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Top Ten 2016 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To Reading
I’m the first to admit that I’m not someone who pays a lot of attention to release dates or if a book is a debut or not. But these sort of lists are always fun for me because it means I actually through through whatever lists are on goodreads and find some new books that look really interesting and cool. Here are ten debuts that I want to read next year!
- This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. Is it just me or does it seem like there’s been quite a few YA books that focus on school shootings over the last few years? I’m intrigued by this one because it takes place in 54 minutes and is told by 4 different people. I hope it lives up to the heart-breakingly awesome Hate List.
- The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. It’s time travel! Across centuries and places (both real and imagined) and it sounds like it’s going to be completely awesome!
- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. Ancient duels leading to the winner becoming the Imperial Enchanter, and the loser being sentenced to death…this isn’t a duel I’d want to lose.
- This Raging Light by Estelle Laure. I’ve seen two different release dates for it (a few days before Christmas for 3 of the 4 editions on goodreads, and the other being in January). I could have sworn it was a January book, but I’m still putting it on the list because I have the feeling that Lucille (who is a teen who is taking care of her family and paying the bills, and falls in love at an unexpected time) is a character I will love and want to be friends with.
- The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. Horoscopes and locked doors and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit…and a book that is inspired by Indian mythology caught my attention.
- Beyond The Red by Ava Jae. Crimson deserts, rebel soldiers and secrets that could result in death sound right up my alley.
- The Reader by Traci Chee. A girl growing up in an illiterate society who turns to a book to save her aunt…this appeals to my love of books and reading.
- These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas. This book had me at Jane Austen meets X-Men. That is all.
- Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia. Something about this book reminds me of Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. Maybe it’s because this book is about a girl writing a book about a teenage girl and realizes she needs to have the “typical” high school experience so that people will want to read her book.
- The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith. It’s compared to the incredibly amazing Speak, and while that’s an amazing book to live up to, if it’s even slightly good, I’ll be happy.