Balzer + Bray.

Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner. “Game of Thrones meets Graceling” is the tagline, and the story sounds really good. Debuts in April from Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. A desert setting where mythical beasts run wild, a girl who just happens to be a sharp-shooter, djinni and much more, this looks epic! Debuts in March from Penguin.

2016 adult debut copy


Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Tagline: “World War Z meets The Martian.” OK, those are big shoes to fill! In any case, this sounds like a lot of fun. Debuts in April from Del Rey.

The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky. An urban fantasy/murder mystery with ancient mythology thrown into the mix? Yes! Debuts in April from Orbit.

Borderline by Mishell Baker. This sounds like all kinds of awesome, and takes place in Hollywood. A story about fae in Hollywood? Yes, I’ll absolutely read that! Debuts in March from Saga Press.

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard. You can tell from the cover that this book is going to be Gothic in the best way. It’s about artists as well, which makes it even more appealing to me. Debuts in June from Saga Press.

Drake by Peter McLean. Yes, that cover is stunning. But what about the story? Hit men, fallen angels, and even Lucifer make an appearance, so this sounds like a winner to me:-) Debuts in January from Angry Robot.

Are you planning to read any of these debuts?

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Posted December 1, 2015 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 18 Comments


18 responses to “Tammy’s Top Ten: 2016 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To

  1. I’d heard of Rebel of the Sands before, and I liked the sounds of it. The Immortals, The Girl From Everywhere, and Daughters of Ruin just caught my attention, too. Because, you know, we need ALL THE BOOKS. *lol* *goes on a Goodreads-adding spree*

    I know I have a bunch of 2016 books I’m looking forward to, but I don’t remember off the top of my head which ones are debuts…
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    • Tammy

      I was just commenting on another blog that there are SO MANY YA debuts next year, and it was harder to come up with adult debuts. Weird. But yeah, you’re welcome for adding to your (probably already overloaded) TBR pile;-)

      • Actually, I just remembered a YA fantasy debut that wasn’t on your list. XD The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. It sounds like The Grisha Trilogy meets The Night Circus with sprinkles of The Hunger Games… I think? *lol*

        You’re right, there are SO many YA fantasy debuts coming out next year!!
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        • Tammy

          Oh yeah, I do have The Crown’s Game on my TBR, but I only chose five YA books so it didn’t make the cut. Ha ha, I just laugh so hard at those book comparisons, right??

    • Tammy

      I was happy to see some books on your list that were new to me. Rebel of the Sands is getting a lot of love today, so I’m very curious as well. It may turn out to be one of those over-hyped books.