Top Ten 2016 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Nothing excites me more than the new year because of all the fabulous new authors I can check out. Occasionally, these past few months, I’ve been skimming through Goodreads and giggling to myself as I shelve new books. That’s right, 2016 is coming, and debuts are coming with it!

  1. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. “A princess with a forbidden magical gift is shipped off to a neighboring kingdom to marry a prince, but she has to choose between her duty and her heart when she falls in love with his rogueish horse-training sister instead.” Ba dum tss!
  2. The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude. “When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.” Please, please let this be the most thrilling YA mystery yet.
  3. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman. “Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands.” ??!!!
  4. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie. “Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years.” Nice. Give it to me now.
  5. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. “The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes…” So many hopes for this one.
  6. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. “Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom.” Inspired! By! Indian! Mythology!
  7. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira. “In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest.” Same, Phoebe. This sounds so adorable!
  8. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. “And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.” Alternate history with magic!
  9. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw. “Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High.” Hopefully this can do for fanfic what Fangirl failed to do?
  10. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard.
    I was brave
    She was reckless
    We were trouble” 
    Sign me up for all the friendship stories, thanks.

For more debuts and 2016 releases, check out this Goodreads list and my Waiting on Wednesday tag! What 2016 debuts are you looking forward to?

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