There's alot of great debuts out this year, and despite my gigantic TBR pile, these are the ones I will definitely be reading. Click on the links to check them out on Goodreads.
- The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. Anything having to do with cults and my interest is piqued. Definitely a book I'm looking forward too,with awesome reviews so far.
She has just escaped the strict religious commune run by a cruel man named the Prophet. In exchange for freedom, she leaves behind her family, her home, and Jude--an outsider boy who changed everything.
- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. Eternal Sunshine is one of my favorite movies and this is bound to be a delight. The Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto -- miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects.
- We all looked Up by Tommy Wallach. I read alot of post apocalyptic novels, but this one addresses how to deal with staring at the end coming your way. Also looking to read more contemporary because the genre is so popular right now in YA. Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.
- Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. I enjoy tasteful explorations of mental illness, and this looks great. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.
- The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy. Creepy mystery's help me change up what I'm reading, this fits the bill. Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again.
- Shutter by Courtney Alameda. Female monster hunter who can see auras. YES and YES. Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens.
- The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker. I want to read more about Witches they have always intrigued me in film, but have yet to hook me in book form. I hope this changes that. The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice.
- In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks . This looks like great sci-fi and I love parallel reality explorations. High school senior Jonathan Aubrey creates worlds at will. In Kylie-Simms-is-my-girlfriend, he’s given himself everything he doesn’t have in real life-–the track team, passing grades, and his dream girl–-until one day he confuses his worlds and almost kisses the real Kylie Simms.
- Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin. Knowing when your going to die can change alot about how you live hoping the writing will be as great as John Green's. Fans of John Green and Matthew Quick: Get ready to die laughing.Denton Little's Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that's tomorrow, the day of his senior prom.
- 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. A dystopian exploring gender relations is right up my alley and this one has alternating POV, which I adore. In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.
Let me know if what's your most anticipated Debut, if it's not listed above!!!